Legal matters

It does not happen very often, but sometimes you may require legal assistance. Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg provide a free legal counselling service for students. Some information about legal matters is also available in this video.

In addition, you should be aware of the following:

German law treats all individuals as equal regardless of their gender, age, religion, social status or sexual orientation.

All individuals must possess an identity card or passport in Germany. We recommend that you always carry this with you, should you need to identify yourself to the police.

Smoking is banned in public buildings, restaurants and bars in most parts of Germany.