University of Graz or Karl Franzens Universität Graz (KFUG) - public higher education institution in Austria. KFUG began its academic activity in1585. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Graz.

University ranking. University of Graz is one of the best universities in Austria, taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country. University of Graz is among the oldest and the most prestigious universities of Austria. University of Graz is in the top 5% according to the international rankings. Its expertise lay in the fields of: «Arts and Humanities», «Natural Science». The university is considered to be among the best in the quality of education and ranks in the top 400 in that criterion.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The enrollment is based on the exam results. The university shares the popular system in Austria that divides the academic year into semesters. KFUG has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 2,000 USD/year. The master’s degree will cost an applicant about 1,677 USD per an academic year. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. University of Graz is classified as a large university with more than 20,000 concurrent students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. Among the students every 8 is a foreigner. The academic staff includes more than 1300 teachers and professors. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. KFUG has the following social media pages Twitter, Youtube, Facebook.

Infrastructure of KFUG. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered.
Ranking   419   4
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
Country Austria
City Graz
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
765 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
765 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,533 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,533 USD/year.
Living expenses $605 -1,103 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1585
Abbreviation KFUG
Teachers 1,309
Students 20,797
Foreigners 12%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Österreich
• European University Association (EUA)
• Coimbra Group
• Utrecht Network
• Universities Austria (uniko)
• European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
• International Assiocation of Universities (IAU)
World ranking 419
Country ranking 4
Academic Reputation 330
International Faculty 264
International Students 374
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 296
Natural Science 394
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 419
QS World University Rankings 433
ARWU Academic Ranking 401
Cost of living in Graz
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 233 273
Food 195 373
Transportation 40 129
Communications and utilities 92 146
Clothing 28 104
Sports and leisure 18 78
Total 605 1,103
Accommodation in Graz USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 235
Shared room in city centre 276
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 396
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 436
Alternative title
English University of Graz
Russian Университет Граца
Arabic جامعة غراتس
German Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Spanish Universidad de Graz
French Université de Graz
Japanese グラーツ大学
Korean 그라츠대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Graz
Chinese 卡尔·弗朗岑斯格拉茨大学
cy Prifysgol Graz
it Università di Graz
Ukrainian Ґрацький університет
ca Universitat de Graz
nl Universiteit van Graz
sl Univerza v Gradcu
tr Graz Üniversitesi
eu Grazko Unibertsitatea
gl Universidade de Graz
fi Grazin yliopisto
hr Sveučilište u Grazu
hu Grazi Egyetem
pl Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
id Universitas Graz
sv Graz universitet
fa دانشگاه گراتس
ro Universitatea din Graz
ga Ollscoil Graz
vi Đại học Graz
bg Грацки университет
he אוניברסיטת גראץ
el Πανεπιστήμιο του Γκρατς
da Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
sr Карл-Франценс Универзитет Грац
cs Univerzita Štýrský Hradec
sq Universiteti i Gracit
hy Գրացի համալսարան
az Qrats Universiteti
be Грацкі ўніверсітэт імя Карла і Франца
et Grazi Ülikool
ka გრაცის უნივერსიტეტი
lt Graco universitetas
mk Грачки универзитет
nb Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
ba Грац университеты
gd Oilthigh Graz
tl Unibersidad ng Graz
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Description of University of Graz

Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, the University of Graz has been a great influence on the character and the life of the capital of Styria for 425 years (founded in 1585). So far, six Nobel Prize winners have taught and researched as professors at Austria’s second oldest university. Today, these six large faculties define the holistic approach: Faculty of Theology: The Catholic Theological Faculty is committed to the tradition of the Second Vatican Council. It promotes the dialogue between theology and its cultural, social and political environment by way of research activities and teaching programmes. Its target groups are students in vocational training schemes for church and school professions, adult education, culture and media as well as graduates working in these fields who are interested in further education. Faculty of Law: Current and basic questions on society and economy are at the centre of research and teaching in Law. The study programme offers a sound basic education and provides students with knowledge and an understanding of law. In traineeships, students are prepared for their demanding jobs at an early stage and they learn a sensitive approach to problems as well as how to apply their knowledge in a competent way. Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences: The social and economic scientific subjects at the University of Graz are characterised by intellectual independence, critical discussion and cutting-edge research. The trendsetting study programmes are designed to provide answers to practical questions. A comprehensive offer of business languages – among them Russian, Japanese and Chinese – round off the excellent educational programmes. Faculty of Humanities: The Faculty of Humanities includes about twenty different disciplines. All these individual scientific disciplines have one thing in common – their multifacetted approaches to discussing culture, society and cultural heritage. Apart from numerous co-operations with institutions in Austria and abroad, the Humanities are involved in large European programmes in which they contribute innovative approaches in the field of New Historical Research. Faculty of Natural Sciences: Graduates of the natural scientific disciplines acquire distinct analytical capabilities, specific approaches to solving problems and a skillful use of modern technologies. With the showcase-project NAWI Graz, the University of Graz and the Graz University of Technology have created a co-operation in the special fields of chemistry, technical and molecular bio-sciences, mathematics, physics and geo-sciences that is unique in Austria. Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education: With this faculty that was founded in 2007, the University of Graz actively engages in societally relevant topics like education, sports, climate and the environment and pools important aspects for the development and future of the region. The integration of the Environmental and Regional Sciences offers an optimal basis for interdisciplinary research and teaching. By strengthening the educational sciences, the growing importance of lifelong learning is given proper consideration. Diversity and a wide scope – that is what characterizes the education programmes at the University of Graz. About 32.000 Students from about 100 countries can choose from more than hundred fields of studies. Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes have been established in order to provide compatibility with international systems and mobility for students. The programmes ensure a sound preparation for traditional vocational fields and have innovative potentials for contemporary areas of work. Selected doctoral programmes create an ideal basis for a scientific career. Under the framework of NAWI Graz, joint degree programmes with the Graz University of Technology have been established. With our international partner universities we offer 11 Master and 1 Doctoral programme as international Joint degrees. The University of Graz also wants to accompany interested persons on a lifelong basis. This is reflected in the comprehensive offer of continuing education programmes, which are based on the latest research results and also geared to the demands of industry and society. The research profile of the University of Graz is primarily characterized by seven interdisciplinary fields: Models and Simulations, Molecular Enzymology and Physiology, Brain and Behaviour, Environment and Global Change, Heterogeneity and Cohesion Europe’s History of Culture and Interpretation, Learning – Education – Knowledge. As a modern scientific institution, the University of Graz pools first-rate research on an international level in numerous projects and co-operations. Special research programmes funded by the Austrian Science Fund as well as a national research network are co-ordinated here. Successful co-operations with industry provide new stimuli, particularly for the future region. By cross-border programs, the University of Graz fulfills its traditional function as a connecting link in a new Europe. Intensive co-operations with about 600 universities – among them, 24 carefully selected complete academic partner institutions – underpin the great significance of a worldwide integration of research and teaching. Research projects, curricula development, as well as mobility through the exchange of teachers and students, visiting professorships and internships form an important quality feature. Due to its geographical situation and historical tradition, the University acts as a central point of intersection and scientific platform for its partner institutions. For more than a decade, the University of Graz has been co-operating successfully with more than 300 partner institutions in numerous EU-education programs. It is Austria’s only university in the UTRECHT network and in the COIMBRA group, where it has proven its strength as a driving force for innovation and reform

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