For students studying at the University of Vienna

The University of Vienna supports you in continuing your studies despite the war situation. We are aware that you are currently facing existential questions. We understand that your thoughts and attention are with your families and friends. We know that many students are currently not able to travel to Vienna from Ukraine and that the technical possibilities (participating online) are limited.

We would like to offer some support in this difficult situation.

Remission of the tuition fee for Ukrainian citizens

The University of Vienna remittes the tuition fee for summer semester 2024. The remission is automatic. In order to continue your studies, you must pay the Students' Union fee until 31 March 2024. 

Ernst Mach Grant – Ukraine

This grant helps Ukrainian students who are already enrolled at an Austrian higher education institution to continue their studies. Please find all information on the website of the OeAD.

University Preparation Programme of the Vienna Universitites (VWU)

Students attending the University Preparation Programme have to contact the VWU directly.

Psychological assistance in crisis situations

Students who seek psychological assistance due to the situation in Ukraine can make use of the following offers free of charge and in a non-bureaucratic way:

Psychosocial assistance for students from Ukraine

  • Psychological Counselling Services (Vienna, with online appointment reservation)
    Lederergasse 35/4, 1080 Vienna
    You can make initial psychological counselling appointments online.
    Persons affected can contact the Psychological Counselling Services and receive individual counselling and psychological assistance.
    Online at: www.studierendenberatung.at/en 
  • Crisis Intervention Center Vienna
    Phone: +43-1-4069595, Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 17:00
    Crisis Intervention Center providing support and counselling for people in acute crises, Vienna. Counselling in person, via telephone or via e-mail.
    Online at: www.kriseninterventionszentrum.at/en/
  • Social psychiatric emergency services (PSD) in Vienna
    Phone: +43-1 31330, every day from 00:00 to 24:00
    Immediate psychiatric assistance for people in acute crises: By calling this number, you will receive qualified and immediate assistance around the clock.
    Online at: www.psd-wien.at/
  • ESRA Vienna
    Provides psychosocial counselling and support in Russian for Jewish people living in Vienna.
    Online at: www.esra.at
  • Wiener Couch (Vienna couch)
    private association of psychotherapists and coaches, also provides counselling in Russian
    Online at: www.wienercouch.at/russisch/
  • Association Fibel :Counselling for bicultural marriages and partnerships, Vienna
    Online at: www.verein-fibel.at/
  • HEMAYAT – Betreuungszentrum für Folter- und Kriegsüberlebende, Vienna 
    Centre providing counselling and support for survivors of war and torture
    Online at: www.hemayat.org/informationen/english

Psychosocial assistance in German

Offers for psychosocial assistance for students from Russia

  • Psychological Counselling Services (Vienna, with online appointment reservation)
    Online at: www.studierendenberatung.at/en
  • Crisis Intervention Center Vienna
    Phone: +43-1-4069595, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 17:00
    Crisis Intervention Center providing support and counselling for people in acute crises, Vienna.
    Counselling in person, via telephone or via e-mail. 
    Online at: www.kriseninterventionszentrum.at/en
  • Social psychiatric emergency services (PSD) in Vienna
    Phone: +43-1 31330, every day from 0:00 to 24:00
    Immediate psychiatric assistance for people in acute crises: By calling this number, you will receive qualified and immediate assistance around the clock.
    Online at: www.psd-wien.at
  • Esra Wien
    Provides psychosocial counselling and support in Russian for Jewish people living in Vienna. 
    Online at: www.esra.at/de/ueber-esra
  • Wiener Couch (Vienna couch), Vienna
    Private association of psychotherapists and coaches, also provides counselling in Russian
    Online at: www.wienercouch.at/russisch 
  • Association Fibel: Counselling for bicultural marriages and partnerships, Vienna
    Online at: www.verein-fibel.at  
  • HEMAYAT – Betreuungszentrum für Folter- und Kriegsüberlebende, Vienna 
    Centre providing counselling and support for survivors of war and torture
    Online at: www.hemayat.org/informationen/english

Offers for refugees

CARITAS Austria offers psychotherapeutic and psychological counselling for people with a refugee background. It also has a mobile intervention team offering psychological assistance to refugees receiving basic services in Vienna.

→ for example, you can find information in the FAQs regarding the legal situation if persons would like to bring their family to Austria.

Children and adolescents

Further information for students from Ukraine

Overview of donation opportunities and organisations that provide assistance: