STEOP mentoring

The STEOP Mentoring is an additional support offer by the University of Vienna that is specifically targeted at students in the first semester, who are at the stage of the introductory and orientation period (in German: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase, STEOP) and prepare for the related examinations.

All STEOP-Mentorings are held in German language.

STEOP mentoring in brief

  • for first-semester students
  • Group Activity
  • 1.5 hours per week

 What happens during STEOP mentoring?

STEOP mentoring takes place in a group setting. These groups are facilitated by experienced students (STEOP mentors) who have successfully completed their introductory and orientation period and are now sharing what they have learned. The groups usually meet once a week for a 1.5-hour session.

 STEOP mentoring provides:
  • answers to questions concerning your start at the University;
  • ‘insider tips’ for your area of concentration;
  • the chance to get to know new colleagues and start learning groups;
  • information and exchange on STEOP examinations;
  • successful learning techniques and working strategies for your degree programme;
  • information about the curriculum and planning of your study progress;
  • communication with peers on an equal footing.

 Where can I take part in STEOP mentoring?

Non-subject-specific STEOP mentoring is available for all first-semester students at the University of Vienna whose degree programme does not offer subject-specific STEOP mentoring.

Subject specific STEOP mentoring is available for students of certain degree programmes: The topics of STEOP mentoring are oriented towards the characteristics of the degree-programme in question. Subject-specific STEOP mentoring is offered for the following degree programmes:

  • Astronomy
  • Master programme in Education
  • Geography
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Protestant Theology
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Teacher education programme
  • Meterology
  • Musicology
  • East Asian Studies
  • Political Science
  • Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Slavonic Studies
  • Theatre, Film and Media Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Comparative Literature

If you cannot find your degree programme in the list non-subject-specific STEOP mentoring is what you're looking for.

Further mentoring programmes for entrants:

At the University of Vienna:

Outside the University of Vienna:

Learning support at the University of Vienna: