International students, international staff and guests
Quarantine Support Service for Internationals at TU Graz
Address for visitors:
Lessingstraße 32/first floor
We kindly ask you to arrange an appointment with your contact person in advance (Contacts).
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We are constantly updating this page and, despite thorough research, we would like to point out that this information page does not replace legally valid information provided by the Austrian representation. Instead, it should be seen as an additional support for better understanding.
The "3-G" rule (vaccinated/recovered or tested) for arrivals to Austria from all countries was lifted on 16 May 2022. There are currently no COVID-19 related entry restrictions in effect for Austria.
Due to COVID-19 Austrian embassies might not be open yet or only offer some services. Please regularly check their websites. It is of high importance to start early enough to request your residence permit/visa, because it might take longer than normal. If you have open questions please get in touch with your contact person in the International Office – Welcome Center.
It is important that you have sufficient health insurance coverage at any given moment during your travels to/from Austria and your stay in Austria. It is advisable to have a travel health insurance for your travels to Graz/Austria and the first 2-3 weeks in Austria. Afterwards you should have a regular health insurance in case you need medical treatment:
We recommend that you bring the following from your country of origin to Graz in addition to the documents and objects that you would take with you anyway:
General Information how to prepare your stay at TU Graz can be found on the following pages:
When signing a housing contract please also check the cancellation policy of the housing provider, to be aware about the cancellation dates/policy in case you cannot come to Austria or arrive later or have to go home earlier. Some dormitories might offer the possibility to defer your contract to a later date, some others might ask for a cancellation fee or keep (part of) your deposit.
Please also check with your housing provider what equipment is available in your room (blankets, pillows).
It might be very convenient to get some essential equipment delivered to your accommodation at a requested delivery date in order to make sure that you have all essentials once you arrive. Unistarter, an Austrian company, offers a variety of items/sets for the start in your new home. Also check the website of ESN Austria who has a cooperation with Unistarter.
In case you have to or want to do a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Austria more information can be found here:
You have symptoms of illness or suspected of having contracted COVID-19?
Digitial COVID certificates
Obligation to report suspected cases to TU Graz
"Pro Vaccination": The university management of TU Graz clearly positions itself as
pro vaccination" and has provided more information on the following page:
All persons with main or secondary residence in Styria (valid Meldezettel), currently from 5 years of age, can register for a free COVID-19 vaccination.
You can pre-register for a vaccination in Styria via this link: anmeldung.steiermark-impft.at. Once there are appointments available, you will receive an e-mail notification with a link to book your vaccination appointment.
Also free vaccination days without appointment available: https://www.impfen.steiermark.at/
Please bring the following documents to your appointment:
An Austrian Social Insurance number is not obligatory, but you have to be a resident (valid Meldezettel) in Styria. If you don`t have an Austrian Social Insurance number but want a digital vaccination certificate with an EU-conform QR code please have a look at this PDF document.
In this PDF document you find the procedure how to get a booster shot/valid vaccination certificate.
The International Office – Welcome Center of TU Graz is happy to assist and support international students and staff from TU Graz during the period they have to undergo a quarantine. The quarantine support service is free of charge. A local TU Graz student is going to provide you with food, other essential items and, if necessary, medication and complete the required registration with the City of Graz for you in case you go into quarantine immediately upon your arrival.
Please sign up here if you want to use this service. If it is a required home-quarantine upon arrival, we kindly ask you to sign up as soon possible, latest 4 working days prior to arrival.
After we have received your request we will get in touch with you and provide you with further information.
Please check with your housing provider if your booked accommodation is suitable to undergo quarantine and if it is possible to have a separate space/room and also separate bathroom/kitchen area in your accommodation during the quarantine time. In case this is not possible, please organize an accommodation that is suitable for this purpose. If you have open questions regarding this service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Especially in challenging times it is important to take care of your psychological and physical health. Even if physical distancing is important, we should keep socially close to each other, make new friends, talk about the challenges we all face, and stay active. Please find below some useful resources: