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Welcome packages for international students

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Image: FAU/David Hartfiel

New country, new culture, new language and then lots of red tape to cope with? Don’t worry, we’ll see to it! With our new modular welcome packages, Bachelor’s or Master’s students can concentrate fully on settling in at FAU without having to worry too much about all the official things which have to be seen to.

The packages (currently available for Erlangen as place of residence) are offered at a charge and are tailored to your specific needs, ranging from someone going with you to help sort out the most important formalities once you have arrived in Germany to the full service package including an apartment in premium student accommodation. Our aim is to make your start at FAU as pleasant as possible.

You can book the packages by e-mail. Please mention the name of the package you would like. Please feel free to contact us at yourstart@fau.de, also if you have any questions.

  • Collection from Nuremberg Airport, Nuremberg station or Erlangen station and transfer to your new apartment (during usual opening hours; if you arrive at night, then transfer to hotel)
  • Official business (registering with local authorities, immigration authorities, registering to pay radio and TV licence fee, opening a bank account)
  • FAU welcome bag

Package Wilhelmine De Luxe

In addition: Personal contact for questions (Monday to Friday from 8am – 5pm, outside these times for emergencies)

Fees

  • Package Wilhelmine: 680 euros
  • Package Wilhelmine De Luxe: 1,400 euros

  • Collection from Nuremberg Airport, Nuremberg station or Erlangen station and transfer to your new apartment (during usual opening hours; if you arrive at night, then transfer to hotel)
  • Official business (registering with local authorities, immigration authorities, registering to pay radio and TV licence fee, opening a bank account)
  • FAU welcome bag
  • Help with getting a German SIM card
  • Pre-departure service (help closing your bank account, cancelling your TV and radio licence fee, terminating contracts, moving out of accommodation, de-registration with the local authorities)

Package Friedrich De Luxe

In addition: Personal contact for questions (Monday to Friday from 8am – 5pm, outside these times for emergencies)

Fees

  • Package Friedrich: 1,300 euros
  • Package Friedrich De Luxe: 2,000 euros

  • Collection from Nuremberg Airport, Nuremberg station or Erlangen station and transfer to your new apartment (during usual opening hours; if you arrive at night, then transfer to hotel)
  • Official business (registering with local authorities, immigration authorities, registering to pay radio and TV licence fee, opening a bank account)
  • FAU welcome bag
  • Help with getting a German SIM card
  • Pre-departure service (help closing your bank account, cancelling your TV and radio licence fee, terminating contracts, moving out of accommodation, de-registration with the local authorities)
  • Arranging a Brucklyn apartment for you for six months with only one month deposit instead of the usual three months and including a starter kit (coffee/tea, mineral water, soap etc.)
  • Special offer for 2020: The Brucklyn will give any international/first year students living there a 100 euro Erlangen City voucher for shopping in Erlangen each month for the duration of winter semester 2020/21.

Package Alexander De Luxe

In addition: Personal contact for questions (Monday to Friday from 8am – 5pm, outside these times for emergencies)

Apartment

Apartment (Image: Brucklyn)

Rooftop terrace

Rooftop terrace (Image: Brucklyn)

Fees

  • Package Alexander: 8,000 euros including rent for six months in premium student accommodation in The Brucklyn; plus 780 euros deposit which is paid back after you move out.
  • Package Alexander De Luxe: 9,000 euros including rent for six months in premium student accommodation in The Brucklyn; plus 780 euros deposit which is paid back after you move out.