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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 38,678
Students at this campus 9,521
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 114,00 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
1.0 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
8.5 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
70.5 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
11.6 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
5.3 %
Other studies
3.0 %

Types of degrees

42.7 %
28.3 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
0.0 %
Other types of degrees
29.0 %

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, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Swedish, German as a Foreign Language (DaF). 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 throughout Bavaria. 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 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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