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Full name of University

The University of Graz, Austria

Graz

Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept
during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters

4 semesters or more
                          

Contact person for
incoming students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Christa Grassauer
Office of International Relations
Universitätsplatz 3
A-8010 Graz
Phone:  0043 316 380 1254
Fax:  0043 316 380 9156
christa.grassauer@uni-graz.at

Contact person for
outgoing students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Petra Rabitsch
Office of International Relations
Universitätsplatz 3
A-8010 Graz
Phone:  0043 316 380 1251
Fax:  0043 316 380 9156
petra.rabitsch@uni-graz.at

General University
Website

http://www.uni-graz.at/en/

International
Office/Website for
Incoming Students

http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/nominiert/bewerbung-uni-graz/

Areas of study open to
undergraduate exchange
students
list explicitly

                              http://www.uni-graz.at/en/studying/for-prospective-students/study-opportunities/

BACHELOR – all programs open for exchange with the exception of > Pharmacy

An application for „translation/interpretation/transcultural communication with German” is only possible if you are enrolled in a translation/interpretation degree at your home university.
Priority of acceptance into courses in these study areas:
1. Students studying translation/interpretation/transcultural communication with German or German Studies at the home university
2. Students studying linguistics at the home university (German level must be at least B2).

Also, lab placements of students is generally difficult.

A unique cooperation with the Technical University of Graz (TUG) allows students to co-enroll at TUG at no extra cost (TUG transcripts available).

Open undergraduate
areas of study taught in
English
list explicitly

Most courses are taught in German. A selection of courses at various departments is also taught in English.

The courses for 2015/16 will be available online in July 2015 at http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/)

Are graduate areas open
for exchange?

Yes

Areas of study open to
graduate exchange
students
list explicitly

http://www.uni-graz.at/en/studying/for-prospective-students/study-opportunities/

MASTER – all programs open for exchange with the exception of:
> Joint Degree master programs
> Pharmacy
> Master Technical Chemistry und Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

An application for „translation/interpretation/transcultural communication with German” is only possible if you are enrolled in a translation/interpretation degree at your home university.
Priority of acceptance into courses in these study areas:
1. Students studying translation/interpretation/transcultural communication with German or German Studies at the home university
2. Students studying linguistics at the home university (German level must be at least B2).

Also, lab placements of students is generally difficult.

A unique cooperation with the Technical University of Graz (TUG) allows students to co-enroll at TUG at no extra cost (TUG transcripts available).

Open graduate areas of
study taught in English
list explicitly

Most courses are taught in German. A selection of courses at various departments is also taught in English.

The courses for 2015/16 will be available online in July 2015 at http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/

Can advanced
undergraduate exchange
students take graduate
level courses?

No

Can graduate students
take undergraduate level
courses?

Yes

Areas of study restricted
to prior bilateral
agreements between
exchange departments or
faculties

 

Areas of study not
available to MAUI/AEN
students

see information provided above in detail for both undergraduate and master levels

Websites for course
offerings
both in host language & English
offerings

> Online course guide: https://online.uni-graz.at
> Guidelines for UniGrazOnline course guide: http://static.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/bib/downloads/studierende/incoming/ugo/bibwww_s_ugo_guidelines.pdf

Most courses are taught in German. A selection of courses at various departments is also taught in English:
http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/
The courses for 2015/16 will be available online in July 2015

Are summer courses
available as exchange
(non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer
school website.

 

Orientation session(s) for
incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and
costs

2 Registration Sessions at the beginning of winter semester
1 at the beginning of summer semester.

Welcome Weeks include Registration, Orientation, UniGrazOnline session, health insurance and residence permit sessions (last two sessions are only for students staying for 2 semesters). Participation is mandatory and free of cost.

Dates
> Fall semester 2015/16 = semester 2: 03.-09.9.2015 or 15.-21.9.2015
> Spring semester 2016 = semester 1: 16.-22.2.2016

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

Note that spring semester dates are not confirmed yet - confirmation expected in March 2015:

Fall Semester 2015/16: 
1 October 2015 – 29 Jan 2016

Spring Semester  2016: 
1 March 2016 – 2 July 2016 (tbc)

The whole month of February is our semester break

Examination period(s)

During and at the end of each semester.

Students coming for the fall semester ideally would have to stay until the end of our semester (i.e. the end of January) to finish their courses. If they have to get back to their home university in time for the spring term, early exams are an option. They have to be arranged individually and professors are usually very accommodating – only lecture-courses at the School of Business & Economics and courses with Prof. Wolf (English Studies) are not available for early exams per se.

If there is a break between
the academic course
calendar and exams, can
arrangements be made so
the student may take
exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December
and exams are late January).

 

Application deadline for
each term

NOMINATION DEADLINES
15 March - for European academic year (Sept-July) or fall semester (Sept-Jan)
15 August - for spring semester

APPLICATION DEADLINES
1 June - for European academic year (Sept-July) or fall semester (Sept-Jan)
1 November - spring semester (Feb-July)

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper
only.”

STEP 1: Students have to apply online. After their nomination has been confirmed by Uni Graz, students receive an email from the incoming student contact person providing them with a code and the guidelines for the online application

STEP 2: Completed application form and study confirmation need to be printed off from online system, signed and together with all necessary documents sent to the Uni Graz via surface mail (step 2) before the deadline.

How does the application
and admissions process
differ for undergraduates
versus graduates?

procedures are the same

Course registration
deadline

There is no course registration before arrival; it takes places just after the registration sessions in Graz.

Do students register for
classes in advance or
upon arrival?

Upon Arrival

Are prior arrangements
needed to secure a visa
before arrival in country?

Yes

Language Requirements

The equivalent of two years of college German (level B2) is desirable, if students want to follow courses in German. One year is OK as well but the student then should stay for a whole year and concentrate on improving her/his German during the first semester in Graz.

Students with no German proficiency can be accepted, if they find enough courses taught in English to meet their home university’s credit requirements (see information under ‘courses taught in English). Participation in our pre-semester German intensive course is mandatory for these students.

Language test certificate
required?
If so, which and when: before
admission or upon arrival?

No

Preparatory language
course for incoming
students?
Indicate dates and costs

Yes

Are there any special
advising or registrations
concerns that students
should be aware of? Are
services available to
assist in registration or
course selection?

2 Registration Sessions at the beginning of winter semester
1 at the beginning of summer semester.

Welcome Weeks include Registration, Orientation, UniGrazOnline session, health insurance and residence permit sessions (last two sessions are only for students staying for 2 semesters). Participation is mandatory and free of cost.

Dates
> Fall semester 2015/16 = semester 2: 03.-09.9.2015 or 15.-21.9.2015
> Spring semester 2016 = semester 1: 16.-22.2.2016

Academic Advisors are available for every field of study.

Required minimum and
maximum number of
credits available through
the exchange
For both undergraduate &
graduate

Students coming to Uni Graz follow the credits requirements of their home university.
A full semester workload ad Uni Graz equals 24-30 ECTS.

Is housing assistance
available? How do
students apply, and is it
guaranteed?

Yes

Housing options

Shared flats (self-contained) in student dormitory with cooking facilities. Single and double occupancy available.
Rooms in student dorms are only available from either beginning of Sept or Feb onwards (exact start date will be communicated to nominated students). Housing has to be paid per semester – no monthly payment option!  All dorms in Graz are co-ed.

Housing Website and
Contact Person(s)

Students receive information on the relevant website and contact person depending on which dorm they have been assigned to once housing arrangements are finalized.

Do students apply for
housing with their regular
application or is it
separate?
Please list housing application
deadline.

separate housing application form sent to nominated students by Uni Graz contact person along with instructions on how to proceed

Is housing available
between breaks in the
term?

Yes

Is there a campus meal
plan?

No

Total cost estimates per
month in Euro
(broken down below)

Euro 540 - 700 per month (based on the housing prices of 2014)

-Housing

Between EUR 140  and EUR 300 based on a double room and mandatory 6-month occupancy excluding deposits and administration fees

-Meals

EUR 300 (depending on students personal preferences)

-Books

depends on student and courses taken

-Local Transportation

EUR 43

-Health Insurance

EUR 53 (mandatory for students staying for 2 semesters)

-Other
(please indicate and specify any
mandatory additional fees)

approx. EUR 20 (student union fee)

Is comparable health
insurance coverage from
abroad allowed/not
allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other”
field above.

 

Are health facilities
available at the
university?

The university does not have a medical facility for students. However, there are two university clinics in Graz as well as general practicioners and specialists in all fields.

Are internships available?

No

Are student jobs
available/allowed?

No

Other important notes

Dates of German Intensive Course
> 03.-25.9.2015 - winter semester
> 04.-26.2.2016 - summer semester
3 weeks, 20 teaching hours per week, i.e. 60 hours altogether, at all levels, 6 ECTS.
The course will show on students’ transcripts. Exchange students pay a reduced participation fee of 160 Euro. 
For more information go to:
http://treffpunktsprachen.uni-graz.at/en/teaching/german-as-a-foreign-language/intensive-courses/, e-mail: treffpunktsprachen@uni-graz.at

Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed
Students staying for one semester are allowed to bring health insurance coverage from abroad.
Students staying for a full academic year must buy Austrian National Health Insurance. This policy offers covers students not just in Austria but in all EU countries and costs appr. €53/month. In Austria, dental and eye examinations as well as medication costs are included. However, this insurance is only available after students have arrived in Graz and it does not cover medical evacuation or repatriation. We suggest students make sure they have additional travel insurance for their journey to Graz and back home and purchase medical evacuation/repatriation coverage for the entire length of their stay.

 

Early exams have to be arranged individually; professors have the last say in the matter.
NO early exams available for lecture-courses at the Faculty of Business and Prof. Wolf in the English Department

Last updated

January 2015