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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center of TU Graz supports international degree seeking 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 in the framework of an exchange programme you find information specifically prepared for you in the section exchange students.

Further information

Source: TU Graz
Source: TU Graz

Information and Advice

International Relations and Mobility Programmes
Welcome Center
Mandellstraße 15/II
8010 Graz
welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at

Heidrun Alena MÖRTL
Mag.phil.
Phone: +43 316 873 6427
heidrun.moertlnoSpam@tugraz.at

Elisabeth TOMASELLI
Mag.iur.
Phone: +43 316 873 4920
elisabeth.tomasellinoSpam@tugraz.at


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.

Source: Jovanovska
Kristina Jovanovska, Macedonia

As an international student coming from a country outside of EU, I had to do a lot of paperwork and prepare many documents before I came to Austria. It was hard for me to find all the information needed on the Internet, especially because most of them were available only in German. I contacted the welcome center via email and I got all information needed very nicely explained.

Furthermore, I visited their office in the first week of my stay in Graz, I was warmly welcomed and I got answer to all of the many questions I had at that time regarding public transport, working permit, mobile operators, banks etc. I am very thankful for their help, because the welcome center is the reason why I got used to Austria so fast and now I feel Graz is definitely my new home.

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 26 to 28 February 2018.
Further information: International Welcome Days

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:

CHECKLISTS:

WORK FLOWS:

International Researchers and Staff

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

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:

CHECKLISTS:

 

WORK FLOWS:

 

GRANTS:

Source: Euraxess

EURAXESS Network

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

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 a 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:

 

 

 

 

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:

Trip to Bärenschützklamm

Together with the OeAD Regional Office Graz (Austrian Exchange Service), we will take a trip to the gorge Bärenschützklamm close to Graz.

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Meeting point is the main entrance hall of Graz Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) at 7.45 a.m.
As we will take a train from Graz Hauptbahnhof, please make sure to be able to arrive on time, so we can buy the appropriate tickets. The return depends on the weather situation, but we hope for stable weather, so we can enjoy some extra time at the top of the gorge. We plan to be back in Graz by 6.00 pm.

Please sign-up by July 8, 2018 by sending an email to welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at.

Since this trip will cover your train tickets, entrance fee of the gorge and a lunch meal, there will be a participation fee of € 10 for Adults and € 5 for children (> 6 years). Registration becomes final with the payment of the participation fee in cash at the Welcome Center during office hours (Mon-Fri 10.00-12.00; Wed 13.30-15.30)
First come first served!

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