What is the Social Affairs Office:
The Social Affairs Office at the Academy of Fine Arts tries to improve the social situation of students via information, advice and intervention.
The various departments were appointed by the elected members of the University Representation (UV) of the Student Union at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Information and Advice
Info und Advice on the following issues:
Student-union grants (e.g.: the sozialfond (social fund) of the Federal Student Union), psychosocial counselling, academy scholarships, study grants, family credit, health insurance, student-union accident and liability insurance, employment law, tenancy law, migration (in cooperation with the Anti-racism Department), …
9 am – 1 pm
by appointment and whenever we are there
ÖH-Büro (Office of the Student Union)
Room E 5
Schillerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Tel: +43 (0)1 58816 – 3300
Fax: +43 (0)1 58816 – 3399
The most important information can also be found:
on the homepage of the Federal Student Union
or in the student-union broschures in the ÖH-Büro (Office of the Student Union)
We will gladly inform and advise you about scholarships and grants within the Academy.
(E.g.: the student-union social fund, social scholarship, project funding, performance scholarship, research scholarship, support grant, work grant, Ö1 (radio) talent scholarship…).
We also appoint the student representatives on the scholarship commission, which decides on the awarding of scholarships at the Academy.
Survival Kit for Art Students
Information event in cooperation with the University for Applied Arts. Always takes place in October or November. There are lectures as well as discussions on various issues: study grants, social security for artists, tenancy law, employment law, taxes, advice for migrants, copyright law…
Here you can inform yourself and get tips about the various themes that concern you directly in your everyday life. (E.g.: if you don’t know whether you’ll receive a study grant. If something in your home breaks down and you don’t know whether the Landlord/property management has to pay or not, or if you have various jobs with different contracts and don’t know how things work with insurance and the tax office, and much more.)