Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, AUSTRIA

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The University of Graz Information Sheet for the academic year 2014-2015 is available here (last updated on 14/11/2013).

The University of Graz is a public HEI with a strong international profile offering more than 100 BA, MA and PhD degrees. Located in the city of Graz – Europe’s cultural capital 2003 – it is home and an exciting and inspiring environment for 30.300 students (11,6 % international), 2.600 academic and 1.200 administrative staff. An institution with a strong international profile it concentrates on the core activities of research and education at 6 faculties (Arts & Humanities, Law, Social and Economic Sciences, Theology, Natural Sciences and Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education). Close ties with almost 500 universities world-wide form the basis for the mobility of students, faculty and staff and numerous joint projects in teaching and research as well as organizational and curriculum development. The university has developed profound experience in working together with international partners in a variety of projects and programs, such as Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Lifelong Learning Programmes [LLP], etc. for many of which the University of Graz also acts as the coordinator. Guest professors and guest researchers contribute significantly to the internationalization of our institution.

Committed to implementing the aims of the BOLOGNA-Process, the University of Graz contributes significantly to the creation of a European platform of higher education and thus strengthens its position as an internationally oriented institution of higher learning. As the only Austrian institution of higher learning, the University of Graz proves its role as an innovative and reform-oriented force within the COIMBRA Group and the UTRECHT Network.

Intensive co-operation with institutions of higher learning in South-Eastern Europe has been defined as one of the priorities within the university development strategy and has provided the University of Graz with an expertise unique in the German speaking area. Due to its profound knowledge of the potential and the needs of partners in the region and its international competence the university has long been an advocate of European integration and will continue to do so in the future.

Webpage: www.uni-graz.at
Webpage with specific information for Erasmus Mundus applicants:
BA/MA/PhD: international.uni-graz.at/en/koop-proj/sp/ema2/ema2-info/ema2-incoming-students/
PostDoc/Staff: international.uni-graz.at/en/staff/pers-incoming/mobility-programs/ema-2/

Contact data:
Contact for Incoming Undergraduate, Master and PhD applicants: erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at
Contact for Outgoing Undergraduate, Master and PhD applicants: petra.rabitsch@uni-graz.at
Contact for Incoming+Outgoing PostDoc and Staff applicants: erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at

www.uni-graz.at/

Universitätsplatz 3;
A – 8010 Graz;
Austria

 +43 (0)316 380 2214;
+43 (0)316 380 1251

 +43 316 380 9156

Name of the University Karl-Franzens Universität Graz
Website
General Website www.uni-graz.at/
Website with specific information for EMERGE applicants (BA/MA/PhD) http://international.uni-graz.at/en/koop-proj/sp/ema2/ema2-info/ema2-incoming-students/
Website with specific information for EMERGE applicants (PostDoc, Staff) http://international.uni-graz.at/en/staff/pers-incoming/mobility-programs/ema-2/
Website of the International Relations Office / International Students http://international.uni-graz.at/en/
Academic calendar (lecture periods)
Link to academic calendar www.uni-graz.at/en/studying/for-prospective-students/important-dates-and-deadlines/
Lecture periods
first term 2014 / 2015
(winter term) preliminary

start date: 01.10.2014 end date: 31.01.2015
registration session (welcome events), preliminary: 01.09.2014-26.09.2014
examination period(s): end of semester / continuous (depending on course)
second term 2014 / 2015
(summer term) preliminary

start date: 02.03.2015 end date: 04.07.2015
registration session (welcome events), preliminary:
examination period(s): end of semester / continuous (depending on course)

Admission and registration
Exchange students (credit transfer, non degree seeking)

  • At the moment of application and during the entire stay abroad, the students must be enrolled at their home institution.
  • A learning agreement containing the intended courses (course nr, course title, ECTS) at the University of Graz is mandatory and must be submitted at the time of application for the program.
  • Don’t forget to scroll down to section ‘Documents to be uploaded’ for a list of documents that have to be uploaded for the EMERGE application.
Undergraduate Possible duration 1 semester: 5 months
1 academic year: 10 months
Admission deadline first term (winter): 1 June for winter semester
second term (summer): mobility start in second term NOT possible
Registration deadline first term: September for winter semester
second term: NOT applicable
Contact information erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at
Master Admission deadline first term (winter): 1 June for winter semester
second term (summer): mobility start in second term NOT possible
Registration deadline first term: September for winter semester
second term: NOT applicable
Contact information erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at
Doctorate Admission deadline first term (winter): 1 June for winter semester
second term (summer): mobility start in second term NOT possible
Registration deadline first term: September for winter semester
second term: NOT applicable
Contact information erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at

Course information websites
Undergraduate studies https://online.uni-graz.at
All degrees are German taught, though some offer a limited number of courses in English: international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/
Master programmes https://online.uni-graz.at
All degrees are German taught, though some offer a limited number of courses in English: international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/
Doctorate programmes https://online.uni-graz.at
Some courses taught in English: international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/
PostDoc and Staff programmes http://international.uni-graz.at/en/staff/pers-incoming/mobility-programs/ema-2/

Language requirements
Exchange students (undergraduate/Bachelor, Master, PhD/Doctoral level): no language certificate needed. However, preference will be given to applicants with a German language certificate (or English language certificate – in case you are only attending courses held in English).
Exchange students without knowledge of German must have sufficient knowledge of English and must verify in detail in the online system whether they can find enough courses taught in English to fulfil the program requirements.
Accepted certificate(s) German Preferably ÖSD-certificate C1, Goetheinstitut certificate C1
English Preferably TOEFL, IELTS

Student and welcome services
Link to student guide international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/welcome-guide-stud/
Estimated living expenses See welcome guide – www.uni-graz.at/en/bibwww_welcome-guide_e.pdf.
Housing housing assistance (yes/no/type) Yes, selected students/scholars will be informed about the procedures by the EMERGE contact person
link to housing www.housing.oead.at
Facilities for students with special needs Yes, www.uni-graz.at/services/behinderte.html
Welcome event / orientation week Welcome Events are mandatory and include sessions about orientation/ registration/ health insurance/ course system. In addition students can sign up for the buddy program (pick-up and support by Graz student).
Winter semester:
Registration and Welcome Events: 01.09.2014-26.09.2014
Language course(s) before the study periods Intensive German course in September (lasting for three weeks before the start of the semester):
www.uni-graz.at/treffpunktsprachen/.
Participation highly recommended!
during the study periods Yes, offered at different levels: www.uni-graz.at/treffpunktsprachen/

International Office / Student Service Center / Visitor Service
Address Karl-Franzens University of Graz
Büro für Internationale Beziehungen
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz, Austria
Contact persons for incoming students (Bachelor, Master, PhD) Mag. Monika Ostir-Schein
e-mail: erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at
for outgoing students Mag. Petra Rabitsch
e-mail: petra.rabitsch@uni-graz.at
for incoming staff & PostDoc Mag. Kanita Kovacevic
e-mail: erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at
for outgoing staff & PostDoc Mag. Kanita Kovacevic
e-mail: erasmus.mundus@uni-graz.at

MANDATORY documents to be uploaded (for Bachelor, Master, PhD EXCHANGE mobilities)
Proof of enrollment in an equivalent/similar program and at the same level the EMERGE application is for at the home university signed and stamped by the admissions office / registrar of the home university (Bachelor, Master, PhD only) In the Application Form please use the field “Certificates and transcripts of record” to upload the ‘Proof of enrollment’.
Diplomas of ALL previously completed university degrees, i.e.
for master application – undergraduate/bachelor diploma,

for PhD/doctorate application – undergraduate/bachelor and master diplomas,

for post-doc – doctoral diploma.
In the Application Form please use the field “Other Documents”. Please see emerge.uaic.ro/mobility-guidelines/how-to-apply/documents-to-be-uploaded/ for more recommendations.
Transcripts of records of ALL previously completed degrees, (Bachelor, Master, PhD only), i.e.

for master application – undergraduate/bachelor transcript,

for PhD/doctorate application – undergraduate/bachelor and master transcript.
In the Application Form please use the field “Transcript of Records”. If you have more than one transcript, you should combine two (or more) pdf files into a single one. Please see emerge.uaic.ro/mobility-guidelines/how-to-apply/documents-to-be-uploaded/ for more recommendations.
Learning Agreement containing the intended courses (course nr, course title, ECTS) at the University of Graz (undergraduate/bachelor and master ONLY) In the Application Form please use the field “Learning Agreement or pre-admission letter”.
Research Plan (PhD/doctorate, post-doc and staff ONLY) In the Application Form please use the field “Study and research plan”.
Titles of bachelor and master thesis (Natural Science PhDs ONLY) In your Application Form please indicate these titles in your “Letter of interest”.
• Language certificate is not mandatory, however preference will be given to students providing one. Students planning to take only courses taught in English must make sure they can find enough courses taught in English (see offer at http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/). In the Application Form please use the field “Official language certificate”.
Passport copy In the Application Form please use the field “Passport”.
Curriculum Vitae In the Application Form please use the field “Current CV or resume”.
Letter of Invitation (PhD/doctorate, post-doc and staff only) demonstrating the host university’s interest in hosting the scholar – please contact the relevant department/unit to find out if it can host you on the basis of your research/work plan. In the Application Form please use the field “Letter of interest”.


Translations of documents
If original documents (certificates, transcripts, etc) are not in English or German, they must be accompanied by a translation into either English or German. Selected degree students will have to provide certified translations into German during the application process at the University of Graz.


Next steps after selection via the EMERGE consortium
The University of Graz requires selected students to complete the University of Graz application procedure, before visa and acceptance letters can be sent!
Exchange students must complete the online application via the University of Graz online tool. A print-off of the “Application Form” signed by the student and the “Study Confirmation” signed by the advisor at the home university along with all relevant academic documentation must then be sent via surface mail to the contact person in Graz.
All students selected for University of Graz will be contacted by the Graz contact person upon the official confirmation of their selection by the coordinating university and advised in detail.

Other useful information
Online course guide: https://online.uni-graz.at
English-taught courses: http://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/s-in-winfo/courses-taught-english/
Guidelines for course system: www.uni-graz.at/bibwww_s_ugo_guidelines.pdf
Further information for exchange students: international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/nominiert/
Welcome Guide for students: international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/incoming/welcome-guide-stud/
Information on the student facilities at the university: see welcome guide
Information about the city: http://www.graztourismus.at/cms/ziel/2865539/DE/


Last updated on 14/11/2013