INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICANTS
1. Proof of the general and special university entrance qualification according to
§ 64 und 65 UG 2002 »
International student applicants, who would like to pursue a degree programme at Graz University of Technology, have to present:
- a. secondary school leaving certificate
- b. proof of actual admission to the study programme you have chosen at an accredited university in the country which issued the secondary school leaving certificate.
- Student applicants, who have acquired their secondary school leaving certificate in EU countries, do not have to present this!
2. German proficiency, additional supplementary examinations
Applicants who cannot prove that they have a good command of German (ÖSD - Level C1 - Oberstufe Deutsch) have to take a German supplementary examination before beginning a degree programme. If the secondary school leaving certificate that was acquired abroad is not equivalent to an Austrian secondary school leaving certificate, then students have to take mandatory supplementary examinations before beginning a degree programme.
You can get information on the examination requirements and dates from the Office of Preparatory Courses for the Universities of Graz (-> Contact)
The preparatory courses offer non-degree courses to prepare students for all of the supplementary examinations.
The secondary school leaving certificates of the following applicants are regarded as being issued in Austria:
a. Persons, who enjoy privileges or immunities in Austria, as well as persons, who were living abroad on behalf of the Republic of Austria at the time when they acquired the secondary school leaving certificate and who enjoyed privileges and immunities, as well as their spouses and children;
b. foreign journalists, who are accredited in Austria and are working full-time there, as well as their spouses and children;
c. Persons who either have made Austria the centre of their lives by living in Austria at least 5 consecutive years immediately before applying for admission or who have at least one legal dependent for whom this is the case;
d. Persons who have received a scholarship for the chosen study programme either on account of state treaty conditions or means from an Austrian regional authority; those who have an Austrian secondary school leaving certificate from an Austrian school abroad; convention refugees; asylum-seekers; people from South Tyrol, Liechtenstein, or Luxemburg.
The submission deadlines (point 4) do not apply for applicants from EU countries.
4. Application for admission
International persons, who would like to begin or continue a study programme at Graz University of Technology, have to submit an application (including all the required documents) for admission to studies. This application has to be submitted by 1 September for the winter semester, and by 1 February for the summer semester (submission deadline).
The following should be enclosed with the application for admission:
- a. secondary school leaving certificate with all the subjects and marks
- b. for new students: proof of actual admission to the study programme which you have chosen at a university in the country which issued the secondary school leaving certificate for the semester in which you are applying
- c. for continuing students: proof of the higher education studies that you have already completed (individual examination certificates, diploma examination certificates or state examination certificates) and a confirmation of admission to the continuation of studies
- d. Curriculum Vitae
5. Notarisation of Documents
All the documents have to be presented in the original, and each one has to be notarised by the responsible authority of the country of issue (foreign ministry) and by the Austrian representative authority in the country of issue (Austrian embassy). Notarisation is also possible in Austria, namely by the representative authority of the country of issue in Austria (embassy) and then by the Austrian Foreign Ministry (legalisation office). German translations of foreign documents have to be included. A translation done abroad has to be notarised in the country of issue and by the responsible Austrian representative authority. Documents that were issued in one of the following countries do not need to be notarised: Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Documents that were issued in one of the following countries only have to be notarised in the form of an apostille by the respective domestic authority: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Greece, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.
6. Tuition Fees
As of the academic year 2001/2002, tuition fees have to be charged for studies at Austrian universities.
Courses for normal study programmes begin in the winter semester. Student applicants, who were not admitted to any university, are recommended to begin their studies in the winter semester.
Admission to Graz University of Technology is only possible within the general admission period.
Graz University of Technology also does not have any dormitory places available. You can get information about housing possibilities from the National Student Union at Graz University of Technology » or the Student Housing Service (Rechbauerstraße 4a, A-8010 Graz).
Please address your application for admission (complete with all of the required documents) to the following address:
Technische Universität Graz
Studienservice und Prüfungsangelegenheiten
Rechbauerstraße 12 A-8010 Graz
Office of Preparatory Courses for the Universities of Graz:
Registration Office at Graz University of Technology
A-8010 Graz Rechbauerstraße 12
1st floor, room No.26
Mrs. Evelyn SCHLAPFER
Administration Officer for EU citizens:
Mrs. Martina ZAMUT