University of Graz Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz 


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top General Information


Street:Universitätsplatz 3



Post Code:8010


Institution Funding



Founded 1585 with faculties of philosophy and theology in a Jesuit College. Became lyceum 1782. Re-established as Karl-Franzens Universität 1827. Moved to present campus 1870. Karl-Franzens Universität is an autonomous university under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

Academic Year

October to June (October-January; March-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or recognized equivalent; Admission examination subject to program request.

Tuition Fees

National:EU/EEA residents: 363 per semester (EUR)

International:Non EU residents: 727 per semester (EUR)



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Peter Riedler

Job title:Rector

Years of office:2021-

Senior Administrative Officer : Catherine Walter-Laager

Job title:Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching

International Relations Officer : Sabine Pendl

Job title:Director of the International Relations Office

top Divisions

Faculty : Arts and Humanties

Fields of study:American Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages, English Studies, Ethnology, German, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Musicology, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Teacher Training, Translation and Interpretation

Faculty : Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Business Administration, Business Education, Economics, Gender Studies, Sociology

Faculty : Catholic Theology

Fields of study:Catholic Theology, Comparative Religion, Religious Education

Faculty : Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences

Fields of study:Educational Sciences, Environmental Management, Regional Studies, Special Education, Sports Management

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law

Faculty : Natural Sciences

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geophysics, German, Greek, History, Latin, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Musicology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Russian, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Teacher Training, Theology

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Adult Education, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Astronomy and Space Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Ethnology, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics and Computer Science, Meteorology, Modern Languages, Musicology, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Regional Planning, Religion, Romance Languages, Sociology, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Translation and Interpretation, Urban Studies, Women's Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

Fields of study:Catholic Theology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Regional Planning, Religion


Also Diploma programme of Law; Teacher training programmes; joint Master programme

top Academic Periodicals




Statistics Year:2019-2020


Updated on 27-07-2021