Study at the University of Graz and integrate into Austrian life on this affordable exchange program.
|Term||Academic Year, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Exchanges provide an affordable study abroad option and offer complete immersion at academic institutions specifically selected to meet the needs of University of Minnesota students.
The majority of international students live in student dorms, as it is the most cost-effective option and the best way to meet fellow students. The student dorms contain shared flats with cooking facilities and single or double occupancy is available.
The Office of International Relations organizes a Buddy Program and various social activities throughout the semester.
Students having participated in a bilateral exchange program will:
Develop a stronger sense of confidence by engaging in a highly independent study abroad program and foster second language acquisition whenever possible
Learn to appreciate diverse world views, accept complexity, and embrace ambiguity; added benefit of reciprocity to foster mutual respect and understanding
Experience a new culturally specific academic system and incorporate different academic perspectives
Identify and communicate how your experience abroad has impacted you personally, academically, and professionally
The Office of International Relations will provide onsite support while you are in Graz.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Various levels|
Students are required to maintain a minimum of 15 credits (30 ECTS credits) per semester.
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
A wide variety of classes are available in humanities, law, natural sciences, social and economic sciences, theology, translation and interpreting.
Special note for German majors / minors: Students wishing to apply coursework in Graz to a German major / minor must take coursework in German. Courses taught in English are not eligible to fulfill major / minor requirements.
You can also enroll in an intensive German language session prior to regular classes, for an additional fee. Learn more about the intensive pre-session and semester German language courses.
This course is offered at no additional cost on this program. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year 2020-21||Mid September - End of Jun||Apr 1, 2020|
|Spring Semester 2020||Mid February - End of June||Sep 20, 2019|
Spaces on Exchange programs are limited, students are encouraged to have a backup program in mind if applying for an exchange program.
- If we do not fill all of our spots for Spring 2020 after the priority deadline, we will re-open the applicaiton with an September 20, 2019 deadline.
- Optional three-week intensive German language course begins in early February for Spring students. Optional three-week German language course begins in early September for Academic Year students.
- While applications may be considered after the deadline, only students applying on or before the priority deadline will be guaranteed on-campus housing in Graz. Late applicants will need to find their own housing arrangements.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
Exchange costs may vary from year to year and are subject to change.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||Exchange in Graz|
|Track Name||Karl-Franzens University|
Upon submitting the online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Once you submit your completed application, it will be reviewed by the Learning Abroad Center. The Learning Abroad Center will nominate the top students that meet the eligibility requirements.
Nominated students will be required to complete the University of Graz’s application. The University of Graz will make the final acceptance decision. More information about this process will be sent to the nominated students.
All applicants will be notified of their application decision by email.
If nominated, you will also be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program.
If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad application system and submit a cancelation request.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRyan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.
Abigail Anderson: Spring 2019; Supply Chain & Operations Management major and Health & Wellness minor