Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Erlangen Campus)

Erlangen, Germany

No. Students: 27,300
Funding type: Public
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The hallmark of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen - Nürnberg is its presence in all fields of knowledge and science. The University has succeeded in establishing cutting-edge specialisations in research and teaching with an international reputation by creating a close-knit network of interdisciplinary collaboration. By cooperating intensively with non-university research centres and industry, this university in the heart of Central Franconia has come to play a leading role in the development of future technologies and concepts.

The close links between teaching and research at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg mean the students receive a high level of academic training in a state-of-the-art research environment. Our graduates can look forward to optimal professional and career prospects.

The University is international in design and concept but is firmly rooted in the Nuremberg metropolitan region.

* 27.300 Students
* 12.000 Staff
* 590 Professorships
* 296 Chairs (W3/C4)
* 24 Clinics
* 26 Interdisciplinary Centres
* 6 Collaborative Research Centres
* 3 Transregional Project
* 7 DFG Research Units
* 6 DFG Research Training Groups
* 1 Excellence Initiative Graduate School
* 1 Excellence Initiative Research Cluster


The Studentenwerk provides places in and administers the halls of residence (Wohnheime) in Erlangen and Nuremberg and can also assist students in finding private accommodation. Their website contains a wealth of information on accommodation-related matters. Application forms can be downloaded from their website.

The Studentenwerk is also responsible for the various refectories and cafeterias (Mensen), and provides a number of advisory and counselling services for students. Free legal advice is available to registered students with legal problems related to their studies at university; the counselling service provides confidential help for students experiencing difficulties with their studies and exams, as well as those with social and psychological problems.

At the travel office students can book flights and make other travel arrangements for both study and recreational purposes, taking advantage of special student offers. The International Student identity card (ISIC) can also be purchased here.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg offers its students ideal conditions for studying successfully: The Regional Computer Centre provides the infrastructure of modern communications systems. The University Library has an almost inexhaustible supply of media for all disciplines and a valuable collection of old, historical manuscripts. Students keen on learning or developing foreign language skills can do so at the Universitys Language Centre and everyone can be certain of finding the style to suit them in the various academic music groups. Those keen to play hard having worked hard will find an attractively wide range of sport activities from aerobics to windsurfing at the Universitys Sports Centre.

Student life

Both Erlangen, with its 100,000 inhabitants, the home of the Huguenots, cyclists and Siemens, and Nuremberg, a city with a population of half a million and a metropolitan flair, have their own special charm. The opera, theatres and museums, cabaret and a lively pub culture and nightlife offer an attractive alternative after a day in lectures, labs or libraries. Some of the annual cultural highlights in Erlangen are the Audio Art Festival, the Comic Salon, the Marionette and Puppet Festival, the Poetry Festival and Arena, the Festival of Young Contemporary Theatre. Countless cultural venues in Nuremberg open their doors to culture fans for the Blue Night. Every two years the research institutes in Erlangen, Nuremberg and Fürth hold an open night, the Long Night of Knowledge. Franconian Switzerland, a paradise for climbers and walkers, offers the active all they could wish for right on their doorstep; water sports enthusiasts will find the new Franconian Lakes and the University water-sports centre a temptation they cannot resist.

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