The Department for Education Policy (BiPol) is mainly offering legal counseling for students. In cooperation with the study field representations, we try to help students when they have issues with admission, courses, exams etc.
Furthermore, our task is to promote the discussion on topics of higher education, education and science, as well as to provide a discussion forum. BiPol has to inform the students about democratic and educational policy events and to promote the critical debate. The Department for Educational Policy offers study counseling for the students. BiPol is responsible for these tasks in cooperation with the study representatives and other units, in particular the Public Relations Unit. (Source: Articles of Association of ÖH BOKU, as of 16 December 2016)
- E-mail counseling
- Telephone counseling during office hours
- Personal/Online counseling during the consultation hours
- Counseling and support for commissional exams
- Legal advice to ÖH BOKU and ÖH-BOKU-related projects
- Support for educational policy projects
Where can I find study laws and regulations?
The most important legal sources are the following (partly only available in German):
- The Universities Act 2002 - UG regulates e.g. admission to study programmes, examination, fees und much more
- BOKU's Satzung (statute) is the university's constitution, so to say. Especially the III. chapter is relevant for students (study regulations): e.g. registration for exams or provisions for temporary leave (Beurlaubung) are set here
- The Richtlinie zu prüfungsimmanenten Lehrveranstaltungen (guideline for exam-immanent courses) sets rules for the evaluation of exercise courses (UE), seminars (SE) etc.
- The guideline for recognition of courses helps with recognition of other universities' courses instead of BOKU courses
- Interesting and also helpful for students is BOKU's guidebook for teaching staff Handbuch für Lehrende
When the 4th attempt of an exam is pending, we recommend you to get in touch with us (email@example.com).
Information on the process, legal situation and the application form you can find here:
How should I prepare for demos?
Freedom of association and assembly Article 12 of the Basic Law (StGG). Online in RIS:
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Due to the current Corona Virus situation we can only offer limited face-to-face counselling for the time being - please contact us via e-mail beforehand. We're still available via e-mail, our online couselling hour and via telephone on appointment, of course. Thank you for your understanding.
Counselling hours during summer 2021:
a) Tue (14:00 - 16:00), Wed (16:00 - 18:00) und Thu (18:00 - 20:00) at the Counseling for new students of BOKU: https://boku.ac.at/en/boku4you/themen/studienwahlberatung/beratungsangebot/counseling-for-new-students-within-the-general-admission-period (Except 26.07. - 08.08.2021)
b) upon appointment online, via phone or face-to-face at Tüwi building, Peter-Jordan-Straße 76, 2nd floor, room 02.12 - please take your FFP2 facemask with you!
Telephone (only upon appointment)
+43 1 476 541 91 31
Head of department:
- Leonie Kaltenbrunner
- Lucia Koller
- Lorenz Neuhauser
- Sara Stosic
- Proas Varagulis