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MORE Initiative of TU Graz

The MORE initiative is a special offer for technically oriented refugees who have not yet applied for admission as a regular degree seeking student at TU Graz, but are considering this option for their future.

This initiative at TU Graz is part of the Austria-wide MORE Initiative of the Universities Austria (uniko).

Within the framework of this initiative interested refugees and asylum seekershave the opportunity to select from a variety of offerings:

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Logo MORE Flüchtlingsinitiative der TU Graz, Source: MORE


International Office – Welcome Center
Mandellstraße 15/II
8010 Graz

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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MORE Initiative of uniko

MORE started out in fall 2015, now all public universities have joined. The 21 universities in Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Leoben, Linz Salzburg and Vienna offer a certain amount of courses to MORE students, some of which are especially tailored for the refugees offers, some are part of a degree program.

MORE-Courses aim at providing a space for reflection to refugees where one can find out whether university studies are an option for the future. It offers orientation in academic and artistic study fields and language trainings. MORE courses are held at every university town in Austria.

MORE-Perspectives is an offer for academics and scientists who had to flee their country. It is a platform where refugees can share their knowledge and experiences with the interested public.

MORE-Activities are open formats that go beyond the academic sphere and help refugee students feel at home.

Further information can be found at the uniko website.

Information Leaflet in Arabic

MORE Programme

The MORE Programme of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) is an opportunity for refugees to gain a first insight into student life at TU Graz. The MORE programme serves as an orientation for refugees to assist them with the decision to start a specific study programme at TU Graz. MORE students are registered as non-degree students at TU Graz and can attend courses and complete exams.

Course Offerings within the MORE-Programme

Benefits of the MORE programme

  • First insight into student life at TU Graz
  • No admission documents required – only the residence card
  • Student card (TU Graz card)
  • Mentoring by a senior student of TU Graz within the scope of the Buddy Programme
  • Free access to the libraries with the TU Graz Card
  • Student conditions in the Mensa cafeterias and other student discounts

Register for the MORE Programme at TU Graz

The Welcome Center of TU Graz is happy to answer questions about the MORE Programme and assist with the registration process.

  1. Register at the Welcome Center
  2. Pre-register in TUGRAZonline
  3. Submit the online application and upload a photo for the student card (TU Graz card) in TUGRAZonline
  4. Send an email to morenoSpam@tugraz.at and inform the team that the online application process is complete
  5. Pick up your student card at the Welcome Center

Registration Deadlines

For the winter semester: November 20
For the summer semester: April 20

Admission as a refugee in a degree programme

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


Registration Office
Rechbauerstraße 12/I
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6629


EUCRITE – The European Centre for Refugee Integration in Higher Education

Key Action 2: ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership

EUCRIT is an Erasmus+ funded program (Sept. 2017 - October 2019) whose main goal is that of providing support and training to administrative and academic staff in their interaction with displaced students.

University partners are Aalto University - Finland, Grenoble Institute of Technology - France, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium, Darmstadt University of Technology - Germany, Graz University of Technology - Austria.

Project coordination TU Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6415

Read more: http://www.eucrite.eu/

Events 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.

Fun and the spirit of sports: internationals running

Cultural diversity on the menu

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