As a traditional student city boasting four universities, two universities of applied sciences and two pedagogical higher education institutions, Graz offers various types of accommodation. The 50,000 students in Graz live in student halls of residence, shared and individual flats, or have other living arrangements. International students studying at CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences have access to the same accommodation options as Austrians.
OeAD Housing Office
The OeAD-WVGmbH provides different forms of accommodation for international students, holders of OeAD grants and guest lecturers. There are 8 OeAD student halls of residence in Graz. The deadline for housing applications is 1 June (stay starting in September) or 1 November (stay starting in February) at the latest. The earlier you send your housing application, the better your chances!
The Austrian Students' Union guide to student life
The service portal of the Austrian Students’ Union (Österreichischen HochschülerInnenschaft – ÖH) provides a wide variety of useful information and support with regard to accommodation. You will find a list of all student halls of residence (for both Austrian and international students), tips about sharing flats, housing law advice, etc.
Web: https://www.oeh.ac.at/wohnen (only in German)
Students‘ dorms: https://www.oeh.ac.at/wohnen/studierendenheime (only in German)
Searching Independently for Accommodation
Of course, you can also look for a flat or a room in a shared flat on your own initiative. Different search engines allow you to search according to a variety of criteria. However, this approach can only be recommended if you are spending at the very least one semester in Austria. Pay attention to terminating rental contracts and agency fees. Make sure to gather the necessary information well in advance!
Service portal of the Austrian Students Union (ÖH): https://schwarzesbrett.oeh.ac.at/wohnen (only in German)
Apartment service Graz: http://www.sws.or.at/english/index.htm