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The University of Graz is a comprehensive public university with a strong international profile. Courses are available both in German and in English. Located in southern Austria, Graz is a picturesque university town offering theatre, music, parks, forests, and access to ski areas.

Learn more about being an exchange student at the University of Graz.

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A wide variety of classes are available in humanities, law, natural sciences, social and economic sciences, theology, translation and interpreting.

All classes are regular university classes taught in German or English. German-taught courses can be found on the Online Course Guide; English-taught courses are also available. For assistance using the online system, view the UNIGRAZonline Guide

Special note for German majors / minors:  Students wishing to apply coursework in Graz to a German major / minor must take coursework in German. Courses taught in English are not eligible to fulfill major / minor requirements. 

You must register for a minimum of 13 credits per term. You receive resident credit for the courses you take, your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. See the Grade & Credit Conversion Scale for more details.

German Language Courses

Three-week intensive German language courses at all levels are offered before the start of each semester (September and February) for an extra fee. 

German language courses are also available during the semester.

Housing & Meals

The majority of international students live in student dorms, as it is the most cost-effective option and the best way to meet other students. The student dorms contain shared flats with cooking facilities and single or double occupancy is available. 

Program Fees

Program fee

  • Academic Year 2021–22: $13,400
  • Spring Semester 2022: $7,250

Program fee includes tuition and educational costs, and international health insurance.

Cost of Participation

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

  • Academic Year 2022-23:  April 1, 2022
  • Spring 2023:  TBD

If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

If the program does not fill, applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis until the program fills or until the host university deadline. Please contact us to inquire about applying after the deadline.

While applications may be considered after the deadline, only students applying on or before the priority deadline will be guaranteed on-campus housing in Graz.  Late applicants will need to find their own housing arrangements.

Academic Calendar

Academic Year:  Mid September - End of June    
Spring Semester:  Mid February - End of June/Early July 

Optional three-week intensive German language course begins in early February for Spring students.  Optional three-week German language course begins in early September for Academic Year students.  

Program dates are subject to change. Contact our office or the academic calendar information on the Uni Graz website for arrival date information before purchasing your airfare. 


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Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.

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Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:

  • Application Essay
  • Advising appointment with the Exchange Coordinator
  • 1 Academic Recommendation

Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.

Application Review Process

Exchange programs can be competitive. We are not always able to place all applicants, and we encourage students to have a backup program in mind if applying for an exchange program. After the application deadline, the GO Minnesota selection committee will review applications and nominate finalists within 2 weeks. If nominated, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program.

Nominated students will be required to complete the University of Graz's application. Uni Graz will make the final acceptance decision. More information on this will be sent to nominated students.

If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad application system and submit a cancellation request.