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.
You can find general information about looking for accommodation and signing a rental contract on 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 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. For queries or reservations, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There are opportunities for excursions into the nearby Franconian Switzerland region with its superb walking trails, impressive stalactite caves and traditional local cuisine.
Schulstraße 13, 91080 Uttenreuth
Phone: +49 9131 85-26617
Office located in the UniKate in Erlangen, Carl-Thiersch-Str. 5:
Monday and Wednesday, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
8 x one bedroom apartments sized 26 m2 to 40 m2
Bergstraße 13, 91054 Erlangen
Phone and fax: +49 9131 4001700
Tuesday to Friday 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
- 4 x one bedroom apartments, each 49 m2
- 4 x two bedroom apartments, each 53 m2
- 2 x three bedroom apartments, each 95 m2
- 5 x single rooms on the ground floor with shared shower and kitchen
Erwin-Rommel-Straße 61 (IBZ I) and
Erwin-Rommel-Straße 63 (IBZ II),
Phone: +49 9131 6872880
Tuesday and Thursday
8.30 am – 12.30 pm
Internationales Begegnungszentrum I (International Meeting Centre), IBZ I
7 x one bedroom apartments, each 16 m2
2 x two bedroom apartments, each 40 m2
(one of which has disabled access)
2 x three bedroom apartments, each 62 m2
Internationales Begegnungszentrum II (International Meeting Centre), IBZ II
7 x maisonette apartments, each 39 m2
1 x one bedroom apartment, 49 m2 (with disabled access)
Several supermarkets, medical centres, university institutes and restaurants are within easy walking distance of UniKate.
Carl-Thiersch-Straße 5, 91052 Erlangen
Phone: +49 9131 8526617
Monday and Wednesday, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
7 x one bedroom apartments sized 23 m2 to 28 m2
1 x two bedroom apartment, 43 m2
Unfortunately, the University’s guest houses cannot accommodate all international doctoral candidates, staff and guest researchers. They are sometimes fully booked months in advance. In this case, you need to search on the regular housing market. Please contact Ms Bieber for support.