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.
Read more about being an exchange student at the University of Graz.
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.
Academic Year 2021-22: $13,900
Spring Semester 2022: $7,250
Program fee includes tuition and educational costs, and international health insurance.
Dates & Deadlines
Academic Year 2021-22: March 1, 2021
Spring 2022: September 1, 2021
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 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.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||
Spring semester only
|Program Name||Exchange in Graz|
|Track Name||Karl-Franzens University|
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.
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.