It is important to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna to appeal to students with diverse backgrounds, different experiences, and life journeys, and to be able to provide support for individual situations to the greatest possible extent. On this page you will find compiled information for students with specific needs.
Students with health-related limitations will find information on the following Internet pages:
Waiver of study fees:
Regular students are entitled to apply for a waiver of study fees if they have a disability with a minimum degree of 50% (Proof: Disabled Persons Pass (Behindertenpass) issued by the Federal Social Office (Bundessozialamt)). Please apply for the waiver at the Registrar's Office.
The students' union (ÖH) fee must be paid regardless.
The application form is available at our homepage under the point "waiver" https://www.akbild.ac.at/resolveuid/e14c8564c2d6223ad15deede90bd16a5. Please note the deadlines!
Please find further informations for financial support via the links below:
Increased Familiy Allowance
Please find further information in our brochure Studying with health problems
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna representative MMag. Angelika Reiter is available to help at the Vice-Rectoratefor Teaching I Promotion of Early Stage Artists/Researchers
Studying with Child(ren)
Students and staff at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna are offered two child-care facilities, the children's group Kakadu for children ca. 12 months to 3 years at the main building on Schiller Square and the Kindergarten LULU at the Institute Building on Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse for older children.
The ÖH Students' Union brochure "Studying with child(ren)": http://www.oeh.ac.at/studieren-leben/studieren/studieren-mit-kind/
Website "Studying with child(ren)": http://studieren-mit-kind.at/
Student Financial Aid Office: http://www.stipendium.at/english-information/
Studying Without a School Leaving Exam (Studienberechtigungprüfung)
Artistic study programs do not require the school leaving exam ("Matura");, however, all students must pass the admission exam demonstrating artistic ability. At the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the school leaving exam (in addition to the demonstration of artistic ability) is required for the study of architecture and the Education in the Arts programs; all other study programs require only demonstration of artistic ability. More information about this can be found under: enrolment
If you have not taken a school leaving exam, but want to study architecture or Education in the Arts, you must take the test of access to university education for the respective study program. Passing of this test will allow you to enrol only in certain study programs.
If you would like to receive a "Vollmatura," which will allow you to enrol in any study program, it is possible to take the vocational matriculation exam. More information about it can be found at the link below: http://erwachsenenbildung.at/bildungsinfo/zweiter_bildungsweg/berufsreifepruefung.php