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Teaching entrustment

Teaching entrustment - general information, rules and prerequisites

General information

After the formal verification and possible amendments in BOKUonline, the individual teachers will be mandated with the teaching entrustment by the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education according to the yearly published regulations of teaching entrustment.

The teaching entrustment can work in two different ways: either as teaching load without a separate payment, or as teaching with a separate payment (people with a valid employment contract but without teaching duty – especially, third-party funded employees). Furthermore, the university can assign lectureships to external lecturers if there are no internal resources.

Details regarding teaching load and teaching capacity can be found in the list of remuneration categories.



Prerequisites for teaching entrustment are, amongst other things:

  • Proven necessity of courses (e.g. status as a compulsory course in a study program, sufficing examinations in the previous years,...)
  • Teaching duty of the lecturer or sufficing financial coverage (for external teaching staff or other teaching staff with separate remuneration)

Prerequisites for entrustment of external lecturers are:

  • The special knowhow is neither in-house nor in the external funds area available.
  • The number of internal lecturers is insufficient to cover the demands of the curricula

Application forms, contract documents and information regarding the application for teaching assignments of external lecturers, BOKU internal lecturers without teaching load and tutors can be found at the at page application forms.

Regulations for teaching entrustment

The regulations for the teaching entrustment (including regulation for third-party funded employees in teaching) can be downloaded here.

(only available in German).

Regulations for the teaching entrustment

Remuneration categories for teaching

Information regarding remuneration categories, teaching load and teaching capacity can be downloaded here.

(only available in German).


List of remuneration categories

Course description in BOKUonline – changes – cancellation of courses

Each teacher is requested to check in time BEFORE the start of the academic year, if all applied courses of the next academic year are described and published correctly in BOKUonline.

In case of necessary changes in the teaching entrustment outside the planning phase, please report them via email to: beauftragung.bokuonline(at)

  • Cancellation

Courses, which are not taking place due to insufficient student registrations (< five) have to be reported via e-mail: beauftragung.bokuonlin(at) The cancellation of course units does not automatically lead on to a cancellation of the course itself.