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First-year students’ welcome event

Welcome to FAU – First-year students’ welcome event

A new life, new friends and a new city. To make sure first-year students quickly feel at home at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), there are a number of introductory events in addition to an official welcome from FAU President, Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, and representatives from the cities of Erlangen, Nuremberg, and Fürth.

FAU First-year students’ welcome event

Monday 12 October 2020

2 pm – 5 pm

When and how to pick up your FAU shoulder bag

Due to the resolution passed by the Federal Chancellor and the state government leaders, we currently have no option but to postpone the distribution of our FAU shoulder begs until april 2021. We’ll let you know the new date on this website and by e-mail. Your vouchers will remain valid.

In 2020, FAU welcomed its new students online with a virtual fair. A large number of FAU services and student initiatives, cooperation partners and companies took part in the event to provide an overview of what they offer to all our new domestic and international students before the semester began.

In addition, there was an accompanying programme of presentations, for example tips and tricks from the Students’ Representatives for starting your studies. The presentations are all available below. In addition, we will enter everyone who registered for the event in a prize draw for surprise gifts.

Presentations from the accompanying programme

Studying at FAU in spite of the coronavirus:

Welcome to FAU – Welcome to Germany: Welcome International Students Oct 2020

Helpful tips from the Students’ Representatives: stuve.fau.de

We are family – Welcome to the FAU alumni network: Erstsemesterbegrüßung 2020_Vortrag FAU Alumni Management

FAU job portal ‘Stellenwerk’: FAU_Erstsemesterbegrüßung_stellenwerk_2020


Invitation to first year students’ welcome event of 2020 from the President of FAU


Photos from the 2019 first-year students’ welcome event

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