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  • Locations: Graz, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Montclair State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Academic Area: Accounting, Accounting, Law, & Taxation, Biology, Business, Business and Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, German, History, Human Services, Humanities, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management & Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology
Program Type: Exchange Program Housing Options: Off-campus student housing
Credit Type: ECTS: conversion is 2:1; 6 ECTS = 3 US, 5 ECTS = 3 US, 4 ECTS = 2 US, 3 ECTS =2 US Language of Instruction: English, German
Program Terms:: Fall, Spring
Program Description:

Graz, Austria
Erasmus+ Scholarship for CSAM Students at University of Graz/ Karl Franzens Universität

Table of Contents

Accommodation and Meals
Estimated Program Costs
Application Process
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Program Overview

Erasmus+ Scholarship

CSAM students have the opportunity to apply for the Erasmus+ Scholarship to help subsidize the cost of a semester exchange at the University of Graz. Interested students should complete this on-line application to study at Uni-Graz for either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Graduate students should also be involved in research.  The scholarship provides € 820 travel subsidy and an € 850 per month stipend to help with living expenses.  Students are billed for tuition and fees by Montclair State.
Students at all levels are eligible.  To be considered for the scholarship, a student must be a Montclair State student in good standing.  Bachelor (with a CSAM major), Master or PhD student in CSAM. 
Applicants may choose to spend an exchange semester in Graz in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.  Application deadline for the Erasmus+ Scholarship for either semester is March 1, 2018. The scholarship committee will review all applications and some applicants will be invited to interview.  The committee will select two students for the award.  Students who are not selected to receive the Erasmus+ scholarship are still eligible to study for a semester at Uni-Graz on exchange, without the scholarship.
How to Apply
Apply on-line through the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. Details and application instructions can be found on this brochure and within the on-line application. Applicants must complete a questionnaire, submit two letters of recommendation, a transcript and a statement of purpose.  Undergraduate students should work with their academic advisor to ensure the classes at Uni-Graz will fulfill MSU requirements. Master's and PhD applicants should work with their Graduate Program Coordinator or faculty mentor to develop a research proposal in addition to finding coursework.
Costs to Student
The Erasums+ Scholarship will subsidize some expenses associated with spending a semester in Graz.  Student is responsible for MSU tuition and fees, housing,  insurance, residence permit, German course fee. Students may use all financial aid for which they are eligible.  Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in the intensive German pre-session course offered prior to each term. Students are responsible for the additional fee.

View the Uni-Graz Fast Fact Sheet here - Fast_Fact_Sheet_Graz_2017-2018.pdf

From the Uni-Graz website:
The University of Graz is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Austria. With approximately 27,000 students and 3,500 employees, it makes an essential contribution to the vibrant life of the Styrian capital. Diversity and a wide scope characterize the education programs at the six faculties. Students can choose from more than 100 bachelor, masters and diploma programs
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Course list: Courses Taught in English

Intensive German language also available at all levels.

Graz University Information for Students (Academic Calendar, Course Information, Language Knowledge, Language Courses, Accomodations, Web pages, University Life and Things to know about Graz)
Found Here - Fast_Fact_Sheet_Graz_2017-2018.pdf

More Information on University of Graz

Many courses are taught in English, however most are taught in German.   Please see specifics below.
  1. German Language Courses (included in transcript): at a reduced fee of € 160 exchange students can participate in 3-week German Intensive Courses at all levels in September/February; 60 hours total equaling 6 ECTS credits.
Treffpunkt Sprachen”, the language center at Uni Graz also offers German Semester Courses at all levels at € 60. Exchange students pay the reduced price of € 35 for one of these courses.
  1. Language of Subject Courses: Most courses are taught in German and the online course guide is published each July for the following academic year. A selection of courses at various departments is also taught in English
  1. Language requirement: The equivalent of two years of college German (German level B2) is desirable, if students want to follow courses in German. Students with no German proficiency can be accepted, if they find enough courses taught in English to meet their home university’s credit requirements. Participation in our pre-semester German intensive course is mandatory for these students.
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Accommodation and Meals

Accommodations and Meals
Students will live in a student apartment within the city of Graz.   Housing is arranged through an independent agency, Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD). International students are usually accommodated in dorms, in shared flats together with other students, or in inexpensive apartments. If preferred, a homestay with an Austrian  family may be arranged.
Sign up for the buddy program!

Signing up for the buddy program is a unique and guided way of stepping into student life in Graz.  Please be aware that these students are unpaid volunteers and may not be available 24/7.  You should keep your buddy informed of arrival information in Graz as well when you do not require certain services (e.g., pick-up from the airport or train station, etc).

The Welcome Events

These events are MANDATORY for all students as they provide support with important first steps.  The sessions are NOT walk-in sessions.  Students not participating in the Welcome Events will have to take care of the necessary procedures by themselves, risk not being able to sign up for classes within the relevant timeframe and are responsible for all other consequences of them missing the Welcome Sessions.

Visa / Resident Permit

Students are required to follow the procedures as indicated by the embassies /relevant authorities and International Office of Uni Graz at all times. By not following the relevant procedures students risk their stay in Austria being an illegal one. All consequences resulting from students neglecting the relevant procedures are their own responsibility.


Our Student Jeff Baker has started a blog - "Great Austrian Adventure" - Visit it and share in his exciting travels in Graz, Austria!

The Global Education Department would like to highlight Ricardo Taveras, one of Montclair State University's students who has traveled abroad with the Summer School Seggau run by the University of Graz in Graz, Austria. He has been featured in the Montclairion sharing his experience to all from his trip.
“I believe education is the [solution] to almost every possible problem in society,” said Taveras.
To read the full article, click here
Estimated Program Costs

Through the exchange agreement, MSU students who are accepted to study at Uni-Graz will pay MSU tuition and fees to MSU directly while attending the program at Uni-Graz.  Additional costs to the student include room, board, insurance, airfare and other transportation, and incidentals.  Students will also pay the study abroad application fee of $400. The recommended Intensive German Language Course is an additional charge.  In most cases, students may use their financial aid.  Some additional fees may apply.

See the Karl-Franzens Universität/University of Graz website for additional information on the cost of living:

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Application Process

All students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process first to receive approval.  Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.

Visa information: For more information regarding visas, please review this document: Visa-Info for US+CA students.pdf

For Further Information

Contact us:

Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your MSU study abroad application.

The Office of International Academic Initiatives
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, 07043

Front Desk: 973 655 6862
For general questions about Study Abroad, please contact:


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.