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GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TU GRAZ) ............................................................................ 1 

ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION OF INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PROGRAMMES,                                             ADVISING                    AND
SUPPORT OF EXCHANGE STUDENTS AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY………………………………… 1 
HISTORY OF GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - A LOOK AT THE PAST...................................................... 2 
FURTHER INFORMATION ............................................................................................................................. 2 
INSTITUTES AND FACULTIES ........................................................................................................................ 2 

STUDY PROGRAMMES AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ................................................. 5 

STRUCTURE OF STUDY PROGRAMMES ........................................................................................................ 5 
BACHELOR’S PROGRAMMES ....................................................................................................................... 5 
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES ........................................................................................................................... 5 
TEACHER TRAINING COURSES .................................................................................................................... 6 
DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES .......................................................................................................................... 6 
NAWI GRAZ .............................................................................................................................................. 7 
NAWI BACHELOR’S PROGRAMMES ............................................................................................................. 7 
NAWI MASTER’S PROGRAMMES................................................................................................................. 7 
GRAZ ADVANCED SCHOOL OF SCIENCE (GASS) ......................................................................................... 8 
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND AUDIO ENGINEERING .................................................................................. 8 

STUDYING AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ...................................................................... 9 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/2012 ...................................................................................................................... 9 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS ............................................................................ 10 
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................................................................... 11 
COURSES AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ..................................................................................... 11 
INFORMATION ON COURSES AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND THE LEARNING AGREEMENT ......... 11 
PROJECTS ............................................................................................................................................... 12 
EXAMINATIONS ........................................................................................................................................ 12 
GRADING SCALE ...................................................................................................................................... 12 
ECTS AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY .......................................................................................... 12 
ECTS COORDINATORS ............................................................................................................................ 13 
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS .............................................................................................................. 14 

GRAZ ..................................................................................................................................................... 15 

PLANNING AHEAD – PREPARING FOR YOUR STAY IN GRAZ ....................................................... 16 

ENTERING AND LIVING IN AUSTRIA ............................................................................................................ 16 
ARRIVAL IN GRAZ ..................................................................................................................................... 16 
PICK-UP-SERVICE ................................................................................................................................... 17 
HOUSING IN GRAZ .................................................................................................................................... 17 
STUDENT DORMITORIES IN GRAZ .............................................................................................................. 18 
GERMAN COURSES OFFERED BY TREFFPUNKT SPRACHEN .......................................................................... 19 
MORE GERMAN COURSES ........................................................................................................................ 20 
AUSTRIAN NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS ............................................................................................... 20 

FIRST STEPS IN GRAZ: TO DOS AND DATES TO REMEMBER ...................................................... 21 

ORIENTATION SESSIONS FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS ................................................................................. 21 
REGISTRATION ("ANMELDUNG IN GRAZ") ................................................................................................... 22 
NOTIFICATION OF ADDRESS IN GRAZ ......................................................................................................... 22 

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"ANMELDEBESCHEINIGUNG" FOR EU-/EEA-CITIZENS FOR THEIR STAY IN AUSTRIA ...................................... 22 

STUDYING AND MORE........................................................................................................................ 23 

TUGRAZONLINE....................................................................................................................................... 23 
COURSES OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ ..................................................................................... 23 
COURSES OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS GRAZ...................................... 23 
LIBRARY .................................................................................................................................................. 24 
COMPUTER LABS ..................................................................................................................................... 24 
PRINTING/ PLOTTING/ PHOTOCOPYING ...................................................................................................... 24 
STUDY FACILITIES .................................................................................................................................... 25 

EVERY DAY LIFE IN GRAZ .................................................................................................................. 26 

WORK ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 
INSURANCE.............................................................................................................................................. 26 
IN CASE OF ILLNESS ................................................................................................................................. 27 
HOSPITALS .............................................................................................................................................. 27 
PHARMACIES ........................................................................................................................................... 27 
EMERGENCY NUMBERS IN AUSTRIA .......................................................................................................... 27 
SPORTS .................................................................................................................................................. 28 
STUDENT CAFETERIAS ............................................................................................................................. 28 
COUNSELLING SERVICE ........................................................................................................................... 28 
POST OFFICES......................................................................................................................................... 28 
BANKS..................................................................................................................................................... 29 
CURRENCY .............................................................................................................................................. 29 
ELECTRICITY ........................................................................................................................................... 29 
TIME ZONE .............................................................................................................................................. 29 
CLIMATE .................................................................................................................................................. 29 
WATER .................................................................................................................................................... 30 
SELF SERVICE LAUNDRY .......................................................................................................................... 30 
COST OF LIVING ....................................................................................................................................... 30 
SHOPPING IN GRAZ .................................................................................................................................. 30 
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ........................................................................................................................ 31 
MOBILE PHONES ...................................................................................................................................... 32 
CINEMAS ................................................................................................................................................. 32 
THEATRE AND OPERA .............................................................................................................................. 32 
PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MEDIA LIBRARY ....................................................................................................... 32 
SWIMMING POOLS IN GRAZ ...................................................................................................................... 33 
DRUGS AND CIGARETTES ......................................................................................................................... 33 

BEFORE LEAVING ............................................................................................................................... 34 

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES .................................................................................................................. 35 




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  Unfortunately printed materials quickly become outdated. The current version of this brochure can be
                                                               found at http://www.tugraz.at/international



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GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TU GRAZ)

Graz University of Technology
"Erzherzog-Johann-Universität"

             Graz University of Technology
             8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, Austria
             Phone: +43 (0)316 873 0
             Fax:      +43 (0)316 873 6562
             Email: info@tugraz.at
             http://www.tugraz.at



Administration and Coordination of International Mobility Programmes,
Advising and Support of Exchange Students at Graz University of Technology

             International Relations and Mobility Programmes
             Postal Address: 8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12
             Visiting Address: 8010 Graz, Mandellstraße 11/ 2nd floor
             Fax: +43 (0)316 873 6421
             Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 – 12.00, Wednesday 13.00 – 15.30, and by
                               appointment
             http://www.tugraz.at/international


The Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes can be reached by tram and bus:
    Stop Kaiser-Josef-Platz / Oper: Trams # 1 and # 7
                                         Busses # 30, 31, and 39
    Stop Mandellstraße:                 Tram #3


Team

Director, Cooperation Agreements, Higher Education Mobility in general, ECTS, Bologna
Process
Sabine PREM, phone: +43 (0)316 873 6416
Email: sabine.prem@tugraz.at

Deputy Director, Cooperation Agreements, Networks, Education Mobility in general
Claudia BUCHRIESER, phone: +43 (0)316 873 6417
Email: claudia.buchrieser@tugraz.at

Joint Study, ISEP, CEEPUS and other mobility programmes
Karin LEBER, phone: +43 (0)316 873 6425
Email: karin.leber@tugraz.at

ERASMUS: Incoming & Outgoing Students
Birgit JEITLER, phone: +43 (0)316 873 6420
Email: birgit.jeitler@tugraz.at

ERASMUS: Contracts, Staff Mobility, Student Placements; Joint Degrees, Double Degree Pro-
gramme
Julia NIEHS, phone: +43 (0)316 873 6415
Email: julia.niehs@tugraz.at




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History of Graz University of Technology - A Look at the Past
Almost 200 years of research and teaching in society’s service make Graz University of Technology
one of Austria's most venerable scientific institutions. The University’s success throughout its eventful
history has been based upon the achievements of outstanding personalities in science, research and
their application. Richard Zsigmondy, who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1926, worked as
an assistant and an outside lecturer at Graz University of Technology. Names such as Herbert Eich-
holzer, Hans List, Otto Nußbaumer, Friedrich Mohs, Anna-Lülja Praun, Friedrich Schmiedl, Nikola
Tesla or Ferdinand Wittenbauer account for the excellent reputation of Graz University of Technology
in the past and present.

1811: The Joanneum is founded by the Archduke Johann.
1864: The Styrian Government makes it an institution of higher education called "Technische
      Hochschule".
1874: The k.k. Technische Hochschule is taken over by the state.
1901: The Technische Hochschule is granted the right to award doctorates.
1955: University Organisation Act 1955 (HOG '55). The Technische Hochschule is divided into three
      faculties.
1975: University Organisation Act 1975 (UOG '75). The Technische Hochschule is divided into five
      faculties and renamed into Graz University of Technology, Erzherzog-Johann-University.
1993: University Organisation Act 1993 (UOG '93).
1996: The adoption of UOG '93 is completed.
2002: University Act 2002 (UG '02).
2004: The UG '02 comes into effect. Graz University of Technology is divided into seven faculties
      that comprise 104 institutes and becomes a legal entity in public law. The University is headed
      by the Rectorate, the Senate and the University Council.



Further Information
       General Information on Graz University of Technology:
        http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/TU_Graz/die_TU_Graz
       Organisational Chart of Graz University of Technology:
        http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/Files/die_TU_Graz/files/Organigramm_en.pdf


Institutes and Faculties
Graz University of Technology is divided into 7 faculties, which comprise 103 institutes: Faculty of
Architecture (12 institutes), Faculty of Civil Engineering (17 institutes), Faculty of Mechanical En-
gineering, Economics (20 institutes), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technol-
ogy (18 institutes), Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (15 institutes), Faculty of Chem-
istry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Biotechnology (13 institutes), and Faculty of Computer
Science (8 institutes).

A three digit number is assigned to every institute (to be found at http://online.tugraz.at/ – search for
organisations). This number appears in the course number, and thus students know which institutes
are responsible for their chosen courses.


Faculty of Architecture
 Institute of Architectural Theory, History of            Institute of Contemporary Art
  Art and Cultural Studies                                 Institute of Housing
 Institute of Architectural Typologies                    Institute of Spatial Design
 Institute of Architecture and Landscape                  Institute of Structural Design
 Institute of Architecture and Media                      Institute of Urban and Architectural History
 Institute of Architecture Technology                     Institute of Urbanism
 Institute of Buildings and Energy




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Faculty of Civil Engineering
   Institute of Applied Geosciences                    Institute of Soil Mechanics and Foundation
   Institute of Applied Mechanics                       Engineering
   Institute of Building Informatics                   Institute of Steel Structures
   Institute of Building Construction                  Institute of Structural Analysis
   Institute of Construction Management and            Institute of Structural Concrete
    Economics                                           Institute of Technology and Testing of
   Institute of Highway Engineering and                 Building Materials
    Transport Planning                                  Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood
   Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Wa-           Technology
    ter Resources Management                            Institute of Urban Water Management and
   Institute of Railway Engineering and                 Landscape Water Engineering
    Transport Economy                                   Laboratory for Structural Engineering
   Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences
 Institute of Automotive Engineering                   Institute of Logistics Engineering
 Institute of Business Economics and Indus-            Institute of Machine Components and
  trial Sociology                                        Methods of Development
 Institute of Engineering and Business In-             Institute of Materials Science and Welding
  formatics                                             Institute of Mechanics
 Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat                 Institute of Production Engineering
  Transfer                                              Institute of Production Science and Man-
 Institute of General Management and Or-                agement
  ganisation                                            Institute of Strength of Materials
 Institute of Hydraulic Fluidmachinery                 Institute of Thermal Engineering
 Institute of Industrial Management and In-            Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and
  novation Research                                      Machine Dynamics
 Institute of Internal Combustion Engines              Institute of Tools and Forming
  and Thermodynamics                                    Institute of Vehicle Safety
 Institute of Lightweight Design


Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
   Institute of Automation and Control                 Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in
   Institute of Biomechanics                            Electrical Engineering
   Institute of Broadband Communication                Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics
   Institute of Communication Networks and             Institute of Health Care Engineering with
    Satellite Communications                             European Testing Institute
   Institute of Electrical Drives and Machines         Institute of High Voltage Engineering and
   Institute of Electrical Measurement and              System Management
    Measurement Signal Processing                       Institute of Human Computer Interfaces
   Institute of Electrical Power Systems               Institute of Medical Engineering
   Institute of Electricity Economics and Ener-        Institute of Microwaves and Photonics
    gy Innovation                                       Institute of Signal Processing and Speech
   Institute of Electronics                             Communication
                                                        Institute of Technical Informatics


Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Technical Physics
 Institute of Analysis and Computational               Institute of Geometry
  Number Theory (Math A)                                Institute of Materials Physics
 Institute of Computational Mathematics                Institute of Mathematical Structure Theory
  (Math D)                                               (Math C)
 Institute of Electron Microscopy and Fine             Institute of Navigation and Satellite Geode-
  Structure Research                                     sy
 Institute of Engineering Geodesy and                  Institute of Optimisation and Discrete Math-
  Measurement Systems                                    ematics (Math B)
 Institute of Experimental Physics                     Institute of Remote Sensing and Photo-
 Institute of Geoinformation                            grammetry

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 Institute of Solid State Physics                   Institute of Theoretical and Computational
 Institute of Statistics                             Physics


Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
 Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food         Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
  Chemistry                                          Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
 Institute of Biochemistry                          Institute of Organic Chemistry
 Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical         Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technol-
  Engineering                                         ogy
 Institute of Chemical Engineering and Envi-        Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chem-
  ronmental Technology                                istry
 Institute of Chemistry and Technology of           Institute of Process and Particle Engineer-
  Materials                                           ing
 Institute of Environmental Biotechnology


Faculty of Computer Science
 Institute of Applied Information Processing        Institute of Information Systems and Com-
  and Communications                                  puter Media
 Institute of Computer Graphics and                 Institute of Knowledge Discovery
  Knowledge Visualisation                            Institute of Knowledge Management
 Institute of Computer Vision and Graphics          Institute of Software Technology
                                                     Institute of Theoretical Computer Science




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STUDY PROGRAMMES AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Structure of Study Programmes
Graz University of Technology offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, Teacher Training Courses and Doctor-
al Study Programmes, as well as the expiring Diploma Programmes. Study information folders, the
Curricula, as well as additional information can be found at: http://www.tugraz.at/studium/studien.


Bachelor’s Programmes
The bachelor’s programme has a duration of 6 semesters (180 ECTS-Credits) and is completed with
the title "Bachelor of Science" (BSc). http://www.tugraz.at/studium/studien

                                                                                      Identification
Study Programme                           responsible Faculty
                                                                                         number
Architecture                              Faculty of Architecture                          243
Civil Engineering with Environment and
                                          Faculty of Civil Engineering                     264
Construction Management
                                          Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering                                                                     245
                                          Economic Sciences
Mechanical Engineering and Business       Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
                                                                                           282
Economics                                 Economic Sciences
                                          Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Electrical Engineering                                                                     235
                                          formation Technology
                                          Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Biomedical Engineering                                                                     253
                                          formation Technology
                                          Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Telematics                                formation Technology and                         211
                                          Faculty of Computer Science
                                          Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Technical Mathematics                                                                      201
                                          Technical Physics
                                          Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Technical Physics                                                                          261
                                          Technical Physics
                                          Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Geomatics Engineering                                                                      221
                                          Technical Physics
                                          Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Chemical and Process Engineering                                                           273
                                          and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Computer Science                          Faculty of Computer Science                      521
Software Development and Business
                                          Faculty of Computer Science                      524
Management


Master’s Programmes
Master’s programmes comprise 4 semesters of studies (120 ECTS-Credits) and are completed with
either the "Diplom-IngenieurIn" (Dipl.Ing., which is equivalent to a MSc) or the Master of Science
(MSc). http://www.tugraz.at/studium/studien

                                                                                      Identification
Study Programme                           responsible Faculty
                                                                                         number
Architecture (NEW)                        Faculty of Architecture                          443
                                          Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
                                          Technical Physics and
Advanced Material Science                                                                  434
                                          Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
                                          and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Civil Engineering and Structural Engi-
                                          Faculty of Civil Engineering                     465
neering
Civil Engineering, Environment and
                                          Faculty of Civil Engineering                     468
Transportation


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                                                                                              Identifica-
Study Programme                              responsible Faculty
                                                                                            tion number
Civil Engineering, Geotechnics and Hy-
                                             Faculty of Civil Engineering                        466
draulics
Construction Management and Civil En-
                                             Faculty of Civil Engineering                        469
gineering
                                             Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering                                                                           445
                                             Economic Sciences
Mechanical Engineering and Business          Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
                                                                                                 482
Economics                                    Economic Sciences
                                             Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and
Production Science and Management                                                                483
                                             Economic Sciences
                                             Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Electrical Engineering                                                                           435
                                             formation Technology
                                             Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Electrical Engineering and Business                                                              436
                                             formation Technology
                                             Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Biomedical Engineering                                                                           453
                                             formation Technology
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Industrial Mathematics                                                                           400
                                             Technical Physics
Technical Mathematics, Operations Re-        Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
                                                                                                 401
search and Statistics                        Technical Physics
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Financial and Actuarial Mathematics                                                              405
                                             Technical Physics
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Technical Physics                                                                                461
                                             Technical Physics
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Geomatics Science                                                                                421
                                             Technical Physics
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Chemical and Process Engineering                                                                 473
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Paper and Pulp Technology                                                                        474
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Telematics                                   formation Technology and                            411
                                             Faculty of Computer Science
Computer Science                             Faculty of Computer Science                         921
Software Development and Business
                                             Faculty of Computer Science                         924
Management


Teacher Training Courses
Teaching Certificate in Descriptive Geometry                                   407
   (Only valid in combination with Computer Science and Computer Science Management or Math-
   ematical Studies at the University of Graz)

Teaching Certificate in Computer Science and Computer Science Management                   884
   (Only valid in combination with another teaching subject)



Doctoral Programmes
To be admitted to a doctoral programme in engineering or natural sciences, it is necessary to have
obtained a master’s degree in engineering or in natural sciences or an equivalent degree at an Austri-
an or foreign higher education institution. In order to be admitted to the oral doctoral examination, stu-
dents have to provide proof of a workload of 12 semester hours completed in courses, and they have
to write a doctoral thesis (http://www.tugraz.at/studium/studien).

Doctoral Programme in Engineering Sciences                        786
Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences                            791


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Doctoral Schools
Doctoral schools are expert boards that are responsible for the implementation of the content of the
subject-specific details of the curriculum. Every doctoral school consists of a larger subject area in-
cluding its sub-disciplines. Doctoral schools can be set up in a cross-faculty way or in cooperation with
other universities.
During admission, every doctoral candidate is assigned to a doctoral school and is thus entitled to
propose the doctoral school of their choice. As a rule, the doctoral supervisor should be a member of
this doctoral school.
At Graz University of Technology, there are 13 doctoral schools, 4 of which are run in cooperation with
the University of Graz in the framework of NAWI Graz. The doctoral schools aim at a lively academic
discourse among students and teaching staff in the relevant field, and guarantee an optimum supervi-
sion of students. Every institute and all teaching staff at Graz University of Technology belong to a
doctoral school.
http://www.tugraz.at/Studium_Lehre/Studien/Doktoratsstudien



NAWI Graz
NAWI Graz is a new and unique cooperation project between the University of Graz and Graz Univer-
sity of Technology. Study programmes in the area of the natural sciences are jointly offered
(http://www.nawigraz.at). Since autumn 2006, NAWI Graz has been offering joint bachelor’s master’s
programmes. The aim of the cooperation is to prepare students and researchers for future challenges,
and to keep and further increase the high international standard that Graz has already achieved.


NAWI Bachelor’s Programmes
                                                                                           Identification
Study Programme                              responsible Faculty
                                                                                              number
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Chemistry                                                                                       662
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Molecular Biology                                                                               665
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Earth Sciences                               Faculty of Civil Engineering                       615


NAWI Master’s Programmes
                                                                                           Identification
Study Programme                              responsible Faculty
                                                                                              number
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Geo Spatial Technologies                                                                        806
                                             Technical Physics
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Chemistry                                                                                       862
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Technical Chemistry                                                                             491
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedical        Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
                                                                                                866
Sciences                                     and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Molecular Microbiology                                                                          865
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Biotechnology                                                                                   484
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
Earth Sciences                               Faculty of Civil Engineering                       815
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Mathematical Computer Science                                                                   404
                                             Technical Physics
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineer-        Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
                                                                                                496
ing                                          and Process Engineering, Biotechnology
                                             Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Nanophysics                                                                                     667
                                             Technical Physics
                                             Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical
Plant Science                                                                                   832
                                             and Process Engineering, Biotechnology


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                                                                                      Identification
Study Programme                           responsible Faculty
                                                                                         number
                                          Faculty of Technical Mathematics and
Space Sciences and Earth from Space
                                          Technical Physics


Graz Advanced School of Science (GASS)
Graz Advanced School of Science (GASS) educates excellent scientists and highly qualified manag-
ers for both science and economy. The aim is to create a centre of excellence for more than 60 stu-
dents in Graz.
http://www.nawigraz.at/index.php/wbPage/wbShow/USER2331



Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering
The Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering degree courses combine a technological and scien-
tific education with an academic artistic one in the form of a unique co-operation between Graz Uni-
versity of Technology and the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. Both a bachelor’s and a
master’s programme are jointly offered.

                                                                                      Identification
Study Programme                           responsible Faculty
                                                                                         number

Bachelor’s programme
                                          Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Electrical Engineering and Audio Engi-                                                     213
                                          formation Technology
neering


Master’s programme
                                          Faculty of Electrical Engineering and In-
Electrical Engineering and Audio Engi-                                                     413
                                          formation Technology
neering




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STUDYING AT GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Academic Year 2011/2012
The academic year at Graz University of Technology is divided into 2 semesters, winter and summer
semester.

Winter Semester 2011/2012
Beginning of semester                      01.10.2011
End of semester                            31.01.2012
Deadline for registration                  29.08.2011 – 21.10.2011
Deadline for late registration             30.11.2011

Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students
Orientation Session for students attending the Intensive German course        07.09.2011
Orientation Session for students not attending the Intensive German course           26.09.2011
International breakfast & Orientation Session                                        27.09.2011


Summer Semester 2012
Beginning of semester                      01.03.2012
End of semester                            06.07.2012
Deadline for registration                  13.02.2012 – 23.03.2012
Deadline for late registration             30.04.2012

Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students
Orientation Session for students attending the Intensive German course               08.02.2012
Orientation Session for students not attending the Intensive German course           23.02.2012
Orientation Session                                                                  27.02.2012


Breaks
Christmas break                            19.12.2011 - 06.01.2012
Semester break                             01.02.2012 - 29.02.2012
Easter Break                               02.04.2012 - 22.04.2012
Rector’s day                               18.05.2012
Tuesday after Whitsun                      29.05.2012
Summer break                               09.07.2012 bis 30.09.2012
Sundays and public holidays

Public Holidays 2011/12
15.08.2011     Assumption of the Virgin Mary          06.01.2012      Epiphany
26.10.2011     National Holiday                       09.04.2012      Easter Monday
01.11.2011     All Saints' Day                        01.05.2012      National Holiday
08.12.2011     Immaculate Conception                  17.05.2012      Ascension Day
25.12.2011     Christmas Day                          28.05.2012      Whit Monday
26.12.2011     Boxing Day                             07.06.2012      Corpus Christi
01.01.2012     New Year's Day                         15.08.2012      Assumption of the Virgin Mary




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Admission Requirements for Exchange Students
In order to be able to study at Graz University of Technology as an exchange student, students need
to contact their home university and ask about the application procedure and deadlines. Furthermore,
the following steps need to be taken:
    1. Partner universities have to nominate the students wishing to come to Graz University of
         Technology by email.

    2. Nominated students will receive an access code for the online-application and information
       concerning the application procedure via email.

    3. Students need to print out the completed online-application (application form and learning
       agreement) and have the coordinators' from their home university sign the learning agree-
       ment.

    4. Following additional document are needed:
           a) Proof of language qualification (either English or German, depending on the chosen
               courses on the learning agreement)
           b) Bachelor’s diploma (optional): Exchange students are usually registered for a bache-
               lor’s programme. Students who have already completed a bachelor’s programme can
               be registered for a master’s programme if they hand in a copy of their bachelor’s cer-
               tificate.
               Students who are registered for a bachelor’s programme are nevertheless allowed to
               register for courses on master’s level if they fulfil the required pre-requisites.
           c) Students of Architecture Only: Transcript of Records (English or German), listing all
               courses completed by the student at the home institution, ECTS credits of every
               course must be stated on the Transcript of Records.

    5. The complete application package has to be sent either via mail, scanned by email or fax well
       before the application deadlines to:
       Graz University of Technology
       International Relations and Mobility Programmes
       Rechbauerstraße 12, A-8010 Graz, Austria, Europe
       fax: +43 316 873-6421

More detailed information can be found online at
http://www.tugraz.at/international/Incomings/IncomingExchangeStudents/Bewerbung/.


Deadlines at Graz University of Technology
    1. The Online Application will be closed on
              1 June, 11:59pm (for the winter semester / whole academic year) and
              1 November, 11:59pm (for the summer semester).

    2. The Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes needs to receive the applica-
       tion packages
            a. from EU/EEA countries and third countries by
               15 June (for the winter semester / whole academic year)
               15 November (for the summer semester)

            b. from Turkey and Croatia by
               1 May (for the winter semester / whole academic year)
               1 October (for the summer semester)


If all the requirements and prerequisites are fulfilled, and the Office of International Relations and Mo-
bility Programmes has received the necessary information, the following documents will be sent direct-
ly to the students:
       Letter of Acceptance
       Information on the Learning Agreement
       Signed and stamped Learning Agreement

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            Welcome Guide for Exchange Students
            Information on the intensive German course in September / February
            City map



Language Requirements
Courses at Graz University of Technology are generally offered in German, though several classes
are also offered in English. Depending on their field of study, incoming students must have sufficient
knowledge of German to be able to follow the lectures and to take exams in German. Graz University
of Technology needs to receive a proof of sufficient language qualification. Based on the chosen
courses on the learning agreement, students need to prove sufficient knowledge of either German or
English.



Courses at Graz University of Technology
Five major types of courses are offered at Graz University of Technology:
     Lecture-type courses: lecture (VO*)
     Practical-type courses: practicals (UE*), design practicals (KU*), laboratory practicals (LU*),
       projects (PR*)
     Course of the type “lecture with integrated practical”: lecture with integrated practical (VU*)
     Seminar-type courses: seminar (SE*), seminar projects (SP*)
     Excursion-type courses: excursion (EX*)

In addition, one distinguishes between compulsory subjects and compulsory electives which have to
be selected from subject area catalogues set out in the curriculum, and free electives which students
are free to choose from the range of courses offered. Each course has a number assigned to it that
also appears on course certificates.
Courses, ECTS-Credits and detailed course descriptions can be viewed in the TUGrazonline system.
1. http://online.tugraz.at/
2. Search: Courses

For more detailed questions about courses students should refer directly to the respective institute or
to the lecturer. Lecturers can be reached during their office hours (see TUGrazonline) or via email.

Information on Courses at Graz University of Technology and the Learning Agreement
            Students are required to register for courses: Students have to register for every single course
             they are planning on attending. After the official registration with the university, students re-
             ceive a pin-code, which enables them to set up a personal student account (https://online.tu-
             graz.ac.at/). Students can only register for courses through their personal student account.
            Students will not be automatically registered for their chosen courses.
            Due to limits in the number of participants, a space in courses cannot be guaranteed.
            Exchange students always receive the highest number of ECTS-Credits given for each
             course.
            Generally, students can choose courses offered at all faculties at Graz University of Technol-
             ogy.
             Exception: Courses offered at the Faculty of Architecture are only open to students registered
             within the bachelor's or master's programme in Architecture.
            It is the students’ responsibility to make sure that they sign up for courses only for which they
             have the needed prerequisites.
            Students need to make sure that they have sufficient command of German / English in order
             to follow the lecture, and to be able to take the exam.
            In case that problems occur (problems concerning content, understanding, language, partici-
             pation, overlap with other courses, etc.), students need to approach the lecturer at the begin-
             ning of the semester. Talking to the lecturer about such problems at the end of the semester is
             too late!


*
    In brackets: abbreviations used for the course types.

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Projects
       Unlike with courses, students do not need to register online (TUGrazonline) for projects.
       If students have worked on a project only during their stay in Graz, they will receive a confir-
        mation from either the institute or supervisor under which they have carried out the project.
        Students will not receive a Transcript of Records.



Examinations
According to the examination modalities outlined in the curricula, examinations can take the form of
oral and written exams, project work or artistic projects.
Examination dates, type of exam, prerequisites and the period of time during which students can reg-
ister can be found online (TUGrazonline, course description).



Grading Scale

   Austrian Grading Scale                                   Definition
              1                 EXCELLENT: outstanding performance

              2                 GOOD: generally good, student made a few mistakes

              3                 SATISFACTORY: a performance which meets average de-
                                mands, several mistakes

              4                 SUFFICIENT: a performance which – despite its shortcomings
                                – still satisfies the standard requirements

              5                 FAIL: considerable further work required


According to the University Studies Act 2002, two additional grades "Successfully completed" and "Not
completed" are admissible when established in the respective study programme in force.

ECTS at Graz University of Technology
In June 1994, the academic senate of Graz University of Technology decided to use ECTS for all
fields of study. ECTS-Credits are allocated to all study programmes as well as individual educational
components; the transcript of records lists all courses, grades as well as ECTS-Credits. In Austria, 1
CCTS-Credit equals 25 hours of work.
    - workload per semester: 30 ECTS-Credits
    - workload per year: 60 ECTS-Credits

Graz University of Technology uses the ECTS key documents:
   - ECTS application documents (incl. learning agreement & transcript of records) for incoming
       and outgoing students
   - Issuing of an Information Package/ welcome Guide

The ECTS grading scale is not used at Graz University of Technology; however, students will find a
recommendation on the transcript of records concerning the equivalence of Austrian and ECTS
grades.

Further Information to be found at:
       http://www.tugraz.at/international/ects
       http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc48_en.htm




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ECTS Coordinators

ECTS Institutional Coordinator

Sabine PREM, phone: +43 (0)316 873 6416
Email: sabine.prem@tugraz.at


Departmental Coordinators

Architecture
Dr.techn. Arquitecta Maria Soledad VIDAL MARTINEZ, Institute for Architecture Technology
Tel.: +43 (0)316 873 6304
E-Mail: marisol.vidal@tugraz.at

Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Gernot BEER, Institute for Structural Analysis
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 6180
Email: gernot.beer@tugraz.at

Earth Sciences
Prof. Dr. Helmut KNOBLAUCH, Institute Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 6700
Email: helmut.knoblauch@tugraz.at

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics
Prof. Dr. Peter DE JAEGHER, Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 7219
Email: dejaegher@vkma.tugraz.at

Electrical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Michael MUHR, Institute of High Voltage Engineering and System Management
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 7400
Email: muhr@hspt.tu-graz.ac.at

Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering
Prof. Dr. Lothar FICKERT, Institute of Electrical Power Systems
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 7240
Email: lothar.fickert@tugraz.at

Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Norbert LEITGEB, Institute of Health Care Engineering with European Testing Institute
Phone: +43 (0)316873 7397
Email: norbert.leitgeb@tugraz.at

Technical Mathematics
Prof. Dr. Peter GRABNER, Institute of Mathematics A (Analysis and Computational Number Theory)
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 7124
Email: peter.grabner@tugraz.at

Technical Physics, Nanophysics
Prof. Dr. Roland WÜRSCHUM, Institute of Materials Physics
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 8480
Email: wuerschum@tugraz.at

Geomatics Engineering & Geomatics Science
Prof. Dr. Norbert BARTELME, Institute of Geoinformation
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 6358
Email: norbert.bartelme@tugraz.at




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Geo-Spatial-Technologies
Prof. Dr. Norbert BARTELME, Institute of Geoinformation
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 6358
Email: norbert.bartelme@tugraz.at

Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Ingo KLIMANT, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 4328
Email: klimant@tugraz.at

Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Helmut SCHWAB, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 4070
Email: helmut.schwab@tugraz.at

Chemical and Process Engineering & Paper and Pulp Technology
Prof. Dr. Rudolf EICHINGER, Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technology
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 7515
Email: r.eichinger@tugraz.at

Telematics
Prof. Dr. Karl-Christian POSCH, Institute of Applied Information Processing & Communications
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 5517
Email: karl.posch@iaik.tugraz.at

Computer Science & Software Development and Business Management
Prof. Dr. Horst BISCHOF, Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 5014
Email: bischof@icg.tugraz.at



Students with Special Needs
Students with special needs are asked to contact the Office of International Relations and Mobility
Programmes. In addition, the social policy section of the Austrian Student Union at Graz University of
Technology advises and represents students with special needs at Graz University of Technology
concerning special facilities, laws, etc.

              Austrian Student Union at Graz University of Technology
              Social Policy Section
              8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, ground floor
              Phone: +43 (0)316 873 51 11; Fax: +43 (0)316 873 51 15
              Email: international@htu.tugraz.at
              http://www.htu.tugraz.at




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GRAZ

Graz is known as “the young city“ combining urban feeling, Mediterranean atmosphere, and great
gastronomy and venues. The city at the Mur is a very attractive location for studying: 40.000 students
from 8 higher education institutions mix with 250.000 inhabitants. But Graz offers more than that: the
historical Old Town, the red roofs that made Graz a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, contempo-
rary art and music, as well as a diverse and interesting architectural style, just to name a few things
and events to discover in Graz.

Why Graz?
   Graz as a vivid cultural place
   30 minutes to reach the mountains, 3 hours to the sea
   a young, dynamic scene in the historical Old Town
   southern atmosphere
   great gastronomy and venues
   diverse leisure activities
   capital of design and architecture
   Graz University of Technology: a renowned place to study and important economic factor in
      and for Styria

What’s happening in Graz?
   spring festival: electronic art and music (http://www.springfestival.at/)
   styriarte (new approaches to old music, http://styriarte.com/)
   Diagonale (Festival of Austrian Film, http://www.diagonale.at/)
   Steirischer Herbst (promotion of communication between the various disciplines of art,
       http://www.steirischerherbst.at/)
   Jazzsommer (jass festival in Graz, http://www.jazzsommergraz.at/)
   La Strada International Festival for Puppet- and Street Theatre (http://www.lastrada.at/)



Tourist Information
The Tourist Information Office is located in the very centre of the City, in "Herrengasse". Students can
get free brochures and city maps there, find more information on Graz and its surroundings, guided
tours, trips, museums and exhibitions, festivals, Styrian culture, and much more.

              Tourist Information Office
              8010 Graz, Herrengasse 16
              Phone: +43 (0)316 8075 0
              Fax: +43 (0)316 8075 15
              Email: info@graztourismus.at
              http://www.graztourismus.at




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PLANNING AHEAD – PREPARING FOR YOUR STAY IN GRAZ
Things to keep in mind when planning your stay in Graz:


Entering and Living in Austria
       Citizens from EU/ EEA member states and Switzerland do not have to apply for a visa.
        Students need a valid travel document (passport) for their entry and residence in Austria.
        In addition, EU-/ EEA-Citizens who are staying in Austria for more than 3 months need to reg-
        ister at the Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung in order to receive a "Aufenthaltsbes-
        cheinigung" for their stay in Austria.

       Non EU- or EEA-citizens staying in Austria for less than 6 months either need a "travel vi-
        sa C" (up to 90 days), or a "residence permit D" (91 days up to 6 months) for entry into and
        residence in Austria. This visa has to be applied for at the responsible Austrian representative
        authorities before leaving for Austria and it will be issued by this authority. Visas cannot be
        renewed in Austria.

       Non EU- or EEA-citizens staying in Austria for more than 6 months need a residence per-
        mit for study purposes (Aufenthaltsbewilligung "Studierender" or "Sonderfälle un-
        selbstständiger Erwerbstätiger") for entry and residence in Austria. Principally, the applica-
        tion for this permit has to be submitted at the responsible Austrian representative authority
        abroad before leaving for Austria. The decision has to be awaited in one's home country. If the
        Austrian authority decides to grant you the permit, the representative authority will issue a
        "residence permit D" for entry into Austria. The residence permit has to be collected in Austria.
        Attention: Students who are allowed to enter Austria without a visa can apply for residence
        permit after their arrival in Austria. Students are advised to use this opportunity.

Further information: http://www.oead.at/willkommen_in_oesterreich/tipps_zu_recht_praxis/einreise/



Arrival in Graz

When should I / do I have to arrive in in Graz?
Depending on whether or not students attend the intensive German course, they will either arrive early
or mid/ late September. The intensive German course takes place
     from 02.09.2011 to 23.09.2011 (preceding the winter term at TU Graz) or
     from 03.02.2012 to 24.02.2012 (preceding the summer term at TU Graz).

         Students have to be in Graz in time in order to attend the Orientation Sessions for Ex-
         change Students as participation is obligatory for all exchange students.


How to get to Graz
Graz can be reached via airplane, train, bus and car.

       Arrival at Graz Central Railway Station – Graz Hauptbahnhof (http://www.oebb.at)
        Quite a few buses as well as trams number 3 and 6 go from the railway station to the city cen-
        tre. Tickets can either be purchased from the driver or at the newspaper stands. A single ticket
        is currently € 1.90.

       Arrival at Graz Airport – Flughafen Graz Thalerhof (http://www.flughafen-graz.at)
        Graz Airport is situated about 19 km south of the city of Graz. Busses number 603 and 630
        run between the city centre (Jakominiplatz) and the airport. From the central railway station,
        you can reach the airport by S-Bahn (city train) number 5 (S 5). Timetables are listed at:
        http://www.flughafen-graz.at/home/an_abreise_uebersicht/fahrplan.php.

       Arrival at Vienna Airport – Flughafen Wien Schwechat (http://www.viennaairport.com)


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        After having arrived at Vienna Airport, students can take the shuttle bus to the railway station
        "Bahnhof Wien Meidling" (approx. 30 minutes, bus ticket € 6). Trains to Graz leave every hour.

       Arrival by car
        Even though Graz can be reached by car quite easily students are not advised to take their
        own car to Graz as there are parking restrictions in certain areas, and as exchange students
        are not entitled to receive a parking permit in Graz.


Pick-Up-Service
The Austrian National Union of Students (Österreichische Hochschülerschaft, short ÖH) picks up in-
coming students from the airport or from the train station in Graz. Incoming students who want to use
this service should contact the ÖH and let them know when they will arrive (train-, flight number) in
Graz. In order to do so, they have to sign up online:
http://international.htu.tugraz.at/information/pickupservice.



Housing in Graz
In Graz, housing for incoming students is managed by the housing office of the Austrian Agency for
International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH). International students, who
sign up online, are usually accommodated in dorms, or in shared flats together with other students.
Application is only possible online – the housing form can be found at: http://www.housing.oead.at

Rent ranges from € 166 to € 430 for dorms, and from € 260 to € 350 for private accommodation
(shared flats € 260 – € 380, one room apartments starting at € 350). In addition the OeAD charges a
commission and deposit of € 750 which has to be paid ahead of time. After the money has been de-
posited on the account of the OeAD, the student will be provided with the address of the possible fu-
ture accommodation, as well as, additional information concerning the room. If the offer suits the stu-
dent, they have to accept it within two weeks of the proposal. From this moment on the agreement is
binding and no other offers will be made. Following this procedure, the OeAD deducts a commission
of € 50 and transfers the other € 700 to the landlord as a deposit. The deposit will be refunded (if the
room is left in a proper state) by the landlord at the end of the lease (Dormitories charge an adminis-
trative fee of € 18 per month, this money is taken from the deposit). If the offer made by the OeAD
does not suit the student, they will be offered different accommodation. If the student repeatedly de-
clines the offer, they will have to pay the commission (€ 50) again to receive another offer.

              OeAD Wohnraumverwaltungs GmbH
              8010 Graz, Steyrergasse 3-5
              Email: housing-graz@oead.at
              Fax: +43 (0)316 32 47 59
              Contact persons: Mag. Claudia Arnez
              Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

In case you need temporary accommodation, please refer to the following address:

              Youth Hostel (Jugendgästehaus)
              8020 Graz, Idlhofgasse 74
              Phone: +43 (0)5/ 7083, Fax: +43 (0)5/ 70 83 190
              Email: bookingcenter@jufa.at
              website: http://www.jufa.at/unterkuenfte/jufa-graz/das-haus.html

Hotels in Graz can be found online at http://www.graztourismus.at.




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    Student Dormitories in Graz
   Afro-Asiatisches Institut (http://www.aai-graz.at)
    8010 Graz, Leechgasse 22
   Heim der Akademiker Hilfe
    - Untere Schönbrunngasse (http://www.akademikerhilfe.at/grazschoenbrunng.html)
         8043 Graz, Untere Schönbrunngasse 7-11,Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 35 58
    - Elisabethstraße (http://www.akademikerhilfe.at/grazelisabethstr.html)
         8010 Graz, Elisabethstraße 93, Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 21 58
   Studentenheim des Landes Steiermark (http://billroth.vc-graz.ac.at/)
    8047 Graz, Billrothgasse 41 und 43, Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 10 67
   Friedrich-Schiller-Studierendenheim (http://schiller.vc-graz.ac.at)
    8010 Graz, Elisabethstraße 85, Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 45 00
   Greenbox (http://www.greenbox-graz.at)
    - Greenbox – West
         8020 Graz, Eggenberger Allee 31, Tel.: +43 (0)316 54 38 24
    - Greenbox – Nord
         8010 Graz, Lindweg 31; Tel._ +43 316 36 22 36
   Johannes-Kepler-Haus (Evangelisches Studentenheim) (http://www.johannes-kepler-haus.at/)
    8043 Graz-Kroisbach, Am Rehgrund 4, Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 76 45
   Kolpinghaus - Jugendwohnheim (http://www.kolping.vc-graz.ac.at)
    8010 Graz, Adolf-Kolping-Gasse 6, Tel.:+43 (0)316 82 94 70 0
   OeAD Wohnraumverwaltungs GmbH Graz (http://housing.oead.at/)
    Tel.:+43 (0)316 31 87 84
    - OeAD Gästehaus Neubaugasse
         8010 Graz, Neubaugasse 12,
    - OeAD Gästehaus Steyrergasse
         8010 Graz, Steyrergasse 3-5
    - OeAD Gästehaus Moserhofgasse
         8010 Graz, Moserhofgasse 41b
   Studierendenwohnheime der ÖJAB
    (http://www.oejab.at/site/de/studierendejugend/studierendenwohnheime/graz)
    - Haus Steiermark
         8010 Graz, Liebiggasse 4, Tel.: +43 (0)316 38 15 03 51
    - Haus Graz
         8010 Graz, Glacisstraße 39-41, Tel.: +43 (0)316 269 369 1051
   Studentenheim Kroisegg (http://www.kroisegg.at)
    8010 Graz, Elisabethstraße 42,Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 20 07
   home4students (http://www.home4students.at)
    - Studentenheim Leechgasse
         8010 Graz, Leechgasse 1, Tel.: +43 (0)676 898 448 572
    - Studentenheim Hafnerriegel
         8010 Graz, Hafnerriegel 53, Tel.: +43 (0)676 898 448 572
   StudentInnenheim des Verbandes der AkademikerInnen
    (http://www.graz-vaoe.at/www/index.htm)
    8043 Graz, Am Rehgrund 14, Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 76 10-0
   Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, Diözese Graz-Seckau. Studentenheim Leechgasse
    (http://www.khg-graz.at/)
    8010 Graz, Leechgasse 24, Tel.: +43 (0)316 32 26 28
   Heime der WIST – Wirtschaftshilfe für Studenten Steiermark
    (http://www.wist.vc-graz.ac.at/wohnh/index.htm), Tel.: +43 (0)316 83 66 66 0
    - Fröhlichgasse
         8020 Graz, Fröbelgasse 34
    - Ghegagasse
         8020 Graz, Ghegagasse 9-19
    - Keplerstraße
         8020 Graz, Keplerstraße 75-77
    - Moserhofgasse
         8010 Graz, Moserhofgasse 20-22, 34,36


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        -     Wiener Straße
              8020 Graz, Wiener Straße 58a

Further information can be found at:
http://oehweb.uni-graz.at/de/service/wohnung/Studierendenheime/



German Courses offered by treffpunkt sprachen

Graz University of Technology advises all students who do not have sufficient knowledge of German
or who want to improve their German to attend the Intensive German Course, which is offered by
treffpunkt sprachen:
      Intensive German Courses are offered in the last three weeks of the months September and
        February. Graz University of Technology funds participation in the course, and therefore, in-
        coming students only pay € 150 instead of € 250. The dates for the Intensive German Course
        are:
        prior to the start of the winter semester: 02. – 23.09.2011
        prior to the start of the summer semester: 03. – 24.02.2012
        Students need to sign up for the intensive German course in advance. More detailed infor-
        mation will be sent out to all students via email.

           Courses offered during the semester: treffpunkt sprachen also offers German courses dur-
            ing the semester. Dates for these courses are available at the beginning of each semester


Course Costs
    Intensive German Courses
      Full price: € 255,-
      Reduced price: € 155,-
      Who is eligible for the reduced price?
      - Students in ERASMUS, ISEP and Joint Study programmes
      - CEEPUS: CEEPUS students have to pay the full price.
      Please note: Students can only make use of the reduced price once, and only at the beginning
      of their stay in Graz.

           German courses offered during the semester
            Full price: € 55,-
            Reduced price: € 30,-

            Who is eligible for the reduced price?
            - ERASMUS students: Financial support will only be granted for language courses level B1
              or higher. All ERASMUS students who intend to follow German Semester Courses at level
              B1 need to provide the language centre at the University of Graz with a language certificate
              level A2 or higher (accepted certificates: Goethe Institute certificate or ÖSD certificate).
              If students do not have a certificate from a Goethe Institute or ÖSD, they will need to take
              the placement test and will receive the reduction only if the placement test shows their level
              as A2.
              Common        European     Framework       of   Reference       for  Languages       (CEFR):
              http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/LanguageSelfAssessmentGrid/de
            - ISEP and Joint Study students: reduced price valid on all levels.
            - CEEPUS: CEEPUS students have to pay the full price.

            Please note: Reduction is valid for one course during the students’ stay in Graz.

                  treffpunkt sprachen - Zentrum für Sprache, Plurilingualismus und Fachdidaktik
                  8010 Graz, Johann-Fux-Gasse 30/I
                  Phone: +43 (0)316 380 2493
                  Fax: +43 (0)316 380 9766
                  Email: treffpunktsprachen@uni-graz.at
                  http://www.uni-graz.at/treffpunktsprachen

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More German Courses
       DEUTSCH IN GRAZ
        8010 Graz, Kalchberggasse 10; http://www.dig.co.at
        Phone: +43 (0)316 833 900; Fax: +43 (0)316 833 900 6

       INLINGUA GRAZ
        8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 46; http://www.inlingua.co.at
        Phone: +43 (0)316 82 44 77; Fax: +43 (0)316 82 47 77

       URANIA
        8010 Graz, Burggasse 4/1, Palais Trauttmansdorff; http://www.urania.at
        Phone: +43 (0)316 82 56 88 0; Fax: +43 (0)316 81 42 57

       VOLKSHOCHSCHULE
        8010 Graz, Merangasse 18; http://www.vhsstmk.at
        Phone: +43 (0)5 77 99 50 60; Fax: +43 (0)5 77 99 50 09

       DEUTSCH UND MEHR
        8010 Graz, Geidorfgürtel 38; http://www.deutschundmehr.at
        Phone: +43 (0)316 329 929 40; Fax: +43 (0)316 329 929 60


Austrian National Union of Students
The Austrian National Union of Students ("Österreichische Hochschülerschaft", short ÖH) is the official
representative of all students in Austria. Each university comprises various sections of the ÖH. These
sections cover all areas of student life. One of them is the Section for International Relations ("Ref-
erat für Internationales").

What is the International Relations Section and what does it do? The mission statement is to help
incoming students from other countries at Graz University of Technology. Therefore a mentoring
programme ("buddy system") has been created. Students from Graz University of Technology help
incoming students with their first (and further) steps in Graz. The support covers, for example, helping
students select appropriate classes as well as providing an introduction to Graz' night life. This is an
ideal opportunity not only for students from Graz University of Technology, but also for incomings to
meet each other, to experience a complete cultural immersion and, on top of that, to improve language
skills. Students who want to take part in this programme can sign up for it online:
http://international.htu.tugraz.at/information/mentorsystem. Moreover, a regular gathering in a pub
(called "regular's table") has been introduced. Also, the opportunity to attend trips (throughout Austria)
is offered. One of the most popular trips is to the vineyards in the southern part of Austria.
      Mentoring programme: sign up online at
          http://international.htu.tugraz.at/information/mentorsystem
      Pick up service: sign up online at
          http://international.htu.tugraz.at/information/pickupservice
      Further information
          http://international.htu.tugraz.at/


Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
ESN is a student network that covers all of Europe. It has many small sections at universities through-
out Europe. ESN helps exchange students not only on the international level, but also on the national
and on the local level. ESN organises and connects the various student services in Europe. Since May
1992 the International Relations Section of the Student Union at Graz University of Technology has
also been part of ESN (http://www.esn.org).

              Austrian National Union of Students at Graz University of Technology
              (http://www.htu.tugraz.at)
              Referat für Internationales, ESN TU Graz (http://international.htu.tugraz.at)
              8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, ground floor
              Phone: +43 (0)316 873 51 11
              Fax: +43 (0)316 873 51 15
              Email: international@htu.tugraz.at

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FIRST STEPS IN GRAZ: TO DOs AND DATES TO REMEMBER

Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students
The Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students are organised by the Office of International Relations
and Mobility Programmes. International students coming to Graz in the framework of mobility pro-
grammes are required to attend the Orientation Sessions, which serve as an introduction for students
studying at Graz University of Technology. Students will have the possibility to ask questions concern-
ing studying and living in Graz.

At the Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students, students will receive their admission documents;
they also need to pay the student union fee (€17.--). Additionally, in the course of the Orientation Ses-
sions, the Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes offers a campus tour.

Time and place?
Winter Semester 2011/12
   1. Students attending the Intensive German Course
        07.09. 2011, 14.00: Pre-Orientation Session
        27.09.2011
          - 9.00 - 10.30: International Breakfast
          - 10.30: Orientation Session

    2. Students not attending the Intensive German Course
        26.09.2011, 10.00: Pre-Orientation Session
        27.09.2011
           - 9.00 - 10.30: International Breakfast
           - 10.30: Orientation Session

Sommer Semester 2012
   1. Students attending the Intensive German Course
       08.02.2012, 14.00: Pre-Orientation Session
       27.02.2012
          - 8.30 - 10.00: International Breakfast
          - 10.00: Orientation Session

    2. Students not attending the Intensive German Course
        23.02.2012, 10.00: Pre-Orientation Session
        27.02.2012
           - 8.30 - 10.00: International Breakfast
           - 10.00: Orientation Session

Further To Dos after the Orientation Sessions
       Pay the Student Union Fee.
       Activating your personal account in the TUGrazonline system.
       Sign up for courses.
       Attend the Academic Orientation / introductory courses.
       Attend the Welcome Days at Graz University of Technology (optional):
        http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/TU_Graz/einfuehrungstage/TAB1608042)

Students will receive more detailed information on these topics during the orientation sessions.




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Registration ("Anmeldung in Graz")

Notification of address in Graz
Within three days after moving in, every person in Austria is required to register, that is, to announce
the place of living. Students need the following documents to register:
     valid travel document / ID
     filled-in form "Meldezettel", which can be downloaded at
         http://www.help.gv.at/Content.Node/documents/meldez.pdf.
         The Meldezettel has to be signed by the landlord/ landlady or the responsible person at the
         dormitory.
  Students have to take these documents to one of the Servicestellen in Graz
  (http://www.graz.at/cms/beitrag/10022850/313359/). Because of short waiting periods, the Office of
  International Relations and Mobility Programmes recommends going to the "Servicestelle Stift-
  ingtal".

              Servicestelle Stiftingtal
              8010 Graz, Stiftingtalstraße 3
              Opening hours: Monday 7.00am – 6.00pm, Tuesday to Friday 7.00am – 1.00pm
              Phone: +43 (0)316 87 26 60 9

  How to get to the "Servicestelle Stiftingtal": tram number 7, last stop St. Leonhard/ LKH.



"Anmeldebescheinigung" for EU-/EEA-citizens for their stay in Austria
  EU-/ EEA citizens staying in Austria for more than 3 months also have to register with the Republic
  of Austria (in addition to registering with the city of Graz). This registration has to take place within
  the first 3 months of their stay. Not observing this duty can lead to a fine of up to € 200.

  For registration students need the following documents:
   valid travel document
   proof of sufficient insurance (European Insurance Card)
   proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of their stay in Austria
   confirmation of registration at an Austrian university (Studienbestätigung – can be printed from
      the TUGrazonline user profile)

  Students have to take these documents to:

              Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, Fachabteilung 7C
              8010 Graz, Paulustorgasse 4
              Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 12.30 pm
              Phone: +43 (0)316 87 72 08 4
              Further information can be found at:
              http://www.oead.at/index.php?id=536&L=1
              http://www.verwaltung.steiermark.at/cms/ziel/9724/DE




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STUDYING AND MORE

TUGrazonline
TUGrazonline is the Online Information Management System of Graz University of Technology. It was
developed by the University's Central IT Services and, under the name of "CAMPUSonline", is being
used by numerous Austrian universities today.
Via this system, students can for example search for courses or persons, register for courses online or
print out their Studienbestätigung (confirmation of registration with the university). Every student has
their own personal account and user profile.
Students will receive more detailed information on TUGrazonline at the Orientation Sessions for Ex-
change Students.


Courses offered at the University of Graz
Students of Graz University of Technology have the opportunity to attend courses offered at the Uni-
versity of Graz. Students need to check first, however, if they fulfil all prerequisites asked to attend the
courses.
In order to attend courses at the University of Graz, students need to sign up as so called Mit-
belegerInnen at the University of Graz. Following things need to be done:
     Fill out the online pre-registration at
         https://online.uni-graz.at/kfu_online/studentenvoranmeldung.startseite. After having completed
         the form, pick a date to when to take the documents needed to the University of Graz.

Ad the chosen date, take the following document to the Admissions Office:
      Student ID (TUGraz Student Card)
      print-out of the Studienblatt (can be printed from your student account)
Students need to sign up as MitbelegerInnen until November 30 (winter term) / April 30 (summer
term) at the latest. The Mitbelegung is valid for only one semester. Students, who stay in Graz for the
entire academic year and plan to continue to take courses at the University of Graz in the summer
term also, need to prolong their status as MitbelegerIn.

                 Admissions Office / Studien- und Prüfungsabteilung
                 A-8010 Graz, Universitätsplatz 3
                 Phone.: +43 (0)316 380-1163
                 Fax: +43 (0)316 380-9105
                 Email: studienabteilung@uni-graz.at
                 Opening hours: Monday through Friday 9.00 – 12.00, Wednesday 2.00 – 4.00 pm

EXCEPTION: Students enrolled in one of the NAWI study programmes are already registered at the
University of Graz and do not need to sign up as MitbelegerInnen. Students will receive their PIN code
through the mail in order to sign up in the online system of the University of Graz. (http://online.uni-
graz.at)



Courses offered at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Students enrolled in either the bachelor’s or master’s programme Electrical Engineering and Audio
Engineering are entitled to attend courses offered within these programmes at the University of Music
and Performing Arts Graz (KUG).
Students will receive a PIN code and have to register in the online system of the University of Music
and Performing Arts Graz (KUG). After having done so, students are able to sign up for courses
online.




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Library
At Graz University of Technology there is one main library and 3 "Fachbibliotheken" (specialised librar-
ies).
      University Library (main library)
        8010 Graz, Technikerstr. 4, phone: +43 (0)316 87 36 15 1
      Fachbibliothek Inffeld (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science,
        Chemical and Process Engineering)
        8010 Graz, Inffeldgasse 10, phone: +43 (0)316 873 41 65
      Fachbibliothek for Chemistry
        8010 Graz, Petersgasse 12, phone: +43 (0)316 87 36 66 6
      Fachbibliothek for Geodesy and Mathematics
        8010 Graz, Steyrergasse 30, phone: +43 (0)316 87 36 66 4

The detailed opening hours of the libraries can be found at http://www.ub.tugraz.at. Books from the
main library can be borrowed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8.00am – 5.00pm and
Thursday from 8.00am – 6.00pm. Apart from the office hours, books can be returned by putting them
into the box for returned books (Bücherrückgabekasten) in front of the entrance to the library.
For further information please refer to the user-guide of TU Graz. A tour through the library will be
organised for Incoming students at the beginning of each semester. Students will receive more de-
tailed information in the course of the Orientation Sessions.


Computer Labs
At TU Graz the following computer labs are open to students:
     Kopernikusgasse 24, 3rd floor                            Inffeldgasse 10, 2nd floor
     Kopernikusgasse 24, 4th floor                            Inffeldgasse 11, ground floor
     Rechbauerstraße 12, 2nd floor                            Technikerstraße 4, 4th floor
     Inffeldgasse 10, 1st floor                               Lessingstraße 25, 1st floor

During the semester, computer labs are open Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 9.30 pm. The labs (gen-
erally the ones in Inffeldgasse 10/ 2nd floor, Kopernikusgasse 24/ 3rd floor and Rechbauerstraße 12/
2nd floor) are also open during the holidays, the opening hours, however, might vary from lab to lab.
Students should check the posters/ notice boards at the labs for detailed information.
Further information can be found at
http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/zid/p_infrastruktur/edvrooms/.


Email accounts can be set up after confirmation of registration. When registering, students receive
a pin-code with which the email account can be set up. The accounts are free of charge for students.

WLANs
Quite a few buildings at Graz University of Technology are equipped with WLAN. Detailed information
can be found at http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/zid/netzwerk/zugang/wlan



Printing/ Plotting/ Photocopying
In the computer labs, printers and copy machines from both the Student Union (ÖH) CopyShops and
the Druck- und Kopierzentrum (DKZ) are available (format A3/A4). Students can pay for their printouts
either with copy points or a Quick-Card.
      Quick-Card: Inffeldgasse 25/ground floor, 10/ 2nd floor & Inffeldgasse 11/ ground floor, Koper-
        nikusgasse 24/ground florr & 3rd floor, Rechbauerstraße 12/ ground floor & 2nd floor, Lessing-
        straße 25/f 1st floor, Technikerstraße 4/ 4th floor
      copy points (CopyShop): Inffeldgasse 25/ ground floor & Inffeldgasse 10/ 2nd floor, Koper-
        nikusgasse 24/ ground floor & 3rd floor, Rechbauerstraße 12/ ground floor & 2nd floor
      copy points (DKZ): Lessingstraße 25/ 1st floor, Steyrergasse 30/ ground floor Petersgasse 12/
        basement, Technikerstraße 4/ 4th floor



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Copy cards for ÖH copy machines can be bought at the CopyShops Kopernikusgasse 24, ground
floor, and Inffeldgasse 10, ground floor, as well as with the Student Union in Rechbauerstraße 12,
ground floor. For the printers and copy machines provided by the DKZ students can buy copy cards at
the DKZ located in Rechbauerstraße 12, basement.

Colour Print: Students can use a colour printer in the DKZ (Rechbauerstr. 12/ basement) and at the
Copy Shops in Inffeldgasse 10/ ground floor, Kopernikusgasse 24/ ground floor and Technikerstraße
4/ ground floor and at the Student Union’s office in Rechbauerstraße 12/ ground floor. Students can
pay for the print outs in cash or by using their Quick-Card.

Plotting: In the computer labs Inffeldgasse 10/EG, Kopernikusgasse 24/EG and Rechbauerstraße
12/KG a colour plotter (A0) and a scanner (A0) are available (payment in cash).



Study Facilities
The main library of the university offers reading rooms (Lesesäle) that are open Monday to Friday,
8.00 am to 5.00 pm, and Thursday until 6.00 pm. In addition, institutes often have specific rooms that
students can use for studying.

Student Ateliers/ Technical Drawing Rooms (Zeichensäle) are special study facilities at Graz Universi-
ty of Technology. They are administered by students and can be used by students of certain fields of
studies. Students have to go to the administrators in order to find out if there are spaces open to use
the rooms (http://www.tugraz.at/services/zeichensaele).




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EVERY DAY LIFE IN GRAZ

Work
Whether or not students are allowed to work in Austria depends on the nationality, the kind of work
and also on the type of the residence title. Further information to be found at
http://www.oead.at/willkommen_in_oesterreich/tipps_zu_recht_praxis/arbeiten/.


Insurance
All students are required to pay the student union fee, which is currently € 16.50, and which includes
an accident and liability insurance (for accidents at TU Graz and accidents that happen on the way to
the university or back home).

This insurance does not cover consulting a doctor or treatment at a doctor’s office / hospital. In case of
illness, EU and EEA citizens have to show their European Insurance Card (e-card) as proof of insur-
ance to the doctor’s office or hospital in order to receive medical treatment.

In case you have a valid national health insurance in a country that has concluded a health insurance
agreement with Austria (at the moment these are the following countries: Bosnia, Croatia, Herze-
govina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey), you have to bring along the A3 form, which is
available from your national health insurance carrier. This form you have to exchange for forms that
entitle you to medical treatment in Austria (Krankenscheine, "Krankenkassenschecks") at the relevant
Austrian health insurance carrier (Gebietskrankenkasse). 2

Students from countries which do not have a social security agreement with Austria are required to
obtain medical insurance either in their home countries or with "Steiermärkische Gebietskranken-
kasse" (GKK) in Graz. The reduced monthly fee for students for the so-called Selbstversicherung is
currently € 49.85. This insurance, though, can only be obtained after having registered with the uni-
versity, i.e. after the Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students. Students who attend an intensive
German course before the beginning of the semester might therefore need additional insurance cover
for this time.
Attention: Students must observe the visa regulations. It might be necessary for students to contract
insurance with the "Steiermärkische Gebietskrankenkasse".


                Steiermärkische Gebietskrankenkasse (GKK) in Graz (http://www.stgkk.at/)
                8010 Graz, Josef-Pongratz-Platz 1, 1st floor, Postfach 900
                Phone: +43 (0)316 80 35 0
                Office hours: Monday to Friday 7.00am – 5.00pm


In order to get the Selbstversicherung, you need:
     form "Selbstversicherung in der Krankenversicherung für Studierende – Anmeldung"
         (http://www.stgkk.at/, Link: Formulare)
     print-out of the Studienbestätigung, which can be printed from the TUGrazonline user profile
         (Business card/Workplace)
     print-out of the Studienbuchblatt, which can be printed from the TUGrazonline user profile
         (Business card/Workplace)
     Copy of your registration confirmation
     Copy of your passport




2
 OeAD-GmbH: Legal and Practical Issues. Insurance,
http://www.oead.at/welcome_to_austria/legal_practical_issues/insurance/EN/ - accessed 15 June 2011

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In Case of Illness
A list of doctors in Graz can be found online; the "Ärztekammer" (Styrian Medical Chamber) provides
an online search directory on their homepage (http://www.aekstmk.or.at – Link: Ärztesuche), where
you can search for doctors according to different criteria such as location, speciality or insurance com-
pany.
Students should make sure that the doctor they are planning on consulting works with the Austrian
insurance company Gebietskrankenkasse (GKK) as one has to pay for consulting a so called Wahl- or
Privatarzt. The GKK has its own doctors too; it can happen, however, that one has to wait for an ap-
pointment for a rather long time.

       European students who are insured in their home country
        In order to be able to consult a doctor, students simply need to show their European Insurance
        Cards as proof of insurance at the doctor’s office or hospital.

       Students from countries, with which Austria has signed a health insurance agreement:
        In order to be able to consult a doctor, students need to show their Krankenschein or Krank-
        enkassenscheck as proof of insurance at the doctor’s office or hospital.

       Students who are insured with the GKK
        In order to be able to consult a doctor, students simply need to show their E-Card at the doc-
        tor’s office or hospital.

In case of an emergency, students are, of course, able to see a doctor or go to the hospital without
proof of insurance (European Insurance Card or E-Card). However, both the doctor and the hospital
will then ask for a deposit, which will be refunded as soon as the student shows proof of insurance.



        Hospitals

      Landeskrankenhaus Graz (LKH)
       8036 Graz, Auenbrugger Platz 1
       Phone: +43 (0)316 385 0
How to get to the LKH: tram number 7, last stop St. Leonhard/ LKH.

       Landeskrankenhaus Graz West (LKH Graz West)
        8020 Graz, Göstingerstraße 22
        Phone: +43 (0)316 54 66 0

      Unfallkrankenhaus Graz (UKH)
       8021 Graz, Göstingerstraße 24
       Phone: +43 (0)316 505 0
How to get to the UKH and the LKH Graz West: tram number 1, last stop Eggenberg/ UKH.


Pharmacies
A list of all pharmacies in Graz can be found on http://www.apotheker.or.at/ (Link: Apotheken – Ort-
sliste A-Z). Pharmacies generally are open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm on weekdays, and from 8.00 am
to 12.00 am on Saturdays. For emergencies occurring outside of regular business hours, some phar-
macies have a 24h emergency service (additional fees apply!) – for pharmacies currently on call see:
http://www.info-graz.at/cms/1/7426/.
Some medications are only available on prescription. Pharmacies charge a prescription fee of € 5.10
per package.


Emergency Numbers in Austria
Fire Brigade            122
Police                  133
Ambulance               144


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Sports
The Sports Institute of the Graz universities (USI: http://www.uni-graz.at/usi) offers inexpensive cours-
es for students. The semester fees range from € 12 to € 48 per course. Students have to register dur-
ing registration period; for incoming students, however, there is an extra date to sign up for sports
classes. The date will also be announced during the Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students.

The Sports Institute does not have gym equipment for students to use. However, there are a number
of fitness centres in Graz that students could join. Information on and addresses of fitness centres can
be found online at http://www.graz.at/cms/ziel/316259/DE/. Students are advised to compare prices
before joining a gym.


Student Cafeterias
Student cafeterias can be found at the following places:
     TU Graz Mensa, Inffeldgasse 10
     Uni Graz Mensa, Sonnenfelsplatz 1
     Uni Graz Cafe Intermezzo, Sonnenfelsplatz 1
     Uni Graz M-Cafe Vorklinikum, Harrachgasse 21
     KHG-Mensa, Leechgasse 24 (The student cafeteria of the Catholic Student Union serves
        meals at 12.15, 1.00 and 1.45 o’clock. One meal costs € 5.10 (with Mensa discount stamp €
        4.40), coupons for five meals are available for € 24.50 (with Mensa discount stamp for € 21.-).
        The meals are very good, but there is only limited seating; therefore students usually get in
        line 20 minutes before meals are served (http://www.khg-graz.at/cms/index.php?id=6).

Students receive the menus for a cheaper price if they have the Mensa discount stamp. This stamp is
automatically printed on the TUGraz card of international students coming to Graz in the framework of
mobility programmes.


Counselling Service
The Counselling Service is an informal and confidential service staffed by professional, male and fe-
male councellors. The Service is for free for all students in Graz and can also be used anonymously.
Personal councelling gives support in an immediate crisis or long-standing problem. It aims to help
people explore, define and discover better self-understanding, and enables clearer decision making.
The service is available all year at:

              Psychologische StudentInnenberatung (Counselling Service)
              8020 Graz, Dreihackengasse 1
              Phone.: +43 (0)316 81 47 48 (Monday – Friday, 8.00 am – 4.00 pm)
              Email: psych.ber@uni-graz.at
              http://www.studentenberatung.at/studentenberatung/de/graz.htm



Post Offices
The main mail (letters and packages) carrier in Austria is the "Österreichische Post AG".
Post offices in the city centre of Graz:
    8016 Graz, Gleisdorfergasse 4
    8018 Graz, Anzengrubergasse 6-8
    8017 Graz, Moserhofgasse 46
    8010 Graz, Neutorgasse 46
    8035 Graz, Plüddemanngasse 51
    8015 Graz, Humboldstraße 1

Post offices are generally open from 8.00 to 12.00 am and 2.00 to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, and
closed on weekends (there is no mail delivery on weekends!). Only the office at the Central Railway
Station is open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm during the week, from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on Saturdays,
and from 1.00 to 8.00 pm on Sundays.


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The "Österreichische Post AG" charges € 0.55 for a standard letter within Austria and € 0.65 for the
rest of Europe. For letters with a destination outside Europe a fee of € 1.40 is being charged.
National and international parcels can also be mailed from any post office; however, other carriers,
such as for instance UPS and DHL, also offer similar services.


Banks
Numerous bank institutions offer their services to customers in Graz – "Raiffeisenbank", "Bank Aus-
tria", "Steiermärkische Sparkasse/ Erste Bank" and "BAWAG PSK". Students are advised to ask their
home bank if they are in cooperation with a partner institution in Austria. If this is not the case, after
their arrival, students should consult several banks in Graz to find out which one offers the best terms
and conditions for them.

Students should also ask for information about inexpensive ways for international money transfers at
their home bank. Usually, the IBAN and the BIC (also called SWIFT) code are necessary for interna-
tional money transfers, therefore students should ask their home bank about these codes.

Exchanging cash is possible at any Austrian bank without special identification. If students want to
cash travelers checks, they will have to bring along their passport for identification. All banks will
accept these checks, but will charge an extra fee.

The EC/ Maestro card allows students to withdraw money from their home bank account while being
in Austria. Credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are accepted at most major stores.


Currency
The Euro (€, EUR) is used in Austria. One Euro equals 100 Cent. Bills are available in denominations
of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500, coins in 1 und 2 Euro, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 und 50 Cent. For latest
rates, please check at e.g. http://www.xe.com.


Electricity
Austrian electricity works on 220 volts and 50 cycles (Hz), alternating current. Connector plugs/outlets
generally correspond to the Euro-norm. If students are bringing their own electrical equipment, they
have to make sure it can be used safely on this voltage, and they need to check whether they will
need an adaptor.


Time Zone
Austria is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET) – UTC +1. Central European Summer
Time or daylight saving time (CEST) is generally used in Austria during the summer months, which
means that in this period the clocks have to be put one hour forward – UTC +2.
         Summer Time: end of March – end of October


Climate
The climate in Graz is continental, which means that there are cold winters (lows are -10 to -15°C) and
hot summers (around 30°C). For the winter months students should bring a warm winter coat, gloves,
a scarf, a warm hat and winter boots or a pair of shoes with thermal insoles.

Average Daytime Temperatures in ºC
January        0°C             May                      17°C                September       15°C
February      -2°C             June                     20°C                October         10°C
March          5°C             July                     22°C                November         3°C
April        10°C              August                   18°C                December        -1°C




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                                         Daytime Temperatures in °C

  25
  20
  15
  10
   5
   0
   -5




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                                                         June
        Jannuary




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                                                                                                                 December
                                 March

                                           April




                                                                       August
                   February




                                                   May




Water
The tap water in Austria is of very good quality and safe to drink.


Self Service Laundry
Fully-equipped laundry rooms are available in the dormitories (incl. washing machines and dryers). In
addition, there is one self service laundry in Graz.

                              Self Service Laundry “Schnell & Sauber“
                              located at the corner of Brückenkopfgasse and Griesgasse



Cost of Living
The cost of living in Graz depends on the housing situation and whether students eat out a lot or cook
at home, like most Austrian students do. To be on the safe side, students should put aside € 800 a
month for rent, food, and personal expenses (http://www.oead.at/index.php?id=504&L=1).

Eating Out
An average meal including beverages will cost at least between € 7.50 – € 10. A 10% tip is already
included in the prices of all meals or drinks. Most guests, however, will give an extra tip.

Hints for Vegetarians
Nearly all restaurants in Austria offer vegetarian meals. Additionally, there are two well-liked and es-
tablished vegetarian restaurants in Graz:
      Mangolds Vollwertrestaurant
        8020 Graz, Grieskai 10/ Griesgasse 11 (open Monday – Friday, 11.00 am – 7.00 pm; Satur-
        days 11.00 am – 4.00 pm). (after 5.00 pm a 20% discount is offered for all meals)
      Ginko
        8010 Graz, Grazbachgasse 33/ corner of Klosterwiesgasse (open Monday – Friday, 11.30 am
        – 9.00 pm, Saturdays 11.30 am – 6.00 pm).



Shopping in Graz
Grocery stores which can be found in Graz and other places in Austria are Billa, Spar (Interspar, Eu-
rospar), Merkur, Zielpunkt, Plus, ADEG, Hornig Feinkost, Hofer and Lidl. Hofer and Lidl offer good
quality for low prices. Toiletry items are sold in grocery stores as well as at dm, Bipa und Schlecker,



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which sell only toiletry articles and cosmetics at inexpensive prices. Students should compare prices
and look out for special offers.
Kastner & Öhler is a big department store in Graz that offers a wide range of items. Shopping streets
such as Herrengasse and Annenstraße, as well as Shopping Centres (City Park, Murpark, Shop-
ping Centre West, Shopping Nord and Shopping City Seiersberg) can be reached by using public
transport. Stores that sell electronic devices are Saturn, Media Markt and Cosmos; Libro and Pagro
are stores that are specialised in office supplies and books.

Opening Hours
Most stores are open Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, and Saturdays 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Shop-
ping Centres are open to 7.30 pm during the week, Saturdays to 6.00 pm.
Grocery stores are usually open Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 7.00 or 7.30 pm, Saturdays to 6.00 pm.
Spar in Hans-Sachs-Gasse is open Monday to Saturday to 9.00 pm.
Nearly all stores are closed on Sundays, yet Spar at the railway station (which is open every day from
6.00 am – 10.00 pm) is also open on Sundays as well as shops at gas stations, and some small gro-
cery stores (charging higher prices!).


Public Transportation
Buses and trams in Graz run 4.30 am – 11.30 pm. Schedules can be found at http://www.gvb.at or
http://www.busbahnbim.at. Tickets can either be purchased from the driver, at newspaper stands or at
the

              GVB Mobilitäts- und Servicecenter
              8010 Graz, Jakoministraße 1
              Monday – Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Saturday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
              Phone: +43 (0)316 887 8804
              Fax: +43 (0)316 887 8816
              Email: mobilitaetszentrum@grazag.at


The Graz Nightline runs Fridays, Saturdays, and the nights before public holidays from 00.00 to 3.00
am. Further information and schedules can be found at http://www.gvb.at (Linienübersichtspläne –
Liniennetzplan Nightlines).


Current Ticket Prices
Einfache Fahrt            € 1.90   (Zone 101)    valid for 1 hour
24-Stunden-Karte          € 4.10   (Zone 101)    valid for 24 hours
Graz-3-Tages-             € 9.90   (Zone 101)    valid for 3 days
Ticket
Wochenkarte             € 10.60    (Zone 101)    valid for a week
Monatskarte             € 36.10    (Zone 101)    valid for a month
Halbjahreskarte        € 185.00    (Zone 101)    valid for 6 months, photo needed
Jahreskarte            € 334.00    (Zone 101)    valid for 12 months, photo needed
10-Zonenkarte           € 16.70    (Zone 101)    Strip card valid for 10 single rides valid for 1 hour
                                                 each; with this card it is possible to pass up to 10
                                                 zones.

Tickets
   1. Trams: All trams are equipped with ticket vending machines to purchase tickets valid either for
      one hour, 24 hours, weekly passes or monthly passes. These tickets do not need to be validat-
      ed any more.
   2. Busses: Bus drivers sell tickets, yet only tickets valid either for one or 24 hours. Tickets need to
      be validated on the bus.
   3. Advance sale: 10-Zonen-Karten (Strip card valid for 10 single rides), weekly passes, and
      monthly passes can be purchased in advance at most newspaper stands (Tabaktrafik) or at the
      GVB Mobilitäts- und Servicecenter. Passes valid for 6 or 12 months can only be purchased at
      the GVB Mobilitäts- und Servicecenter.



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"Verbundlinie" (http://www.verbundlinie.at) does not only run in Graz, but also throughout all of Styria.
The transport network is divided into zones, and the price of the ticket depends on how many zones
are passed from the first to the last stop. Graz is one zone, zone 101.

Incoming students cannot receive special student discounts for tram and bus tickets, as these dis-
counts are reserved to students who are recipients of an Austrian family allowance. However, it is
possible for incoming students (up to 26 years old) to purchase the VORTEILScard<26, which makes
travelling by train (http://www.oebb.at – "Österreichische Bundesbahnen") within Austria up to 50%
cheaper. Students simply need to go to the railway station with a photo and an ID, and order the
VORTEILScard<26, which is valid for one year (from issuing date onwards). It currently costs € 19.90.
The VORTEILScard can also be ordered online at http://oebbservices.cardsys.at/bestellschein/.


Mobile Phones
There are multiple cellular phone providers in Austria who offer prepaid phone cards.

       A1 (http://www.a1.net/privat/telefonierenwertkarte)
       BOB (http://www.bob.at)
       Eety (http://www.eety.at/start.php?language=en)
       Tele.ring – Mücke (http://www.telering.at/Content.Node2/tarife/muecke.php)
       T-Mobile – Klax (www.t-mobile.at/privat/)
       Orange (http://www.orange.at)
       Yesss! (http://www.yesss.at/)
       3 – 3ReLoad (http://www.drei.at)

The Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) always tries to get a special agreement with one of the
Austrian network providers especially for international students, providing a relatively cheap opportuni-
ty to call their home country. Further information will be provided during the Orientation Sessions for
Exchange Students and can also be found at:
http://international.htu.tugraz.at/information/ixesncard/simcard.


Cinemas
The current movie showtimes can be found at: http://www.uncut.at/graz/kinos.php.

       Cineplexx
        8010 Graz, Alte Poststraße 470, phone: +43 (0)316 29 09
       KIZ Royal Cinema
        8010 Graz, Conrad von Hötzendorfstraße 10, phone: +43 (0)316 82 11 86
       Filmzentrum im Rechbauerkino
        8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 6, phone: +43 (0)316 83 05 08
       Geidorf Kunstkino
        8010 Graz, Geidorfer Platz 1, phone: + 43 (0)316 32 10 03
       Schubertkino
        8010 Graz, Mehlplatz 2, phone: + 43 (0)316 82 90 81 0
       UCI Kinowelt Annenhof
        8020 Graz, Annenstraße 29, phone: +43 (0)316 72 77


Theatre and Opera
The current "Bühnen Graz" (theatre, opera etc.) repertoire and show times can be found at
http://www.buehnen-graz.com. Graz has a lively theatre scene and also a lot of smaller theatres. The
current programme can be found online at http://www.kultur.graz.at/ or in the daily newspapers, e.g. at
http://www.kleinezeitung.at.


Public Library and Media Library
The Public Library and Media Library Graz provide a good opportunity to borrow German literature,
magazines or reference books, as well as DVDs and CDs. The library card costs € 15.00 a year – in
order to get it, students need a valid identification card and their Meldezettel.

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              Hauptbibliothek Zanklhof
              8020 Graz, Belgiergasse/Feuerbachgasse
              Phone: +43 (0)316 872 4970
              Fax: +43 (0)316 872 4969
              Email: stadtbibliothek.zanklhof@stadt.graz.at
              http://stadtbibliothek.graz.at/


Swimming Pools in Graz
Indoor Pools:                                         Outdoor Pools (http://www.freizeitgraz.at):
    ATG-Schwimmhalle                                     Augarten
       8010 Graz, Kastellfeldgasse 8                        8020 Graz, Schönaugürtel 1
       phone: + 43 (0)316 82 43 45                          phone: +43 (0)316 887 792
    Bad zur Sonne                                        Freibad Straßgang
       8020 Graz, Feuerbachgasse 11-13                      8054 Graz, Martinhofstraße 3
       phone: +43 (0)316 887 13 52                          phone: +43 (0)316 28 18 97
    Hallenbad Eggenberg                                  Margarethenbad
       8020 Graz, Janzgasse 21                              8011 Graz, Grillparzerstraße 10,
       phone: +43 (0)316 58 15 51                           phone: +43 (0)316 32 40 67
    Union Schwimmhalle                                   Ragnitzbad
       8010 Graz, Gabriel-Seidl-Gasse                       8047 Graz, Pesendorferweg 7
       phone: +43 (0)316 32 44 30 78                        phone: +43 (0)316 30 17 77
                                                          Stadion-Bad Eggenberg
                                                            8020 Graz, Janzgasse 21, phone: +43
                                                            (0)316 58 15 51
                                                          Stukitzbad
                                                            8045 Graz, Andritzer Reichsstaße 250,
                                                            phone: +43 (0)316 887 1348

Natural Ponds:
    Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum Unterpremstätten
        8141 Unterpremstätten, Thalerhofstraße 85, phone: +43 (0)313 55 35 77 0
    Thalersee
        8051 Thal bei Graz, phone: +43 (0)316 58 23 90



Drugs and Cigarettes
The use and abuse of drugs (hash, marijuana, designer drugs etc.) is illegal and forbidden by law in
Austria.
The existing smoking ban became effective on January 1, 2009. The smoking ban applies to
    rooms that serve for educational purposes,
    public spaces (e.g. public means of transport: tram, bus, train; public buildings: museums,
         courts, schools, administrative offices, hospitals, train stations, airports),
    dining areas of restaurants, bars, etc. There are certain circumstances under which restau-
         rants and bars may allow smoking. Please look for signs and ask if you are not certain wheth-
         er smoking is allowed.




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BEFORE LEAVING
Incoming students need to take care of a couple of things before they leave Graz.

       De-register: international students have to go to the "Meldeamt" again with their Meldezettel,
        and de-register in order not to be listed as inhabitants of Graz any longer.

       EU / EEA Citizens additionally have to take their Anmeldebescheinigung to the "Amt der
        Steiermärkischen Landesregierung" to de-register.

       Questionnaire: The questionnaire, which will be sent out by the Office of International Rela-
        tions and Mobility Programmes, has to be filled out electronically and returned by email.

       Transcript of records: Students will receive a transcript of records stating all courses suc-
        cessfully completed at Graz University of Technology. Most students will not be able to take
        the transcript of records home with them as it is very likely that some grades will not yet have
        been posted at the time of departure. The Office of International Relations and Mobility Pro-
        grammes will therefore send out the transcript of records via mail as soon as all the grades
        have been posted online.
        Students need to check their online account regularly and inform the Office of International
        Relations and Mobility Programmes as soon as the results of all courses completed are an-
        nounced online. To do so, students need to send a list stating all courses completed and their
        current home address. The Office of International Relations and Mobility will then send out a
        transcript of records in both English and German to the students. In addition, a transcript of
        records in English will be sent to the home university.
        ATTENTION: The transcript of records only states courses successfully completed at Graz
        University of Technology. Language courses and courses taken at any other university in Graz
        will not be listed.
        In order to receive a transcript of records issued by the University of Graz (e.g. for German
        courses attended at treffpunkt sprachen), students need to contact the "Studien- und
        Prüfungsabteilung" at the University of Graz (KFU).

       Confirmation of stay (if required by home university): Please ask your home university if a
        designated form for your confirmation of stay is available, or if the confirmation of stay issued
        by TU Graz is sufficient.
            o only official semester dates and the dates of the pre-session intensive German course
               can be confirmed; should exams be held after the official end of the semester, a con-
               firmation of stay can be issued for a longer period of time
            o confirmations of stay have to be picked up in person
            o students working on a project/thesis during vacation periods - please confirm the peri-
               od of stay at the Office of International Relations and Mobility Programmes as well as
               the respective institute you have worked at
            o confirmations of stay are not issued more than 2-3 days prior to departure

       Cancel the bank account: Cancelling the bank account is not for free; however, fees might
        vary from bank to bank. Therefore, before opening a bank account, students should also ask
        about how much it will cost to cancel the account.

       Insurance: Students who obtained insurance in Austria have to cancel it before leaving.




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       IMPORTANT ADDRESSES

Graz University of Technology                       University of Music and Performing Arts
8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12                       Graz
Phone.: +43 (0)316 873 0                            8010 Graz, Leonhardstraße 15
Fax: +43 (0)316 873 6562 (Portier)                  Phone: +43 (0)316 389
Email: info@tugraz.at                               Fax: +43 (0)316 389 1101
http://www.tugraz.at/                               Email: info@kug.ac.at
                                                    http://www.kug.ac.at/

International Relations and Mobility Pro-           Psychologische StudentInnenberatung
grammes at Graz University of Technology            (Counselling Service)
Postadresse: 8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12          8020 Graz, Dreihackengasse 1
Visiting Address: 8010 Graz, Mandellstraße          Phone.: +43 (0)316 81 47 48 (Monday – Fri-
11/ 2nd floor                                       day, 8.00 am – 4.00 pm)
Fax +43 (0)316 873 6421                             Email: psych.ber@uni-graz.at
Email: international@tugraz.at                      http://www.studentenberatung.at/studentenber
http://www.tugraz.at/international/                 atung/de/graz.htm

Registration Office at Graz University of           Servicestelle Stiftingtal (Registration in Graz)
Technology                                          8010 Graz, Stiftingtalstraße 3
8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, 1st floor            Phone: +43 (0)316 872 6600
Fax: +43 (0)316 873 6125
http://www.tugraz.at/Studium_Lehre/Studiense        Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregie-
rvice/                                              rung, Fachabteilung 7C (Registration in Graz)
                                                    8010 Graz, Wartingergasse 43
Austrian National Union of Students at Graz         Phone: +43 (0)316 877 2084
University of Technology (ÖH)
8010 Graz, Rechbauerstraße 12, ground floor         Steiermärkische Gebietskrankenkasse
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 51 11                         (GKK) in Graz (Insurance)
Fax: +43 (0)316 873 51 15                           8010 Graz, Josef-Pongratz-Platz 1
Email: international@htu.tugraz.at                  Phone: +43 (0)316 80 35 0
http://www.htu.tugraz.at/                           http://www.stgkk.at/

University of Graz (KFU)                            Landeskrankenhaus Graz (LKH – Hospital)
8010 Graz, Universitätsplatz 3                      8036 Graz, Auenbrugger Platz 1
Phone: +43 (0)316 380 0                             Phone: +43 (0)316 385 0
Fax: +43 (0)316 380 9140
http://www.uni-graz.at/                             Landeskrankenhaus Graz West (LKH Graz
                                                    West – Hospital)
Studien- und Prüfungsabteilung at KFU               8020 Graz, Göstingerstraße 22
8010 Graz, Universitätsplatz 3, 1st floor           Phone: +43 (0)316 54 66 0
Phone: +43 (0)316 380-1163
Fax: +43 (0)316 380-9105                            Unfallkrankenhaus Graz (UKH – Hospital)
Email: studienabteilung@uni-graz.at                 8021 Graz, Göstingerstraße 24
http://www.uni-graz.at/studium/                     Phone: +43 (0)316 505 0




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                                                                                INDEX
                                                                                        Erasmus Student Network (ESN) ..................... 20
                                                                                      Euro ...................................................................... 30
A                                                                                     Examinations ........................................................ 12

Academic Year 2010/2011 – Academic Calendar .. 9
Accommodation .................................................... 17                 F
   Dormitories ....................................................... 18
   Shared Flats ..................................................... 17              Faculties ................................................................. 2
Admission                                                                               Faculty of Architecture ........................................ 2
   exchange students ........................................... 10                     Faculty of Civil Engineering ................................ 3
Airport (Graz) ........................................................ 16              Faculty of Computer Science ............................. 4
Airport (Vienna) .................................................... 17                Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information
Arrival ................................................................... 16            Technology ..................................................... 3
Arrival by car......................................................... 17              Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic
Aufenthaltsbescheinigung .................................... 16                          Sciences ......................................................... 3
                                                                                        Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and
                                                                                          Process Engineering, Biotechnology .............. 4
B                                                                                       Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Technical
                                                                                          Physics ........................................................... 3
                                                                                      Food
Bank Account
                                                                                        Eating in Student Cafeterias ............................. 29
  Cancelling an Account ...................................... 35
                                                                                        Eating Out ........................................................ 31
  Opening an Account ......................................... 30
Banks ................................................................... 30
Buddy System ...................................................... 20
Bus ....................................................................... 32        G
                                                                                      German Courses
C                                                                                       with other Institutions ........................................ 20
                                                                                        with University of Graz...................................... 19
                                                                                      Grading System .................................................... 12
Cafeterias ............................................................. 29
                                                                                      Graz...................................................................... 15
Campus Tour ........................................................ 22
                                                                                      Graz Advanced School of Science ......................... 8
Cigarettes ............................................................. 34
                                                                                      Graz University of Technology ............................... 1
Climate ................................................................. 30
                                                                                        History ................................................................ 2
Computer Labs ..................................................... 25
Cost of Living ........................................................ 31
Counselling Service .............................................. 29
Courses ................................................................ 11           H
   Courses at the University of Graz ..................... 24
   Courses at the University of Music and                                             Health
     Performing Arts Graz .................................... 24                       Doctors ............................................................. 28
   Language Requirements .................................. 11                          Health Insurance .............................................. 27
Currency ............................................................... 30             Hospitals........................................................... 28
                                                                                        Pharmacies ...................................................... 28
                                                                                        Prescription Fee ............................................... 28
D                                                                                     Hospitals............................................................... 28
                                                                                      Hotels ................................................................... 17
Doctoral Programmes ............................................. 6
Doctoral Schools .................................................... 7
Doctors ................................................................. 28          I
Drawing Rooms ("Zeichensäle") ........................... 26
Drinking Water ...................................................... 31              Important addresses ............................................. 36
Drugs .................................................................... 34         Incoming Students
                                                                                         Application Procedure ...................................... 10
                                                                                         Regular's Table ................................................ 20
E                                                                                     Institutes ................................................................. 2
                                                                                      Insurance.............................................................. 27
                                                                                      International Relations & Mobility Programmes ...... 1
Eating Out ........................................................... 31
                                                                                      Internet ................................................................. 25
ECTS .................................................................... 12
  ECTS Coordinators .......................................... 13
Electricity .............................................................. 30
Email Account....................................................... 25               J
Emergency Numbers ............................................ 28
Erasmus                                                                               Jointly offered programmes

                                                                                 36
    Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering .... 8                                in Graz .............................................................. 23
    NAWI Graz ......................................................... 7            Residence Permit ("Aufenthaltsbewilligung") ........ 16


L                                                                                    S
Language of Instruction ........................................ 11                  Self Service Laundry ............................................ 31
Learning Agreement ............................................. 11                  Shopping .............................................................. 31
Leaving – TO DOs before Leaving Graz .............. 35                                 Opening Hours ................................................. 32
Letters .................................................................. 29        Special Needs ...................................................... 14
Library                                                                              Sports ................................................................... 29
   Public Library .................................................... 34            Student Union....................................................... 20
   University Library .............................................. 25                Section for International Relations .................... 20
                                                                                     Study Facilities ..................................................... 26
                                                                                     Study Programmes
M                                                                                      Bachelor’s Programmes ..................................... 5
                                                                                       Doctoral Programmes......................................... 6
                                                                                       Master’s Programmes ........................................ 5
Mentoring Programme .......................................... 20
                                                                                       Teacher Training Courses .................................. 6
Money
                                                                                     Summer Time (daylight saving time) .................... 30
  Banks ............................................................... 30
                                                                                     Swimming Pools ................................................... 34
  Cost of Living .................................................... 31
  Currency ........................................................... 30

                                                                                     T
N
                                                                                     Telephones
                                                                                       Benefits for Students ........................................ 33
Nightline (Night Busses) ....................................... 32
                                                                                       Mobile Phones .................................................. 33
                                                                                     Theater ................................................................. 33
                                                                                     Time Zone ............................................................ 30
O                                                                                    Tourist Information ............................................... 15
                                                                                     Train (travelling by)
ÖH (Student Union) .............................................. 20                   Benefits for Students ........................................ 33
Online Information System ................................... 24                     Tram ..................................................................... 32
Opera ................................................................... 33         Transcript of records ............................................ 35
Orientation Sessions for Exchange Students ....... 22                                TUGrazonline ....................................................... 24


P                                                                                    V
Parcels ................................................................. 29         Vegetarians ......................................................... 31
Pharmacies........................................................... 28             Visa ...................................................................... 16
Photocopying ........................................................ 25             Visa Information ................................................... 16
Pick-Up-Service .................................................. 17                Voltage ................................................................. 30
Post Offices .......................................................... 29
Prescription Fee ................................................... 28
Printing, Plotting ................................................... 25            W
Public Holidays ....................................................... 9
Public Transportation ............................................ 32
                                                                                     Wireless LAN ........................................................ 25
   Ticket Prices ..................................................... 32
                                                                                     Working in Austria ................................................ 27


R                                                                                    Y
Railway Station ..................................................... 16
                                                                                     Youth Hostel ......................................................... 17
Registration
  in Austria........................................................... 23




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