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Social Fund of the ÖH-Boku

The ÖH social fund offers all students who are in a particular financial emergency, a one-time payment per academic year (every 12 months).

You can find general information on this homepage, in the social brochure and here.

 

The support amounts to a maximum of € 1,400 per academic year, the amount depending on the degree of social emergency.

 

An application is basically possible at any time, there is no application deadline. Please note, however, that an application can only be approved once every 12 months! There must be at least 12 months between the granting of financial support and the next payment.

To submit an application, please send your completed application form with the necessary documents (a copy) by post to the following address:

  • Department for social policy of the ÖH federal representation
  • Taubstummengasse 7-9 / 4. floor
  • 1040 Vienna

Please make sure that your application is complete, otherwise it can be rejected!

You can find the application form here.

The following documents (copies) are required from you in addition to the application form:

  • Copy of a personal document with a photo
  • Registration form for all family members living in the household (in the case of children and spouses, if they have an influence on the application. WG members are not included.)
  • Confirmation of income from both partners (in the case of a joint household)
  • Confirmation of continuation as well as a study book sheet for the current semester and confirmation of academic success (16 ECTS or 8 SWS per academic year)
  • Confirmations of support services from other bodies or persons
  • Confirmations of receipt of maintenance payments
  • Continuous bank statements for the last three months
  • Confirmations of expenses incurred for living, basic charges for telephone and radio, for household insurance, health insurance and for necessary trips to and from the place of study, etc.
  • if necessary, proof of disabilities (disability pass, medical certificate)

 

 

In order to receive support from the social fund, you must meet the following general requirements:

  • Membership in the ÖH (by paying the ÖH fee)
  • Ordinary study
  • To be socially needy in the sense of the directive
  • Not receiving adequate support from another agency
  • Not residing with parents
  • Proof of your academic success

You can read the exact requirements here.

 

FAQ

The particular financial emergencies can, for example, have resulted from:

  • suddenly increased housing costs,
  • Study costs,
  • Expenditures for looking after and caring for your own children,
  • one-time expenses for medical treatment or other emergency situations,

which arose through no fault of their own.

 

To submit an application, please send your completed application form with the necessary documents (a copy) by post to the following address:

  • Department for social policy of the ÖH federal representation
  • Taubstummengasse 7-9 / 4. floor
  • 1040 Vienna

Please make sure that your application is complete, otherwise it can be rejected!

You can find the application form here.

 

There is no application deadline for support from the ÖH social fund, which means you can submit an application at any time.

The following documents (copies) are required from you in addition to the application form:

  • Copy of a personal document with a photo
  • Registration form for all family members living in the household (in the case of children and spouses, if they have an influence on the application. WG members are not included.)
  • Confirmation of income from both partners (in the case of a joint household)
  • Confirmation of continuation as well as a study book sheet for the current semester and confirmation of academic success (16 ECTS or 8 SWS per academic year)
  • Confirmations of support services from other bodies or persons
  • Confirmations of receipt of maintenance payments
  • Continuous bank statements for the last three months
  • Confirmations of expenses incurred for living, basic charges for telephone and radio, for household insurance, health insurance and for necessary trips to and from the place of study, etc.
  • if necessary, proof of disabilities (disability pass, medical certificate)

You will be informed of the decision in writing (by email). Please note that due to the current situation (COVID-19) there will be longer waiting times.

The ÖH support fund is aimed at

  • Students with disabilities, chronic or mental illnesses, partial performance disorders,
  • Students with language barriers and
  • Students with care responsibilities for child (ren)
  • and offers financial support (max. € 150 per semester) for the additional costs incurred during the course. The application is subject to certain deadlines, which are October 31 for the winter semester and March 31 for the summer semester.

Would you like to know more about it? You can find more information here.

 

You can find more information as well as the application form and guidelines here.

Prerequisite?

General requirements

  1. Member of the ÖH
  2. conducts a regular course of study
  3. according to these guidelines is socially needy
  4. does not receive sufficient support

 

The emergencies may have been caused, for example, by: suddenly increased housing costs, costs for study, expenses for care and care for one's own children, one-off expenses for medical treatment or other emergencies that have arisen through no fault of their own.

The exact guidelines can be found here!

 

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Letzte Änderung: 20.05.2021