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Welcome programme for international students

It’s easier together

Studying at FAU also means getting to know everyday life in Germany as well as German and Franconian culture. Which questions will I be expected to answer in which government office? What’s the best way to get from the lecture hall to my sports class? And in which café am I most likely to find fellow students?

All these questions are easier to answer if you have experienced students on hand who can offer you advice and share their knowledge of the area. The Central Office for International Affairs (RIA) offers a wide range of support for international students.

More information on the support available is listed in the navigation menu on the left side of this page.

The Wondrous Ways of German student life

To help you avoid cultural misunderstandings, we asked some of our international students to share their experiences with you and smooth your start at FAU.