The internationally renowned Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) was founded in 1743. Its five faculties offer a variety of attractive opportunities for students and researchers. International cooperations include partnerships with 500 universities from all over the world. With its roughly 40,000 students, FAU now is one of the largest universities in Germany. Two thirds of all FAU students are studying directly in Erlangen.
The Huguenot city Erlangen is part of the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg and is one of the best preserved Baroque cities in Germany. The “smallest major city of Bavaria” with its special atmosphere and diversity offers a high quality of life. The historical castle in the city centre houses the university administration. Many FAU departments are located in close vicinity and are easily accessible by bike or public transport. The beautiful castle garden and the nearby botanical garden are very popular not only with students. The historic town with numerous cafes and bars offers further opportunities to relax and recreate. Markets, festivals, and cultural events take place throughout the year in the squares and streets. The famous “Erlanger Bergkirchweih” is one of the most beautiful and oldest fairs in Bavaria and each year attracts a million people from all over the world.
If you are interested in studying and living in this fascinating town in the heart of Franconia, the following links will provide further information.
- For international guest researchers and doctoral candidates, the FAU Welcome Centre provides first orientation and summarises all information on formalities.
- General information for prospective (doctoral) students
- Information on Erlangen and its surroundings