Incoming Students

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at FAU!

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We offer 5 study programmes, each one with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree:

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers many courses for exchange students in English to choose from, most of them at masters level.
Bachelor’s students can choose courses from the English-taught Bachelor’s programme Clean Energy Processes. The courses are updated regularly and subject to change.

How do I apply as an exchange student?

It is possible to study one or two semester at the FAU as part of one of the following programmes:

DAAD, KAAD, Erasmus+, direct exchange programme, Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Diakonisches Werk, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Rotary Club, PÉÉ, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Scholarships from partner universities, Scholarships from public and private foundations, Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts

You need to submit your application for admission to FAU’s Central Office for International Affairs (RIA).

About FAU - living and stuying in Germany

Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is now one of the largest research universities in Germany.

The five faculties with about 36 000 students offer a unique range of subjects and the chance to work closely with internationally renowned researchers.
On the Master’s level in particular, there are numerous subjects that are taught entirely in English.

The University is organised into five faculties and several interdisciplinary institutions.

  • Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
  • Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering (which our Department CBI is part of)

Further information about our university can be found on the FAU website.

Useful information

Would you like help writing in English or German? Whether you are writing a seminar paper, project report, funding proposal, presentation text, article for publication, thesis, or dissertation, the team at the Writing Centre is here to help you improve your English or German writing skills.

One-on-one consultations are free for members of the FAU community and generally last for about 45 minutes. During this time, you and a writing consultant work together on your text. We can help you clarify your ideas and express them effectively, as well as give you tips on various aspects of the writing process and academic writing, such as sentence and paragraph structure, citations, precise word choice, grammatical conventions, and paraphrasing.

If this sounds interesting, you are welcome to make an appointment online at:

Consultations are currently being conducted via Zoom.

If you are an international student writing in German, appointments can be made here:

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