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 Continuous Professional Development of teachers as well as Consulting Programs aiming at 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 28 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.
Continuous Professional Development
Our educational offering of Continuous Professional Development for teachers is evidence-based and oriented towards the needs of human resouces, teaching and school development.
Educational Research and Consultation
Our Educational Research focusses 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 from 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 the Styria, one of the nine countries in Austria. It has around 300.000 inhabitants and calls itself a "students' city" because it has eight universities resp. 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 a lot of new learnings as well as fun, joy and new friends!
Academic year 2018/19
Begin of winter semester: 01 October 2018
End of winter semester: 01 February 2019
Begin of summer semester: 04 March 2019
End of summer semester: 01 July 2019
Application period winter semester: until 15 May 2018
Application period summer semester: until 15 November 2019
Arrival days winter semester: 21–23 September 2018
Arrival days summer semester: 1–3 March 2019
First Info Meeting: Monday, 24 September 2018
Welcome days winter semester: 05–07 October 2018
Welcome days summer semester: 08–10 March 2019
National holiday: 26 Oktober 2018
All Saint's Day: 01 November 2018
All Souls: 02 November 2018
Christmas holidays: 22 December 2018 – 06 January 2019
Semester break: 04 February 2019 – 03 March 2019
St. Joseph's Day: 19 March 2018
Easter holidays: 26 March – 07 April 2018
Labor Day: 01 May 2018
Ascension Day: 30 May 2019
Pentecost: 10-11 June 2019
Corpus Christi: 20 June 2019
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
"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. The online application can be filled in by clicking on the “Apply” button on this website.
Special offer for international students: "Wohnen im Bildungshaus Mariatrost"
University College of Teacher Education Styria
Institute of Diversity Studies and International Relations
Ortweinplatz 1, 8010 Graz