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Degree Seeking Students

Would you like to pursue a degree programme at TU Graz? TU Graz has a well-deserved, great reputation. This is hardly surprising, since TU Graz offers:

  • Master’s Programmes in English,
  • Internationally recognized teachers with strong networks,
  • ideally-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities and infrastructure,
  • cutting-edge research – for example, in the Fields of Expertise,
  • multiple opportunities to take part in national and international research projects, including collaborations with renowned industry partners, often within the framework of Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations
  • personal support provided by the team at the Welcome Center for international students,
  • excellent opportunities to work as a team with teachers, fellow students and colleagues,
  • free access to campus licenses and trial software (for example, the Microsoft Office suite, MATLAB) and
  • a particularly attractive location.
Source: Draxler
Farouq Halawa, master's degree student in „Production Science and Management“

I came to TU Graz in September, 2014 from Palestine, as part of the Erasmus Mundus  Avempace III project to study the master’s program Production Science and Management. I was astonished by the experience I had at TU Graz. The University is highly equipped with everything the student would need during the whole study period. I was impressed to meet lots of international students during the study period, and I enjoyed how the teaching style in many courses was non-traditional, by including case studies, guest speakers from the industry, and team-based projects. I spent unforgettable times, during the course product innovation project, where I worked with a multidisciplinary group of students for one year, to solve one of the real world challenges in the industry. The support we received from the university and the industry was second-to-none!

Information and Advice

If you have questions about visas and residence in Austria, travelling to Austria, arriving in Graz, or finding accommodation and living in Graz, visit the website of the

Welcome Center

For questions about admission procedures, registration and admission, contact the: :

Registration Office
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz

Opening hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 pm

international students from outside the EU (not part of mobility programmes):
Phone: +43 316 873 6419

international students from the EU (not part of mobility programmes):
Phone: +43 316 873 6626

master's programmes taught in English:
Phone: +43 316 873 6628

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

Individual support offered by TU Graz students can be found by contacting the student representatives at the TU Graz student union.

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Questions and Answers regarding studying at TU Graz

What can I study at TU Graz?

Here is an overview of all degree programmes offered at TU Graz:

Degree and Certificate Programmes



When does the semester begin and end and when are the holidays?

In the academic calendar you can find the important dates of the TU Graz academic year.

Here you find all Public Holidays and and breaks of the academic year 2017/18 at a glance.

Do I need to know the German language to be able to study at TU Graz?

Yes, the Master's programmes in English at TU Graz offer both national and international students the possibility to prepare themselves to enter the international job market. In this case, it is also recommended to attend a German course at treffpunkt sprachen.

You may also be eligible to register for a German-language Bachelor's- oder Master's programmes before you have gained knowledge of the German language. You then hold the status of an ‘extraordinary student’. You can find more information under admission with no prior knowledge of German.

I have completed a degree programme. Can I continue my education at TU Graz?

Yes, TU Graz offers Continuing Education for

  • students,
  • alumni
  • people with several years of professional experience. .

Do I have to go through an admission procedure to study at TU Graz?


Read about the TU Graz admission procedure.

What does it cost to study at TU Graz?

Information about the cost of a degree programme at TU Graz and financial support possibilities that are available can be found under financial matters.

How can I register for a degree programme at TU Graz?

Click on the following link to learn how you can register for a degree programme at TU Graz:

Registration and admission for international applicants

Can I attend courses held at other universities in Graz?

Yes, TU Graz students can also attend courses at the University of Graz, Medical University of Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. To attend these courses, they need to co-register [S1] at the respective university. This also applies to German language courses. 

How does this work? Click on the links below:

Where and when can I take German classes?

Would you like to pursue a German-language Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at TU Graz, but haven’t yet gained level C1 German skills? In this case, you can attend the  University Preparation Programme Graz (VGUH), which will help you prepare to take the supplementary exam in German.

Will you be pursuing an English-language degree programme at TU Graz? Would you like to learn German because it interests you, or because you would feel more comfortable if you understood the language? In this case, sign up for an intensive or a semester-long course at treffpunkt sprachen.

Do I need to have health and accident insurance?

Whether or not you need to take out insurence depends on your country of origin as well as on your duration of they.


When should I arrive in Graz?

The recommended arrival date varies according to your individual situation. Here is some information that will help you make a decision:

  • Generally, you are recommended to arrive in Graz in mid-September.
  • At the beginning of each academic year, TU Graz welcomes new students during the Welcome Days. Join us and learn more about the study programmes at TU Graz: Welcome Days.
  • Take note of the starting dates for the German courses during your planning.
  • The dates of the academic year can be found in the academic calendar.

What can I do after completing a degree programme at TU Graz?

Each degree programme description provides information about the career fields that are open to you after graduation. Graduates can find more information (for example, job advertisements) under the link planning your career.

On the city of Graz

On the City of Graz

TU Graz is in the middle of the City of Graz, a lively university city which offers many opportunities. Graz is at the centre of Europe. Here, you’re only a stone’s throw away from exciting cities such as Vienna, Prague and Budapest. You’re at the mountains in less than an hour. And with Italy, Slovenia and Croatia close by, the Adriatic Sea isn’t far away.  

A very good public transport network and popular cycle lanes contribute to the high quality of life in the City of Graz. Cultural activities are diverse and affordable. The influence of different cultures makes the city colourful and lively. And the different festivals, farmers’ markets and Christmas markets as well as the diverse cuisine mean that you will never get bored.

More about the City of Graz

More about Austria

Art and Culture

A fantastic diversity of cultural events is available in Graz. As a student, your TU Graz card allows you to receive discounts at many artistic and cultural events, from the theater, the opera and La Strada — the international festival for street performer and puppet theater — to the performances of the Graz University Orchestra.
Details can be found via the intranet TU4U.

The current artistic and cultural events going on in Graz can be found by searching the following websites of the City of Graz:

Further Information

The Welcome@TUGraz App

With the Welcome@TUGraz App, important information is sent directly to your phone:

  • important addresses,
  • entry and residence requirements,
  • accommodation,
  • food and
  • general information on living in Graz.

Download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store!