Global Education

University of Graz – Summer School

About the University of Graz

The oldest university in Styria and the second-oldest in all of Austria, the University of Graz is home to approximately 32,000 students, and is the second largest university in Austria. The city of Graz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an important gateway to neighboring countries and foremost South-Eastern Europe, providing many opportunities for travel. Graz was named the European Capitol of Culture in 2003. It is located only 2 hours from Vienna and 4 hours from Venice, giving students many chances to explore Europe.

Top 3 reasons to study here:

  1. Culturally diverse with more than 3,000 international students.
  2. Centrally located within Western Europe providing easy travel to a variety of destinations.
  3. Visually stunning location–truly a photographer’s delight.


Quick Facts

Location: Graz (population: 265,000)

University: University of Graz (32,000 students)

Program Details:

Dates: July 2 -15, 2017

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application: Visit the program website for application information.

Application deadlines: February 28, 2017

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Austria page for detailed information.

Primary Contact Information:


Academic Program

Focusing on the emphasis areas of the University of Graz – South Eastern Europe and North, Central and South America – the summer school will take place at Seggau Castle in Styria, Austria, in the wine region close to the Slovene border. Emphasizing on the aspects of state, society, and religion, interdisciplinary morning lectures will provide the context for the five specialized seminar workshops in the afternoon. The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and International affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges in terms of radical definitions reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities. In the past, students and teaching staff from more than 35 different countries have provided a diverse and stimulating international classroom.

Students will take part in lectures, panel discussions, and 7 parallel seminar modules (small groups). Students will earn 6 ECTS credits (for participation and seminar paper) over the course of the two week program.

Detailed information about the summer school program can be found on the program website.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.


Housing & Meals

Students are housed in double and triple occupancy rooms with shared facilities and are provided 3 meals per day.


Student Experience

Students will enjoy a campus setting at Seggau Castle, taking part in discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and guests. Students will develop skills in Public Speaking, Academic Writing, and Critical Thinking. Included in the program fee are extra-curricular programs and field trips.



The total student participation fee is €1,500.00 covering course costs, tuition, room & board (double or triple rooms, 3 meals per day) for the entire two weeks, and the excursion to Graz.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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