Facts and figures

Key figures at a glance

FAU is one of the ten largest universities in Germany and one of the leading universities in Europe. The University was ranked among the best in 9 out of 35 categories in the EU’s international ‘U-Multirank’ ranking.

Of the 39.780 students (winter semester 2017/2018) at FAU, 19,663 are female and 4,890 are international students.

FAU currently offers 265 degree programmes, including 80 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 94 Master’s degree programmes and 91 Staatsexamen (state examinations) degree programmes (in subjects such as teaching, law and medicine).

In 2017, 7,436 students graduated from FAU, in 2017 722 completed their doctoral degrees and 57 post-doctoral students completed their habilitation. FAU has a total of 579 professors. With a total of 177,6 million euros (2016), FAU has one of the highest volumes of third-party funding of all the universities in Germany.


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