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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, German
Academic Field: Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Exercise & Sports Science, History, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Physics, Recreation, Sciences, Sociology Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Karl Franzens Universität Graz

Karl Franzens U Graz 1
The University of Graz, which was founded in 1585, is Austria's second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here. With 32,500 students and 4,300 employees the University of Graz contributes significantly to the vibrating life of the Styrian capital. Its location in Europe encourages a lively scientific, economic and cultural exchange with South-East Europe, from which not only the city benefits, but also its educational institutions.

Website for University
Website for International Students


Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria. In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and the site was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.


Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

All programs except Pharmacology are open to exchange students.
*Course list updated in July

Course Offerings/Syllabi

Websites for course offerings:

Language Requirements

  • The University of Graz recommends students to have language level B2 in German / two years of college German in order to take full advantage of the mobility as most courses at Graz University are taught in German.
  • If students do not have any German knowledge, the University of Graz recommends them to have language level B2 in English and to check if they find enough courses taught in English in their field of study to meet their home university’s credit requirements.
  • The University of Graz requires incoming exchange students to participate in the pre-semester German course. It is 3-week German Intensive Language Courses (6 ECTS credits incl. in transcript) that is offered in September and February before the start of the semester at a reduced fee (EUR 160). Also German courses during the semester are offered.

Important Dates




Program Dates:  October 1st - February 2nd  March 5th - June 29th 

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please visit the host university website.


Estimated Monthly Cost in Euros:

  • Housing: 250-350
  • Meals: 300
  • Additional fees: 20 per semester (student union fee)
  • Local Transportation: 50
  • Health Insurance: 57 (mandatory for students staying 2 semesters)



The University offers shared flats in student dorms with cooking facilities, single/double occupancy available from arrival date (see above) to end of semester. All dorms in Graz are co-ed. Housing has to be paid per semester – no monthly payment option! Click here for more information about housing. 

Housing cost estimate

Prices vary greatly according to standard and amount of service that is included in the rent. Double: approx. € 910 - € 1,900 / semester; Single: approx. € 1,600 - € 2,400 / semester (info as of 2016).

Helpful Links

Click here for more information about host university
Click here for Texas State exchange student testimonial
Click here for Texas State exchange student testimonial

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.