University of Graz

Graz
Austria

Language of instruction

English
German

The University of Graz, founded in 1585, is Austria's second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Interestingly, the majority of students in every faculty at the University of Graz are female.

Graz is the capital of the Styrian region of Austria. The charming Old Town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the harmonious co-existence of buildings ranging in style from Gothic to contemporary.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Summer Semester March–June
Semester 2 Winter Semester October–February

View the University of Graz's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

The University of Graz has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at the University of Graz is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at the University of Graz.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business, commerce and economics
Advertising
Economics
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing
Anthropology
Development
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
Sociology
Law
German
Linguistics
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Physics
Postgraduate
Business administration
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Marketing
Anthropology
Classical languages
Development
English
English literature
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
Sociology
German
Linguistics
Russian
Psychology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Physics
Regional and town planning

Course restrictions

Pharmacy is not available to exchange students.

Additional academic information

The University of Graz has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

The University runs an intensive 3 week German language course. This course is worth 6 ECTS and is offered to exchange students prior to each semester as several levels. The course costs 170 euro (in 2017) and UQ students are able to receive a reduced fee.

Other language courses are offered through the Language Institute at Graz during the semester and are worth 3 ECTS each. There is a small fee associated with these courses (70 euro each in 2017) and they can still count towards your overall exchange ECTS study load.

Explanation of language levels A1-C2

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Students can apply for housing either via the housing office of the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD) or at the dorms directly.  Note that all dorms in Graz are co-ed. More information on housing options is available on the University of Graz's Office for international relations web page

Cost of living

While your monthly expenses will largely depend on your type of housing and lifestyle, the University of Graz has supplied an outline of living costs in their Welcome Guide for Students.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

A EUR 400 accommodation scholarship is available to 4 students per semester.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Non-EU/EAA exchange students nominated for 1 semester are free to choose their health insurance as long as this insurance is in accordance with the requirements for an Austrian visa application. ALL non-EU/EAA exchange students nominated for 2 semesters are required by law to register for Austrian health insurance upon arrival.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

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

The University of Graz has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Austrian embassy for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.