Temporary accommodation for international researchers
The cities of Erlangen, Fürth and Nuremberg offer a very good standard of living. They are popular places to live, meaning that accommodation is in high demand but often in short supply. This is particularly the case during the period before the start of a new semester. We therefore recommend that you start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. If you are a little flexible and also look in the surrounding area, you will have a better chance of finding somewhere affordable to live. The region has an excellent public transport system, so you should not have any problems getting to your place of study or work.
It is worth checking the accommodation available on the internet every day, as new accommodation becomes available on a day-to-day basis. It pays to be flexible when it comes to the price and location of your accommodation and what facilities are available. If you are unsure whether an offer is legitimate or if it is not possible to communication with the landlord in English, please contact the Welcome Centre who will be happy to help you.
Information about finding accommodation, signing a rental contract and various regulations is available on the accommodation page under information for international applicants.
FAU guest houses
Our guest houses provide rooms for guest researchers from both Germany and abroad for the initial period of their stay to allow them to feel at ease right from the start and to concentrate on their research.
Unfortunately, the University’s guest houses cannot accommodate all international doctoral candidates, staff and guest researchers. They are sometimes fully booked months in advance.
Facilities and equipment at the guest houses
All apartments are fully furnished and equipped with cooking facilities including pots and pans, crockery and all necessary household appliances. Bed linen and towels are changed and rooms are cleaned every fortnight. The guest houses are equipped with washing machines and tumble dryers. The common rooms are a great place to meet other residents and have a chat or cook, eat and drink together. TV, internet and phone connections as well as parking spaces are also provided. You can easily reach all our guest houses by public transport.