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Enrolling in a study programme

Depending whether you are interested in a programme which is or is not subject to specific access rules, there are various ways to enrol. Basically, however, you must always provide proof of the general higher education qualification exam (secondary school leaving examination, university entrance qualification exam, vocational school leaving examination) in order to be able to enrol as a degree programme student.

For programmes that are not subject to specific access rules, firstly you register some data online - your personal data and your chosen course of study - and select an appointment for personal enrolment.

For programmes subject to specific access rules (Bachelor´s programmes General Secondary Level Teacher Training, Business Administration, Economics, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Psychology as well as the Master’s programmes Pharmacy and Psychology), as well as providing the above data, you must successfully complete an admission process in order to be able to enrol. The admission process takes place just once per academic year.

For programmes subject to specific access rules, the secondary school leaving examination, university entrance qualification or vocational school leaving examination do not have to be obtained by the time the data is entered or when you register for the admission process. Certificates do not have to be provided until the personal enrolment stage.

At this point, all the required documents are checked by the Office of Academic Affairs. Once the Austrian National Union of Students fee has been paid, you are enrolled as a degree programme student at the University of Graz. Bear in mind that, for some programmes, additional requirements for studying apply in addition to the general higher education qualification exam and any specific access rules. Admission to a Bachelor’s or diploma programme is granted within the general admission period. Only in exceptional cases provided for by law, and for Master’s and doctoral programmes, is admission also possible after this, during an additional period.

Separate admission conditions apply to international students and Austrian nationals with a foreign university entrance qualification (school leaving qualification or certificate of completion of studies).

If you have gained admission to another university for a programme of study and would like to sit examinations for this at the University of Graz (e.g. elective courses), you must enrol as a co-registered student. To do this, you must also provide the aforementioned data and enrol with the Office of Academic Affairs.

4students – Study Info Service

Academic Services

Harrachgasse 28
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1066


Monday to Friday: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 - 3.00 pm

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