Finance and funding
In Austria, there is a wide range of disability-related support with various funding agencies that provide financial as well as material and service support to students with disabilities. Since the funding possibilities differ greatly and are individual, we ask you to contact the respective offices personally. Please note that all information provided is without guarantee and claims to completeness.
Educational leave and part-time education - continuing education allowance from AMS
enables employees to take time off work for continuing training or to reduce their working hours while maintaining an ongoing employment contract. If the requirements are met, employees are entitled to a continuing education allowance from the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS).
Regional offices of the Sozialministeriumservice (Ministry of Social Affairs)
inform about support possibilities and give individual advice.
National Agency Erasmus+ Higher Education
Special funding facilitates students with disabilities study stays and internships abroad in all programs sponsored by the OeAD GmbH, which is the central service centre for European and international mobility and cooperation programmes.
Personal assistance regarding work place and/or training (PAA)
The WAG Assistenzgenossenschaft supports people with disabilities in organizing personal assistance.
Find more links providing information on general financial and funding possibilities here.
Reduction of continuation charges
According to MBL 226/2020, No. 70 of October 20, 2020 applies:
Students with a degree of disability determined by federal law to be at least 50% are subject to the minimum administrative fee of EUR 50.00. The department management approves the reduction to the minimum contribution upon presentation of the proof of the degree of disability.
- The student has to submit the request in written form (mail, fax, e-mail) to the direct course management.
- A valid proof of the degree of disability according to federal regulations with at least 50% must be enclosed.
- The application for reduction of continuation charges can only be made for one semester at a time and must be re-submitted each semester if required.
I am happy to inform you about our special services and possibilities by phone or in person, and can advise anonymously, if you wish!