Welcome page for international students
Welcome to the Teaching Unit Mathematics and Data Science in Erlangen. This page is just a rough guide if you are interested in studying Mathematics in Erlangen or planing your stay in Germany:
Information on the international master’s programmes, requirements and application
- Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
- Data Science
- The list of courses in all the mathematical M.Sc. programmes offered in the next 2 years
- Guide to the application process: checklists, application period, APS certificate…
Advice and service
If you have any questions regarding admission and visa, please contact Patrik Stör
The FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is not able to offer special accommodation for its students and neither operates any student accommodation facilities, nor is it allowed to act as an estate agent.
There is, however, a detailed guide with tips and advice on housing and apartment hunting, how to find somewhere to live and five tips on how to find accommodation while studying, as well as further information specifically directed towards international applicants. All of this can be found here.
In order to be enrolled at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg – or any state-approved university in the Federal Republic of Germany for that matter – you are legally required to have statutory health insurance. This also applies to students enrolled at a Germany university that do not usually live in Germany.
Because of this, we have a dedicated website with detailed information of how to register for health insurance and how to obtain the proof of insurance necessary to sign up at the FAU together with answers to many of the frequently asked questions that arise in this context.
While there is only one semester fee which includes services fees for each student, we highly recommend finding solutions to all your financial problems not just before starting your studies, but also before moving to Germany. The FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg does not have any funding available to support international students with their living costs or other expenses. For this reason, international students often receive either scholarships from their home country, the German state or use their own funds to finance their lives and studies. If you do not currently have a scholarship, the DAAD website can be a good place to start searching!
Financial problems can cause huge problems in the long run that will not only affect your quality of living, health and mental wellbeing, but also your academic performance. For this reason, the FAU has a website dealing with the costs of studying which provides rough guidelines regarding monthly expenses, answers some frequently asked questions and also lists some of the options available regarding scholarships. Please note, however, that the list of the approximate costs of living is based on a study from 2016 and – especially with the current rates of inflation – outdated.
German language skills
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For any further questions, advice or more information, check out the website of the Student-Service-Center of the learning unit of Mathematics and Data Science. The Student-Service-Center – or SSC for short – is the best place to contact if you have any issues or questions that are not fully addressed or answered on the university’s websites and also provides counseling for personal issues.