Important Information for Students


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

Information for Incoming Students

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

Information About Academic Skills

Academic Writing Standards

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

Templates for PPT, Essays, and Theses

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

Improving Your Academic Skills

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:

Methodologies Video Sessions

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:

Please Click Here

Financial Support for German Courses

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

Life on FAU 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

FAU Online Platforms for Organizing Your Studies

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