Then the OverSEAs Internship/Research Programme might just be the right fit for you. Complete your research stay or internship at TU Graz or at a Graz based company to develop professional skills, gain insight into the business/research world, and experience the Austrian culture and business environment.
Participating in this exchange programme gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Austrian culture and gain international work/research experience, which will benefit your career and be highly valued by future employers!
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This programme gives students from different field of studies the opportunity to either complete an internship/research stay at TU Graz or an internship at a partner company of TU Graz. Additionally, students have the opportunity to venture outside of their internship/research bubble and take courses at TU Graz.
Students from selected OverSEAs partner universities in the USA, Canada, and Singapore are eligible to participate in this programme.
Students from those universities receive support in finding a suitable position. You can apply for and select up to three projects/internships from a predefined project list.
TU Graz aims to find a placement for nominated students but a successful placement cannot be guaranteed.
Support in finding a placement is offered for students from the following universities:
If you are studying at another OverSEAs partner universities you can also participate in the programme if you find a supervisor at TU Graz on your own. Before interested students try to find a supervisor at TU Graz, the exchange coordinator at the respective home university as well as the Exchange Coordinator at TU Graz need to be contacted.
Your exchange coordinator at your home university has to nominate you for this exchange programme via our Mobility Online Platform.
Deadlines for Nominations:
You will receive an access code to Mobility Online by email as soon as you have been nominated by your home university. This email also explains how you can create an account.
In the next step, you have to fill in an application form and state which projects you are interested in.
Afterwards, please upload the following application documents to Mobility-Online:
Deadlines for the Online Application: stated in the application e-mail
After all the documents are uploaded, your Exchange Coordinator at TU Graz will check your documents and facilitate the matching process (please note that the matching service is only available for students from certain universities.
You will be informed about the results of the matching process within a couple of weeks. Students who are successfully matched with a project/position have to get in touch with their supervisor to arrange the details about their stay in Graz (start and end date, workload and other programme relevant details) and get the Letter of Invitation signed by their supervisor.
Good to know: Some research/internship supervisors might select candidates based only on the application documents, others might invite candidates to an online interview.
As soon as all the application documents as well as the signed Letter of Invitation by the supervisor are uploaded to Mobility Online, the International Office – Welcome Center provides you with the Letter of Acceptance. You will be able to download it from Mobility Online as soon as your acceptance is finalised. Please note that the Letter of Acceptance is only available via Mobility Online.
Letter of Acceptance
The Letter of Acceptance is the official document that contains the duration of your stay and other programme relevant information. With this document, you can apply for a visa or residence permit at the relevant Austrian representative authority (if necessary).
Apart from your Letter of Acceptance, you can also download a pre-arrival package that provides further information about accommodation, the required visa/residence permit and other useful information that will help you to prepare for your internship/research stay in Graz.
TU Graz will then facilitate the enrolment as an exchange student. You will receive further information by email on how to pay the student union fee (ÖH-Beitrag) of approx. €20 in order to complete the enrolment process.
Benefits of the Enrolment:
In Step 2 (Online Application) you have to upload several documents to Mobility-Online. These have to meet certain criteria:
The transcript of records is issued by your home university and lists all the courses you have successfully completed together with grades and earned credit points. It serves as proof of your progress in your degree programme.
Please upload an Application Letter (Letter of Motivation) in which you describe what motivates you to participate in this programme, what you can contribute to the project/internship position, and what you hope to learn (approximately one page).
Students who already have an approved project/internship position (self-organized) with a supervisor do not have to upload this document.
The CV should contain all your educational milestones, your previous work experience, relevant skills and (programming) languages you possess, and any other relevant information that could be helpful for the supervisor to determine if you are a good fit for their research project/open position.
Students who already have an approved project/internship position (self-organized) with a supervisor do no’t have to upload this document.
In general, exchange students are registered for bachelor's degree programmes.
Only students who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree Programme and included a copy of their certificate in the application package may be registered for a Master’s Degree Programme.
Download the application form from Mobility Online, print it out, and sign it. Afterwards please upload it to Mobility Online.
Please note: Your passport has to be valid for the entire period of your stay.
Please follow the steps described in the Pre-Arrival Guide, which is available in Mobility Online, as soon as you have received the official acceptance from TU Graz.
Please also read the page Your Stay at TU Graz to prepare your stay and to learn what to expect.