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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center of TU Graz supports international degree seeking students and employees as well as their hosting institutes before their arrival, during their stay and up to their departure.

The Welcome Center answers questions on:

  • Visa, entry and residence permits
  • looking for flats and accommodation
  • living in Graz
  • networking and integration (events)

The information folder provides you with an overview of all Welcome Center services.

NOTE: If you come to Graz in the framework of an exchange programme you find information specifically prepared for you in the section exchange students.

Further information

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Information and Advice

International Relations and Mobility Programmes
Welcome Center
Mandellstraße 15/II
8010 Graz

Head of the Welcome Center
Heidrun Alena MÖRTL

Phone: +43 316 873 6427

Phone: +43 316 873 4920

Opening hours

Monday through Friday: 10 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
and by arrangement in advance


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Source: Cathrin Zeppek
Ana Torvisco, Dominican Republic

As an international employee at TU Graz, the welcome center team has been a great resource in helping me get adjusted to life in Austria. They are always incredibly helpful and informative, and are quite knowledgeable with all my concerns about living abroad. In addition to offering instructive events about topics important to living in Austria, the monthly get-togethers and excursions have been amazingly fun. Thanks to them, I have been able to make new friends, to get to know more about Graz, and to really feel like I can call Austria my home.

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International Degree Seeking Students

The Welcome Center supports international students, who pursue a degree programme at TU Graz (degree seeking).

International Welcome Days

The International Welcome Days for degree seeking students take place from 27 February to 2 March 2017.
You can find further information in the flyer and the timetable.

Source: more

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

TU Graz is part of the MORE initiative, which started in 2015 and is supported by all 21 universities of Austria.

Information Leaflet in Arabic

Within this initiative refugees and asylum seekers interested in technical sciences have the opportunity to gain a first insight into TU Graz as non-degree students. It is a special programme for those who have not yet applied for admission as a regular degree seeking student, but are considering this option for the future.

Further information and benefits:

If you are interested in this program please contact the MORE Team via morenoSpam@tugraz.at or + 43 316 873 4920.

Asylum seekers and refugees who want to register as regular international degree students at TU Graz, please contact the Registration Office. Further Information: Leaflet Study at TU Graz as a refugee.

Useful Links:

Checklists and Work flows

Here you can find checklists and work flows. They help you to keep on top of things while preparing for your stay and during your time in Graz:



International Researchers and Staff

Checklists and Work Flows

Here you can find checklists and work flows. They help you to keep on top of things while preparing for your stay and during your time in Graz:



Source: Euraxess


TU Graz is a EURAXESS Contact Point (ECP) in the EURAXESS Network. EURAXESS supports the mobility of researchers by providing different services such as a European database for job vacancies, grants and funding opportunities.

Club International (CINT)

International staff at TU Graz can take advantage of the services provided by the Club International (CINT), Center of Excellence and Service for Expatriates and their Families

General 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!

Networking and Events

Networking and Integration

When you come to a new place, settling in isn’t always easy. The Welcome Center organises regular international get-togethers and other events to help you get to know people.

Next dates:

Residence Permits and Access to the Labor Market

Looking for first-hand knowledge on residence permits and the labor market? You are close to graduation and want to find out the regulations for entering the Austrian Work Force? Your Partner is looking to enter the work force?

Harald Hanik (Local Styrian Government – Unit for Residence) and Klaus Eichberger (Center for Foreigners at the Austrian Labor Market Service for Styria) will, among others, present information on the following topics:

  • What are the obstacles when applying for or renewing a residence permit?
  • What are the possibilities to stay in Austria after completing a degree or when the work contract terminates?
  • What are the regulations for family members?

When: Mon, May 8, 2017, 5.00 pm
Where: TU Graz, Aula, Rechbauerstraße 12, 1st floor
Sign-up: Please sign up by May 2, 2017 by sending an email to welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at.

Flyer Residence Permits and Access to the Labor Market

TU Graz news:

Welcome Center Newsletter