For prospective students – you would like to start your studies at the University of Vienna?

Prospective students can find all information regarding admission to studies, including activation of the u:account in U:SPACE.

You already own a student ID number and a password you have chosen from pre-registration, but your u:account has not been registered or activated yet?

In this case,

What is the u:account?

After a successful admission, the u:account for students is your authorisation to access the IT services of the Vienna University Computer Center (ZID).

You can request up-to-date information about your u:account (i.e. available storage space) on the following page:

Validity of the u:account for students

After registration, your u:account will be valid as long as you are enrolled at the University of Vienna.

How to re-activate an expired u:account

If your u:account has already expired and you would like to re-activate your account because you have re-enrolled, please fill in the u:account online registration form and enter your old u:account password. If you cannot remember your password, please read “Forgot your password?”.

Terms of use

By activating your u:account you accept the u:account terms of use.

What does the u:account offer?

Cover brochure IT Services for StudentsYou can find an overview of the IT services of the Computer Center in our information brochure:

IT Services for Students

  • access to U:SPACE - the portal for students of the University of Vienna
  • access to e-mail services (Webmail, out-of-office reply, forwarding, spam filter and virus filter, etc.); including your own e-mail address (astudent ID as well as
  • web space for your personal website and filespace to store files and access them from anywhere
  • access to the data stored there by means of file services from any computer
  • IT courses at student prices
  • e-learning – access to Moodle, the university-wide learning platform
  • use of public computer rooms of the University of Vienna (Internet access, Office programmes, printers, CD burners, etc.)
  • use of the ZID’s Wi-Fi and cable-based Internet access
  • VPN access to be able to use all the web services of the University of Vienna from anywhere
  • HOPLA – submission of your completed master’s/diploma thesis or doctoral thesis as well as the submission of papers, etc. in electronic form
  • u:book – high quality laptops at low prices
  • u:print – use of the University’s printing system
  • u:soft - low-cost software for students
  • self-service terminals – printing stations