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 communicate with the landlord in English, please contact the Welcome Centre who will be happy to help you.
You can find general information about looking for accommodation and signing a rental contract on the accommodation page under information for international applicants. Much of the information available on this page is also relevant for doctoral candidates and researchers, however, public student accommodation is only available to Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree students.
FAU guest houses
Our guest houses provide rooms for guest researchers for the initial period of their stay to allow them to feel at ease right from the start and to concentrate on their research.