Exchange in Graz, Austria

Exchange in Graz, Austria — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Exchange program
Program Level Various levels
Courseload Maintain a minimum of 13 credit enrollment status per semester or maintain the minimum program credit enrollment determined by your study abroad program, whichever is greater. 13–15 credits for spring semester or 26–30 for the academic year.


Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

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.

All classes are regular university classes taught in German or English. German-taught courses can be found on the Online Course GuideEnglish-taught courses are also available.

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.

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like Exchange programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be emailed out via the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Ryan McCarthy for additional information.