• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Graz

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    4 or more

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact person for incoming students:

    Christa Grassauer
    Office of International Relations
    Universitätsplatz 3
    A-8010 Graz
    Austria
    Phone:  0043 316 380 1254
    Fax:  0043 316 380 9156
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    Contact person for outgoing students:

    Maren Leykauf
    Office of International Relations
    Universitätsplatz 3
    A-8010 Graz
    Austria
    Phone:  0043 316 380 1251
    Fax:  0043 316 380 9156
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    STEP 1: After their nomination has been confirmed by Uni Graz, students receive an email providing them with the 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 as one PDF-document via email.

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

    No difference

    Other important notes 

    Last updated

    19 January 2017

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

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    All programs except Pharmacology are open to exchange students.
    Lab placements are generally difficult and cannot be guaranteed.
    An application for Translation/interpretation/transcultural communication with German is only possible if students are enrolled in a translation/interpretation degree at their home university.
    Co-enrollment: A unique cooperation with the Technical University of Graz (TUG) as well as Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG) allows students to co-enroll at TUG at no extra cost (TUG and KUG transcripts available). A min of 50 % of courses during the exchange must be taken at University of Graz.

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Language of instruction if German. However many programs offer a limited number of English-taught classes.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes, for Masters level students.

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

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    All programs except Pharmacology are open to exchange students.
    Lab placements are generally difficult and cannot be guaranteed.
    An application for Translation/interpretation/transcultural communication with German is only possible if students are enrolled in a translation/interpretation degree at their home university.
    Co-enrollment: A unique cooperation with the Technical University of Graz (TUG) as well as Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG) allows students to co-enroll at TUG at no extra cost (TUG and KUG transcripts available). A min of 50 % of courses during the exchange must be taken at University of Graz.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

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

    None

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Pharmacology and Joint Degree programs

    Websites for course offerings

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    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 at Uni Graz equals 24-30 ECTS.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    None

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon arrival

    Language Requirements

    The University of Graz recommends students to have language level B2 in German / two years of college German in order to take full advantage of the mobility as most courses at Graz University are taught in German.
    If students do not have any German knowledge, the University of Graz recommends them to have language level B2 in English and to check if they find enough courses taught in English in their field of study to meet their home university’s credit requirements. Participation in the pre-semester German course is mandatory for those 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

    3-week German Intensive Language Courses (6 ECTS credits incl. in transcript) are offered in September and February before the start of the semester at a reduced fee (EUR 160). Also German courses during the semester are offered.

    Further information

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

    Yes. For dates – see registration sessions for incoming students indicated above.
    Welcome Week sessions are NOT walk-in sessions and are MANDATORY. They include sessions about orientation / registration / course system / residence permit / health insurance. 

    Additional Notes

     

    Last updated

    19 January 2017

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Nomination deadlines:
    Semester 1: 15 March
    Semester 2: 15 August

    Application deadlines:
    Semester 1: 1 June
    Semester 2: 1 November

    After having handed in the complete application documents, students will receive an Admission Letter, a Visa/Residence Permit Letter and our "Welcome Guide".

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

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    Semester 1: Beginning of October - End of January

    1 October 2017 - 2 February 2018

    Semester 2: Beginning of March - End of June

    5 March - 29 June 2018

    Examination period(s)

    During and at the end of each semester.

    Students coming for the fall semester who must return to their home university for spring semester starting in January should contact teaching staff about the possibility of early exams.

    Early exams have to be arranged individually; professors have the last say in the matter. Early exams are NOT available for lecture-type courses at the Faculty of Business (for other types of courses such as pro-seminars and seminars professors have the last say).

    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).

    Students coming for the fall semester who must return to their home university for spring semester starting in January should contact teaching staff about the possibility of early exams.

    Early exams have to be arranged individually; professors have the last say in the matter. Early exams are NOT available for lecture-type courses at the Faculty of Business (pro-seminars, seminars are OK) and Prof. Wolf in the English Department.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Semester 1:
    Welcome Week I: 5-9 September 2016
    Welcome Week II: 15-21 September 2016

    Semester 2:
    Welcome Week: 16-22 February 2017

    Course registration deadline

    Course registration takes places after arrival in Graz during welcome weeks. Deadlines differ from faculty to faculty. Students participating in the mandatory welcome events are offered a session on course registration incl. all relevant information.

    Last updated

    19 January 2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    700-800

    Housing

    250-350

    Meals

    300

    Course Materials

    depends on student and courses taken

    Local Transportation

    50

    Health Insurance

    57 (mandatory for students staying for 2 semesters)

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    20/semester (student union fee)

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    SEMESTER STAY: Students are allowed to bring health insurance coverage from abroad. Health insurance must comply with requirements for Visa D (information available at Austrian embassy).

    FULL YEAR STAY: Students must buy Austrian National Health Insurance. This policy covers students in Austria and all EU countries and costs: appr. € 57/month (info as of 2016). In Austria, basic 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. Students are therefore required to 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.

    Additional Notes

     

    Last Updated

    19 January 2017

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Yes

    Housing options

    Type of student housing available: Shared flats in student dorms with cooking facilities, single/double occupancy available from arrival date (see above) to end of semester. All dorms in Graz are co-ed. Housing has to be paid per semester – no monthly payment option! 

    Housing cost estimate: Prices vary greatly according to standard and amount of service that is included in the rent. Double: approx. € 910 - € 1,900 / semester; Single: approx. € 1,600 - € 2,400 / semester (info as of 2016). 

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Students nominated to Uni Graz via MAUI will receive a housing form to complete for their housing request.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    A housing application form is sent to nominated students along with instructions on how to proceed.

    Housing application deadlines:
    Semester 1 and Academic Year: 1 June
    Semester 2: 1 November

    What kinds of health facilities are 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 practitioners and specialists in all fields.

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    No

    Additional Notes

    VISA - SEMESTER STAY: International students from outside the European Union must apply for a Visa D through the Austrian Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence. Students must finalize their visa process before arrival in Graz as visas CANNOT be applied for in Austria. Costs: appr. € 100 (info as of 2015)

    Exception: students holding a  US or Canadian passport and studying at US or Canadian universities coming to University of Graz for their mobility semester, can apply for the visa after arrival at the Austrian embassy in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The process must be completed within the first 90 day of entry into the Schengen Area. These students will have to make sure that they fly directly to Austria (Vienna or Graz) and no other Schengen country when commencing their exchange!

    RESIDENCE PERMIT - FULL YEAR STAY: Depending on their nationality students either need to apply for a residence permit via the Austrian embassy/consulate in their country of residence or can apply in Graz after arrival > details

    BUDDY PROGRAM: (pick up and support by Graz student) is available for exchange students. Sign up at http://unigraz.esnaustria.org/.

    STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: The “Integrated Studies” Centre is the central information and contact point: http://www.uni-graz.at/en/university/interdisciplinary-affairs/barrier-free-university/

    TRANSCRIPTS: 

    Last Updated

    19 January 2017