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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center of TU Graz supports international students, researchers and staff members, guests, 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 within the framework of an exchange programme you get information at the International Office.

Current information: Internationals at TU Graz - COVID-19 Information

 

Further information

Information and Advice

The International Office - Welcome Center is open again for appointments! We kindly ask you to arrange an appointment with your contact person in advance.

Visiting Address
International Office – Welcome Center
Lessingstraße 32
8010 Graz

Contact person for international staff & guest researchers:
Jasmin HUS, MA
Phone: +43 316 873 6427
welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at

Contact person for international students:
Elisabeth TOMASELLI
Mag.iur.
Phone: +43 316 873 4920
welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at

 

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Bakhodirjon Kakhkharov
Bakhodirjon Kakhkharov, Uzbekistan

It was a wonderful day when I received an admission letter from TU Graz, but after that amazing day, a lot of paperwork was waiting for me. Especially, during the ongoing coronavirus restrictions made that paperwork even harder, nevertheless with the help of the Welcome Center of the University, I could overcome all the issues and received a positive notification from the Immigration authority. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to find trustworthy information on the internet, but when I needed any help or a piece of advice, the Welcome center was always there with quick responses to my emails.

After I arrived in Graz, I got all the needed information on opening a bank account and taking insurance, residence permit card, etc. A lot of interesting events and meetings are organized by the Welcome center and I find them very helpful for new students. Fortunately, I attended one of those events and made some new friends. I am grateful for their help and I already feel at home with their support.

Anna Shtengel
Anna Shtengel, Israel

Dealing with bureaucracy for international studies can be very overwhelming, migrating for PhD can be tough in so many ways. The Welcome Center makes it not only manageable, but also makes you feel you are taken care of, you are not alone and they will help you work out all the difficulties. It is also a warm social welcome of a community, which you really need as a foreigner to feel at home. Thank you so much for being there. 

General Information

Getting started in Graz

The Welcome Center provides helpful information sheets on everything you need to know for a smooth start in Graz. Topics covered include all kinds of non-academic matters, such as:

  • Entry and residency
  • Registration with the city of Graz ("Meldezettel")
  • Insurance and co-insurance for family members
  • Medical care and eCard
  • Bank account, internet and phone contracts
  • Public transport
  • Benefits by TU Graz, e. g. TU Graz bike, German classes
  • Culture and sports

...and much more. Contact us for more details!

Registration for receiving information

To receive news and information about language courses, activities and events offered by the Welcome Center, please complete the consent form.

International Students

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

International Welcome Days

The International Welcome Days for international students will take place on September 22-24, 2021 partially on-site and partially online.
Further information: International Welcome Days

Checklists

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

CHECKLISTS:

International Staff

The Welcome Center supports international staff as well as their host institutes. To optimize the advice and support process, we kindly ask for registration via the registration form.

Checklists

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

CHECKLISTS:


GRANTS:

International Guests

The Welcome Center supports international guests as well as their host institutes. To optimize the advice and support process, we kindly ask for registration via the registration form.

Checklists

Checklists:

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

Contracts:

  • Guest Researcher Contract (only available via the intranet TU4U)

Grants:

 

 

 

Networking and Events

3 laughing students holding a pad, a mobile phone and an iPad.

 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.

If you want to receive further information on our upcoming events, please register to our mailing list by sending an e-mail to welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at.

 

International News

If you are interested in current calls, upcoming events and cultural insights with an international touch, we would strongly recommend you to subscribe our International Newsletter by sending an e-mail to international-newsnoSpam@tugraz.at.

 

Contributions from international incoming and former outgoing students, international events, as well as many other exciting topics can be found on our International Blog.