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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

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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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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 28 to 29 September 2017.
Further information: International Welcome Days

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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. The MORE Programme 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.

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

MORE students have the opportunity in participating in a set of German courses starting on level B1 (Grammar, Language Competence, Cultural Course) complementing their existing German skills and allowing them to get in contact with other university students.

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:

Open Air Movie

Join us for an Open Air Movie at Lesliehof!
This Beautiful Fantastic 2016 | PG | 1h 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | English | German subtitles
A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. More information
Tickets for international staff and their partners will be covered by the Welcome Center. Others welcome to attend as well.

Time/Place: August 30, 2017, 8.30 pm (meet at 8.15 pm)
Place: Lesliehof

Register by sending an email to welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at by August 27, 2017.

Event Flyer

Evening Walk to Burgruine Gösting

Join us for a 30 to 45 min walk up to Burgruine Gösting in the North of Graz. We will enjoy a beverage together at the castle‘s tavern (Burgtaverne).

Time/Place: September 12, 5.00 pm
Meeting point: at final stop of bus #40 in Gösting

Register by sending an email to welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at by September 10, 2017.

Event Flyer

South Styrian Wine Region and Buschenschank

Join us for a trip to the south Styrian wine region and enjoy a meal at a local family restaurant Buschenschank.  

Date/Time: October 10, 2017, 5.00 pm
Meeting point: Kopernikusgasse 24, 8010 Graz
Participation Fee: € 10

More information will follow in September.

International Potluck Dinner

The Welcome Center invites you to an International Potluck.
The idea is that everybody contributes a home-made dish from his/her home country to be shared among the group. Please bring food that is ready to eat! Beverages, cutlery and plates will be available on-site. There is a stove and an oven for reheating food.

Date/Time: November 16, 2017, 7.00 pm
Place: TBD

More information will follow in October.


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