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University Type

Public

University Type

QS Global Rank

229

QS Global Rank

Average Living Expenses

€8,544

Average Living Expenses

Founded in 1743, FAU has a rich history. It is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany, with 38,771 students, 261-degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff (including over 579 professors), 199.64 million euros third-party funding, and 500 partnerships with universities all over the world. Teaching at the University is closely linked to research and focuses on training students in both theory and practice to enable them to think critically and work independently. The research itself also strikes the perfect balance between a theoretical approach and practical application. In winter semester 2014/15 around 39,085 students (including 3,556 foreign students) enrolled in the university in 239 fields of study, with about 2/3 studying at the Erlangen campus and the remaining 1/3 at the Nuremberg campus.

FAU’s outstanding research and teaching are reflected in top positions in both national and international rankings, as well as the high amount of DFG funding which its researchers are able to secure. Globally, the University ranked 299th according to QS World University Rankings. More so the University ranked 191-200th in Graduate Employability Ranking.


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Cost of Studying at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Average tuition fee

Economical

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Living expenses

Average living expenses (Bachelors)

€8,544

Average living expenses (Masters)

€8,544

Average on-campus living expenses

€5,916

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Rankings for The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The World University Rankings

#193

The World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings

#229

QS World University Rankings


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193

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International Students

% of international students in the university

16

Total International Students in the university

6158

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Campus life

Number of campuses the university has
1

Campus locations
Bavaria

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