Joint Degrees: International Study Programmes

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An investment in your future – Joint Degree Programmes

You’ve surely have noticed that internationalization and an active role within the European Higher Education Area are two principal targets of the educational policy of the University of Graz. Since 2007 there has been a steadily growing number of joint degree programmes. The University of Graz is eager to offer more and more high quality programmes, in which the international mobility plays a fundamental role.

What is a Joint Degree Programme?

A joint degree programme is a Master’s or PhD programme that has been jointly developed by two or more international universities and cumulates in a joint degree diploma which is officially recognized by all degree awarding partner universities. As a joint degree graduate you will benefit considerably from this degree as it will greatly increase your chances on the international labour market due to the intercultural experiences you gained during the integrated mobility exchanges.  

Carefully chosen mobility partners will give you the opportunity to acquire expertise in  specialized study fields which may not be offered at your entrance university and, additionally, to perfect your language and soft skills.

Which Joint Degree Programmes are offered at the University of Graz?

On the right hand side, you find a list of all offered joint degree programmes. As the offer can vary from year to year, it is highly important that you check the current situation of each joint degree programme on the individual programme website.

Where and how can I apply?

On each individual website of our joint degree programmes you will find a detailed application procedure. You either have to apply online or send your application in a written form.  

Generally, you need to choose one partner university of the consortium as your entrance university (university of enrolment). The entrance university is the institution which you apply to and where you get enrolled as a regular student.

Is there an application deadline?

Yes. Each joint degree programme has its own application period which you have to observe. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered. Application deadlines vary from programme to programme so please consult the individual websites.

Which application documents are required?

In case you apply for a joint degree Master’s programme, you usually need to upload or send the following documents: 

  • a completed application form,  
  • a letter of motivation,
  • at least one letter of recommendation,
  • your Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, 
  • your transcript of records or Diploma Supplement,
  • your CV,
  • a language certificate (where applicable) and
  • a copy of your passport (where applicable).

In case you apply for a joint PhD programme, you need to upload or send in addition:

  • your Master‘s Degree and
  • your research project.

Before you submit your application, check the list of the required documents on the correspondent website of your chosen joint degree programme.

Can I apply for a grant?

There are no special grants for joint degree programmes. However, you can apply for the regular scholarships at your entrance university. You can find further information on the individual websites of the joint degree programmes.

Contact for students:

Joint Degrees: English and American Studies, Cultural Sociology, History of South-Eastern-Europe, Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, PhD Diversity Management, Empirical Economics
Thomas Mairunteregger
Tel. +43 (0) 316 - 380 - 1242
thomas.mairunteregger(at)uni-graz.at
Location Strassoldogasse

Joint Degrees: Sustainable Development, GLOMIS, South Eastern European Studies
Ulrike Krawagna
Tel. +43 (0)316 – 380 – 1217
ulrike.krawagna(at)uni-graz.at
Location Strassoldogasse

Joint Degrees: Industrial Ecology
Anja Hoffmann
Tel. +43 (0)316 - 380 - 1243
anja.hoffmann(at)uni-graz.at
Location Universitaetsplatz/Main building

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