Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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world rank  240

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Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Erlangen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Bavaria. This institution also has a branch campus in Nürnberg. Officially recognized by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 277 years old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this German higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. FAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Acronym FAU
Founded 1743
Motto Vorsprung durch Vernetzung
Advance through Networks
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Schlossplatz 4
91054 Bavaria
Tel +49 (9131) 85 24444
Fax +49 (9131) 85 22131
Other locations Nürnberg

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Schlossplatz 4
Erlangen 91054
(9131) 8524076

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European Language Council (ELC)
  • Deutsch-Französische Hochschule - Université Franco-Allemande (DFH-UFA)
  • Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • Ge4 Network (GE4)
  • Global E3
  • Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities (HERMES)
  • Rectors' Conference of the Alps-Adriatic universities (RCAAU)
  • Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021