Information for displaced persons who would like to study at the University of Vienna

On this site you will find information regarding

  • Studying at the University of Vienna for displaced Ukrainian citizens who would like to begin a degree programme in winter semester 2022/2023

Information about the range of degree programmes offered

Get familiar with the range of degree programmes available at the University of Vienna. On this website, you can find profiles describing the degree programmes in German and in English.

Required language skills

Admission to a degree programme


Required documents

In addition to the required proof of your German and/or English language proficiency, you also need a secondary-school leaving certificate/your higher education degree certificate, including a translation into German/English by a certified, court-sworn translator. You do not need an apostille. However, for the time being, you can also apply online for admission to a degree programme without secondary-school leaving certificate/higher education degree certificate. You must upload these documents as fast as possible.

It is of the utmost importance that you obtain your secondary-school leaving certificate as soon as possible. The longer it takes you to upload the documents, the later we can process your application for admission to a degree programme. Please take into account that the processing of your application may take several weeks due to the large number of applications.

If you do not upload your documents or submit them very late, you may face the following consequences:

  1. You miss registration deadlines for the University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universities (VWU) or for courses.
  2. This means that you cannot be admitted in the semester you've applied for, but one semester later.
  3. If there are deficiencies regarding your documents, we cannot issue an admission letter and you cannot be admitted despite successfully participating in the entrance exam procedure.

We therefore advise to only submit applications without secondary-school leaving certificates in special situations (e.g. the current situation in Ukraine). However, the consequences mentioned above may still apply in these situations. 




Different degree programmes have different admission procedures. All information about the required documents and deadlines for each individual degree programme can be found on the website Studying at the University of Vienna.  

Information about doctoral/PhD programmes is available at the website of the Center for Doctoral Studies.

 Admission to bachelor programmes
 Admission to master programmes

Financial support

  • Persons who had to flee receive basic services from the City of Vienna
  • Advice in the registration and distribution centre (Messe)
    Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
    every day from 08:00 to 18:00 (No appointment needed. Please take long waiting times into account.)
  • Advice by the Fonds Soziales Wien (Vienna Social Fund)
    every day from 08:00 to 20:00
    by phone: + 43 1/24 5 24 


  • The University of Vienna does not offer dormitories.
  • The Federal Agency for Reception and Support Services (BBU) arranges accommodation throughout Austria by phone +43 1 2676 870 9460.
  • Further information is available on the website:


Tuition fee and course fee for the VWU for winter semester 2022/23

  • The tuition fee for winter semester 2022/23 is remitted for students with Ukrainian citizenship. Only the Students' Union fee (21,20) is prescribed.
  • Please find information about the course registration and subsidized course fee at the website of the University Preperation Programme of the Vienna Universites (VWU). The non-subsidized course fee is 1,275 euro per semester.