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Founded in 1743, the 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 Nuremberg. 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-sized (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's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 281-year-old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this German higher education organization an 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.

University Snapshot


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Control Typepublic


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Entity Typenon-profit


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

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

Address Schlossplatz 4
91054 Bavaria
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Phone Number +49 (9131) 85 24444
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Fax Number +49 (9131) 85 22131
Other locations Nuremberg

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Admission Office Admission Office

Schlossplatz 4
Erlangen 91054
(9131) 8524076

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has an enrollment range of 30,000-34,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of over-5,000 academic employees (Faculty).

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Control Type Control Type

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is a public higher education institution.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Entity Type Entity Type

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is a non-profit higher education institution.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Library University Library

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Housing University Housing

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

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Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • 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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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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