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2019 / 20
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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Standort Nürnberg
  • Lange Gasse 20
  • 90403 Nürnberg
  • Phone: +49 911 5302-0
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 38,669
Students at this campus 9,644
Semester contribution 116,00 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
1.3 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
8.2 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
71.0 %
Humanities, Languages
11.4 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
5.1 %
Other studies
3.0 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
40.0 %
Master's degree
30.9 %
Teacher qualification degree
28.0 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
0.0 %
Other types of degrees
1.1 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
please see university website (link below) more information
Special features regarding the library
The university library has a stock of 5.3 million books, 53,500 electronic magazines and journals, 460,000 e-books and databases. The extensive electronic inventory from renowned publishers such as Springer Nature or ACS is available to university members remotely. 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, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Arabic, Swedish, German as a Foreign 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. Bavarian higher education institutions The programme is open to students of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg (TH Nürnberg), other higher education institutions in the region, and visiting students. The FAU has its own water sports centre on Lake Brombach in Pleinfeld offering a wide range of sailing courses (Uni Jolle, Kat) and other water sports in the summer. The range of activities is focused on popular sports, many different types of sport are offered. more information
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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