I am ... a student

There is a reason it is said that your time as a student is the best time of your life. Med Uni Graz offers an excellent medical education in line with international standards and exciting learning experiences at the cutting edge of research and science. Common questions that arise at the start and during your studies: How do I plan my studies? Where can I find information and advising? What opportunities do I have to vary the range of experiences I gain during my studies?

Detailed information on Medicine and dentistry degree programs at Med Uni Graz can be found on the German pages of our website. Sufficient knowledge of German is required for the admissions process, acceptance in degree programs and participation in courses.

Advice and information about studying

Responsible bodies


The Rectorate, which consists of Rector Andrea Kurz and four vice rectors, is in charge of the university and represents it externally.

Vice Rector of Studies and Teaching Erwin Petek is responsible for the organization of degree programs, student services and exams, communication and optimization of general conditions for teachers and students, quality assurance and improvement in education, student and teacher mobility and development of new educational media.

Curricular commissions and senate

Along with the Rectorate and the University Council, the Senate is one of the three governing bodies of the university and represents all groups that are members of the university: academic staff, general staff and students. The Senate is responsible for enacting and changing the curricula for degree programs and postgraduate courses, deciding as a second instance in student affairs and determining the categories for earmarking tuition fees by students.

The Senate appoints the curricular commissions, collegial bodies that have the authority to make decisions regarding degree programs offered by the university.

The following curricular commissions have been established at the Medical University of Graz:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Doctoral programs
  • Postgraduate education
  • Nursing science

Dean of Study Affairs

To enforce study regulations in the first instance, a monocratic executive body is established that is represented by a dean of study affairs and his/her deputy according to § 19 (2) of the Universities Act and Med Uni Graz statutes.

Dean of Doctoral Studies

The Office of Doctoral Studies is the main interface between all areas of Med Uni Graz that are concerned with doctoral studies. It informs, advises and supports university applicants, doctoral students, supervisors and instructors on questions related to doctoral education at Med Uni Graz.

Studies and Teaching Management

The Studies and Teaching Management OU is responsible for all centrally organized strategic activities in the area of studies and teaching with the goal of providing the best possible support to instructors and students.

Academic Advisory Board

Med Uni Graz has set up an Academic Advisory Board that can quickly and efficiently intervene in the event of difficulties in professional treatment of instructors, studies and teaching staff and students. It provides support with decisions on disciplinary matters.

The university is a relatively complex entity and goes to great lengths to achieve its goals. Our main concerns are to prepare students for a scientific career and to develop their personalities so that they are able to meet the requirements of a career in medicine.

To fulfill the requirements for studying, psychosocial support or psychological help must be provided in many cases. Conflict-resolving communication and adapted support in problem-solving help not only those who are affected but also everyone else who would otherwise be hindered in achieving their goals.

The meetings of the Academic Advisory Board are oriented to the requirements.

Advising: ÖH Med Graz

The ÖH Med Graz (Austrian National Union of Students at the Medical University of Graz) is the legally legitimized representation of all students and a public corporation. In addition to advising and informing their fellow students, this group of honorary students is active in all university committees such as the academic senate, study commissions, habilitation and appointment committees as well as other working groups and advisory boards for important topics related to studying.



One-stop shop

In our one-stop shop, students have access to administrative services from one source, independent of processing location. A visit to the one-stop shop results in shorter communication times, quicker execution of individual work tasks and thus an optimization of administrative tasks.

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Gain experience abroad

Our students can receive support to go abroad several times during their studies for study abroad, clinical rotations, internships during the clinical practice year, internships in dentistry or nursing and also selected research stays and summer/winter schools. Our strategy includes our own programs and scholarships (clinical rotations and research abroad, joint study, free mover scholarships), participation in the Erasmus+ and CEEPUS mobility programs and the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) as well as a framework agreement with the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.

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Olivia Nonn

"After I finished my medicine degree program, I had good experiences in the women's clinic research lab, which made me decide to start the PhD program in the same area. Even if it is an unusual decision, I would make it again because of the exciting possibilities and experiences in basic research."

Olivia Nonn, PhD student at the Gottfried Schatz Research Center

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Learning at the University library

The University library of the Medical University of Graz is a public library that is open to all. Readers have a choice of 180 seats where they can study and work. 52 fully equipped IT workstations provide the most modern infrastructure for our visitors. The books, journals and electronic resources may be used within the library without any restrictions. 

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Medical specialist training

You are going to finish your studies in human medicine and are interested in a scientific career in a university environment or in a part-time doctoral program?

At the Medical University of Graz, physicians have the opportunity to receive specialist training in many medical disciplines. During medical specialist training at Med Uni Graz, students come in close contact with university research and education as well as patient care from the very start.

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Matthias Graupp

I like to look back on my time as a student at Med Uni Graz. Not only was I taught the principles of medicine but I was also able to gain my first experiences with scientific work. The module system and the practical orientation encouraged alternative approaches to medical problems from which I still benefit today.

Matthias Graupp, Klinische Abteilung für allgemeine HNO


Extracurricular activities

Daily life at a university involves more than studying, teaching and researching—it includes networking, innovation, creativity and development. Above and beyond studying, our university provides different opportunities for you to gain experience, become involved and shape your individual profile. Innovative student initiatives have always played a large role at Med Uni Graz, and in recent years they have been carried out more frequently: ÖH Med Graz (Austrian National Union of Students), Musical groups, International Students Congress and the Teddy Bear Hospital Graz. 

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Food & Shopping

There are a number of restaurants and cafés around the university where you can take a relaxing break. A variety of shops and services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more can be found nearby.

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