Incoming Students

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

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We offer 5 study programs, 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 program Clean Energy Processes. The courses are updated regularly and subject to change.
The language level to study in the English-taught degree programs in B2 (CEFR) in English.

How do I apply as an exchange student?

You need to submit your application for admission to FAU’s Central Office for International Affairs (RIA). For questions please contact:

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

  • DAAD
  • KAAD
  • Erasmus+
  • direct exchange program
  • 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

Courses for exchange students

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers these courses for exchange students in English. The courses are updated regularly and subject to change.
For questions related to the course selection, please contact the Student Service Centre (SSC).

About FAU - living and stuying in Germany

Founded in 1743, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is today one of the largest research universities in Germany standing out due to its climate for innovation.

The five faculties with about 38.000 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
  • School 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.

Our offer

In addition to lectures and courses, exchange students can participate in the following:


Note: Would you like help  some help writing texts 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.

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


Impressions from the Department CBI

  •   Lecture halls

    Image: A. Hilbig
  •   CBI Summer Festival

    Image: FSI CBI
  •   Our students in the lab

    Image: A. Mahmoud
  •   And yes, we brew our own beer!

    Image: A. Perlick
  •   One of our students in the lab

    Image: L. Gerstner
  •   Students doing a project

    Image: D. Hartfiel

If you are new at FAU these videos might be helpful: