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We are happy to offer advice to anyone who is already studying at an Austrian university or planning to do so.

We will help you with visa problems, admission to studies, acquiring German knowledge, questions regarding tuition fees and with other difficulties.


Due to COVID-19 we provide counseling primarily via phone and e-mail at the moment. If there is an urgent and exceptional situation requiring personal counseling, a face-to-face meeting may be scheduled during our counselling hours. Please be aware that you need to make an appointment within the counseling hours via e-mail first to . For this purpose kindly write an e-mail with your request and the reason for your need for personal counseling. Personal counseling without appointment is not possible. Please observe the following rules of conduct here.

  • Legal Counseling for foreign students: Counseling via phone and email (during counseling times): +43/1/310 88 80 -67 and

  • General Counseling for foreign students in German, English and more languages : Counseling via email. please find the concrete email-adresses below. (Counseling in Russian takes place via email and additionally via skype.)

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The International Students Office is especially advocates the following:

  • the encouragement of an open and multicultural society
  • the equalisation of all students, irrespective of their nationality
  • the retraction of discriminatory measures against foreign students
  • the access to the employment market
  • the provision of the possibility to stay in Austria after the completion of studies
  • measures against racism and xenophobia

We are available to answer your queries and concerns during our counselling hours. You can reach us via e-mail or telephone.

We offer advice in english, turkish and spanish at fix times, if you need assistance in one of the following languages, feel free to arrange an appointement and we will provide an interpreter.

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Contact & Helpdesk
Referat für ausländische Studierende
Taubstummengasse 7-9, 4. Stock
1040 Wien
Phone:  +43/1/310 88 80 -65
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Hennessey Chiemezie

interim. Referent_in
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Peter Marhold

Juristische Beratung für ausländische Studierende
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Aysenem Narmammedova

Sachbearbeiter_in / Beratung in Turkmenisch und Russisch
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Siyar Kayan

Sachbearbeiter_in / Beratung in Kurdisch und Türkisch
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Naziah Amin

Sachbearbeiter_in / Beratung in Farsi
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Andela Maksimović

Sachbearbeiter_in / Beratung in Bosnisch, Kroatisch, Serbisch (BKS)
Referat für ausländische Studierende

Mariia Kurylyshyn

Sachbearbeiter_in / Beratung in Ukrainisch
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