Setting up a u:account

The u:account is the personal access to the IT services of the University of Vienna for students, employees and external persons.

It consists of the u:account UserID and the u:account password. Users can set both the UserID as well as the password themselves.

This page is outdated and will be updated soon. Please refer to the German version of this page for the time being.


You already have a u:account and have taken up a new function at the University of Vienna, for example as a student starting an employment or as an external person enrolling in a degree programme? In this case, please only use your existing u:account.

  • If you additionally enrol in a degree programme: Log in to u:space to register as a student.
  • If you additionally start an employment at the University of Vienna: Contact the ZID Helpdesk as soon as you have signed your employment contract.

Your advantages of a single u:account

  • Only one u:account userID and password
  • Only one e-mail mailbox
  • Using u:space and Moodle at the same time as an employee and student without having to log out and in again
  • Student and employee ID on one u:card
  • It is not possible to merge separate u:accounts later.


Prospective students require a u:account for the application for admission to a degree programme in u:space.

If you enrol in another degree programme after your u:account has expired, you can reactivate your inactive u:account. Use the form Reactivating your u:account.

External persons

People from outside the University (external persons) – e.g. official guests and visitors of the University of Vienna, academic cooperating partners, employees of companies carrying out work at the University of Vienna, etc. – can use certain selected IT services.

Library users who do not study or work at the University of Vienna also require a u:account to borrow books.

  • Setting up a u:account for library users from outside the University via u:space


A newly set up u:account that does not receive any rights within a year (admission to a degree programme, employee, external library user) will be deactivated. It can be reactivated with the last valid password. Use the form Reactivating your u:account.