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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.

3 students walking along a corridor at TU Graz.
Detlef Heck, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Detlef Heck, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

All the best for your first semester and I hope you have a happy and successful time at TU Graz. You can look forward to exciting learning experiences that will introduce you to the cutting edge of engineering and science and the world of research and technological development.

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 Registration 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:

  • Log in to TUGRAZonline (the TU Graz information management system, online.tugraz.at) and TU Graz TeachCenter (learning platform, tc.tugraz.at) and get to know them.
  • 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).

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.
     
  • Come for student mentoring: Have a look at the website Student Mentoring, to see whether your degree programme is one where student mentoring is on offer.
     
  • 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)

FIT-Lecture (in German)

Mathematics FIT

Computer Science FIT

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
Overview of preparation courses for the start of studies.

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 degree seeking students of all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD) with an Englishspeaking introduction into everyday life as a TU Graz student.

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