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.

Information about these events is available on the Faculty’s website.

Information about these events is available on the Faculty’s website.

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.

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:  welcome-students@fau.de

 

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.

Welcome Week Programme File size
Welcome Week Programme Fall 2021.pdf 1.06 MB

 

All presentations are held online.The details of the events are available in the programme above. Please note that the log-in details above may still change before the event.

September (6 September 2021 to 9 September 2021)
6 September 2021 2 pm to 4 pm (Current information, Living in Germany and studying at FAU) https://fau.zoom.us/j/63149279491
  Social Event from 6 pm (Speed Friending) https://fau.zoom.us/j/62303009183
7 September 2021 2 pm to 2:15 pm (Getting your landlord’s confirmation) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68984643708
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm (Registering your address in Erlangen and Erlangen-Höchstadt) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68984643708
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm (Registering your address in Nuremberg and Furth) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68984643708
2:45 pm to 3 pm (Opening a bank account) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68984643708
3:30 pm to 4 pm (Health insurance for degree-seeking students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67150519660
Social Event from 8 pm (Quiz Night) https://ib.wiso.fau.de/2021/07/01/introductory-program-for-international-students-winter-term-2021-2022/
8 September 2021 9 am to 10:30 am (Formalities of the Erasmus+ programme for Partner Countries) https://fau.zoom.us/j/66854349025
10:30 am to 12 pm (Consultation hour for degree-seeking students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/62811913375
1 pm to 2 pm (Consultation hour for exchange students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68633938972
2 pm to 2:30 pm (Introduction to the FAU Language Centre) https://fau.zoom.us/j/65008259392
2:30 pm to 3 pm (Introduction to the FAU Language Centre) https://fau.zoom.us/j/65008259392c
3 pm to 3:30 pm (Applying for your residence permit in Erlangen and Erlangen-Höchstadt) https://fau.zoom.us/j/69759447409
3 pm to 3:30 pm (Applying for your residence permit in Nuremberg and Furth) https://fau.zoom.us/j/69759447409
Social Event from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Guided City Tour Fürth) https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/GySfua9FhdrOmjY1
9 September 2021 10 am to 11 am (Consultation hour for exchange students from the School of Business) https://ib.wiso.fau.de/2021/07/01/introductory-program-for-international-students-winter-term-2021-2022/
12:30 pm to 2 pm (Consultation hour for degree-seeking students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/63058941751
2 pm to 4 pm (Studying online with StudON) https://fau.zoom.us/j/65984096861
Social Event from 6 pm (Game Night) https://fau.zoom.us/j/69312942658
10 September 2021 Social Event from 10 am to 1 pm (Scavenger hunt through Erlangen) https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/wgbmZIdzvNzAHOBW
Social Event from 4 pm to 5:30 pm (Guided City Tour Nuremberg) https://ib.wiso.fau.de/2021/07/01/introductory-program-for-international-students-winter-term-2021-2022/
11 September 2021 Social Event from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Guided City Tour Erlangen) https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/Y5luOawHRnNHlcRF

 

October (5 October 2021 to 7 October 2021)
05 October 2021 10 am to 10:10 am (Greeting by FAU’s Executive Board) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
10:10 am to 10:20 am (Greeting by Professor Holtbrügge, Dean of International Affairs) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
10:20 am to 11 am (Current information) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
11 am to 11:15 am (Getting your Landlord’s confirmation) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
11:15 am to 11:45 am (Registering your address in Erlangen and Erlangen-Höchstadt) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
11:15 am to 11:45 am (Registering your address in Nuremberg and Furth) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
11:45 am to 12 pm (Opening a bank account) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
12 pm to 12:30 pm (Applying for your residence permit in Erlangen and Erlangen-Höchstadt) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
12 pm to 12:30 pm (Applying for your residence permit in Nuremberg and Furth) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67400028908
1:30 pm to 2 pm (Health insurance for degree-seeking students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68148500025
2 pm to 3:30 (Consultation hour for degree-seeking students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68148500025
Social Event from 6 pm (Speed Friending) https://fau.zoom.us/j/66821066993
06 October 2021 Faculty day (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology) https://www.phil.fau.eu/international/incoming-students/
Faculty day (Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law) https://ib.wiso.fau.de/2021/07/01/introductory-program-for-international-students-winter-term-2021-2022/
Faculty day (Faculty of Sciences) https://fau.zoom.us/j/67240254453
Faculty day (Faculty of Engineering) https://www.tf.fau.eu/studying/prospective-students/starting-your-degree-programme/introductory-events/
07 October 2021 9 am to 9:30 am (Formalities for the Erasmus+ programme for Partner Countries) https://fau.zoom.us/j/65016055338
10 am to 11 am (Living in Germany, Studying at FAU) https://fau.zoom.us/j/65035755275
11 am to 12 pm (Academic life at FAU: advisory structures, timetables, general orientation) https://fau.zoom.us/j/65035755275
12 pm to 1 pm (Working as a student in Germany) https://fau.zoom.us/j/68215845128
1 pm to 2 pm (Consultation hour for exchange students) https://fau.zoom.us/j/69909990779
2 pm to 4 pm (Understanding the Germans) https://fau.zoom.us/j/63731340312
Social Event from 8 pm (Quiz Night) https://ib.wiso.fau.de/2021/07/01/introductory-program-for-international-students-winter-term-2021-2022/
8 October 2021 Social Event from 10 am to 1 pm (Scavenger hunt through Erlangen) https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/wgbmZIdzvNzAHOBW
  Social Event from 10 am to 1 pm (Programme in Nuremberg) https://ib.wiso.fau.de/2021/07/01/introductory-program-for-international-students-winter-term-2021-2022/
  Social Event from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Guided City Tour Fürth) https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/GySfua9FhdrOmjY1
9 October 2021 Social Event from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Guided City Tour Erlangen) https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/Y5luOawHRnNHlcRF

 

All videos of our presentations are available on the fau.tv platform.

You can also download the presentation that contains up-to-date information for the winter semester. Please note that the information regarding entry into Germany during the coronavirus pandemic can change at short notice! Please always check the information on this website. Updated: 7 September 2021

Welcome Week Presentations File size
Understanding the Germans Oct 21.pdf 1.67 MB
Partner Countries Welcome Presentation fall 2021.pdf 1.37 MB
Living in Germany, studying at FAU.pdf 2.18 MB
Health Insurance Res Permit202122.pdf 2.83 MB