Once you’ve made the decision to go abroad, various questions arise: Where should I go? What options do I have? Can I get financial support for my study abroad period?
This is where the team at the Office of International Relations can help: they will be happy to offer guidance and answer all your questions about choosing your study location, applying, organising and completing your mobility period.
For those who want to complete their mobility period in Europe, Erasmus+ is the appropriate choice. Erasmus+ International also offers study places in Europe, in addition to opportunities outside Europe. If your preference is for Southeast Europe, you should take a look at CEEPUS. All destination countries outside Europe are handled by the ISEP and Joint Study programmes, and the Utrecht Network.
If your preferred university abroad does not have an agreement with the University of Graz, it is still possible to organise your own study abroad period. There are grants you can apply for.
An internship abroad combines practical benefits and an enjoyable adventure: you will gain work experience relevant to your field of studies, in an international context. You can apply for self-organised internships.
In addition to the options mentioned above (point 2), the Faculty of Law offers its students some other opportunities for mobility periods. Subject-specific summer schools or short-term programmes are open to all students. However, anyone who would like to spend the majority of his/her master’s programme in an international environment, including a semester abroad, should take a look at the joint programmes offered by the University of Graz.
- Information and advice
- Studying abroad – where do you want to go?
- Self-organised mobilities
- Internships abroad
- What other options are there?
Take a look at what other students have said about their mobility experiences! They give some insights into studying abroad and illustrate some of the many possibilities. Or you can read through the blog of the Office of International Relations called Global Diary!
ISEP – Master’s in Sports Science and Kinesiology – Western Washington University, USA
[...] The university consists of an enormous campus with cafés, restaurants, a gym, complete with jacuzzi and climbing wall, and a huge, beautiful old library with views of the ocean. There are all kinds of sports and clubs available that you can join.
[...] it was definitely a fantastic experience. I learned a lot and during exam week they even have therapy pets in the library to help the students relax.
[...] The main thing I want to say about the Erasmus semester I’ve just completed is that it was an outstandingly valuable and enriching experience for me.
[...] I enjoyed it so much that I extended my stay twice, first from July to September, and then again to the end of October. I learned a huge amount about the country and its culture, but also about myself.
3. Self-organised mobility period – Master’s in Education – Washington and Lee University, Virginia, USA
[...] I had the time of my life during my year in Virginia. I learned a great deal from the courses and at conferences, but also in my job as a teaching assistant. I wouldn’t want to have missed the time I spent in Virginia and I’m really glad I was bold enough to take this step.