University of Vienna – We help refugees

The University of Vienna has launched this website to give an overview of all existing initiatives by the University of Vienna, its employees and students. It aims to provide quick information on various topics relevant to individuals who have come to Austria as refugees and/or any of their support organisations.



The University of Vienna has launched several initiatives in the field of refugee support which are organized and supervised by students and staff.


Research on the subject

Several faculties, departments and research platforms commit themselves to conducting research in the fields of integration and integration of refugees.


Study here

The most important information about studying at the University of Vienna can be found in the information leaflet (German and English).


Where to donate?

We have put together a list (in alphabetical order) of the various initiatives, including contact addresses.


Lecture for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Asylum Seekers/Refugees: How to study at the University of Vienna?

When? 26 April 2018, 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Where? Lecture hall 16 in the main building of the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Certificate course for former refugee teachers

In cooperation with Vienna’s Stadtschulrat (Regional Education Board), the AMS (Public Employment Service), the University of Vienna is launching the certificate course "Bildungswissenschaftliche Grundlagen für Lehrkräfte mit Fluchthintergrund" (education principles for former refugee teachers). The course is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA). Note: The registration period has expired.

When? Two semesters, starting in autumn 2017
Where? Postgraduate Center (Information in German)



“As an international university, the University of Vienna is open to academics and students from all over the world. Refugee movements raise social issues and require solutions in various areas. In this regard, the University of Vienna sees it as its responsibility to provide its expertise and contribute to the development of new solutions.”

Heinz W. Engl
Rector of the University of Vienna