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PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION DELAYS MIGHT ARISE IN PROCESSING THE APPLICATIONS.

The Austrian Students Union (ÖH) offers all students that encounter unforeseen financial emergencies the opportunity to receive a one-off payment every 12 months.

If you have questions or want further information you can visit us during our consultation hours or contact us by calling +43/1/310 88 80 -44 (or -45) or per writing an E-Mail to sozialfonds@oeh.ac.at. Furthermore, you can also contact the ÖH Office for Social Policy at your academic institution. Consultation is for free and appointments are not required!


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Twelve months must have passed before a student is eligible to receive another payment from the social funds. Emergencies could be caused by: the sudden increase of rent, expenses for your studies, the need to provide for children, a one-off payment for a medical procedure or other emergency, that happened due to some accident.

There are some requirements to receive financial aid from the social funds. The applicant must be “socially deprived” as defined by the guidelines, is not supposed to live with his or her parent(s), must prove an appropriate success in his or her studies and does not receive any form of federal student grand. You can find the guidelines HERE.

The social funds are financed by the federal delegation of ÖH, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (bmbwf) and the local delegation of ÖH at your personal academic institution by a third respectively.

To apply fill out the application form (see link bellow) and attach a copy of all the required documents. Please complete this form carefully as incorrect or incomplete requests must be rejected. You can turn the form in personally during the consultation hours at the ÖH Office for Social Policy of your academic institution or per mail to the address below. Please note that the processing of applications can sometimes take up to three months, but we use the best of our ability to be as fast as possible. The results will automatically be delivered by mail as soon as the form is processed.

Adress & Contact Information:
Sozialreferat der ÖH - Bundesvertretung (Office for Social Policy of the Federal Austrian Students Union)
Taubstummengasse 7-9/ 4. Stock
1040 Vienna, Austria
E-Mail: sozialfonds@oeh.ac.at
Tel.: 43/1/310 88 80 -44 or -45

Important information: Dear students! Please do not send the application per E-Mail as printing them is highly time consuming and we want to process them as fast as possible.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM AND GUIDELINES: