Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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world rank  325

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Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Erlangen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Bavaria. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nürnberg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 277 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this German higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Acronym FAU
Founded 1743
Motto Vorsprung durch Vernetzung
Advance through Networks
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Schlossplatz 4
Erlangen (population range: 50,000-249,999)
91054 Bavaria
T +49 (9131) 85 24444
F +49 (9131) 85 22131
Other locations Nürnberg

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Schlossplatz 4
Erlangen 91054
+49 (9131) 8524076

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European Language Council (ELC)
  • Deutsch-Französische Hochschule - Université
  • Franco-Allemande (DFH-UFA)
  • Société
  • Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • Ge4 Network (GE4)
  • Global E3
  • Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities (HERMES)
  • Rectors' Conference of the Alps-Adriatic universities (RCAAU)
  • Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME)

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