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Study and work

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Important informations!

Unemployment restrictions

Study assistance: The supplementary allowance has been increased from € 8,000 to € 10,000 per calendar year (01.01.2020). There is no distinction between independent and non-self-employed income.
Family allowance: The income limit for the family allowance is € 10,000 per calendar year.

Minor employees (under € 460,66 - 2020) can voluntarily insure themselves in health and pension insurance. The contribution amounts to € 65,03€(2020).
Accident insurance (in the case of accidents and accidents) is also possible with minor employment conditions!


Student self-insurance

If a co-insurance (only for health insurance) is not (more) possible and one is also not compulsorily insured, one can insure himself for 61,43 (01.01.2020) €.


Employee assessment

The tax liability starts from € 12,000.
Even if no payroll tax has been paid throughout the year, it is advisable to carry out the employee assessment as 50% of the social insurance contributions (up to a maximum of 700 € / year) can be reimbursed in the course of the negative tax.
More information on the employee assessment, tax and advertising costs as a student on the side of the Chamber of Labor: brochures on tax and money

Links to job search (official ÖH Job and Housing Exchange) (student jubilees) (The European Job Network)


EURES - The European Job Network

EURES - the European Job Network is a cooperation network between the European Commission, the public employment services of the EEA member states and Switzerland.EURES supports finding a job or internship place in Europe and provides information on the European labor marketOn the EURES portal you will find application support on an international standard, as well as special links to specific information such as: Recognition of training. With My EURES, you can set up your own account on the EURES portal, which allows you to process your job search - with less than 1 million job offers per day professionally.Also on the homepage of the AMS you find information about EURES. In any AMS office, you can inform yourself about the free services provided by EURES. At the BeSt3 (Berufs- und Studieninformationmesse), the UNI-Successmesse and the Personal Austria in Vienna as well as the Uni-Jobmesse in Klagenfurt you can personally get a picture of EURES.The transition from study to working life raises many questions. With EURES, students and young graduates can make the search for a job or internship place more effective in Europe.