Important Information for Students

For frequently asked questions, please refer to our FAQs page.

Please take a look at the support the International Office offers.

Information About Academic Skills

Written Assignments (“Hausarbeiten”) need to follow certain academic standards. Consult your subject supervisor before you start composing your paper and follow the instructions with respect to each class subject and refer to your assignment supervisor for any specific requirements: apa-handbook

Here you can find two templates for drafting an essay or thesis under the following links:
Template Alternative 1
Template Alternative 2

To improve your academic skills, whether it’s for your next thesis paper or an academic presentation, the Department of English for Academic or Special Purposes offers classes to FAU students at the Language Center in Erlangen. General English classes are also offered with a focus on either Academic writing or Academic speaking as well as subject-specific classes for some disciplines like (Arts & Humanities, Biology, Law, Technology). For more information, please click here

Other helpful links:

The methodologies video sessions are designed to lead the SDAC students through mastering their research skills and refining their academic writing, to deliver their best efforts in class assignments and semester examinations.

Session Content:

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The Elite Network of Bayern offers financial support for German courses to its Elite master’s students and employees. For more information about the application process, please check the following PDF file


Information About Organizing your Life and Studies on Campus

Official Semester Dates

More information on official dates, Lecture periods, and Dates of Re-registration

Cultural Activities
history, region, sport, opera & concerts, theater & galleries, bars & clubs, churches & religious groups

Examinations Office

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

FAQ for foreign students
studying in Erlangen and Accommodation in local student hostels

FAU career service
career advise, workshops, and seminars

forum for integration and intercultural dialogue

FAU Volunteers for Internationals
FAU students support international students

Financing your Studies
work, scholarships, loans

Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum)
offers German language courses

International Office
The starting point for students, academics and scholars from abroad coming to the faculty

Opportunities for Refugees
advice and opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers

Student Association
official students’ committees

Student Records Office
any questions about your studies

University Sports
A wide range of sport-related activities at Erlangen and Nuremberg campuses

Here are several tools you can use to manage your studies online and make it a fun process. These tools can help you create your schedule, check out your grades, manage e-mail, and much more. For more information, please go to our Online Platforms page.

For more information on creating your FAU account to access various internet platforms, please click here

As one of China’s most prestigious universities, Beijing University is home to a great variety of study subjects and research fields. This is reflected in the teaching provided by the respective institutions on campus. Although most classes are not accessible for exchange students, the ECCS will prepare a list of classes for every term. It will comprise a variety of courses with different subjects (mainly in English and mainly from the fields of humanities and social sciences) for students to choose from. During their stay at the European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS) in Beijing, graduates learn to apply their theoretical knowledge from the first phase of the degree program to academic and everyday situations in China. For more information on how to plan your abroad semester in Beijing, please click here

Please check the following article to know more about the University of Beijing

For more information on scholarships and finances, please click here