General Information – Student Support

Before you can start your studies you will have to gather plenty of information. Maintaining an overview and knowing what needs to be done next is not that simple. Support services such as the StudiesServiceCenter (SSC), the student representatives and the Center for Doctoral Studies support students in the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes.


The StudiesServiceCenter (SSC) is the central drop-in point for students of the Faculty of Business,
Economics and Science. It offers competent and reliable advice on all questions relating to the organisation of your studies and legal concerns. Queries by email, telephone or in person are dealt with during opening times.

Student representatives

The student representatives of the relevant degree programmes also give advice on selecting a degree programme and offer counselling. For new entrants we recommend the participation in the tutorials provided for first-semester students.

Center for Doctoral Studies

The Center for Doctoral Studies gathers general information about all PhD and doctoral programmes at the University of Vienna. It provides forms, information about financial support for doctoral students, news, workshops, and much more.

In addition, the Center for Doctoral Studies organises a Welcome Day for new PhD students each year.