The Welcome Events will support you in completing your enrollment at the University of Graz and get your academic stay off to a good start. More information about the various events and procedures will be provided during registration session.
In order to allow for a smooth transition into student life at University of Graz the Office of International Relations organizes a series of information sessions and activities before the semester actually starts. These Welcome Events support incoming students in the administrative matters they have to take care of at the beginning of their stay while at the same time providing a networking opportunity.
Welcome Events in the winter semester are offered twice - at the beginning of September (recommended for students who are participating in the German intensive course) and Mid-February respectively. Your documents are available in the context of the respective Welcome Week you have signed up for in the context of your online application.
Welcome Events in the summer semester for students starting their mobility in the summer semester take place in Mid-February.
The Welcome Week offers support in enrollment at the University of Graz, Insurance sign-up as well as Residence Permit Issues for Non-EU/EEA students, information on the UNIGRAZonline system, course and exam registration and also provides the opportunity to discuss any academic questions with Academic Advisors.
|Participation in the Welcome Weeks is MANDATORY for mobility students! Do NOT make any other appointments during that time.|
Course Registration / Academic Advising / Learning Agreement
The academic advising sessions during Welcome Weeks offer the opportunity to discuss your course selection with the academic advisor(s) of the study program(s) you are enrolled in at University of Graz. Students are strongly advised to make use of these sessions and come well prepared with their list of intended courses and any questions relating to them.
- Academic Advisors
- Academic Coordinators CEEPUS + Double/Joint Degree Incomings
- Online Course Guide
- Guidelines for UNIGRAZonline Course Guide
- Course registration deadlines finden Sie in Ihrem UNIGRAZonline Account
Erasmus+ Students: Make sure your Learning Agreement and any changes are signed by the academic advisor (template: “departmental coordinator”) by the end of your stay. In case your template also needs the signature of a “ institutional coordinator”, your contact person in the international office will sign the form after the academic advisor has signed it.
Co-enrollment at other universities in Graz
In case you are also interested in taking courses at another university in Graz, you can do so by co-enrolling at this university and then registering for the courses there.
At TU Graz
- Pre-registration online:
Enter F 990 as field of study (“Studienrichtung”)!.
- Go to the TU admissions office: Studienservice - Technische Universität Graz, Rechbauerstrasse 12, 8010 Graz and take along with you:
- Record of Studies (print off from your UNIGRAZonline account)
At Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG)
- Pre-registration online (https://online.kug.ac.at/KUGonline)
- Go to the Welcome Center - Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Lichtenfelsgasse 21, ground floor, 8010 Graz and pick up the green folder.
- Go to the Studien- und Prüfungsabteilung > Inskription/Mitbelegung, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, Palais Meran, ground floor, room 16, 8010 Graz.
At MedUni Graz
- Pre-registration online
- Go to the MedUni Graz admissions office: Abteilung Studium - Medizinische Universität Graz, Harrachgasse 21, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz and take along with you:
- Record of studies (print off from your UNIGRAZonline account) and UniGrazCard.
Medical Assistance / Health Insurance
EU students can use their E-Cards from their home countries, as they are also valid in Austria. Please make sure you have all the relevant information from your insurance company back home!
ALL ISEP-students (1 and 2 semester stays) and all Non-EU/EEA students nominated for 2 semesters must register for the Austrian health insurance (= GKK student insurance). During Welcome Week you will find out more and will also be supported with your health insurance application.
This insurance does NOT cover you for your trip to Graz at the beginning and from Graz at the end of your stay. It also does NOT include medical evacuation and repatriation during your stay. Students are responsible for arranging for insurance coverage for the trip to Graz and back and for medical evacuation and repatriation by themselves.
The insurance costs are currently €59,57/month also including eye and dental coverage and medication (excl. glasses, lenses, tooth crowns, pivot tooth, etc. Cost of E-Card (one-time payment) - €11,70. The prescription fee currently comes to €6,10 (info as of January 2019).
Insurance has to be paid on a monthly basis – setting up an automatic transfer from your Austrian account is highly recommended.
GKK insurance coverage is valid in EU + EEA countries as well as Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia as well as Turkey. In case of trips to these countries, you need to go to GKK before going on the relevant trip and pick up a so-called “Urlaubskrankenschein” or “Ersatzbehandlungsschein”.
- When travelling abroad you need to go to GKK and request an “Urlaubskrankenschein” which you need to take with you on the trip.
- When going to the doctor’s always make sure the doctor has a contract with GKK as otherwise your insurance will not cover the appointment. Also make sure you take along your E-Card!
In case you need to go to see a doctor make sure the doctor you intent to go to has a contract with GKK as otherwise the insurance will not cover the costs. Do not forget your e-card when going to the doctor or hospital!
„Gebietskrankenkasse“ – GKK
Josef-Pongratz Platz 1, 8010 Graz
USI – Sports courses – Registration
Universitäts-Sportinstitut USI offers inexpensive courses (from Aerobics to Zumba) for students and organizes the annual relay run in June called ‚USI-Kleeblattlauf‘. This event is open for participation to all students, alumni as well as faculty and staff of all four universities in Graz. A must for all sports-fans!
Registration for one or more of the courses can be done in person or online. If you decide to register in person, you can do so during opening hours of the USI office in the main university building. If you decide to register for courses online you first have to enter your data online at http://sportinstitut.uni-graz.at/de/usi-myusidata/ one day before online registration the latest. Course registration deadlines can be found here. Please address all further questions concerning USI courses and course registration to the office of Universitäts-Sportinstitut USI.
Please be aware that USI courses are NOT included in the transcript as they are not academic courses and therefore do not carry ECTS.
ContactGeorg Göschl, Bakk. rer. soc. oec. MA.
Mon - Fri von 9.30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wed 1 – 3 p.m.
(During holidays: Monday-Thursday 10-12 a.m.)
and on appointment