#FAU4FAU – Staff for Students fund

Donations of laptops

You need the right equipment to be able to study online. FAU President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger has now launched a call for help for students who do not have a laptop of their own or those whose laptop does not have the functions it needs for studying online: Donate laptops for students! Staff at the RRZE will refurbish the laptop and install the necessary software. The devices can then be lent out to students who urgently need one.

Anyone who has a spare private laptop or any laptops at university institutions which have already been written off and are no longer required can write an e-mail to and hand the used laptop in to the RRZE service desk.

Laptops should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • At least 4GB RAM
  • At least 100 GB hard drive/SSD
  • No older than 10 years

If you are unsure, you can bring your device to the help desk in the computing centre and our colleagues will check whether it is suitable.

Students who need to borrow a laptop should write an e-mail to

Appeal for donations at FAU for students in need

The aim of the appeal fund ‘#FAU4FAU – Staff for Students’ is to help students who are now in financial need due to the coronavirus pandemic so that everyone can use the digital learning services being offered by FAU during summer semester 2020. FAU staff can make donations until 31 May 2020. ‘I would like to thank all staff at the University for their support for our students in these very difficult times,’ says Prof. Hornegger.

Help for students in need

You can donate to the #FAU4FAU – Staff for Students fund until 31 May. FAU has set up an account for the fund:


Bank details:


IBAN: DE22 7632 0072 0003 2202 22


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts

Payment reference:


Proof of a bank transfer to the account is sufficient as a donation receipt for amounts up to 200 euros. Please contact for a donation receipt for amounts over 200 euros. Please note that we need your personal details (identity) for the donation receipt, which means you cannot make an anonymous donation in this case.

Students who are enrolled at FAU in summer semester 2020 and who are currently facing financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for financial help. The funding is limited to a one-off lump sum payment of 900 euros per student for living expenses. Students can also apply for up to 300 euros to cover costs for technical equipment if RRZE (Erlangen Regional Computing Centre) cannot provide this technical equipment (#FAU4FAU – laptops). Financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic is also a prerequisite for applying for this funding.

Applications can be made by completing the application form and sending it to the following address: Please note that the amount of funds available from the #FAU4FAU – Staff for Students fund is limited by the number of donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any financial support. Applications for support can still be submitted until 30 April 2020 inclusive.

Any donations not used during summer semester 2020 will be awarded to students in a new fund during winter semester 2020/2021.

Please contact if you have any questions about the #FAU4FAU – Staff for Students fund.

Application for one-off assistance from the FAU4FAU project

Further information

Doris Kühlers
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
+49 931 85-25816