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On this page you can only find information about the second round of the Corona Hardship Fund.

Please note: There will be another round of funding in the beginning of 2022!
Further information will be shared on Social Media and the website of OEH Bundesvertretung.


The Corona Hardship Fund of the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) is entering the next round!

This support payment was created by the Department for Social Policy of the Austrian Student Union at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to support students financially during this crisis. Students in particular fall through many of the state’s safety nets for financial support during this crisis, as students often are not able to satisfy the prerequisites for government assistance.

In order to counteract this failure and ensure financial support for students, the ÖH's Corona Hardship Fund was created. The fund has already provided financial support to over 1.000 students across Austria.

You can now apply for financial support again from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021 if your financial situation has worsened due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and you have not already received assistance in the first round of the Corona Hardship Fund. Your application must be uploaded here.

This benefit is a one-time payment so that we can support as many students as possible.

The Corona Hardship Fund application form must be completed, saved, and uploaded as a digital application form in PDF format through this webform (see FAQs).
Before uploading, please take a look at the checklist on the application form to ensure you have uploaded all required documents in order for us to process your application. Due to time constraints, we are only able to process fully completed forms!
More information on the Hardship Fund can be found in our FAQs. If you have further questions which are not addressed in the FAQs, please contact

The following steps are necessary for the application:
1. Read the guidelines for the granting of support by the Austrian Students' Union (Österreichische Hochschüler_innenschaft). Support can only be granted if the requirements set out in the guidelines are fulfilled.
2. Fill out this application form completely and enclose copies of ALL documents and supporting evidence requested here.
3. Electronic submission of the application will be through the digital application form. You may also send the application by post to the contact below.

Contact Corona Hardship Fund:

Sozialreferat der ÖH-Bundesvertretung
Taubstummengasse 7-9/4. Stock
1040 Wien

If you have further questions about the general procedure, please take a look at the FAQs. If you can’t find an answer to your question there, please contact

Guidelines for the granting of support by the Austrian Students' Union (Österreichische Hochschüler_innenschaft)

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