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 with Mr. Forna:

Peter Forna, M.A.

Arbeitsgruppenleiter "Projects"

Office of International Affairs

Team Leader – From abroad (Incoming), international placement students at FAU, international full degree students

 

Welcome week for international students

International Affairs offers a welcome week for international students. The programme is open to all students, a current version will be available on this website.

Welcome Week File size
Welcome Week Programme Fall 2021.pdf 1.70 MB

All presentations will be 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 (06.09.2021 to 09.09.2021)
06.09.2021 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
07.09.2021 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/
08.09.2021 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 (Einführung in das FAU Sprachenzentrum) 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, registration needed) Registration link tba
09.09.2021 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
10.09.2021 Social Event from 10 am to 1 pm (Scavenger hunt through Erlangen) Registration link tba
Social Event from 4 pm to 5:30 pm (Guided City Tour Nuremberg) Registration link tba
11.09.2021 Social Event from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Guided City Tour Erlangen) Registration link tba

 

October (05.10.2021 to 07.10.2021)
05.10.2021 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
06.10.2021 Faculty day (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology) Please visit the website for more information.
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) Please visit the website for more information.
07.10.2021 9 am to 9:30 am (Formalities for the Erasmus+ programme for Programme 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/
08.10.2021 Social Event from 10 am to 1 pm (Scavenger hunt through Erlangen) Registration link tba
  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, registration needed) Registration link tba
09.10.2021 Social Event from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Guided City Tour Erlangen) Registration link tba