Phone: +43 316 873 6422
OverSEAs, ISEP & ERASMUS+ INTERNATIONAL CREDIT MOBILITY
BA MA MA
Phone: +43 316 873 6426
DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME
Phone: +43 316 873 6429
CEEPUS, SUMMER PROGRAMMES, BEST OF SOUTH EAST AND MARSHALL PLAN
Phone: +43 316 873 6418
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Phone: +43 316 873 6425
The earlier you start looking for accommodation, the more possibilities you have! Make sure that you make payments in time, otherwise you cannot be guaranteed a place.
NOTE: Accommodation for students who are coming to Graz in the framework of the ISEP network will be organised by TU Graz, International Office – Welcome Center.
Please note that male and female students live in all student housing in Graz.
You can also look for accommodation in Graz on the following portals:
Tip: When looking for accommodation, remember to ask what equipment is available in the room and flat. You will then know what items you need to bring with you to Graz or buy here.
Whether or not you need to apply for a visa or a residence permit for your time abroad at TU Graz depends on your citizenship.
You can find an overview on residence permits and visas on the OeAD website.
As Austria is a German speaking country, attendance of a German language course is highly recommended. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn a new language or improve your German skills!
Many exchange students participate in the German Intensive course prior to the semester and start to make new friends there.
You can also take a Geman language course during the semester. Upon successful completion of the course, you receive a certificate with ECTS credit points.
The intensive German language course is organised by treffpunkt sprachen and takes place before the beginning of the winter and summer semesters in September and February. It lasts three weeks every day from 9:00 to 12:15 and earns you 6 ECTS credit points.
NOTE: You need to register for the language course directly at treffpunkt sprachen.
German courses during the semester start in October or March and are tought on a weekly base. You will receive 3 ECTS for 2 hours a week.
NOTE: You need to register for the language course directly at treffpunkt sprachen. You will receive further information during the TU Graz Orientation Sessions.
Last day of arrival for winter semester and full academic year is one day before the first activity of the Welcome Events in September.
Exchange students who participate in the German Intensive Course prior to the semester have to arrive one day before the course starts, in early September. Exchange students who do not participate in the German Intensive Course can arrive later (mid of September).
Last day of arrival for summer semester is one day before the first activity of the Welcome Events in February.
Exchange students who participate in the German Intensive Course prior to the semester have to arrive one day before the course starts, in early February. Exchange students who do not participate in the German Intensive Course can arrive later (mid of February).
This information concerns exchange students who come for one semester or academic year in order to take courses. It does not concern students who come as trainees or for a summer programme.
Participating in the compulsory Welcome Events helps you to get the most out of your stay at TU Graz.
Whether or not you need to take out health insurance depends on which country you are from:
Citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland
If you are citizen of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, your national health insurance is also valid in Austria. In rare cases the validity must be activated by your health insurance company, please check well before you leave for Austria.
Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
If you come from one of these countries, your national health insurance is also valid in Austria, but you need to ask for the form A3 from your health insurance company before you leave. This is a voucher which you have to change into a treatment bill before you see a doctor in Austria. We will explain the details during the Orientation Sessions.
Citizens of all other countries
Exchange students who live outside the countries/regions mentioned are obliged to take out the Health Insurance from the Austrian National Health Insurance Provider (ÖGK) for their whole study abroad period. Students need to take out travel insurance for the trip to Austria and the first 3-4 weeks in Graz, and be prepared to take out the ÖGK Health Insurance for students upon arrival. A general overview about the ÖGK Health Insurance will be given once students are officially accepted. During the Orientation Sessions, students will receive further instructions and support in obtaining this insurance. Obtaining the ÖGK Health Insurance is mandatory for all exchange students who live outside the countries/regions mentioned above - without exception.
In Austria, all students have to pay a small fee every semester (a bit more than € 20 EUR). This is in order to be registered with their university and allows them to take courses and to benefit from an accident and liability insurance on the campus and on their way to an from.
From the moment you are registered as an official student of TU Graz and have paid this fee, you are covered by this student´s insurance.
ESN is the student network that supports exchange students in Europe, no matter whether belong to the Erasmus exchange programme or to any other student exchange programme. The Department for Exchange Students at the TU Graz Student Union offers a Pick-up service and a Buddy Programme to connect national and international students. Students at TU Graz help you at the beginning of your stay in this new country. ESN also offers a weekly newsletter and lots of activities for exchange students.