What will it cost to study?

Study costs and financial aid

 

How high are the student fees and who must pay them?

 

From summer term 2013, the following students have to pay student fees in the amount of € 363,36 per semester:

  • Students enrolled in degree programs,

    • if they are from Austria, any other country from the European Union or an equated country and have exceeded the study duration according to the curriculum by more than two semesters (or two semesters per phase, if applicable).
    • if they are (a) either from other countries and belong to the group according to paragraph 1 of the Personengruppenverordnung or have any other residence title than one for students, and (b) in these cases, if they have exceeded the study duration according to the curriculum by more than two semesters (or two semesters per phase, if applicable).

  • Non-degree students (regardless where they are from), if they are not enrolled in university courses, preparatory courses, course for highly gifted students or postgraduate courses.

 

From summer term 2013, the following students have to pay student fees in the amount of € 726,72 per semester:

  • Students from outside the European Union who are enrolled in degree programs and do not fulfil the citeria named above. They have to pay starting with the first semester of the study.

 

The detailled regulation can be found in paragraph 91 of the University act. Reasons for the exemption from student fees can be found in paragraph 92 of the University act.

 

All students have to pay the dues of the Austrian National Union of Students ("ÖH-Beitrag") in the amount of € 19,70 per semester.

 

Here you can find an overview of costs, scholarships and financial aid of KUG.

It is important to note that some scholarships and bursaries are only possible from the 3rd semester on! It is hardly possible to pay for your studies only by means of scholarships and bursaries.

 

The Österreichische Studienbeihilfenbehörde (which is the Austrian Study Grant Authority) gives information in their current folder as well as on their homepage www.stipendium.at about student support (available in German language only). Here you can find information material in English langauge.

 

Further information about the costs of living in Graz can be found here.

Here you can find further information about funding opportunities (German language only!).

Focus on Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Europe

 

Which students are exempt from paying fees because of the Focus on Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Europe?

 

The exemption regulation applies for regular students from the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

 

 

What do I have to do if I come from one of these countries?

 

The exemption applies automatically in the first three semesters.

Afterwards you have to apply for a further exemption semester by semester!

Please take note of the application deadlines concerning these exemptions (15 November to 15 December for an exemption in the following summer semester and/or 15 April to 15 May for an exemption in the following winter semester)!

Further information:

 

 

What happens if I do not meet the requirements?

 

If the requirements are not met or if the application has not been made on time, then the student fees must be paid for the next semester. It is then possible in this next semester to do another application for the following semester!

 

 

 

 

Further information:

 

How can I open a bank account?

 

Here you can find an information sheet about how to open a bank account for students.