Admission Procedure

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In order to being admitted to an English NAWI Graz master programme at Graz University of Technology and University of Graz, you have to successfully complete all steps of the admission procedure:


Step 1: Online admission procedure (Oct. 15-Dec. 15 2019)

The online admission procedure will be active from October 15th to December 15th, 2019 (for starting the desired master's programme in either winter term 2020 or summer term 2021). The following data and documents (PDF format) are required:

  1. Transcript of records (mandatory)
  2. Bachelor diploma (if available)
  3. Curriculum of your study programme (mandatory, English/German translation)
  4. Letter of motivation (mandatory, 2 A4 pages max, in English)
  5. Curriculum vitae (mandatory, 3 A4 pages max, in English)

The application process is processed through 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!


Step 2. Ranking of Applications by the Selection Commission (March 1, 2020)

A selection commission decides, which applicants meet the functional criteria for obtaining a study place. By March 1, 2020, all applicants will receive a notification on the results of the online admission procedure. Candidates, who have successfully completed this stage, can move on to step 3.



Step 3. Submit Original Documents (Sept 5 2020-> winter term 2020, Feb 5 2021-> summer term 2021)

By September 5th (for start in this year's winter term) or by February 5th (for start in the following year's summer term), applicants need to submit the necessary original documents (no copies)

  • Copy of passport
  • Original evidence of accomplished Bachelor/ Diploma (transcript of records and degree diploma)
  • In the country where the Bachelor/Diploma degree was received, original evidence of admission to equivalent Master studies also stating general duration of this study programme at a recognized university for the semester/year in which admission in Graz is sought (EU/ EEA citizen excluded)
  • prove your English language competence by

    • Certificates, not older than 2 years: TOEFL internet-based test (95 points minimum) or IELTS (7 points minimum) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (180 points/grade C or higher) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) or

    • Completion of eight school years at an English-speaking school or

    • Four years of English classes at a secondary school (Sekundarstufe II) and a secondary school leaving exam in the subject English or

    • Completion of the secondary school leaving examination in English language or

    • Successfully completed university degree programme taught in English.


All documents must be submitted in their original form (no copies). The mode of legalization depends on the issuing state and certifies the authenticity of the original document.

  1. Original documents with full diplomatic authentication have to pass the mode of legalization of the issuing country (last station: Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and finally legalized by the Austrian mission in the respective country (e.g. Austrian Embassy, Consulate). Such as: Egypt, Iran, Kosovo, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, etc.
  2. Original documents issued in one of the following countries do not need legalization (as mentioned in 3a. or 3c.): Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
  3. Original documents issued in a country having joined the Hague convention of October 5th 1961 (BGBl.Nr. 27/1968), only need legalization by means of Apostille by the respective domestic authorities. Such as: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Greece, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States, etc.

Documents issued in foreign languages (except English) always have to be translated into German or English. If the translation has been issued outside of Austria, it must be legalized (see following table ↓) in the issuing country or certified by a sworn and officially accredited translator in Austria. Further information at Uni Graz or TU Graz.

Original Document  Translation
Full diplomatic legalization Full diplomatic legalization
Apostille Apostille
Exempted from legalization Apostille

The following persons have equal general admission status as Austrian citizens:
a.    persons who have had their main living interests in Austria for at least five continuous years immediately before applying for admission, or who have at least one person legally responsible for the applicant's alimony, for whom this applies;
b.    persons with secondary school leaving certificates of Austrian International Schools;
c.    conventional refugees.



Step 4. Admission (winter term/summer term)

Should all the needed documents be accepted you will then receive an admission letter per post, with which you have to come to the admission office in person and become admitted to the respective English taught NAWI Graz master study programme.

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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

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

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