The department for social affairs is all about sponsorships, financial assistances and the topics concerning gender and diversity. It deals with any matters of social life, including working, living or having children while studying as well as equal treatments for all students.
In case you get into financial trouble caused by your social or familial situation, you can get support here. This is also true for students without the Austrian or a EEA citizenship, students in their continuation education, or people that are thinking about whether they should study something. The department of Social Affairs also takes care of students with physical or mental impairments, their sponsorship and the enforcement for their equal rights and treatment.