New regulations on teaching and examinations
The Rectorate has issued new regulations on courses and examinations. We
were consulted on this and criticised the majority of the proposals, as they consolidate the current practice, on which we have already received numerous complaints. In the end, however, none of our proposed amendments were implemented.
If you have specific questions, contact your Studienvertretung. However, if you cannot find a solution through your Studienvertretung or the Studienprogrammleitung, please contact us directly.
Contact us with questions and problems: oeh(at)oeh.univie.ac.at
Fill out the form for problems with courses and exams here: https://bit.ly/2Wc7mVF
Oral questions after written exams
Students must be available for questions for up to 4 weeks after the exam, "in order to check whether the answers submitted were actually provided by the student".
However, the university has asked the teachers to inform you in which exact time period this should happen. Please ask your student representative if you do not receive a timely notification about the planned time frame. If the mode of inquiry contains accessibility issues for you or causes you problems, and if you are entitled to alternative examination methods, please contact
the Team Barrierefrei as soon as possible (contact see below).
The answers given in these questions must not be included in the grading process. Only if plagiarism is detected, an X will be entered in the transcript. We recommend that you treat this process like an oral examination, i.e. consult a trusted third party and do not talk to teachers
without a witness! Demand an entry in the examination protocol, which records that this questioning has taken place.
Deadlines for papers & theses
The deadline for all written "Teilleistungen" (seminar papers, etc.) from the winter semester 2019 is extended to 30.6.2020. If teachers require a submission before 30.6., please contact us at oeh(at)oeh.univie.ac.at.
The submission deadline for all partial performances (seminar papers,etc.) from the summer semester remains as in normal operation, i.e. lecturers can determine these themselves.
The deadline for BA theses from the summer semester 2020 will be uniformly set to 30.9.2020. Please inform your course administration. If you cannot meet the 30.09. deadline due to the Corona crisis. The Rectorate did not want to make any concessions here, but is in the process of determining the need for longer deadlines and is therefore waiting for students to register themselves.
The deadline for MA/diploma theses should also be extended. If your teachers do not give you enough time to complete your thesis, please contact us at bipol(at)oeh.univie.ac.at and we will do our best to help you.
Alternatives students with increased need for protection due to Covid-19
If you currently face a higher risk of Covid-19 and are unable to participate in face-to-face exams with several people, the University of Vienna has agreed to make adaptations to the exam procedure.
!!! This procedure also applies to you if people you are in close contact with have an increased risk and you want to protect them. !!!
Attention: You have to announce this in writing in the first week of the registration period. Please refer to § 8 (3) of the new guidelines and contact your teacher, the programme director (Studienprogrammleiter_in) and the Accessibility Team (Team Barrierefrei) of the University of Vienna - barrierefrei(at)univie.ac.at - in writing by e-mail.
If (additional) barriers in university life arise for you from the current situation, you can contact the Barrier-free Team of the University of Vienna (barrierefrei(at)univie.ac.at) or the Department of Barrier-free Access of the ÖH Uni Vienna (barrierefreiheit(at)oeh.univie.ac.at).
We will try to find a solution as soon as possible! As always, but especially now, you can make use of your right to alternative examination methods, this also applies to seminars (prüfungs-immanente LV):
- until 30.06.2020: Announcement of exam date and start of registration must be at least 14 days before the exam.
- from 01.07.2020: Announcement of exam date must be at least 28 days before the exam, start of registration at least 14 days before the exam.
Attention: In case of alternate or additional exam dates, other deadlines may be set by the Studienprogrammleitung.
Should the exam modalities change after you have registered for it, it must be possible for you to deregister from this exam without repercussions.
If you or your regular contacts are more at risk from COVID-19, there are safe alternatives to attending exams in person (see above). Attention: You have to make this known in writing during the first week of the registration period, so that adequate arrangements can be made in time. Write to the Team of the Barrierefrei University of Vienna: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the following rights:
• The examination methods and the assessment criteria are to be announced at the start of the registration period.
• You are allowed to deregister exams that have been changed.
• In case of so-called "schwerer Mangel" (serious deficits), you have the right to appeal a failed exam at the Studienpräses office within two weeks. "Schwerer Mangel" ist not a precisely defined term, so if you think that your exam was held in an unfair manner, please contact us at bipol(at)oeh.univie.ac.at and we can help you figure out you next steps.
Unfortunately, if you are unable to travel to Vienna to attend exams, you are not entitled to alternative or additional dates. In this case, please contact your programme director (Studienprogrammleiter_in) and your student representative (Studienvertreterin) so that you can make known your need for digital examination date.
If problems arise or these rules are not followed, please contact bipol(at)oeh.univie.ac.at citing your exact course number and exam date.
Deregistering from courses with continuous assessment (="prüfungsimmanent")
If changes are made to courses or courses are postponed to the summer, these changes have to be announced on u:find. You can then deregister from them without penalty, but the deadline for deregistration is set by the head of the study program.
Please make sure to regularily check u:find for changes to your course and use your right to deregister if needed!
If your teachers won't let you deregister, please contact your Studienprogrammleitung/SSC and your Studienvertretung - if this does not help please contact us with the exact course number at bipol(at)oeh.univie.ac.at.
Can I still take a leave of absence for the summer semester 2020?
You can still take leave of absence (Beurlaubung) for the summer semester 2020 if one of the following reasons applies: pregnancy, child care, military or civilian service, voluntary year of social/ecological service, care or care obligations towards relatives, illnesses, injuries, disabilities that prevent you from pursuing your studies for at least four weeks.
• You can apply for leave of absence until 30.6.2020.
• Examinations can be taken until the date of the leave of absence.
• This leave of absence is valid until 30.9.2020.
• After that you can only take examinations again from 1 October.
• The tuition fee for the summer semester 2020 does not have to be paid or is refunded.
• You can also withdraw an existing leave of absence until 30.6.2020.
More information here: https://studying.univie.ac.at/admission-procedure/leave-of-absence/ and sozialreferat(at)oeh.univie.ac.at
Summer break has been cancelled
Summer break has been cancelled, i.e. examinations and courses can also take place during the summer. Of course, we are making every effort to ensure that this is only planned as an additional offer and that students who have no time during the summer are not put at a disadvantage.
Will the deadline for the payment of tuition fees be extended?
Minister Faßmann has now officially decreed that deadline will be extended until 30.6.2020.
Attention: If you are prevented from studying due to illness, pregnancy, childcare or care of relatives, you can apply for the "normal" waiver of tuition fees until 30.6.2020. More information here: https://studying.univie.ac.at/tuition-fee/remission/ and under sozialreferat(at)oeh.univie.ac.at
Will the tuition fees be reimbursed due to military or civilian service (Zivildienst) and for health care workers?
According to the University of Vienna, the tuition fee for the SoSe 2020 will be waived or refunded for:
• students who are called up for civil or military service or who volunteer and are on duty
• People who work in the health sector as doctors, nurses, paramedics, carers, medical laboratory scientists (medizinisch-technische_r Assistent_in) , pharmacy service, home help/care for the sick.
Why should I have to pay tution fees, if I won't be able to adequately further my studies this semester?
We know that this topic is very important to you - it is very important to us too! And we have been working on this problem since day one. We are doing all we can to make this clear to the government and the minister.
Since the closing of the university, discounted licenses for many new programs (e.g. MAXQDA, Citavi, SPSS etc.) have been made available in the u:soft shop: https://ushop-usoft.univie.ac.at/ We will do our best to extend and further reduce the price of these licenses.
The ZID (Zentraler Informatikdienst) has provided us with 500 vouchers for the u:soft-Shop with a value of 10€ per item bought for students of the Uni Wien.
All you have to do is send an email to oeh(at)oeh.univie.ac.at including your name, matriculation number & university email address until first come, first serve! Vouchers valid until June 30th.
Has my Wiener Linien semester ticket been extended?
Yes! We have negotiated with Wiener Linien and now your semester ticket is valid until September 30. You can also cancel your ticket, but only if it is an analogue ticket or you have never downloaded your digital ticket. More information here: https://www.wienerlinien.at/eportal3/ep/programView.do?programId=5200298