General information

Who we are


The University Preparation Programme of the Higher Education Institutions of Graz (VGUH) is a course that prepares international students who have been granted a place at a University in Graz or at the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule/FH) Joanneum for supplementary examinations that they have to pass before beginning their studies according to their notification of admission. The OeAD runs the preparation programme on behalf of the Graz universities and the FH Joanneum. These higher education institutions form the supervisory body of the VGUH through an advisory board. They delegate one representative each to this advisory board. The advisory board appoints the teaching staff who conduct the courses and examinations according to the examination regulations durchführt.



Only students who are enrolled at their university and who have been properly admitted and have to pass supplementary examinations can attend the preparation programme.



The semester fees are 474 and 360 euros, respectively. Details can be found at courses at the VGUH.