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Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
24
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) was founded on November 4th, 1743. While retaining a strong sense of tradition, the university has developed into a leading institution, offering one of the broadest spectrums of courses available at any German university. Our goals at FAU are to specialise in areas of research that will shape the future and to create a network of interdisciplinary cooperation between technical, scientific, and traditional subjects. FAU is one of the leading research-focused universities in Germany. We work actively to build on this position and strive to guarantee freedom in research as a prerequisite for scientific advancement. FAU is committed to the unity of research and education. The research we undertake is oriented towards both theory and its practical applications. At FAU, we are constantly developing new areas of expertise of particular significance for the future of science and society. Established scientific and ethical standards guide our research; methods are transparent, and newly gained knowledge is discussed and debated in open exchanges with the academic community and the wider public.

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What is student life like?

FAU has five faculties that cover the entire spectrum of academic disciplines—from medicine, sciences, and engineering to humanities, social sciences, and theology, as well as business and economics. The individual disciplines are organized into departments, and there are 24 Interdisciplinary Centres that make a significant contribution to interdisciplinary collaboration at FAU. Management, administration, and decision processes at FAU mirror the clear structure of the faculties, making the university’s entire organizational structure effective and simple. 

Scholarship organizations Cusanuswerk Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V.Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk e.V. (ELES)Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Friedrich-Naumann-StiftungHans-Böckler-Stiftung Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

The school assists students in finding housing. Apartments in town can be found from 300 - 600 euros per month.

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