Orientation courses for international students
Support for international students
This website shows the orientation courses for international students that are offered by the different faculties and institutions at FAU. Should your school not offer a special programme in the current semester you are welcome to join the activities of another school or faculty at your place of study.
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law
School of Law
The International Office of the School of Law offers information on suitable welcome events.
School of Business, Economics and Society
Information about welcome events is available on the website of the Office for International Relations.
Faculty of Medicine
Your contact at the faculty’s International Office offers information on suitable welcome events.
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Central welcome weeks for international students
The Central Office for International Affairs offers welcome weeks for international students at the beginning of each semester. The programme is open to all international students.
The welcome weeks take place twice each semester:
Winter Semester 2023/24
04 September – 08 September 2023: Welcome week for students taking part in the intensive off-term German language course (FIT course).
04 October – 13 October: Welcome week for all international students.
Summer Semester 2024
1st week of March: Welcome week for students taking part in the intensive off-term German language course (FIT course).
1st week of April: Welcome week for all international students.
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||1.88 MB|
|Digital Health Insurance Confirmation Guide.pdf||409 KB|