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Legal Waiver Reasons

In compliance with § 92 Sec. 1 of the 2002 Universities Act and § 2b of the 2004 Tuition Fee Act, tuition fees can be waived for the following reasons:

1. Illness
Studies hindered from continuing studies for more than two months due to illness (Verification: current verification issued by a medical doctor);

2. Pregnancy
Studies hindered from continuing studies for two months or longer due to pregnancy (Verification: current verification issued by a medical doctor);

3. Childcare Responsibilities
The student is the child's primary caregiver up to the child's 7th birthday and/or until the child begins school (Verification: child's birth certificate, child and student's residency registration forms, whereby the address on the form must match the address on the child's residency registration form and the residency registration form cannot be older than 3 months, as well as a signed affadavit by the student stating he/she is the child's primary caregiver). You must notify the Admissions Office immediately if there are any changes in living circumstances;

4. Employment
Accepting employment proving gross income* of at least € 5,820.08 during the 2016 calendar year (Verification: income tax return by the responsible residential tax office), NOTE: Aside from a minimum income, additional rules and regulations must be observed;

5. Disabled Students
Students who have 50% degree of physical disability (Verification: official ID and documents issued by the Federal Social Services Office);

6. Military or Alternative Civil Service
Verification: Confirmation issued by military command or civilian/community service agency. The conscription order alone does not qualify as confirmation or verification. Note: If an official academic leave of absence is requested for the period to complete mandatory military or alternative service, tuition fees for additional semesters will not be waived for this reason;

7. Financial Aid
Receiving financial aid in accordance with Financial Aid Laws 1992 during the past or during the current semester (Verification: official notification issued by the student financial aid office);

8. Mobility Program
Showing proof of successfully completing studies or an internship as part of a transnational EU, state or university mobility program (Verification: Confirmation issued by the responsible program coordinator and/or notification of credit);

9. Mutual Waiver
A university partnership agreement between the JKU Linz and an academic university abroad which recognizes and specifically states a mutual waiver of tuition fees (Verification: partnership agreement).


* Cannot be considered:
- Social benefits (such as pension, sick leave allowance, leave of absences, AMS financial support, etc.)
- Hidden profit distributions
- Insurance payments
- Income from rent and leasing
In cases of doubt and if necessary, additional verification will be requested.


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