Karl-Franzens University of Graz

4.1 out of 5 (27 ratings / 25 reviews) Graz, Austria
The University of Graz, founded in 1585, is Austria's second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Numerous outstanding scientists, including six Nobel Prize winners, have taught and researched here.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The second oldest university in Austria was founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, initially with just two faculties, those of philosophy and theology in a Jesuit college; in 1778, the faculty of law was established.


Yes, we are a so-called "mass university" in many areas. Unfortunately, this type of university with so many students runs the risk of being perceived only as an "academic local supplier" or regional training center.We want to counteract what we are really good at: research, teaching guided by research, training and promoting young scientists. What else?


Research at the University of Graz should become more visible to the outside world. And this in the form of the “Another question for the future” campaign. The University of Graz specifically asks questions. These are the ones that scientists at the University of Graz are currently working on to answer. Questions that make the nature of research at the University of Graz visible. 


Imaginative, innovative, and international – with its 4,100 employees and 32,000 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Due to our research and teaching competence we are a central institution for guaranteeing that Styria remains a research and education location.

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University Ranking

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Student services

As an information hub for people who want to find out more about studying at our university, 4students - Studien Info Service offers individual guidance and information for all students and prospective students via telephone, e-mail, skype and our website. All queries are answered within 24 hours on work days. Should you require specific information about university studies, our help-hotline connects you directly to the director of studies office.

Housing services

For longer stays in Graz, you should consider looking for long-term accommodation. You can find a list of useful links in the info box.

Graz offers a wide range of housing options. You can buy or rent apartments and houses, but you can also share an apartment or house with others.

Library services

With over 3.5 million information carriers, the University Library is one of the largest cultural and educational institutions in Styria. It is a library with universal standards, scientific orientation and public mission for the whole region. It increasingly regards itself as a “hybrid library” which manages, archives, analyses and makes them accessible.

Medical services

Their Disability Resource Centre offers support and advice to students with special needs in all matters of everyday university life. The Centre provides solutions for problems with building accessibility, information barriers, study funding and search for accommodation.

Student Life

Campus life

The KFU buildings are between around 200 and less than 10 years old. Many of the older buildings could at least be made gradually accessible through subsequent adaptation. However, there are some buildings or building areas where adaptation has so far not been possible. Likewise, not all subsequent adaptations meet the full standard of accessibility, so that, for example, stepless access is only possible via rear entrances or an inner courtyard. Accessibility standards are complied with in all newly erected buildings and current conversions and refurbishments.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre – USI for short – has more than 350 low-cost sports courses on offer. Whether you prefer the traditional sports such as football and gymnastics or new and alternative sports such as piloxing, stand-up paddling or paragliding, you can switch off and improve your physical fitness.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good professors and kind atmosphere. Interesting subjects.

Great support, very scientific
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great Network of Students, everyone helps, Student Union does a lot of great things. There are many interesting courses, but some professors are difficult to communicate with. The exams are mostly quite simple, mostly multiple choice which I don't think is good for learning but at least its easier to get good grades. Towards the end of the bachelors Programm Its a bit too...

Not my type of learning
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

For me the distance to professors and the material was not fitting.


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