Leave of Absence
Deadline for Applications
The application and approval process must be completed by the begin of the semester of the first semester of leave(calendar).
Admissible Grounds for a Leave of Absence
Pursuant to § 29 of the WU By-Laws, students may apply for a leave of absence (application form) under the following conditions:
Compulsory military Service (including trainee/Ausbildungsdienst) or community service (please present conscription notification)
Pregnancy (please present your Mutter-Kind-Pass, the booklet provided to all pregnant women in Austria documenting the required medical checkups)
Child care commitment for your own children (please present the child's/children's birth certificate and registration confirmation [Meldezettel] for you and the child/children)
Semester abroad as a free mover (please present confirmation from the foreign university)
Extended illness (Medical confirmation form)
Care of relatives (Proof of relationship and medical confirmation form)
Voluntary social year (Confirmation of supportive organisation)
Please submit the application to the Admissions office in the Study Service Center. You can also send the completed and signed form together with the required proof and a copy of your ID card from your WU-mail address (email@example.com - for example firstname.lastname@example.org) to email@example.com.
Enrollment Status During a Leave of Absence
During a leave of absence, you remain enrolled and your enrollment status is set to "leave of absence". You remain subject to the same curriculum. You may not participate in courses, take exams, submit academic theses, or receive evaluations of academic theses during a leave of absence (§ 67 (2) Universities Act 2002 [Universitätsgesetz]).
Tuition Fees During a Leave of Absence
You still need to pay your Student's Union (ÖH) dues, because ÖH membership is compulsory even for students on a leave of absence. Your tuition fees are waived during your leave, however.