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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Standort Erlangen
  • Schloßplatz 4
  • 91054 Erlangen
  • Phone: +49 9131 85-23976
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1743
Total number of Students 38,678
Students at this campus 29,157
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 114,00 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
12.3 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
17.1 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
18.6 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
11.5 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
37.3 %
Other studies
3.2 %

Types of degrees

42.4 %
26.4 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
23.3 %
Other types of degrees
7.9 %

Central services

Special features regarding the library
The university library has a stock of 5.3 million books, 52,500 electronic magazines and journals, 450,000 e-books and databases. University members have remote access to a large electronic collection from renowned publishers such as Springer Nature and ACS. The university library is open daily until midnight. It has a book courier service, German and international interlibrary lending and a comprehensive, prize-winning training programme and operates the electronic copy delivery service FAUdok and publisher FAU University Press. more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Modern Greek, Dutch, Persian, Swedish, Swahili, Romanian, Hebrew, Catalan, Danish, - German as a Foreign Language (DaF), German Sign Language. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. Students attending the institution can participate in sports programmes of other Bavarian higher education institutions. The programme is open to: Technische Hochschule Nürnberg (TH Nürnberg), neighbouring universities, others as guest students. The FAU has its own water sports centre on the large Lake Brombach in Pleinfeld offering a wide range of sailing courses (Uni Jolle, Kat) and other water sports in the summer. The FAU is a Partner University of Leading Athletics of the Deutsche Hockey-Sportverband (German Hockey Association – DHSV). The programme is designed for popular sports. The range of activities is extremely diverse, with over 60 different types of sports/disciplines. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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