Austrian Student Union fee (ÖH fee) per semester
Tuition fees per semester
Non-degree students who attend individual courses must pay tuition fees and the Austrian Student Union fee (ÖH fee) from their first semester, irrespective of their nationality. Non-degree students who participate exclusively in a university certificate programme for further education or a University Preparation Programme are exempt from paying tuition fees, and only pay the programme fee and the ÖH fee.
You pay the fees every semester as registration to continue your degree programme, university certificate programme, etc. at TU Graz, see Registration for the continuation of studies.
Non-degree students who are taking individual courses and who are employees of TU Graz can apply for exemption from tuition fees. The exemption does not apply to the students’ union (ÖH) fee, which has to be paid each semester.
Application for exemption from tution fees
Degree students must pay the Austrian Student Union fee (ÖH fee) of 22.70 Euro per semester to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). This allows degree students to be members of the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) and to use the ÖH services, and provides them with personal accident and liability insurance via the ÖH.
Most students at TU Graz do not currently pay any tuition fees, as they are exempt from paying these because of
Please submit the relevant proof within the admission period/continuation period to the TU Graz Registrar's Office to be exempted from paying tuition fees within the non-contributory period.
Students who have a residence permit other than the
Student Residence Permit in Austria, for example, EU Permanent Residence Permit, Family Member Permit, Red-White-Red Card, and so on can be exempt from paying tuition fees because they are treated as Austrian/EU citizens for the period that this residence permit is valid. This means that only the ÖH fee (Austrian Student Union Fee) needs to be paid within the non-contributory period. If the non-contributory period is exceeded, these students will be charged the tuition fee of € 363.36 plus the ÖH fee.
To apply for this exemption, please submit the relevant proof within the admission period/continuation period of the semester in question to the TU Graz Registrar’s Office.
If you are participating in several degree programmes at TU Graz, the non-contributory period is calculated for each degree programme. If tuition fees are mandatory, they apply for the degree programme in which the non-contributory period ends at the earliest date. For this purpose, it is irrelevant which degree programme is your
main degree programme.
If you are participating in several degree programmes at several universities, each university calculates the non-contributory period independently from the others.
The following students are exempt from paying tuition fees if they do not exceed the standard duration of the degree programme including two additional semesters (non-contributory period):
Student Residence Permitin Austria.
British students who have been enrolled and registered for studies at TU Graz up to and including the winter semester 2020/21 and who do not interrupt their admission come under the tuition fee regulations for students with EU or EEA citizenship until further notice. They are exempt from paying tuition fees as long as they do not exceed the standard duration of the degree programme including two additional semesters (non-contributory period).
As soon as you interrupt your studies for one or more semesters (interrupt means that you deregister or are deregistered from the university), you will fall under the tuition fee regulations for non-EU foreign nationals from the time of readmission.
British students who are enrolled and registered for studies at TU Graz for the first time in the summer semester 2021 or who resume their studies also come under the tuition fee regulations for non-EU foreign nationals.
Non-EU nationals of the following countries are exempt from paying tuition fees for the entire duration of their studies: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.
If students have exceeded the non-contributory period, they pay tuition fees of 363,36 Euro per semester.
Non-EU foreign nationals who are not exempt from paying tuition fees pay 726,72 Euro per semester.
Before each semester begins, the TU Graz Registrar's Office will inform you of the mandatory tuition fees for you to pay. The information can be found within the application tile
Tuition Fees in TUGRAZonline.
Students from South-East Europe have the possibility of applying for reimbursement of tuition fees if they fulfil certain criteria. This applies to students from:
The application must be filled out electronically and submitted to the Registrar's Office within the submission deadlines. The application can be submitted in person, by post or by e-mail with an electronic signature (mobile phone signature or citizen card) to rabuzinnoSpam@tugraz.at.
You can find more information on the criteria and submission on the application form for reimbursement of tuition fees.
If you have to pay tuition fees because you have exceeded the non-contributory period, you can apply for a tuition fee waiver for certain reasons. You can find the reasons and the relevant forms and proof for a tuition fee waiver here.
Please note: The valid grounds for a tuition-fee waiver (items 1 to 5) only apply to students who are exempt from paying tuition fees within the non-contributory period.
An application for a tuition fee waiver must be made by 28 or 29 February for the summer semester or by 30 September for the winter semester.
If you are unable to make an application for a tuition fee waiver on time or are unable to make a complete application by 28 or 29 February for the summer semester or by 30 September for the winter semester, you must first pay tuition fees. You can, however, submit a complete application for a tuition fee waiver by 30 September of the same year for the summer semester or by 28 or 29 February of the following year for the winter semester or you can apply for a repayment.
If you have already paid the tuition fees and you submit the complete application for a tuition fee waiver with the application for reimbursement of tuition fees (to be filled in electronically and can only be accepted electronically filled in), this can only be sent by email with an electronic signature: Mobile Phone Signature (Handy-Signatur) or Austrian Citizen Card (Bürgerkarte), by post or submitted in person (only with an appointment) during the opening hours to the Registrar's Office.
If it can be proven that you were prevented from studying for more than two months within a semester that is subject to tuition fees due to pregnancy or illness, you will receive a tuition fee waiver for the relevant semester.
If you are primarily responsible for caring for your children until they reach the age of seven or up to school age if later, you will receive a tuition fee waiver for the duration of this childcare period.
* whereas the child's address must be the same as the student's address.
Duration of the waiver:
For two consecutive semesters at the most (new application possible)
In the event that the student is the primary caregiver of, for example, a close family member, the tuition fees can be waived for as long as this responsibility continues.
To apply for remission of the tuition fees you need to submit:
If it has been ascertained that you have a disability of 50% or more pursuant to federal regulations, you will receive a tuition fee waiver.
If you can prove that you have completed at least two weeks of study periods or traineeships during your non-contributory period within the framework of transnational EU, state or university mobility programmes (carried out by TU Graz or, in the case of NAWI Graz programme, by the University of Graz), you can apply for an extension of the non-contributory period.
Periods of study within the framework of mobility programmes in bachelor programmes can also be claimed within the framework of consecutive master programmes.
If you received a study grant in the previous semester or are receiving a study grant in Austria in the current semester, you will receive a tuition fee waiver.
If you were a student representative during your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programme at TU Graz, you will receive a tuition fee waiver for a maximum of four semesters for the entire duration of your studies.
As of the winter semester 2018/19, students of doctoral programmes at TU Graz can apply for a tuition fee waiver if the following requirements laid down by the Rectorate are met:
Application form for a tuition fee waiver for the summer semester 2023 (in German)
Application form for a tuition fee waiver for the winter semester 2023/24 (in German)
If you have already paid your tuition fee, please submit an Application for reimbursement of tuition fees (to be filled in electronically) in addition to the Application for a tuition fee waiver to the Registrar's Office. You can send your application to the Registrar's Office by post, in person (with appointment only) or by e-mail with an electronic signature (Mobile Phone Signature (Handy-Signatur) or Austrian Citizen Card (Bürgerkarte)).
Asylum seekers who are entitled to stay in Austria on grounds of asylum-related regulations and wish to register as a degree or non-degree student can apply for a tuition fee waiver.
Students can apply for an exemption from tuition fees if they can prove that they have played a leading role in a student team for at least two semesters during the last two years of their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral studies at TU Graz.
Students can apply for the waiver for a maximum of four semesters during the entire duration of their studies at TU Graz, whereby they must prove on each application that they have spent two additional semesters in a leading role in a student team.
You can submit the application for reimbursement* by e-mail with electronic signature (Handysignatur or Austrian citizen card), by post or by handing it in personally at the Registrar's Office of TU Graz (appointment required).
* The application must be completed electronically and has to be submitted by 30 September of the same year for the summer semester or by 28 or 29 February of the following year for the winter semester.
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