• 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:

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

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

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

    Contact person for incoming students:

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

    Petra Rabitsch
    Office of International Relations
    Universitätsplatz 3
    A-8010 Graz
    Austria
    Phone:  0043 316 380 1243
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    STEP 1: After being nominated to Uni Graz via the network, 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?

    In the case of graduate applications, academic advisors at Uni Graz assess the bachelor degree and current enrollment to determine whether graduate enrollment in the master program applied for is possible.

    Other important notes 

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Academics

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

    http://studien.uni-graz.at/en/degree-programmes/

    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 and/or KUG 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 is German. However many programs offer a limited number of English-taught classes:

    https://online.uni-graz.at/kfu_online/wbENLVSuche.wbEnLvSuchePage

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes, for master level student.

    In order for students to be enrolled on graduate level, they must have completed a relevant bachelor program and be able to provide both complete bachelor documentation (bachelor diploma + transcript) and proof of master enrollment in a field of study corresponding to the one they are applying for at Uni Graz.

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

    http://studien.uni-graz.at/en/degree-programmes/

    All programs except Pharmacology and Joint Degree programs 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 and/or KUG 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

    Overall Course Guide: https://online.uni-graz.at/

    How to use course guide: http://static.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/bib/downloads/studierende/incoming/ugo/bibwww_s_ugo_guidelines.pdf

    English-taught classes only: https://online.uni-graz.at/kfu_online/wbENLVSuche.wbEnLvSuchePage

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Students coming to Uni Graz follow the credit requirements of their home university.

    A full semester workload at Uni Graz equals 24-30 ECTS.

    CREDIT INFORMATION:

    The student workload consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities, i.e. contact hours (lectures, seminars etc) and private study (preparation for exams, writing of paper, reading etc.): 1 ECTS credit = 25 hours.

    Each semester is comprised of 15 teaching weeks, therefore a course indicated as a 1 hour course in the online system equals 15 contact hours, a 2 hour course equals 30 contact hrs etc. For exchange students we consider a range between 24 to 30 ECTS per semester as a full time study load.

    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 language level B2 in German in order to take full advantage of the mobility. Students who will only take courses in English must have B2 English knowledge.

    Students who will only take courses in English must check whether they can find enough English-taught courses to fulfill their home university’s credit requirements.

    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. 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. Also German courses during the semester are offered. Further information: https://treffpunktsprachen.uni-graz.at/en/teaching/german-as-a-foreign-language/.

    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 NO walk-in sessions, they are MANDATORY. They include sessions about orientation / registration / course system / residence permit / health insurance.

    Additional Notes

     

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1/Winter
    Nomination deadline: 1 May
    Application deadline: 1 June

    Semester 2/Summer
    Nomination deadline: 1 October
    Application deadline: 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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    Winter semester

    beginning of Oct – end of Jan

    01 October 2019 – 31 January 2020

    Summer semester

    beginning of Mar – end of Jun

    02 March2020 – 26 June 2020

    Examination period(s)

    During and at the end of each semester.

    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).

    Early exams / alternative exam arrangements CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!! Please note that each professor decides for his/her course whether early exams / alternative exam modes are possible. It is the student’s responsibility to contact each professor as early as possible in the application process and definitely before finalizing travel plans in case they need to return to their home universities before the end of the exchange semester at Uni Graz.

    Early exams are NOT available for lecture-type courses at the Faculty of Business and of the field of English and American Studies. For other types of courses such as pro-seminars, seminars professors have the last say.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Winter semester
    Welcome Week I: 05-11 September 2019
    Welcome Week II: 16-20 September 2019

    Summer semester
    Welcome Week: 17-20 February 2020

    Course registration deadline

    Course registration takes place 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 as well as academic advising sessions.

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    700-800

    Housing

    250-400

    Meals

    300

    Course Materials

    depends on student and courses taken

    Local Transportation

    50

    Health Insurance

    60 (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.

    FULL YEAR STAY: All exchange students nominated for 2 semesters are required by law to register for Austrian health insurance upon arrival (assistance and more information available during the mandatory WELCOME WEEK). Austrian health insurance is offered for currently also includes basic dental and eye examinations. This insurance will NOT cover the student’s journey to and from Graz or medical evacuation and repatriation – the student must purchase travel insurance accordingly.

    SEMESTER STAY: All exchange students nominated for 1 semester are free to choose their insurance as long as this insurance is in accordance with the requirements for an Austrian visa application. For details students have to contact the Austrian embassy in their country of residence. The insurance must also cover their journey to Graz including medical evacuation and repatriation.

    Additional Notes

     

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Students make their own housing arrangements directly with the dorms (links provided on our incomings website). Students can apply for housing either via the housing office of the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) or at the different dorms directly. For deadlines of housing applications at the individual dorms, please check the respective websites. Information on living expenses can be found in the welcome guide.

    Housing options

    Shared flats in student dorms with cooking facilities, single/double occupancy available. Note that all dorms in Graz are co-ed.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    https://housing.oead.at/en/accommodation/graz-en

    https://www.uni-graz.at/en/studying/student-life/accommodation-and-food/student-hostels/

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

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Housing application is separate and is taken care of by the students themselves (links for dorms in Graz provided on our incoming website).

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    The university does not have a medical facility on campus. 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 / Residence Permit:

    SEMESTER STAY: Non-EU/EEA students must apply for a Visa D through the Austrian Embassy in their country of residence BEFORE arrival in Austria.
    Costs: approx. EUR 150 (info 2018).  Additional fees may apply.

    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 must make sure that they fly directly to Austria without layover in any other Schengen country when commencing their exchange!

    FULL YEAR STAY: Depending on their nationality students either need to apply for a residence permit via the Austrian embassy in their country of residence or can apply in Graz after arrival > details: https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-residence-and-employment/nationals-of-third-countries/exemption-from-visa-requirements-visumfreiheit/  

    Students who are eligible to apply after arrival in Graz must bring along all necessary documents incl. legalization/Apostille and translations where necessary (check with Austrian embassy for details).

    Students who must apply for the residence permit before travelling to Graz have to send their Uni Graz application documents timely enough to receive the Acceptance & Residence Permit letters by regular mail.

    Costs: approx. € 160 (info 2018). Additional fees may apply. Further information: https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-residence-and-employment/ 

    Buddy program:

    Buddies are Austrian students interested in supporting international exchange students as unpaid volunteers during their time in Graz (pick-up service, support in practical matters, etc.). More information at
    http://unigraz.esnaustria.org/buddy-program-karl-franzens-uni-graz-0.

    STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:

    The Disability Resource Center is the central information and contact point: https://www.uni-graz.at/en/university/interdisciplinary-affairs/barrier-free-university/

    TRANSCRIPTS:

    Transcripts are electronically signed via UNIGRAZonline. Thus, according to Austrian legislation a signature / stamp / underprinting paper for a printout are no longer necessary. In addition, the transcript is electronically verifiable.  All students who hold an active UNIGRAZonline account are expected to access and download the electronically signed transcript by themselves. Transcripts can be verified by using the following link: https://www.signatur.rtr.at/en/vd/Pruefung

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library: https://public.sharepoint.uni-graz.at/sites/bilderpool/SitePages/Bilder.aspx?Kategorie=Campus/Geb%C3%A4ude

    These images are provided free of charge, but please include the copyright information whenever you use them.

    University Logos: logo.uni-graz.at

    University Incoming Student App (German): https://apps.uni-graz.at/#

    University Incoming Student Podcasts (German): https://www.uni-graz.at/en/studying/students/study-organisation/podcasts/

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    January 2019