Students

Number of students in winter semester 2015/16

FAU enjoys an outstanding reputation, making it the first choice for many school leavers. This is reflected in the number of students, which has grown by more than 50 percent over the past ten years. This page contains detailed figures for the current semester, with more details about students’ backgrounds, the most popular degree programmes and the types of degree studied available in the PDFs at the bottom of the page.

Total students

Total
40,174
100.0%
of which female students
19,524
48.9%
international students
4,631
11,6%
Students in 1st subject semester
11,001
27.6%
Students in 1st university semester
8,872
14.7%

Students by faculty

faculty Students Percentage of total
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
9,915
24.9%
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law 9,700
24.3%
Faculty of Medicine
3,773
9.5%
Faculty of Sciences 5,271
13.2%
Faculty of Engineering
11,209
28.1%
Total 39,868
100.0%

Students by degree type

Degree Students Percentage of total
Bachelor’s degree
17,008
42.7%
Master’s degree 10,022
25.1%
State Examination degree
6,345
15.9%
Lehramt (teaching degrees)
4,698
11.8%
Doctoral degrees
1,186
2.9%
Degree to be completed abroad 311
0.8%
Diplom
49
0.5%
Kirchliche Prüfung (ecclesiastical examination)
215
0.1%
Magister 33
0.1%
Other
1
0.01%
Total
39,868
100.0%
  • Number of students by faculty from winter semester 2005/06 (table) (graph)
  • Number of students by location from winter semester 2009/10 (table)
  • Number of students by degree type from winter semester 2005/06 (table) (graph)
  • Number of students by country of origin in winter semester 2015/16 (table) (graph)
  • Number of students by German federal state (graph)

Detailed statistics showing the number of students per semester studying specific degree programmes within each subject are available below.