TU Graz has very modern facilities that offer many tech advancements and amenities, while being situated in the center of the beautiful city of Graz. That is where all the positives end. The university is perfect for someone who likes to do things in the most complicated way possible, while receiving nothing in exchange. The interaction between students and professors/assistants/workers in different departments is nonexistent, very slow and cumbersome. Simple questions are never answered directly, but rather in the way of transferring you between different people who “can” answer it, while in reality everybody can resolve it but nobody cares to do it. The teachers just come to give their lecture and then mysteriously disappear until the next lecture. This lack of communication is further enhanced by the fact that the online portal is ancient, unnecessary complicated and unintuitive to use. While there was an update of the site for the last semester, it still remains completely unusable. The students find new menus, options and hidden buttons every day and this causes a multitude of complications. Also, the lectures and the exercises have nothing in common. The lecture teaches about one thing, while the exercise about another. And they are not further enhancements of each other, just different chapters of the script for the year. For example in one of them, we are being taught the beginning of the script, while the other focuses on the middle part of it, which is ridiculous because most of the chapters in the scripts are connected to each other. On another note, the majority of the students are extremely narrow-minded and don’t even try to make any type of social interaction. Everybody lives, stays and studies in absolute loneliness, which benefits the utterly depressing atmosphere on campus. Lastly, but definitely not on the last place, the final exams are scheduled absurdly. Last semester I had 4 exams in a week and 2 of them were in the same day. And the next exam was in the middle of our break two weeks after the other exams. It is impossible to finish all the subjects for a semester in one semester because they always overlap, keeping in mind the extracurricular activities are mandatory and are never scheduled so that one can visit all of their classes. These and more personal reasons are why the beginning of next year I will no longer be studying there.View more
Quality programmes, great internationally minded student city, competent professors, collaboration with lots of international companies. I love studying here and I already have lots of career prospects.View more
I had my bachelor degree on TU Graz in mechanical engineering and I was living there for 4 years.
Overall, Graz is a really nice place to live in and TU Graz is a great University to study at. It has the best mechanical engineering course in Austria and has a big industry in the city to support that. University is, in my opinion, perfectly organised. Everything runs smoothly and what does not is quickly being solved. Classes are good and are supported with a lot of practical workshops. There are many student projects you can participate in and societies you can be a part of. Both are getting great support from the University. There are sufficient amount of student jobs you can do on TU Graz, albeit these are limited and you will have to be above average student to get them.
City itself is small enough to be practical to live in and big enough to be very alive. There are many students separated in 4 different Unis so you can meet a lot of different people. It is a bit expensive to live in.
You will surely enjoy living and studying there, I can only recommend it! Thank you for reading and I hope it was helpful!View more