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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 within the framework of an exchange programme you get information at the International Office.
 

Further information

Source: TU Graz
Source: TU Graz

Information and Advice

International Office – Welcome Center
Mandellstraße 15/II
8010 Graz
welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at

Birgit STEINKELLNER
Mag.
Tel.: +43 316 873 6427
birgit.steinkellnernoSpam@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

The office is closed on 27 and 28 February 2019.

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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.

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 27 to 28 September 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:

Snow Day 2019 – Sledging at Salzstiegl

The Welcome Center would like to invite you to a fun day in the snow. We have arranged to go sledging at Salzstiegl (about one hour from Graz). After this experience we will jointly eat a meal in the traditional Moasterhaus.

When: Saturday, March 2, 8.45 am - about 6.00 pm
Meeting point: TU Graz, Neue Technik, Corner Kopernikusgasse / Stremayergasse
Price: € 15 per person including transportation, the sledge and full lunch meal (salad with turkey strips, roast pork or cheese noodles)
Please note that this is a winter outdoor activity which requires good shoes (sturdy winter boots or hiking boots), a winter jacket, snow pants and/or gaiters. If you are unsure, please ask us.

Please sign-up by February 25, 2019 via welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at.Your place is only guaranteed once we have received your payment at the Welcome Center office. First come, first served!

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Tax Workshop 2019

We would like to invite you to the info session Introduction to Personal Income Taxation in Austria, which will be offered together with the Welcome Center of University of Graz. This year, the event will be held at University of Graz. It will give you practical information on taxation in Austria and also focus on how to file an income tax return. Please see the flyer for more information.

Target group: international employees of TU Graz
When: 14 March 2019, 5 - 7pm
Where: Aula of the University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 3, 8010 Graz, 1st floor

Please register via email until 7 March 2019: welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at

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