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Study with disability

The following provisions are important for students with disabilitiesIn accordance with their guiding principles, universities (§ 2 Abs 11 UG 2002) and educational colleges (§ 9 Abs 6 (14) HochschulG 2005) have to take care of people with disabilities in their areas of responsibility research and development and development of the arts to meet the needs of people with disabilities (barrier-free construction, disabled-friendly courses, adapted work and study places). Just write me an e-mail for your questions, call me or come to my office in the office hours!

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Copyright and recordings

In some cases, problems have arisen with the speakers or the publishers of the printing works, which have thus infringed their copyright rights. Such cases are now governed by the German Copyright Act (Urhg). § 42 (1) UrhG stipulates that every person of a work may produce individual copies on paper or a similar carrier for his own use.§ 42 (2) UrhG also regulates that Every person of a work may make copies of a single piece of reproduction for purposes other than those referred to in para. (1), for purposes of research, to the extent that this is justified for the purpose of pursuing non-commercial purposes. In the Copyright Act (Urhg), there are also provisions for people with disabilities: § 42d (1) UrhG: The non-commercial use of a published work by copying and distribution to disabled persons in a form suitable for them is permissible, as far as they are handicapped The access to the work by sensible perception of a published work is not possible or considerably more difficult. § 42d (2) UrhG: For the duplication and spreading according to paragraph 1, the author is entitled to reasonable remuneration. This claim can be asserted only by collecting societies. So you can copy, scan, and save on a data carrier as long as you do not make the data publicly available. Printing works may be copied only by copying.The following provision of the UrhG is relevant for recording the audio tape:§ 66. (1) Anyone who submits or performs a work of literature or music, has the exclusive right, with the restrictions laid down by law, to keep the lecture or the performance on a picture or sound carrier, even in the case of broadcasting by radio, To reproduce and disseminate the same. The reproduction is also understood to mean the use of a picture or sound carrier for the presentation or performance for transmission to another picture or sound carrier. The performer is protected as a performing artist. So the legal situation is like a concert, where you can not take a recording device to record the performance. Therefore, before you decide to record a lesson on tape or video, you need to find the agreement with the performer. It will be helpful if you explain why you want to record the lesson and that you will not pass the recording.

Specific examination procedures

In the UG 2002 you will find in § 59 the "rights and duties of the students". The students are basically free to learn. This includes, inter alia, the right to apply a different method of examination if the student demonstrates a longer-lasting disability which makes it impossible for him or her to pass the examination in the prescribed method and the content and requirements of the examination by means of a different method Can not be impaired. (§59 para. 1 (12) UG 2002)In principle, it is possible to run any course of study with a handicap, since you can apply for a different examination method for all examinations. Note, however, that the content and requirements of the test may not be impaired. You should, therefore, be particularly well informed of the requirements that the study day will provide you with, and discuss different examination procedures with the student (or the institution responsible for matters of study law). Check the exact modalities, e.g. Registration for examinations, examination supervision, examination procedure, etc. are no longer regulated by law, but are also laid down in their statutes, the relevant curriculum, or in the case of FHs in the accreditation applications or examination regulations.A prerequisite for the above-mentioned right to a different examination method is the proof of a longer-lasting disability, which may be a physical or a mental one, as long as it makes the examination impossible in the foreseen form. In addition, the content and the requirements of the examination may not be impaired by a different method. In addition, students at the universities have the right to submit motions regarding the person of the examiners. These applications are to be taken into account as far as possible. In the case of the second repetition of an examination, the application for a specific / specific examiner must at all events correspond to the admission to the study in which the examination is to be taken. (Section 59 (1) (13) ug 2002)

[Translate to Englisch:]

Im UG 2002 findest du in § 59 die „Rechte und Pflichten der Studierenden“. Den Studierenden steht dabei grundsätzlich Lernfreiheit zu. diese umfasst unter anderem das Recht, auf eine abweichende Prüfungsmethode, wenn die oder der Studierende eine länger andauernde Behinderung nachweist, die ihr oder ihm die Ablegung der Prüfung in der vorgeschriebenen Methode unmöglich macht, und der Inhalt und die Anforderungen der Prüfung durch eine abweichende methode nicht beeinträchtigt werden. (§59 Abs 1 (12) UG 2002)


Prinzipiell ist es möglich, jedes beliebige Studium mit einer Behinderung zu betreiben, da du im Bedarfsfall eine abweichende Prüfungsmethode für alle Prüfungen beantragen kannst. Beachte aber, dass Inhalt und Anforderungen der Prüfung nicht beeinträchtigt werden dürfen. du solltest dich daher von Anfang an besonders genau über die Anforderungen, die der Studienalltag an dich stellen wird, informieren und mit dem/der StudiendekanIn (bzw. mit dem für studienrechtliche Angelegenheiten zuständigen Organ) abweichende Prüfungsmodalitäten erörtern.


Prüfung die genauen Modalitäten, z.B. Anmeldung zu Prüfungen, Prüfungsaufsicht, Prüfungsablauf, usw. sind nicht mehr gesetzlich geregelt, sondern werden von der jeweiligen Hochschule in ihrer Satzung, dem entsprechenden Curriculum oder bei FHs auch in den Akkreditierungsanträgen bzw. Prüfungsordnungen festgelegt.

Voraussetzung für das oben erwähnte Recht auf eine abweichende Prüfungsmethode ist der Nachweis einer länger andauernden Behinderung, die eine physische oder eine psychische sein kann, solange sie das Ablegen der Prüfung in der vorgesehenen Form unmöglich macht. Außerdem dürfen der Inhalt und die Anforderungen der Prüfung durch eine abweichende Methode nicht beeinträchtigt werden. Außerdem haben Studierende an den Universitäten das Recht, Anträge hinsichtlich der Person der PrüferInnen zu stellen. Diese Anträge sind nach Möglichkeit zu berücksichtigenBei der zweiten Wiederholung einer Prüfung ist dem Antrag auf einen/ eine bestimmten/bestimme PrüferIn der Universität der Zulassung zum Studium, in dem die Prüfung abzulegen ist, jedenfalls zu entsprechen. (§ 59 Abs 1 (13) ug 2002)

Blind and visually impaired

In almost all Austrian universities there are blind spots for blind and visually impaired students who can either be used by themselves or where the local staff can be instructed to prepare learning material in the appropriate form (eg large print, braille print, cassette recordings, etc.) The disabled staff at the university can tell you where to find them.

Sign language interpreters

If you need a sign language interpreter, a student or a deaf student can submit a request to the Bundessozialamt. The addresses of the Bundessozialämter can be found in the chapter "Contacts" and up-to-date information about the sign language interpreters in Austria can be found at

Financial support


Financial support

The increased family allowance (child allowance) is paid out in addition to the family allowance up to the 25th birthday. The competent authority is the resident office of residence ( ) Prerequisites: The degree of disability of the child is At least 50 per cent, or the child is permanently unable to provide himself.

The amount of the study grant is calculated by subtracting from the so-called maximum study grant the reasonable maintenance benefit of the parents and the spouse, the reasonable personal contribution and the annual amount of the family allowance and the child allowance or the maintenance deductible amount.More information is available at:

Students with disabilities receive special support from state measures that extend beyond the scope of the study grant. They receive one semester longer study grant each time they have a recognized disability of at least 50%. This disability can be demonstrated by referring to the increased family allowance, as well as through the purchase of federal allowance or proof in the sense of the Disability Discrimination Act.

The ÖH contribution is € 19.10 and is to be paid without exception by all ordinary and extraordinary students, even those who are exempt from the payment of the study fee! For handicapped students according to federal regulations with at least 50% there is also after exceeding the Duration of the study courses plus 2 tolerance semesters, a decree of the study contribution. See more:

In the case of the Federal Representation of the Austrian Higher Education, a fund has been set up to provide financial support for students with disabilities.

Within the framework of a school or vocational training, the Federal Social Security Offices can be granted training assistance.

  • Visit a teaching institution according to § 3 of the law 1992, or § 1 of the student aid law or attend a compulsory school in a boarding school.
  • Attended the preparatory course for the study examination.
  • Education.
  • Training as nursing assistant, midwifery training.
  • Proof of the obstruction-related wall. Duration: For a school, year of study or apprenticeship; An extension to the entire training period is possible. Subsidy level: currently up to Euro 714, - per month (assessment according to the amount of the disability-related handicap)

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For more information on flat-rate benefits due to the diminution of earning capacity, child allowances for handicapped children and voluntary allowances for sickness allowances for numerous diseases, please visit the Ministry of Finance: