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Central Office for International Affairs

Who we are

The Central Office for International Affairs (Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten, RIA) is the University’s main contact point for all questions regarding international studying, teaching and mobility. We see ourselves as co-ordinators, initiators and contact persons for all of the University’s international activities, and as such we work closely with the Executive Board and FAU’s five faculties.

We offer a wide range of support services for all our target groups. We offer advice and information to students at FAU about going abroad. We organise an initial orientation programme and offer comprehensive advice to international students at FAU during their studies. We also offer advice and a cultural programme to international doctoral candidates and researchers and their accompanying family members. We provide support to all FAU lecturers and staff who would like to teach at a foreign university or exchange knowledge about their own field of activity with their international colleagues. In addition, we provide support with establishing and maintaining university co-operations.

We closely collaborate with

  • the FAU Executive Board
  • FAU teaching staff
  • the University Administration
  • the international offices of the individual faculties
  • the Association for Promoting Internationalisation at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Förderverein zur Internationalisierung der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • the cities of Erlangen, Nuremberg and Fürth
  • external organisations such as the Bavarian University Centre for Latin America (BAYLAT)

Head

Peter Forna, M.A.

  • Job title: Beratung und Betreuung von internationalen Studierenden inklusive Praktikanten
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.015
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65144
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: peter.forna@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

Bianca Köndgen, M.A.

  • Job title: Dozenten- und Personalmobilität ERASMUS; Erasmus-Praxisaufenthalte
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 02.011
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65166
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: bianca.koendgen@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs und nach Vereinbarung

Students aiming for a German university degree who successfully apply for and are admitted to one of our more than 150 degree programmes.

Peter Forna, M.A.

  • Job title: Beratung und Betreuung von internationalen Studierenden inklusive Praktikanten
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.015
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65144
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: peter.forna@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

Please note: Prospective students should contact the Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) for advice.

Student mobility and exchanges

Bianca Köndgen, M.A.

  • Job title: Dozenten- und Personalmobilität ERASMUS; Erasmus-Praxisaufenthalte
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 02.011
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65166
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: bianca.koendgen@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs und nach Vereinbarung

  • Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and by appointment
  • E-mail contact: erasmus@fau.de

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Yvonne Wöhner, M.A.

  • Job title: Studierendenmobilität Europa (Beratung und Betreuung)
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.014
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65164
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: yvonne.woehner@fau.de

Julius Wiedersich

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A
    Room 01.013
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65176
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: julius.wiedersich@fau.de

  • Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and by appointment

Elzbieta Garza, M.A.

  • Job title: Studierendenmobilität Lateinamerika (Beratung und Betreuung)
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.018
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65167
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: elzbieta.garza@fau.de

Katharina Drost, M.A.

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.017
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65168
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: katharina.drost@fau.de

Julius Wiedersich

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A
    Room 01.013
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65176
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: julius.wiedersich@fau.de

Peter Forna, M.A.

  • Job title: Beratung und Betreuung von internationalen Studierenden inklusive Praktikanten
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.015
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65144
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: peter.forna@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

Gabriele Blank

  • Job title: Finanzverwaltung und Sachbearbeitung
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang B
    Room 00.012
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65148
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: gabriele.blank@fau.de
  • Office hours: 8:30-13 Uhr außer mittwochs

Margot Geiger

  • Job title: Finanzverwaltung und Sachbearbeitung
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 02.015
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65174
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: margot.geiger@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

Dipl.-Kffr. Karin Sickel

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A
    Room 02.012
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65150
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: karin.sickel@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9:00 - 12:00, Room 02.012, ausser Freitag

Sabine Scherbaum-Werner

  • Job title: Finanzverwaltung und Sachbearbeitung
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 02.014
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65145
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: sabine.scherbaum-werner@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs und freitags

Brigitte Uhlmann

  • Job title: Finanzverwaltung und Sachbearbeitung
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A
    Room 02.015
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65146
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: brigitte.uhlmann@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

  • Team office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • E-mail contact: accommodation@fau.de

Ursula Berg

  • Job title: Wohnraumkoordination Studierende
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.011
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65153
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65173
  • Email: ursula.berg@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

Peggy Stier

  • Job title: Wohnraumkoordination Studierende
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 01.011
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65154
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65173
  • Email: peggy.stier@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs

Researcher, lecturer and staff mobility

The Department of Research Services and Research Development is primarily responsible for research projects. The Central Office for International Affairs can only provide the following services for certain groups.

Dr. Brigitte Perlick

  • Job title: Leitung
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1
    91054 Erlangen

Bianca Köndgen, M.A.

  • Job title: Dozenten- und Personalmobilität ERASMUS; Erasmus-Praxisaufenthalte
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 02.011
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65166
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: bianca.koendgen@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs und nach Vereinbarung

Bianca Köndgen, M.A.

  • Job title: Dozenten- und Personalmobilität ERASMUS; Erasmus-Praxisaufenthalte
  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang A (Einhornstrasse)
    Room 02.011
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65166
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: bianca.koendgen@fau.de
  • Office hours: 9-12 Uhr außer mittwochs und nach Vereinbarung

  • Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and by appointment
  • E-mail contact: welcome@fau.de

Ass.jur. Xenia Mercier

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang B
    Room 00.012
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65160
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: xenia.mercier@fau.de
  • Office hours: 8:00 - 12:00, Room 00.012,

Kerstin Sommer, B.A.

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang B
    Room 00.012
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65155
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: kerstin.sommer@fau.de

Lucija Kozeljnik, M.A.

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang B
    Room 00.012
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65157
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: lucija.kozeljnik@fau.de

Marion Mielenhausen

  • Address:
    Helmstr. 1, Eingang B
    Room 00.012
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65172
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-65151
  • Email: marion.mielenhausen@fau.de

At the faculties

In addition to the Central Office for International Affairs (RIA) and the Welcome Centre for International Researchers, the following contacts are familiar with all aspects of internationalisation at the faculties and with international marketing.

School of Business, Economics, and Society

International Relations Office at the School of Business, Economics and Society

School of Law

‘International’ portal of the School of Law

Please contact the lecturers listed here