Studying or, in particular, starting a degree programme is always a new and challenging situation for students. In order to make the settling-in and orientation phase easier for new students, the TU Wien offers mentoring in various forms. Mentoring is a didactic concept in which an experienced mentor supports a so-called "mentee". 

Why Mentoring?

The mentoring programme is intended to make it easier for students to start studying at the TU or to support students who are having difficulties or who are re-entering their studies. 

The programme is designed as a peer programme. Students of higher semesters with relevant study experience (mentors) support younger students (mentees), who thus benefit from the knowledge of experienced TU students and have a first contact person. 

Both mentees and mentors benefit from this peer programme:

  • Mentees receive support in starting their studies and in organising and designing their study plans. As a mentee, there is a concrete contact person right from the start who already has study experience and is usually at least in the 3rd semester of the Bachelor's programme. 
  • Mentors look after a group of approx. 15 mentees and accompany them through the first semester at TU Wien with regular meetings. Through this social engagement, mentors can improve their counselling and leadership skills - and thus acquire skills that are also in great demand on the job market. A certificate of 3 ECTS (Transferable Skills Catalogue / Social Competence) is issued for the commitment, and mentors also receive a confirmation of participation from the Vice Rector for Teaching. The responsible dean of studies decides whether the course can be credited as a social skill. 


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  • First-semester students of all fields of study (the TU Wien will endeavour to find mentors for all faculties and all fields of study).
  • Students in advanced semesters who have difficulties with their studies and would like organisational support. 
  • Students returning to the university (a current course of study at the TU Wien is a prerequisite)


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The programme is largely based on the regular meetings of each mentoring group, i.e. the meetings of the respective mentees with their mentor. 

The goal of the meetings is to answer questions relevant to studying and, in particular, to discuss the following issues: 

  • How can I make the transition from school to university as easy as possible? 
  • Is the TU Wien right for me? What will I have to expect during my studies?
  • How can I organise my studies as optimally as possible?
  • How can I strategically plan my studies (electives, etc.)? 
  • Promoting the formation of learning groups
  • Which different service facilities of the TU Wien can I get to know?
  • Tips and methods for a successful start to my studies
  • What learning support services are available at the TU Wien? 
  • Support for students returning to study
  • Support for students with low motivation

Program duration and procedure

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Mentees can participate in the mentoring programme for a maximum of 1 academic year. Approximately 7 meetings are scheduled for mentees in one semester.

Procedure for mentees in the winter semester 2024/25

  1. Kick-off event and group assignment on September 26, 2024 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  2. Around 7 group meetings of the mentees with their mentor during the semester ( between October and January )
  3. A cross-group event with the mentoring groups of all fields of study ( in the middle of the semester )
  4. An end-of-semester event for all groups ( in the middle of January )


With the mentoring offer, the TU Wien would like to make it as easy as possible for students to start their studies. As a mentee, you should be willing to attend regular meetings over the course of an entire semester, as well as mandatory participation in cross-group programme events. 

Application for the winter semester 2024/25

First-semester students can apply for the mentoring programme for winter semester 2024/25 in the TU's own campus software TISS, opens an external URL in a new window, as part of the VoR phase, until the 5th of September. If you have already completed the study VoR phase, send us your application with a letter of motivation until the 12th of September by e-mail to: 

To apply as a mentee, you must submit a letter of motivation directly in TISS.

Selection criteria: We assess the online application in particular according to how comprehensible the motivation for participation in the programme is. Your previous grade success (in school or studies) is not a justification for or against admission to the programme. 

Please bear in mind that as a mentee you must attend all compulsory dates of the semester and take this into account when planning your semester. The goals of the mentoring programme can only be achieved through regular programme participation.

You will receive information about your admission/rejection by email. Please check the mailbox of your student email address.

Applications for the winter semester 2024/25 are possible until the 31th July, 2024 via link!, opens an external URL in a new window

Are you an experienced TU student who would like to become a mentor? Here you can find information about the application and admission process as a mentor for the TU Mentoring Programme.

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