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Studying in Graz


The University College of Teacher Education Styria is an Austrian tertiary education institution providing the professionalization of teachers. It offers a wide range of academic studies in Initial Teacher Education and programs in Continuing Professional Development of teachers as well as Consulting Programs aiming and ensuring the quality of the educational system.

Initial Teacher Education

Our academic studies for Initial Teacher Education provide Bachelor and Master degrees for Pre-School Education, Primary Education, Secondary General Education comprising 29 school subjects and Secondary Vocational Education comprising four domains of school subjects. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and a Master of Education (MEd). All studies include specialised technical, didactical, educational and school-related aspects.

Continuing Professional Development

Our educational offering of Continuing Professional Development for teachers is evidence-based and oriented towards the needs of human resources, teaching and school development.

Educational Research and Consultation

Our Educational Research focuses on practical experience and is job-related. We also train management staff and accompany quality development processes through our Support and Consulting Services for schools and other educational institutions.

Students and Teacher Educators

The University College of Teacher Education Styria is the second biggest public University College of Teacher Education out of fourteen in Austria. It hosts around 4.000 students in Initial Teacher Education and offers a Continuous Professional Development program for around 15.000 teachers in around 900 schools in Styria.

Graz and Styria

Graz is the capital of Styria, one of the nine federal states in Austria. It has around 300.000 inhabitants and calls itself a "students' city" because it has eight universities and university colleges with over 60.000 students. In addition to the traditional culture of the opera house, the theatre and many concert halls, Graz is also known as a hotbed of modern art, jazz life and literary festivals. Attractive shopping streets, comfortable restaurants as well as cafes and pubs give the city a southern flair which everyone should experience.

We wish you a successful semester filled with a lot of new learnings as well as fun, joy and new friends!

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Academic Calendar 2023/24

Academic Calendar 2023/24

Winter Semester 2023/24
Monday, 2 October 2023 – Friday, 2 February 2024 

Summer Semester 2024:
Monday, 4 March 2024 – Friday, 28 June 2024

Exchange students
Application period winter semester: until 15 May 2023
Application period summer semester: until 15 November 2023

Welcome days winter semester: 29 September – 1 October 2023
Welcome days summer semester: 29 February – 2 March 2024

National holiday: 26 October 2023
All Saints: 1 November 2023

Christmas holidays: 18 December 2023 – 5 January 2024
Semester break: 5 February – 1 March 2024

Easter holidays: 25 March - 5 April 2024
Labour Day: 1 May 2024
Ascension Day: 9 May 2024

Pentecost: 20 - 21 May 2024
Corpus Christi: 30 May 2024

Academic Calendar 2024/25

Academic Calendar 2024/25

Winter semester 2024/2025
Start of the winter semester: Tue, 01.10.2024
Start of the courses: Tue, 01.10.2024
End of the courses: Sat, 01/02/2025 (15 teaching weeks)
End of the winter semester: Fri, 28/02/2025

Summer semester 2025
Start of the summer semester: Sat, 01.03.2025
Start of the courses: Mon, 03/03/2025
End of the courses: Sat, 28 June 2025 (15 teaching weeks)
End of the summer semester: Tue, 30/09/2025

Course-free period
All Souls' Day: Sat, 02 Nov 2024
Christmas holidays: Mon, 16.12.2024 - Sat, 04.01.2025
Course-free period (change of semester): Mon, 03.02.2025 - Sat, 01.03.2025
Course-free period (Easter): Mon, 14.04.2025 - Sat, 26.04.2025
Tuesday after Whitsun: Tue, 10/06/2025
Course-free period (summer): Mon, 30.06.2025 - Tue, 30.09.2025

Exchange students
Application period winter semester: until 15 May 2024
Application period summer semester: until 15 November 2024

Arrival days winter semester: 24 - 26 September 2024
Arrival days summer semester: 25 - 27 February 2025

Welcome days winter semester: 27 - 29 October 2024
Welcome days summer semester: 28 February - 02 March 2025

Public holidays
Bank holidays: 26 October 2024
All Saints' Day: 01 November 2024
Conception of the Virgin Mary: 08 December 2024 

Three Wise Men: 06 January 2025
Bank holidays 01 May 2025
Ascension Day 29 May 2025 
Whit Sunday 08 June 2025
Whit Monday 09 June 2025 
Corpus Christi 19 June 2025


Online Application for Erasmus Incoming Students

Online Application for Erasmus Incoming Students

Please fill out the online application form and follow the instructions. You need a valid e-mail adress for your online application. 

Please use this link for all further steps:

Accommodation in Graz

Accommodation in Graz

"The OeAD Housing Office provides places in student halls of residence and small flats for recipients of OeAD grants, Erasmus students, in general exchange students and visiting professors."

OeAD provides a list of student halls of residence in Graz.



University College of Teacher Education Styria
Institute of Diversity Studies and International Relations
Ortweinplatz 1, 8010 Graz

phone: +43 316 8067 6602
mail: international@phst.at, diversitaet@phst.at

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