Admission Procedure

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Before being able to study an English NAWI Graz master programme at Graz University of Technology and University of Graz, you have to successfully complete a 2-step admission procedure:

  1. Individual admission procedure: Applicants have to fulfil the required criteria and have to reach a sufficient place in the admission committee’s ranking for the desired master programme.
  2. General admission procedure: After successful completion of the individual admission procedure, applicants have to complete the general admission procedure at either University of Graz or Graz University of Technology.

Before continuing to the admission procedure, please review the flow chart of the 2-step admission procedure, the information on general admission procedure and also the information on tuition fees provided in the right frame of this website.


Details on the individual admission procedure

A. Number of available study places per academic year

  • Master Advanced Materials Science: 12 students/academic year
  • Master Biotechnology: 15 students/academic year
  • Master Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering: 12 students/academic year
  • Master Environmental System Sciences / Climate Change and Environmental Technology: 12 students/academic year
  • Master Geosciences: 15 students/academic year
  • Master Mathematics: 30 students/academic year
  • Master Physics: 12 students/academic year
  • Master Technical Chemistry: 15 students/academic year
  • Master Technical Physics: 12 students/academic year


B. Procedure of the individual admission procedure

To participate in the admission procedure, you must apply online within the admission period. The general online registration will be active from October 15th to December 15th, 2018 (for starting the desired master's programme in either winter term 2019 or summer term 2020).

The following data and documents are required:

  1. Personal and contact data.
  2. Study related information (Diploma, Transcript of records).
  3. Curriculum of the study programme (course outline) in either German or English
  4. Letter of motivation for the application for the master programme (in English, two A4 pages maximum, PDF).
  5. Curriculum Vitae, which also contains any subject-relevant work experience and extracurricular activities (in English, three A4 pages maximum, PDF).
  6. Evidence of the knowledge of English by
    • uploading either the Austrian "Jahresabschlusszeugnis des Maturajahres" or a secondary school leaving exam (equal to the Austrian Maturazeugnis) from another EU/EEA country (teaching subject English)
    •  uploading one of the following internationally recognized certificates, which must not be older than two years at the time of application:
      1. TOEFL iBT (score of at least 87)
      2. IELTS (score of at least 6.5)
      3. Cambridge Proficiency English CPE or
      4. Cambridge Advanced English CAE (score of at least 180/ Grade C or better)
    • Please note:
      • Applicants, who speak English as their mother tongue or who have completed their relevant bachelor programme exclusively taught in English may be exempted from uploading one of the certificates mentioned above. Even in this case, it is strongly recommended to upload an appropriate English certificate along with the application materials, in order to facilitate the decision making process of the inter-university committee.
      • Study semesters via exchange programmes or internship semesters in one of the countries mentioned above are not sufficient prove of the knowledge of English.


C. Ranking of applications

Decisions concerning the applications are made by an inter-university selection committee. The applicants shall obtain a maximum of 25 points for fulfilling the application criteria, that is, a maximum of 5 points for their motivation letter and a maximum of 20 points for their academic achievements. Reasons for negative application decisions are

  • completion of a degree programme that does not fulfil the entrance criteria for the desired master programme,
  • insufficient knowledge of English or
  • a total ranking score of less than 14 points.


D. Notification of results and admission

By February 1, 2019, the applicants will receive a notification on the results of the admission procedure, including their individual ranking score, and the ranking score required for enrolling in the master programme in the respective academic year.

Third country nationals who wish to begin their English NAWI Graz Master Programme at University of Graz or Graz University of Technology must submit their complete application with all necessary original documents by September 5 for the winter semester and by February 5 for the summer semester of each year (date of receipt at the university). EU/EEA nationals have an extended deadline until November 30 (winter semester) and April 30 (summer semester).
Admission in the summer semester is possible, but is not recommended due to the structure of the study programme.


E. How to register for the individual admission procedures
(possible from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2018)

In order to guarantee a single point of contact for all applications, the individual admission procedures for all English taught NAWI Graz master study programmes are conducted by the TU Graz.
The application process is handled in the campus information system TUGRAZonline. Start with creating a basic user account, then open your personal business card in TUGRAZonline and click on „Applications“.

You can start your application procedure by clicking on „Enter new application“ on the very next site.
Follow the instructions!

During the process, you are also required to upload some documents (PDF format). In order to complete your registration for the individual admission procedure, make sure you have:

  • Transcript of records (mandatory)
  • Bachelor diploma (if available)
  • Curriculum of your study programme (mandatory, English/German translation)
  • English certificate (mandatory, not older than 2 years). Accepted are
    • Austrian "Jahresabschlusszeugnis des Maturajahres" or a secondary school leaving exam (equal to the Austrian Maturazeugnis) from another EU/EEA country (if available)
    • TOEFL iBT (score of at least 87)
    • IELTS (score of at least 6.5)
    • Cambridge Proficiency English CPE or
    • Cambridge Advanced English CAE (score of at least 180/ Grade C or better)
  • Letter of motivation (mandatory, 2 A4 pages max, in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (mandatory, 3 A4 pages max, in English)

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Flow chart of the 2-step admission procedure (Click on the image to open the pdf)

Information on the general admission procedure (Click on the image to open the pdf)

Information on tuition fees on the websites of TU Graz and Uni Graz. (Fees are identical at both universities!)

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