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FAU offers its new students a wide variety of advice and support for getting started at university

The lecture period begins on 12 April 2021. As a new student, this is the beginning of an important new chapter. At Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, new students are welcomed in their new degree programme, faculty and department with meet and greets, online FAQ sessions, videos and online events. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you settle in well for a successful start to your studies.

www.fau.de/semesterstart

Welcome speech summer semester 2021


Information about the coronavirus for students

Our coronavirus website has all the most important information about the current rules regarding the coronavirus pandemic for students as well as a contact address for questions. The website also contains a link to the FAU President’s podcast on YouTube with regular updates about the ongoing situation with the pandemic at the University.


 First steps for new students

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The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology has put some tips and information for its new students on its faculty website that may be helpful to students from other faculties. This includes information about IT services such as IdM and technical guides such as getting started with video conferencing on Zoom.


IT tips from the Erlangen Regional Computing Centre (RRZE)

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The Erlangen Regional Computing Centre (RRZE) at FAU has put together all the information new students need about registration as well as for activating their IdM account and all the services provided by RRZE (FAUMail address, VPN, WLAN, eduroam, CIP pools, FAUbox, IT training courses, the video portal, IdM portal, blog service, free software) on a website.

Video: “How to Zoom”


frisch! Titelbild 2020A guide for new students: Our magazine ‘frisch! an der FAU’ can tell you almost everything you need to know about our university.

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I need help!

In addition to your lecturers, the Student Advice and Career Service at FAU is also available to help you with any problems you may have.

Student Advice and Career Service