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Master´s programmes

Not every completed degree automatically entitles the student to take up a Master's program at the University of Graz.

In many cases, the curriculum of the intended master's programme provides information about which previous programme athorises direct admission (i.e. registration without submitting an application).

If you have any queries, please ask our Academic Affairs office.

Should your completed programme not authorises direct admission, we will have to check wether it is a subject-related programme that may entitle you to commence the master's programme of your choice.

If you have never studied at the University of Graz before and would like to apply for a non-consecutive degree program, you can find the necessary steps to register for a degree program here.

Students returning to university

  • You have already been enrolled at the University of Graz and would like to apply for a non-consecutive Master's degree program:
    If you do not have an active UNIGRAZonline account, please create a basic account. Once you have successfully activated your account, you can submit your application under "My applications". As soon as you have uploaded all the necessary documents, we will start processing your application.
  • You have an active UNIGRAZonline account and would like to open a non-consecutive Master's degree program:
    To do this, submit your application directly via your student desktop under "My applications".

Processing your application

If the formal requirements are met, your application will be sent to the responsible curriculum commission (CUKO) for reviewing the content requirements. Based on the documents submitted, the CUKO will make one of the following decisions:

  • (A) Direct Admission
  • (B) Admission with additional courses
  • (C) no admission

In case A, you will be informed of the next steps regarding enrollment after receiving the CUKO's statement.

In cases B and C, legal proceedings will be initiated. You will receive an information letter (called "Parteiengehör") from our legal department. After receiving the Parteiengehör, you have the opportunity to submit a statement. If there is no response from you, a notification (Bescheid) will be sent to you after the 14-day respond-period has expired. You can only initiate enrolment in case B by submitting an "Application for enrolment" once you have received the notification (Bescheid).

Consecutive master’s programme

You have received a bachelor's degree from the University of Graz and now wish to begin with a consecutive master's programme (for example: bachelor's programme Physics > master's programme Physics).

Once the relevant examination department has finalised your bachelor's programme, you will receive a letter of award for your academic degree at Academic Affairs office. At the same time, you can also activate your consecutive master's programme within the general admission period and grace period.

If you finish the bachelor’s programme after the general admission period or after the grace period, it is possible to start a consecutive master’s programme after these deadlines.

If you would like to open the consecutive Master's program at a later date, you are welcome to notify us of your wish to enroll by e-mail during the respective enrollment deadlines.


Applications can only be submitted during the respective application deadlines.

The processing time may vary depending on the type of admission (without conditions/with conditions/no admission). In the case of an administrative procedure (issuance of a decision), an average processing time of 12 weeks can be expected.

The current admission deadlines can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please contact zulassung.master(at)uni-graz.at.


Please note:
International applicants and Austrian applicants who have acquired a degree abroad must always apply for admission. You can get more information about application and related deadlines here.

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