The target group for the survey is on the one hand all regular students (i.e. excl. non-degree university courses) at public 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
  • students studying at a foreign location of an Austrian university

In addition to regular students, students in further education programmes with at least 30 ECTS at public 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, with the exception of participants:

  • of international further education programmes in Austria (§ 27 HS QSG)
  • of preparatory and pre-study courses (e.g. preparation for the "Studienberechtigungsprüfung")
  • of further education programmes provided at a foreign location of an Austrian university

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 mid-May 2019.