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Admission Office
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

(+43 1 58801-41188

(During opening hours please take hindered availability into account! You can call us also prior and after our opening hours.


Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 to 12 am
Wednesday: 2 to 4 pm

Taking a leave of abscence - Beurlaubung

During your leave of absence the admission to your studies remains valid, although your degree programme is not continued.

Please note: to continue studying you have to pay for the semester you take a leave of absence the students union fee incl. insurance (Euro 18,70-). You do not have to pay the tuition fee and you do not lose your student status. Therefore you are not allowed to attend courses, take examinations or hand in scientific papers (diploma theses, dissertations, seminar or bachelor papers etc.).

Please note: while you are takeing a leave of absence

  • you are not entitled to the student semester ticket of the Vienna Transport Authority (Wiener Linien)
  • a health insurance with a relative or the independent insurance for students is not possible

Applications for a leave of absence at TU Wien can be submitted at the Admission Office by email ( within a copy of your student ID-card for the current semester until

  • 30th November for winter semester and
  • 30th April for sommer semester.

Reasons for taking a leave of absence are:

  • military service or civilian service
  • voluntary social year
  • pragnancy
  • child care
  • support for relatives needing constant care
  • illness which considerably impair the course of study for a longer periode of time
  • other reasons which require a longer special attention

You can take a leave of absence of up to two semesters for every single reason mentioned above. It is not possible to apply a leave of absence for previous semesters!!