Where can I live and eat in Graz?

Living Arrangements


How do I find an apartment or a room in Graz and Oberschützen?


  • Overview of Student Rresidences in Graz
  • Overview of Student Residences in Oberschützen
  • Hints from the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) at KUG


You can find further accommodation possibilities in online or newspaper ads, for example, in


Another option for searching and booking a free room in available dormitories provides the platform DORMY: http://www.dormy.at as well as www.studium.at


Please do not forget to get your registration certificate within 3 days after receiving your accomodation! Further information can be found here.

Here you also can find information about searching for an accomodation in Graz during taking part at the entrance exams.

Here you can find information about the topic housing benefit (German language only!).

Eating Arrangements


Where can I eat in Graz?


Graz offers a broad selection of places to eat in various price categories.

  • You will find several inexpensive student restaurants close to KUG as well as in the vicinity of the other three universities in Graz (see also under Cost of living in Graz). Here you also can find information about students canteens ("Mensa") in Graz.
  • You will find an overview of restaurants in Graz in the "Restaurant guide" at the Graz Tourist Office.




Where can I eat in Oberschützen?


Here you can find several general hints on restaurants in Oberschützen.

Students have the opportunity to receive a reduced lunch menu with their KUGcard at the "Bundesschülerheim Oberschützen".

In addition at the institute 12 there is the possibility to use a fridge, microwave etc. in the room of the Students´ Union. Opposite the institute there is also a buffet in the Bundesrealgymnasium.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the secretary of the Institute.



Where can I go shopping in Graz?


Spread out over the whole downtown area of Graz are grocery stores belonging to the different supermarket chains (e.g. Spar/Eurospar/Interspar, Billa, Merkur, Lidl, Hofer etc.) as well as various small shops (e.g. also those providing foreign specialties).

For example, there is a Spar Supermarket in Graz close to all of the campus locations of KUG.

Most of the grocery stores are open Mondays to Saturdays at the latest from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. Some of them stay open a bit later on Fridays. On Saturdays they are only open until 6:00 p.m. Almost all stores are closed on Sundays. If you wish to go shopping outside of these opening hours, then you can do so, for example, at the Spar Supermarkets at the main train station, at Hans-Sachs-Gasse, or at the airport.

Most of the other shops are open Mondays to Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The larger shopping centers are also open somewhat longer.


There are also several farmers' markets in Graz where you can buy regional products from agricultural productions, the biggest one is located at Kaiser-Josef-Platz. You can find all farmers'markets in Graz and their opening hours here (in German language only).