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Mental Health Fund

Precarious situations, coping with crises, problems or conflicts, insecurities, and fears, also with regard to shaping the future, can often lead to severe stress, which is why seeking professional help and support becomes absolutely necessary.

With the Mental Health Fund, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna would like to offer financial support to students who suffer from severe psychological distress and need to seek professional care. For this purpose, the Academy provides a sum of money from the annual Academy Auction. The award of up to 400 Euro, takes the form of a refund of payments already made for (psycho-) therapy.

Application period

Submission period yearly mid of March to mid of April

An application is only possible via To use our submission system you have to register once (if you do not have access yet) - please use your address to identify yourself as a student. Login is not possible with the AkademieOnline password, as this is a separate system.

Application requirements

  • Active regular students at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
  • Ongoing receiving of (psycho-)therapeutic support, or
  • The decision to begin receiving (psycho-)therapeutic support.

Necessary documents

  • Credibly justification of the personal and financial situation.
  • Current confirmation of enrollment.
  • Registration form ("Meldezettel").

In order to establish the relevant facts, the documents required for this must be submitted on request. All information will be treated confidentially, at all times.

Contact Psychological Counselling for Students

1070 Vienna, Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse 3, attic DG.03 (door plate reads: Beratungsstelle) or at the respective practice

Mag. Elisabeth Höchtl-Wallner (Psychosocial service and support offered in English)

  • Psychotherapist (Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis)
  • Consultations: Tue, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Appointment by phone only: 0664 8088-71106

Mag. Alexander Parte (Psychosocial service and support offered in English I Assistance psychosociale en français)

  • Psychotherapist (Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis)
  • Consultations: Wed, 8:45 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
  • Appointment by phone only: 0664 8088-71107

In urgent cases you can contact the University Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Tel: +43 (0)1 40400-30610

Contact and information

Psychological Counselling for Students

For further information regarding the call please contact:, Vice-Rectorate for Art | Teaching