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, 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 for further information.

Academic Calendar 2020/21

Academic Calendar 2020/21

Winter Semester 2020/21
Monday, 5 October 2020 – Saturday, 30 January 2021

Summer Semester 2021:
Monday, 1 March 2021 – Saturday, 3 July 2021

Exchange students
Application period winter semester: until 15 May 2020
Application period summer semester: until 15 November 2020

Arrival days winter semester: 26 – 28 September 2020
Arrival days summer semester: 26 – 28 February 2021

Welcome days winter semester: 2 – 4 October 2020
Welcome days summer semester: 5 – 7 March 2021

National holiday: 26 October 2020
All Souls: 2 November 2020

Christmas holidays: 21 December 2020 – 9 January 2021
Semester break: 1 February – 28 February 2021

Easter holidays: 29 March – 10 April 2021
Labor Day: 1 May 2021

Ascension Day: 13 May 2021
Rector’s Day: 14 May 2021

Pentecost: 22-25 May 2021
Corpus Christi: 3 June 2021

Academic Calendar 2019/20

Academic Calendar 2019/20

Wintersemester 2019/20:
Monday, 30 September 2019 – Friday, 31 January 2020

Summersemester 2020:
Monday, 02 March 2020 – Friday, 26 June 2020

Exchange students
Application period winter semester: until 15 May 2019
Application period summer semester: until 15 November 2020

Arrival days winter semester: 27 – 29 September 2019
Arrival days summer semester: 28 February – 1 March 2020

First Info Meeting: Monday, 30 September 2019
Welcome days winter semester: 4 – 6 October 2019
Welcome days summer semester: 6 – 8 March 2020

National holiday: 26 October 2019
All Souls: 2 November 2019

Christmas holidays: 16 December 2019 – 06 January 2020
Semester break: 1 February 2020 – 28 February 2020

Easter holidays: 6 April 2020– 18 April 2020
Labor Day: 1 May 2020
Ascension day: 21 May 2020

Pentecost: 30 May 2020 – 2 June 2020
Corpus Christi: 11 June 2020

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

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Photo: Erasmus in Graz