News from the International Office

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology


BayIND: Virtual Summer School on Entrepreneurship

The virtual BayIND Summer School 2020 seeks to introduce students into the entrepreneurship culture in India and Bavaria as well as to facilitate an intercultural exchange between Bavarian students and students from India. In the context of a Design Thinking Workshop, founding concepts will be developed in intercultural groups. Lectures on Start-up topics as well as discussions with inspiring founders from both regions provide the participants an insight into the […]

FAU: Intensive language course German (FIT)

International students including PhD students now can apply for the intensive German language course offered by the language centre of FAU and taking place in the last weeks before the start of the winter semester 2020/21, from October 14-30, 2020. Classes are held on a daily basis during the intensive course (outside the lecture period), totalling 52 teaching hours (one teaching hour lasts 45 minutes). A placement test is held […]

Heinrich Böll Foundation: Scholarships for undergraduates, graduates and PhD students

Heinrich Böll Foundation offers funding for international students up to two years. Applications are invited from candidates of all nationalities and in all subjects. Applicants need to have an excellent academic track record, social and political engagement, and an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. The institution, which maintains close ties to the German Green Party (Bündnis […]

Internship in Colombia

Good afternoon FAU community, The organization RIIA (Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Americas), in association with the „Red SaludPaz“ (Network of universities and social organizations, concerned with health, associated to the National University of Colombia), is searching for candidates to do an internship in Colombia. The Red SaludPaz sees health as a fundamental and undeniable right to any human being. Under this scope, health helps create better social conditions that […]

Wanted: Buddies

Are you a student of FAU and interested in accompanying and supporting an international student during his or her first weeks of study in Erlangen or Nuremberg? Do you know FAU and the region of Erlangen/Nürnberg by your own experience? Then please contact the buddy coordinator of the Faculty, Katrin Schlüter ( and fill in the registration form for FAU buddies (in German) Further information

Reminder: Registration for German intensive language course

If you are a student or an employee of FAU and you want to improve your German skills, you can register for the next intensive off-term course for German that will take place 16 March – 01 April 2019. The courses are supported by the Association to promote internationalisation at FAU (Förderverein zur Internationalisierung der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V.). The three-week long intensive course is organised twice a year (in March […]

Call for Applications: European Summer School in Canadian Studies 2020

The European Summer School in Canadian Studies takes place in Vienna and Innsbruck, June 20 – July10, 2020. It offers an academic programme in Canadian Studies, which combines a master-class format (including case study units) with independent study and a cultural programme. The schedule alternates between plenary or input sessions and group work to enhance students’ active participation. Students conclude the programme with a portfolio that collects preparatory activities, results […]

International get-togethers for students by students

International get-togethers take place regularly during the semester. As an international student, you meet German students, as an outgoing you meet students who have previously studied abroad or are planning to do so. Meetings take place in different places. First get-together (foyer Audimax): 24 October, 2019, 7 pm Bar tour (entrance Bismarckstr. 1): 21 November, 2019, 7 pm Christkindlesmarkt (entrance rail station Erlangen): 13 Dec., 2019, 5 pm For further […]

Day trips for international students

The FAU volunteers for internationals (FVI) offer excursions to different remarkable cities in Bavaria at the beginning of the semester. The trips are: 19/10/19: Würzburg 19/10/19: Bamberg 19/10/26: Regensburg 19/10/26: München Please bring the money in cash (4-5 EUR), be punctual and check the weather report. You can register for ONE trip only, please send • your Name, • the number of the trip and • your nationality to […]

Wanted: Buddies

Are you a student in your third semester or more and interested in accompanying and supporting an international student during his or her first weeks of study in Erlangen or Nuremberg? Then please contact the buddy coordinator of the Faculty, Katrin Schlüter. Registration form for FAU buddies (in German) Further information