Choosing your course and Learning Agreements

FAU's co-ordinators are here to help you

Exchange students and students participating in exchange programmes can attend almost all courses at FAU. However, we recommend that you contact your subject co-ordinator to discuss your choice of courses.

You must register for courses and seminars yourself. You can find the courses on offer in the course catalogue, where you will also find instructions on how to register. Some subjects require that you register for courses online. Otherwise, you will need to register at the secretary’s office in your department. For more information, contact your lecturer or the secretary’s office in your department. You can also ask your subject co-ordinator.

Subject co-ordinators

As an exchange student or student participating in an exchange programme, you are only admitted to FAU for the subject specified in theco-operation agreement with your home university. After your place has been confirmed, we will send you the contact details for your subject co-ordinator. The subject co-ordinator is your point of contact at our University and will help you choose the courses which are right for you.

Your subject co-ordinator must also sign your Learning Agreement. Your Learning Agreement is not valid without this signature.

Please contact your subject co-ordinator before you arrive at FAU.

UnivIS/module descriptions

The UnivIS system is a directory which you can use to search for people at the University and to access the course catalogue.

The course catalogue (German) contains details on all courses which are on offer at FAU in each semester. Select the appropriate semester at the top right of the page (SS = summer semester; WS = winter semester). Courses for each semester are only published online a few weeks before the start of the semester. If you require an overview of the courses on offer before this information is available, you can use the courses from the previous summer or winter semester as a guide. Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that all courses from the previous semester will also run in the semester that you spend at FAU.

The course catalogue is structured according to faculty and also shows courses offered by other university institutions (such as the Language Centre).

Please choose the majority of your courses in your subject and faculty.

Courses taught in other languages: If you are looking for courses taught in English or other languages, you can sort them according to faculty (under ‘Suchraum’) and language (under ‘Unterrichtssprache’)

Further information:

Learning Agreement

Some home universities agree upon a list of courses which are to be taken at the host university with their students. This document is called a Learning Agreement.

Before coming to Germany, please find out from your home university whether you require a Learning Agreement, which courses you have to take at FAU and how many ECTS credits you need.

FAU does not stipulate a minimum or maximum number of ECTS credits. However, we recommend 20 to 30 ECTS credits per semester.

Your Learning Agreement must normally be signed by the following:

  • you
  • the person responsible at your home university
  • your subject co-ordinator (departmental co-ordinator) at FAU