FAQ

The requirements for application are a higher education entrance certificate equivalent to the German Abitur and sufficient knowledge of the English language (B2, CEFR).

You can check if your educational background is equivalent to the German Abitur here.

The degree program is taught in English throughout. Therefore, proficient knowledge of the English language is an essential prerequisite to successfully complete the degree program. English skills similar to English B2 (CEFR) should be proven in an appropriate form (Higher education entrance certficate, TOEFL, etc…). For instance, in case your entire education was completed in an institution with English as the medium of instruction or your school leaving certificate states that your English proficiency is at least equivalent to a B2 level (e.g. German higher education entrance certificate) then it would suffice as a proof of English language proficiency. Alternatively a general English language test certificate is accepted. Official proof should be attached to the application documents.

TOEFL >=80
IELTS >=6
Cambridge Certificate “First Certificate in English” Grade C or better

Proof can also be provided by submitting a German “Abitur” certificate if it certifies an English level of B2.

Since the program will be taught in English, there are no German language requirements. However, German language skills are very important, both for your life in Germany and later for job search after your graduation. The FAU supports you by offering many opportunities to learn German quickly and effectively.

Please use the DoSV for registration and the online application portal CAMPO in order to submit your documents. You can also find the required documents to be submitted in this portal. You can find a step-by-step guide to use the CAMPO portal through this video tutorial.

When applying to study at FAU, you will be required to provide officially certified copies of relevant certificates, diplomas and other documentation issued overseas. This is the only way we can ensure that the copies you submit to us are identical with the original documents. You must also provide officially certified translations of any original documents that are not in German, English or French. You can find more information on Document certification and translation webpage.

There are quite a lot. You can find information on Scholarship Organizations page. The most important ones are DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and Bayhost. Please inform yourself on the relevant homepages.

You can take a look at the current IBS Study Plan or the IES Study Plan to get an overview of the courses offered. You can also take a look at the Module Handbook for detailed descriptions of courses.

The international perspective is complemented by a mandatory semester abroad that is integrated into the curriculum.

The tuition fee is the same for EU as well as non-EU students. Students are required to pay a Semesterbeitrag of 127 EUR which includes administrative fee and a basic ticket that can be used for public transport. This fee is subject to change every semester.