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University of Graz

The University of Graz, founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest institutions of higher education in Austria. With its many students, the University of Graz makes an essential contribution to the vibrant life of the Styrian capital. The students have a large variety of bachelor's, master's, graduate, and doctoral programs to choose from. The studies and scientific disciplines are assigned to six faculties: Catholic Theology; Law; Social and Economic Sciences; Humanities; Natural Sciences; Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education.

Graz, the second largest city in Austria, is located in the southeastern province of Styria, called the green heart of Austria because of its extensive forests. The city's geographical location provides an important gateway to neighbouring countries (1 hour to Maribor/Slovenia, 2 hours to Vienna, 4 hours to Venice). 

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  • Faculties of Humanities - Ancient Greek, Ancient History, Art History, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, English & American philology, European Ethnology, French, Gender Studies, German Philology, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Musicology, Philosophy, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Spanish
  • Institute of Translation Sciences- Arabic, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish
  • Law
  • Natural Sciences - Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Meteorology & Geophysics, Mineralogy-Crystallography, Mining Geology, Paleontology, Petrology, Physics, Psychology, Technical Geology, Toxicology, Zoology
  • Social and Economic Sciences - Business Administration, Economics
  • Pharmacy
  • Catholic Theological Faculty
  • Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education - Education, Geography, Economic Pedagogy, Sports Science, Sustainable Development
  • Engineering and other Technical Fields- The University of Graz has a unique cooperation with the Technical University of Graz (TUG), where our exchange students can co-enrol at the TUG and take courses from there at no extra cost. Students can also get a transcript from the TUG.

Preparatory German Language Courses

Incoming exchange students can take German Intensive Courses in September or February for a period of three weeks.

Courses taught in English

University of Graz can also accept students with less or no German background provided they find enough courses offered in English to meet their home university's requirement.  Apart from the intensive German courses, Graz offers a range of German language courses during the semester (grammar, conversation, oral text competence, presentation techniques, Austrian literature and civilization, Austrian German, Business German). Students will have to pay a small fee for each course. The language center of the University of Graz also offers a language partner program and supports students in finding language buddies.

ISEP students enrolled at the University of Graz may also sign up for courses offered at Technische Universität Graz at no further cost. Also, there are no course restrictions for exchange students. However, placement in some fields (psychology, sports sciences) and labs may be difficult.

Program Dates

The dates for the program can be found on the page for the university's academic calendar.


UNO-ISEP: The duration of the program is of one semester or of a full academic year. All students who wish to go on this exchange must first apply and be accepted to the UNO International Student Exchange Program (see our site for Outgoing students). Once accepted, students then complete the requirements to apply to the program at University of Graz. The exchange agreement between UNO and University of Graz allows students to pay tuition at their home institution but they must pay all other expenses, such as housing, transportation, insurance, meals, etc.