Orientation courses for international students
Support for international students
Here you can find information about the orientation courses for international students offered by various faculties and offices at FAU.
Please contact your degree programme co-ordinator first to find out which events are suitable for you.
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Engineering
Introductory events are offered for international students at the Faculty of Engineering. Further information is available on the web page Introductory event for first year students.
Please see information on the page for your Master’s degree programme and contact the coordinators to find out about specific introductory events.
Orientation events offered by the Central Office for International Affairs and other central institutions
The Central Office for International Affairs (RIA) regularly offers advice sessions. During these sessions students can receive information about which formalities need to be completed for which authorities and fill out the required forms.
Please arrange an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions concerning your studies at FAU please contact our Student Advice and Career Service.
Welcome week for international students
International Affairs offers a welcome week for international students. The programme is open to all students. Please note that the programme is regularly updated and then published on this website.
The welcome week is held twice every semester:
|1st week of March||Welcome week for students taking part in the preparatory German course|
|1st week of April||Welcome week for all international students|
|Winter semester||Winter semester 2022/2023|
|1st week of September||5 Sept. – 8 Sept.||Welcome week for students taking part in the preparatory German course|
|1st week of October||5 Oct. – 11 Oct.||Welcome week for all international students|
|Welcome Week Programme||File size|
|Welcome Week Programme - updated 15.09.2022.pdf||179 KB|
Some videos of our presentations are available on the fau.tv platform.
|Welcome Week Presentations||File size|
|Formalities 3 - Health Insurance. Residence Permit.pdf||2.09 MB|
|Formalities 2 - Registering with the City. Opening a Bank Account.pdf||1.07 MB|
|Formalities 1 - Current Information. Living in Germany. Studying at FAU.pdf||1.90 MB|
|Digital Health Insurance Confirmation Guide.pdf||407 KB|