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Before Your Stay

You can reach Graz by car, plane, bus or train.

The buildings of the University of Graz are found in several locations throughout the city. On the main campus, you will find – among other things – the main building at Universitaetsplatz 3 and the university library. At this location you can find several central service points.

To find your way in and around Graz with public transport, you can use the website of Holding Graz or various apps available for download (Qando Graz, GrazMobile).

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When you are employed part-time or full-time at the University of Graz and earn a monthly salary that exceeds the marginal earnings threshold, you are registered for health, accident, social security and unemployment insurance by the Human Resources of Uni Graz. The social security contributions payable to employees is automatically deducted from your salary each month. The insurance carrier for employees of the University of Graz is usually the BVAEB (the insurance fund for public service employees, Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter). Family members may also be insured, provided they live in Austria.

When you register for welcome services with the Welcome Center, we send you an info sheet to give you an overview of the insurance.

Graz offers a wide range of housing options for international students. We suggest to book a hotel room or fully furnished apartment for your first days or weeks in Graz. This gives you the opportunity to find permanent housing directly in Graz.

When you register for welcome services with the Welcome Center, we send you an info sheet to give you an overview of how to find (permanent) accommodation in Graz.

The university collective agreement (Universitäten-Kollektivvertrag, KV) includes a salary per scale for academic staff, according to which they will be paid. You can download the collective agreement on the website of "uniko" (in German only). The salary you will receive (gross salary) should be mentioned in the job offer. If you would like to know the net salary, you can use a gross-net calculator or contact your HR officer.

In order to receive your salary, a SEPA bank account is required. Please find further information under "After your arrival".

 

If you wish to bring already existing research projects with you, or get information about applying for new projects, you can contact our Research Management in advance.

 

Contact

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

Web:welcome.uni-graz.at/en

Personal consultation (drop-ins, no appointment):
Monday - Friday 10am - 12 noon
as well as on appointment

Please note our news section for changes!

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