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The newly established Welcome Center is a service and information platform for international staff, professors, degree-seeking students and guests coming to the University of Graz. Establishing and maintaining a hospitable university culture is one of the great concerns of the Welcome Center and the University of Graz. The aim is to guarantee a smooth start in Graz. Supporting its international target groups in overcoming administrative and cultural barriers is, therefore, considered a key goal. In a nutshell, the Welcome Center bridges the gap between its target groups and internal university structures. 

Services for international staff and guests

We provide information on:

  • ​Immigration (visa & residence titles in Austria)
  • Finding accommodation in Graz
  • Documents to bring to Austria
  • How to open a bank account
  • Austrian health insurance system
  • Residence registration procedure (Meldewesen)
  • Confirmation of registration for EU/EEA citizens
  • Taxes in Austria (info event)
  • Doctors who speak English or a foreign language
  • Offers of the university for staff (e.g. dual career service, childcare etc.)
  • Funding opportunities for German courses at treffpunkt sprachen

To offer you a potentially undisturbed personal meeting, we kindly ask you to schedule an appointment with us in advance.

Services for International Degree-Seeking Students

  • Introduction to the University of Graz and its services
  • Administrative support
  • Consultation via email and phone
  • Personal consultation on appointment


Welcome Center
Universitaetsplatz 3/1st floor 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 3940


Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 12 noon
as well as on appointment

Please note our news section for changes!

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