From Abroad

From abroad

You are looking for a Faculty that offers well-designed research-oriented degree programmes, great opportunities for exchange students and working groups that are interested in international interns?

No matter if you are searching for a Master’s programme taught completely in English or just want to spend a semester abroad, the Faculty of Sciences is the right place for you.

And we are looking forward to welcome you here in Erlangen.

It’s great that you are interested in our university.

The Faculty of Sciences currently offers five MSc programmes which can be studied completely in English. Please click on the links below for more information.

The required English Level for all of these Master’s degree programmes is B2 (vantage/upper intermediate) of the Common European Reference Frame.

Of course, we also offer a broad variety of German-language degree programmes at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Please note that for all of these programmes you are expected to have a good knowledge of German. You can obtain proof of your German language proficiency by taking the DSH I exam while for some Master’s programmes we require the extended DSH I. For our Bachelor’s programmes we accept oral DSH-1, or a passed TestDaF with at least level 4 in three parts of the examination (level 3 may be achieved in no more than one part of the examination) and several other language certificates as proof of your proficiency.

For more information regarding study content and admission requirements, please follow this link.

If you are looking for help to finance your studies in Germany, you can visit our Mobility Funding Advisor and the database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). There you can find information on all possible scholarships. All our regular international students can also apply for the so-called “Deutschlandstipendium”, even before your first semester at FAU has started.

To make your start at FAU a little bit easier and to promote exchange between German and international students, we introduced the NatFak Buddy Programme at the Faculty of Sciences. German and other already established students volunteer to offer individual support to newcomers. They help with everyday questions and introduce you to the city.

For further important information, please visit the Central Office for International Affairs.

In case of any remaining questions, please do not hesitate to write us an E-Mail.

Spending a semester abroad is a great experience and the Faculty of Sciences explicitly welcomes all international exchange students. No matter whether you come here from one of our partner universities or find your way to Erlangen as a free mover.

If you are looking for helpful information on application and admission, please visit the pages of the Central Office for International Affairs. It also lets you know how to get started at FAU and provides further useful advice.

Our Faculty comes up with a nice programme for exchange students as well: To make your start at FAU a little bit easier and to promote exchange between German and international students, we introduced the NatFak Buddy-Programme at the Faculty of Sciences. German and other already established students volunteer to offer individual support to newcomers. They help with everyday questions and introduce you to the city.

Many research groups at the Faculty of Sciences welcome international students for an internship. Please read the advice collected by the Central Office for International Affairs thoroughly. Afterwards, you can either contact the Co-ordinator for International Affairs or approach the working group that you are interested in directly.