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Information for New Students

Do you start your studies at TU Graz? Here you will find information and tips for a successful start to your studies!

In the booklet Studying at TU Graz – Information for New Students we give you some advice and many tips on how to get started.

Studying at TU Graz Info 2022

Due to COVID-19 not all information services of TU Graz can be made available as usual. Here you can find out how you can get information and advice on studying at TU Graz.

What are the next steps after admission?

Checklist for getting started – before the start of your studies

Once you have received an admission letter you have to pre-register online and then visit the Registrar's Office to register in person within the admission period. After paying your Austrian Students’ Union fee and, if applicable, your tuition fees as well as getting printed an expiry date on your TU Graz card, the next steps are:

  • Pay your Austrian Students’ Union fee and, if applicable, your tuition fees, promptly after registration.
  • Go to one of the TU Graz card terminals and get an expiry date printed on your TU Graz card.
  • Get to know online systems of TU Graz:
  • Have a look into the curriculum for your degree programme.
    You’ll find the current version on the website of your degree programme.
  • Go to TUGRAZonline and register for your courses for the first semester – during the registration periods (mostly beginning in September for the winter semester and in February for the summer semester). You can see the semester plan in the curriculum and in the online system.
    (Video: Register for courses – in German).
  • Organisational preparation for the semester
    • Where will my course take place (on-site at TU Graz and/or in virtual space)?
    • Which tools will be used in my course  and what do I need for it (e.g. WebEx, TeachCenter, other study-specific tools)?
    • Which safety/hygiene standards apply in my courses (especially regarding COVID-19)?
    • Are additional technical requirements recommended by the teaching staff?
  • Install video conferencing tools
    WebEx and BigBlueButton, part of the teaching and learning platform TU Graz TeachCenter and accessed directly via web browser. Instructions for use on the TU Graz intranet tu4u.tugraz.at

Checklist for getting started – at the start of your studies

  • Come to the Welcome Days – at the end of September.
     
  • Come to the orientation workshop organized by the students’ representatives in your degree programme – at the beginning of October.
     
  • If necessary: print out documentation from TUGRAZonline (e.g. confirmation of enrolment for the tax authorities, who are responsible for paying out family benefit)
     
  • If applicable: Apply for study grants – by 15 December for the winter semester and by 15 May for the summer semester. Apply to the Austrian Study Grant Authority (www.stipendium.at/english-information)

How can I prepare for university even before it starts?

Courses to prepare

You can use a number of free resources to prepare for studying at TU Graz, even before you start. These include MOOCs, ‘massive open online courses,’ which you can take in the holidays before your first semester begins. You can sign up for them on iMooX imoox.at/mooc.

STEM-MOOCs (in German)

SOS-MOOC (in German)

  • Start your studies organised – SOS-MOOC
  • Online course in September

FIT for the start of studies (in German)

Mathematics FIT

Computer Science FIT

Digital skills for first-year students

  • Digital skills for first-year students as MOOC and course at TU Graz (Register via online.tugraz.at)

Courses in winter semester (in German)

  • Mathematics 0: Compulsory subject or free elective, in October at TU Graz
  • Mathematics 1: Compulsory subject or free elective, in October at TU Graz

Where to get information and how to make a network?

Contact

Any further questions before the start of your studies?
Contact studynoSpam@tugraz.at.

Introductory events

Welcome Days

TU Graz holds Welcome Days before the beginning of the winter semester . At the Welcome Days you can learn about how your bachelor’s degree programme is organized and pick up important tips on how to plan your studies.

The International Welcome Days provide international students in English language Master- and PhD-programmes with an introduction in English to everything they need to know about starting their studies at TU Graz.

Orientation workshop for first-semester students

Also, there will be an orientation workshop for first-semester students (in German: Erstsemestrigentutorium), hosted by students in higher semesters who can give you lot of help getting started. It is organized by the students’ representatives for your degree programme. Of course, you can already begin to make contacts with other students at these events.

Orientation courses

Some of the degree programmes also include orientation courses (‘Introduction to your degree programme’ or similar), which you are required to take in your first semester.

Online portals