The Graz International Summer School Seggau in Austria is designed for highly motivated students from all disciplines who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs.

You will study and discuss global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities

Fields of study

The 2020 topic is "STABILITY, SECURITY, AND HAPPINESS: STATE - SOCIETY - RELIGION". Participants will deal with the relevance and effect on global affairs of Europe/EU (emphasis on South Eastern Europe) and beyond by attending the offered morning and evening lectures, panel discussions, and participating in one of the following seminar modules in the afternoon:

More information regarding the program and specific seminars can be found on the host university website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Credit Equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 6 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Graz entry requirements.

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The program fee will be approximately $2,400 AUD and includes tuition, accommodation, meals and some excursions. Scholarships are available. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website

Hau Yau - 2019

Personally, I am more able to speak with a wider audience. I was given many chances to speak on stage. It was nerve-racking, but by small challenges one time at a time, I am confident to demonstrate my opinion with a crowd of 100 people. Academically, I understand the topic of ageing more with perspectives from different fields and cultures. This broadens my knowledge and understanding of the social situations of various European countries. In short, ageing is not only biologically but also culturally. We age with our peers and technologies.

Read more of Hau Yau's story here



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 16 March 2020

Program Dates

Start: 05 July 2020
End: 18 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study ​
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Graz, Austria
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.