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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to Biergarten international

Shortly before the beginning of the semester we organise welcome meetings in the beer garden for newly arrived international students. There they have the opportunity to meet fellow students and representatives of the faculty. We will be happy to welcome you as well as “fellow student”. All students of Philfak are welcome! October 3rd at Steinbach-Bräu, Vierzigmannstr. 4, Erlangen October 10th at Steinbach-Bräu, Vierzigmannstr. 4, Erlangen October 17th at Kitzmann […]

Orientation Week for International Students

An orientation week before the start of the lectures helps international newbies of the English taught Master programmes in the Humanities and Social Sciences to have an easy start in Erlangen. It includes workshops, a student led campus and city tour and an introduction to the university library. When: 10th – 17th October Where: room A401 (A-tower) on Campus Bismarckstraße, Bismarckstr. 1, Erlangen (10 – 11 Oct.) room 117 Gr.HS […]

Invitation – Conference Mobilities and Transformations in the Americas

RIIA (Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Americas) brings together graduate and doctoral students, alumni, researchers and professors working and doing research on the American continent. We invite you to the launch of our Network and its e-journal, which would be celebrated with a conference called “Mobilities and Transformations: Perspectives from the Americas,” between the 26th and the 28th of June, 2019. We have invited distinguished speakers engaged in this area […]

Weekend trip to Lake Constance

The International Office of FAU offers a weekend trip to Lake Constance with an overnight stay from May 11th to 12th 2019. Included is the transfer by bus and the overnight stay in Lindau (incl. breakfast and lunch box for sunday). We will visit the New Palace in Meersburg as well as the town centre. On Sunday we will visit the mountain Pfänder (in Austria) via Cable Car. The participation […]