Tuition Fee and Financial Support for the Master’s Degree

Sigmund Freud Privatuniversitaet Wien’s Board of Directors sets the annual tuition fee for all degree courses at the beginning of the academic year. The annual fee is a combination of a basic rate and income-related payment.

Tuition Fee

The annual tuition fee for the Master’s Degree in Psychology consists of a basic rate and an additional payment that varies from student to student.

Breakdown of the tuition fee and how it is worked out

The basic annual rate for the Master’s Degree beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year and finishing in the 2022-2023 academic year is € 6900.

The income-related payment ranges from no additional payment to a maximum of € 5000 and is worked out as follows:

  • Income of up to € 25,000: no additional payment
  • Income from € 25,001 to € 40,000: € 1000
  • Income from € 40,001 to € 70,000: € 2000
  • Income from € 70,001 to € 100,000: € 3500
  • Income of over € 100,000: € 5000

Students will be placed into a given category based on the ISEE (Indicator of Equivalent Financial Situation) they present when they enrol. Every year the ISEE certificate must be presented again. Students failing to present a certificate will be charged € 5000.

What the fee includes

The annual tuition fee includes a period of study in Vienna, including the return journey to Vienna, accommodation and enrolment on courses on the Austrian campus for the dates set on the academic timetable. Students preferring to travel to Vienna by themselves will be reimbursed as stipulated at the beginning of the academic year.

Fee payment instalments
  • 1st instalment € 1600 > at time of enrolment
  • 2nd instalment € 1325 + 25% of income-related payment > by 30th November 2021
  • 3rd instalment € 1325 + 25% of income-related payment > by 31st January 2022
  • 4th instalment € 1325 + 25% of income-related payment > by 31st March 2022
  • 5th instalment € 1325 + 25% of income-related payment > by 31st May 2022

Grants

For the most deserving students planning to enrol on the first year of the master’s course in psychology for the 2021-2022 academic year, Sigmund Freud University will be offering:

  • 3 grants covering the entire basic annual tuition fee
  • 1 grant covering the 50% of the basic annual tuition fee

Grants are awarded to the top 4 students in the rankings for the Bachelor’s Degree, who enrol on the first-year Master’s course in Psychology for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Requisites for applying for a grant

Students must meet the following requisites to apply for a grant:

  • a Degree in Psychology graduating in 2020-2021 (excluding students who have failed to complete the course within official deadline) after attending an L-24 Bachelor’s Degree course or equivalent. Student must have a grade of 1.99 for a degree from Sigmund Freud University or no less than 99/110 for a degree from an Italian university.
  • have successfully negotiated the admissions interview for the first year of the Master’s Degree in Psychology for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • ISEE certificate
Rankings

Students will be included in the rankings provided they apply by 10th September 2021. The rankings are worked out based on the degree grades. If students have the same grades, preference will be given to the student in the lower ISEE category.

Awarding the grants

The rankings will be published on the website on 14th September 2021 and the grants will be awarded as follows:

  • The top three students in the rankings will not have to pay any of the basic annual tuition fee
  • Students ranked fourth will only have to pay 50% of the basic annual tuition fee

Students who have been awarded one of the grants but have not yet enrolled must do so by no later than 17th September 2021.

The rankings will be published again on 20st September 2021, excluding those students who have failed to complete their enrolment. The new rankings will determine which students are awarded a grant.

Reissuing of grants of following years

Grants awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year will be confirmed for the second year of the course provided the student in question (at the end of the autumn examination session for first year studies) have an average grade of 1.3 or lower.


N. B.:
(1) Examination results at Sigmund Freud University are given on the Austrian scale from (fail) to 1 (very good).