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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 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.

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 a lot of new learnings as well as fun, joy and new friends!

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COVID-19 information for international students

COVID-19 information for international students

The University College of Teacher Education Styria will accept international students in the winter semester 2020/21 and in the summer semester 2021, taking into account the recommendations of the Austrian government. International students can participate in the course “International Teacher Competences (ITC)”. In case of a new COVID-19 outbreak, this course will be run online.

Before planning the mobility, students are advised to check the official recommendations of the host and home countries.

Please contact international@phst.at for further information.

Academic Calendar 2021/22

Academic Calendar 2021/22

Winter Semester 2021/22
Monday, 4 October 2021 – Saturday, 29 January 2022 

Summer Semester 2021:
Monday, 28 February 2022 – Saturday, 2 July 2022

Exchange students
Application period winter semester: until 15 May 2021
Application period summer semester: until 15 November 2021 

Arrival days winter semester: 25 – 27 September 2021
Arrival days summer semester: 25 – 27 February 2022 

Welcome days winter semester: 1 – 3 October 2021
Welcome days summer semester: 4 – 6 March 2022 

National holiday: 26 October 2021
All Souls: 1 November 2021

Christmas holidays: 20 December 2021 – 8 January 2022
Semester break: 31 January – 27 February 2022 

Easter holidays: 11 April – 23 April 2022
Labor Day: 1 May 2022
Ascension Day: 26 May 2022

Pentecost: 4 - 7 June 2022
Corpus Christi: 16 June 2022 

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. 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

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

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