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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 38,287
Students at this campus 28,241
Semester contribution 127,00 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
13.7 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
18.2 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
19.0 %
Humanities, Languages
11.1 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
35.1 %
Other studies
2.8 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
38.3 %
Master's degree
28.6 %
Teacher qualification degree
13.5 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
18.7 %
Other types of degrees
1.0 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The university library has a stock of 5.4 million books, 74.0000 electronic journals and 444,000 e-books and databases. For university members, an extensive electronic inventory is available from renowned publishers such as Springer Nature, Wiley or ACS. The university library is open daily until midnight. It offers a book courier service, German and international interlibrary loan and a wide-ranging training program and operates the electronic copy delivery service FAUdok and the open access publisher FAU University Press. more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Danish, German Sign Language (DGS), Finnish, Icelandic, Korean, Modern Greek, Dutch, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Swahili, Czech, Ukrainian, Hungarian. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Students attending the institution can participate in sports programmes of other Bavarian higher education institutions. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. 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. FAU is a Partner University of Leading Athletics of the German University Sports Association (adh) The programme is designed for popular sports. The range of activities is extremely diverse, with over 60 different types of sports/disciplines. Sports: Aikido, badminton, basketball, boxing, calisthenics, capoeira, fencing, fitness, gym, frisbee, futsal, football, apparatus gymnastics, handball, indoor cycling, jiu-jitsu, judo, martial arts, climbing, headball table tennis, kung fu, lacrosse, running and inline track, mixed martial arts, parkour, and much more. more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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