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Here you will find information on the administrative process of examination recognitions. Examination recognitions are regulated in § 78 UG 2002.

The entry of recognitions of mandatory courses, elective courses, free elective courses as well as pre-recognitions in the context of a stay abroad (e.g. ERASMUS+) is described in the following recognition guidelines:


If you are in a curriculum that has already been converted to the new curriculum management (SPO-Management), the following instructions apply to you:

Please note that you have to select the desired course (do NOT select the accreditation object AXXXXX).

After submitting your application for recognition and confirmation, you must notify the Student Services Center that you have submitted an application to initiate processing. Please send an email to sowi.anerkennung(at)uni-graz.at stating your student ID and name of program.

Please note that applications for recognition will be processed from Tuesday to Thursday.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the recognition, please contact the responsible academic evaluator.

List of academic evaluators:

Attention STEOP: Recognized non-STEOP examinations count as early ECTS if STEOP is not completed.

Recognition Procedure in Business Administration

To achieve a mutually optimal result concerning recognition and admission to the Master’s program, I would suggest to respect certain "rules of the game" or guidelines.

INTERNAL Recognition:

Applications for recognitions have to be submitted as early as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays and waiting times in the course of studies, because even unambiguous recognitions take some time.

For recognitions you need to submit a request via UNIGRAZonline. Next, you need to announce your entering of the data to the Student Services Center of the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. It is your responsibility to precisely document the contents and the level of difficulty of courses to be recognized. The comparability must be plausible to make sure that the recognition can be done quickly. Appropriate guidance concerning the filling out of request is provided by the Austrian Student Union, Student Council for Business Administration (Part GE of the RESOWI building).

For specific cases concerning the recognition, please send a detailed description of the problem to the Student Services Center in advance. After the consultation I will contact you. Please keep in mind that we need to develop new solutions for some of these special cases, before replying to your request. The processing of specific cases is done solely after a previous appointment in the course of a meeting.

Pre-Notification (Stay Abroad, ERASMUS+):

After choosing a particular foreign University and relevant courses in the course of your exchange program (Erasmus+) you should contact your relevant academic evaluator. It is necessary to enter the pre-notification for the pre-recognition of the courses you want to attend in UNIGRAZonline in advance. Further, you need to print a recognition list and fill in the relevant data (incl. ECTS credits). Next, take the program of the foreign university to your academic evaluator in his/her office hour, as he/she needs to confirm the equivalence on the recognition list. You will be very welcome to ask questions and you will be provided the help you need. Together with this list you can apply for pre-notification at the Student Services Center of the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

After your stay abroad, you must present your original certificates to the Student Sercices Center. Further information is available in the Recognition Guidelines.

By accepting the rules concerning when-where-what has to be handed in, it is also easier for us to focus on particular problems and to solve them.

In addition, I would like to remind you that I do not have any regular consultation hours, which means that you need to make an appointment at the Student Services Center. Further, there is no use in writing me an e-mail or ask me any questions in person, because all questions concerning recognition or requests for admission need to be handed in at the Dean’s Office (Student Services Center) before.


Dr. Claudia Fink
Chariwoman of the Curricula Committee Business Administration


Student Services Center
Universitätsstrasse 15/AE 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6500

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