The target group for the survey is on the one hand all regular students (i.e. excl. non-degree university courses) at state and private universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges of teacher education, with the exception of:

  • students who are on a semester abroad (or a full-semester internship abroad) in the summer semester 2019 and are not taking any courses at their Austrian higher education institution during that period (“outgoing students”)
  • exchange students, who are only studying at an Austrian higher education institution for 1 or 2 semesters, i.e. who started their degree abroad and also plan to complete it abroad (“incoming students”)
  • students who are on a leave of absence in the summer semester 2019

In addition to regular students, students in non-degree courses with at least 30 ECTS at state and private universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges of teacher education are also being surveyed for the first time in the 2019 survey.

The survey will run from May to June 2019. All students will be sent the invitation to participate in the online survey by e-mail in early May 2019.