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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

Source: TU Graz
Source: TU Graz

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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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 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:



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:






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:

Snow Day at Teichalm

The Welcome Center would like to invite you to a fun day in the snow. We have arranged to go snowshoeing at Teichalm (about one hour from Graz) with professional guides. After this experience we will jointly eat a meal in the traditional Stoakogl Hütte.

When: Saturday, February 24, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Meeting point: TU Graz, Alte Technik, Rechbauerstrasse 12, 8010 Graz
Price: € 15 per person including transportation, the guided snowshoeing tour, equipment, meal
Info: 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 garters. If you are unsure, please ask us.

Please sign-up by February 11, 2018 by sending us an email to welcomecenternoSpam@tugraz.at. Your place is only guaranteed once we have received your payment.

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