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Erasmus+

Source: Cerjak – TU Graz

Contact

Gitte CERJAK
Mag.
Phone: +43 316 873 6422
gitte.cerjaknoSpam@tugraz.at

Visiting address: Mandellstraße 15, 2nd floor

Opening hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 am - 12 pm
Wednesday additionally: 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Step 1: Being Nominated by Your Home University

Prerequisites for studying at TU Graz with Erasmus+:

  • your home university and TU Graz have signed a bilateral agreement
  • your home university nominates you for the Erasmus+ mobility programme at TU Graz

Deadlines for Nominations

  • 30 April for the winter semester and academic year
  • 15 October for the summer semester

The Nomination Must Include the Following Information

  • Erasmus Code of your home university (e. g. A GRAZ02)
  • Name of the student: first name LAST NAME
  • Degree programme at home university
  • Email address that will be valid through the entire year
  • Duration of stay at TU Graz: winter semester or summer semester or academic year

Step 2: Online Application and Upload of Documents

You will receive an access code to Mobility-Online via email as soon as you have been nominated by your home university.

Make sure to read the application guide BEFORE beginning to fill in the application.

Please upload the following application documents in Mobility-Online:

  • Passport photo
  • Signed application form (available in Mobility-Online)
  • German or English language certificate
  • Transcript of Records
  • Bachelor's Degree Certificate (optional)


Deadlines for Uploading the Application Package

  • 15 May for the winter semester and the whole academic year
  • 31 October for the summer semester

It is highly recommended to hand in the documents well before this deadline. The earlier you send it, the sooner you can start to create your Erasmus+ Learning Agreement.

Part 1: Passport Photo

  • jpeg, png oder gif file with a maximum of 500x500 pixel
  • Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.
  • Showing a natural smile
  • Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis
  • Printed in color

 

Part 2: Signed Application Form

Download the application form from Mobility-Online. Print it out in colour and sign it. Afterwards please upload it in colour to Mobility-Online.

Part 3: Language Certificate German or English

As the official language of Austria is German, the most common language of instruction is German. However, at TU Graz, a number of courses are taught in English.

Your progress in your degree programme should not be hindered by language barriers. A language certificate is therefore required that indicates a minimum level of B2 on the scales of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

TU Graz only accepts language certificates issued by a language school or the language department at your university.

A high school leaving certificate cannot be accepted as language certificate.

To provide proof of your current level of competence in German or English, you may use one of the following forms:

The language certificate may not be older than 2 years.

Students with English or German as their native language do not need to submit a language certificate.

Part 4: Transcript of Records

This transcript is issued by your home university and lists all the courses you have successfully completed together with their grades and ECTS credits. This serves as a proof of your progress in your degree programme.

With reference to this list, the Departmental Coordinator can decide whether the courses you have chosen to take at TU Graz are appropriate.

Part 5: Bachelor's Degree Certificate – only if you are applying for a Master's Degree Programme

As a rule, mobility students are registered for bachelor's degree programmes.

Only students who have completed a bachelor´s degree programme and include a copy of their certificate in the application package may be registered for a master’s degree programme.

However, students registered for a bachelor's degree programme may take master's degree courses as long as they meet the requirements for the course (proven by their transcript of records).

Step 3: Upload of Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Studies

As an Erasmus+ applicant, you have to create your Erasmus+ Learning Agreement, including your course selection, in Mobility-Online and upload it duly signed.

Deadlines for Uploading the Learning Agreement

  • 15 May for the winter semester and the whole academic year
  • 31 October for the summer semester

It is highly recommended to hand in the Learning Agreement well before this deadline. The earlier you send it, the sooner you can be accepted and take care of other details about your stay at Graz; especially accommodation and German course.

Course Selection

Four ways to find the best courses for your stay at TU Graz:

  1. Look up the curriculum of the degree programme that you applied for at TU Graz:
    According to your applied field of studies at TU Graz, please choose the appropriate Bachelor's Degree Programme. There you find the link “Semester plan”. Please click the link and choose your semester to find the recommended courses. Following the links, you will get to the detailed course descriptions and language of instruction.
    You are also invited to add courses from the Master's Degree Programme, even if you have not yet received your Bachelor's Diploma.
  2. Find courses in English on www.tugraz.at/go/search-courses
  3. Search by keywords in TUGRAZonline
  4. Read reports of former students from your home university who studied at TU Graz as mobility students and find out which courses they recommend.

Other than in many European countries, there is no strict curriculum for exchange students. So you are free to additionally select courses from almost all faculties (exception: courses in Architecture are only for Architecture students).

Choose wisely and use the detailed course descriptions available for each course offered at TU Graz in the TUGRAZonline system. Open the search option on the top right corner and then select "Courses". Insert the course number or title and then click on the course link. Here, you can find the descriptions including ECTS credit points and exam information.

Please note: Courses starting with W are offered in the Winter semester, courses with S are offered in the Summer semester. Please make sure to choose only courses from the semester you will stay at TU Graz, so do not select courses starting with S when you apply for the winter semester.

TU Graz cannot guarantee a place in courses with a limited number of participants!

Confirmation of the Supervisor – only if you want to work on your Master's Thesis

When you come to TU Graz in order to work on your master’s thesis and receive ECTS credits for it, in accordance with your Learning Agreement, you need to have a confirmation of a professor from a TU Graz Institute that he or she will supervise you. If there is no contact between your home professor and a TU Graz professor, you have to look for a supervisor in your own responsibility.

How to find a supervisor?
Please search for the appropriate institute in the tree structure you find on the lefthand side of the home page of TUGRAZonline. There are detailed descriptions available for every institute, so you can see what research focus they have.   Contact the Head of the Institute by writing a short, but precise application for your master thesis, outlining your research interest and experience, and attach your CV.

When they agree to supervise you, please upload this confirmation in Mobility-Online.

To insert your master thesis, please type in the provisional title or topic of your master thesis and the name of the supevisor into the learning agreement form.

For a complete master thesis, 30 ECTS are rewarded. ECTS credit points are given according to the work load invested: 1 ECTS credit point correlate with 25 hours of work load.

Step 4: Your "Letter of Acceptance"

As soon as the International Office – Welcome Center has received and reviewed your application documents, your letter of acceptance will be issued.

You will be able to download your letter of acceptance from Mobility-Online including information about accommodation, visa, German courses etc.

Please note that your letter of acceptance is available only online.

Accommodation

Please start searching for accommodation as soon as you receive the automatically generated e-mail.

TAKE NOTE: The deadline for applying for a space in the student residence hall with OeAD is the same as the deadline to submit your application package (15 June / 15 November). Do NOT wait to receive the official "Letter of Acceptance" if you would like to stay at a student residence hall with OeAD.

German Course

The official language in Austria is German. It is strongly recommended to take part in the 3-week intensive course in September or February, respectively.

Since mobility students of all universities in Graz take part in these intensive courses, this is a good way to make friends.

Visa

If you apply for TU Graz and do not have EU/EEA citizenship:

Please note that you have to take care of all visa issues by yourself in time.

What happens next?

Please read the page Your Stay at TU Graz to prepare your stay, to learn when to arrive, and what to expect.