Tuition Fee – Psychotherapy Science

Below you find an overview of the tuition fee for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in psychotherapy science as well as for the double studies in psychotherapy science and psychology (valid as of 2012).

Bachelor’s Degree Programme:

€ 6,300 per semester
(when paid at the beginning of the semester)
or € 1,071 per month

Master’s Degree Programme:

€ 6,830 per semester
(when paid at the beginning of the semester)
or € 1,161 per month

Tuition fee covers:

1. Theoretical coursework
2. Major share of costs for self-awareness training*
3. Supervision**
4. Practical training at the University’s Outpatient Clinic
5. Examination fees

* From the third year of study onwards, the group and individual settings external (= method-specific personality development) are excluded. Depending on the method, this differs from 100 to 300 hours.

** includes group supervision and a certain share of the individual supervision.

Tuition fees are charged for the standard programme duration (Bachelor’s degree: 6 semesters, Master’s degree: 4 semesters). The total costs of studying at SFU will not increase in case a student’s studies are extended by one year.

DOUBLE STUDIES:
Bachelor’s degree in Psychotherapy Science & Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

a) Psychology + € 4,660 + psychotherapy science € 4,660 / semester or
b) Psychology + approx. € 792 + psychotherapy science approx. € 792 / month
(36x instalments, including a 2% processing fee)
+ one-time enrollment fee: € 500 (due at the beginning of the study programme)

Possible degrees after 6 semesters:

1) Bachelor degree in Psychology (BSc.)
2) Bachelor degree in Psychotherapy Science (BA.pth.)
3) Propaedeutic Studies in Psychotherapy ( = Psychotherapeutisches Propädeutikum)
4) Counselor ( = Lebens- und Sozialberater, protected professional title)

DOUBLE STUDIES:
Master’s degree in Psychotherapy Science (Mag.pth.) & Master’s degree in Psychology (MSc.)

a) Psychology + € 5,000 + psychotherapy science € 5,000 / semester or
b) Psychology + € 850 + psychotherapy science € 850 / month
(24x instalments, including a 2% processing fee)
+ one-time enrollment fee for new students: € 500 (due at the beginning of the study programme)

→ Detailed information on double studies

Enrollment fee:

A non-refundable fee of € 500 is required for the enrollment procedure.
The fee covers the handling of documents, two interviews, participation in a seminar, credit transfer procedure for prior training, information talks, etc.

Tax deductions:

In line with the Austrian income tax law, students may deduct the total expenses of their study courses from their taxes if the degree programmes are rated as professional reorientation (Umschulungsmaßnahme) or continuing education (Weiterbildungsmaßnahme).
Austrian Ministry of Finance (information in German)

Payment Schemes

Tuition fees are due at the beginning of the respective semester upon receipt of the invoice.

Variations are possible and entail additional charges or discounts: 

Scheme 1):
Payment of the tuition fee for one academic year in advance (2 semesters).
(a discount of 1.5% is granted)

If you drop out early, the remaining amount will be refunded (the completed semester will be charged without a discount).

Scheme 2):
Monthly payment of the tuition fee (plus 2% additional charge)

Scheme 3):
Payment of the entire tuition fee (Bachelor) In advance (6 semesters).
(a 3.5% discount is granted)

Payment of the entire tuition fee (Master) In advance (4 semesters).
(a 2% discount is granted)

If you drop out early, the remaining amount will be refunded (the completed semesters will be charged without a discount).