At the heart of Europe lies the metropolitan region of Nuremberg – home to one of Germany‘s oldest and most distinguished universities: Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU). We offer 40,000 students from around the world the ideal innovation-driven environment to kick-start their careers in Engineering, Business, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, and the Humanities.
As one of the strongest research universities in Germany, FAU offers over 70 Master’s degree programmes. International students thrive at FAU, not least thanks to our broad range of degree programmes taught entirely in English in almost all disciplines, especially at the postgraduate level.
Students and Researchers can take advantage of our strong partnerships with top global companies and research organisations including Siemens, Audi, Adidas, the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer Society, and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. Research is a key strength of FAU. In many fields, our university counts among the major global players in higher education with connections to more than 500 universities worldwide. FAU is consistently ranked highly in both national and international rankings. The University has performed particularly well in the THE Ranking, the QS World University Ranking by Subject, the DFG Funding Atlas and the Reuters Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities ranking. This strength feeds directly into the education because research and teaching at FAU are intertwined, bringing the latest breakthroughs and insights straight into the classroom.
Nuremberg and Erlangen are situated in one of the most picturesque and economically developed parts of the world: Bavaria. The Nuremberg area is one of the most cosmopolitan in the heart of Europe and has been a cultural hub for centuries. Historic cities such as Prague and Munich as well as sublime Alpine landscapes with fairy-tale castles overlooking mountains and lakes are all within easy reach. Building on its tradition and location, the Nuremberg region has established itself as an industry powerhouse driving Germany‘s economic success. It is home to innovative start-ups and leading global corporations that have partnered with FAU to form world-class research networks such as Energy Campus Nuremberg, Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg, and Nuremberg Campus of Technology.