Erlangen, BavariaLOCATION
Estd 1742Established Year

The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is one of the top 10 comprehensive research universities in Germany. It is the second largest public university in the state of Bavaria, Germany. Renowned for interdisciplinary approaches, the university is home to approximately 40,000 students.

The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was established in 1743. Its dedication towards cutting-edge research is demonstrated by its successful participation in the German Excellence Initiative.

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is ranked 175th among global universities. Reuters has named it the most innovative university in Germany, and #5 among the most innovative universities in Europe.


University TypePublic
Establishment Year1743
Annual Budget€543.1 million
Number of Degree Programs Offered261
Tuition Fee for International StudentsNot Charged
International Student Percentage13 %
Total number of Professors579
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€9,780-€10,500
Contact International Student Counsellor [Peter Forna]+49 9131 85-65144 |

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The University is made up of 5 faculties and offers a broad range of subjects. Many of the graduate programs are offered completely in English at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • The 2018 Shanghai Ranking placed the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg among top 100 global universities in six subjects. Energy Science & Engineering, and Telecommunication Engineering were ranked among top 50.
  • The university is granted special federal funding for high profile research initiatives such as the Cluster of Excellence "Engineering of Advanced Materials", and the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies.
  • Two types of accommodation can be availed by students of the university: state funded, or private. International students should indulge in search for accommodation before their arrival in Germany. The university does not offer any accommodation facilities itself.

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Admissions

*Application Deadlines: 15 July (winter semester); 15 January (summer semester) Admission Requirements

  • School leaving certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts (in German or English)
  • CV
  • **German Language Proficiency: TestDaF (level 4 in all parts); DSH 2; German Language Diploma (DSD 2); telc C1 Hochschule Certificate; ZOP certificate from the Goethe Institute; Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom and/or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom; Successful completion of the Studienkolleg assessment test
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Proof of health insurance

*The mentioned deadlines are applicable to undergraduate, state examination, and language preparatory programs at the Studienkolleg. Master degree programs will have varying deadlines. **Some undergraduate and graduate degree programs might accept German language proficiency at a lower level. English-taught Master programs do not require German language proficiency. How to apply? Students need to apply directly to the university via the online application portal known as “campo”. Few exceptions include application to medical, dentistry, and pharmacy courses. Preliminary documentation from Uni-assist is recommended. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Tuition Fees & Other Costs The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg does not charge its students any tuition fee except for a couple of degree programs (professional development & working professionals). However, each and every student is required to pay a semester fee (€116), which includes student services fee and a fee for the basic semester ticket, twice every year. Other monthly expenses have been tabulated below:

ExpenseMonthly Amount in EUR
Transport & Communication€120
Books & Others€20
Health Insurance€80

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

  • Germany scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium) is awarded to students with outstanding academic performance. The scholarship amount is €300 per month for an entire year.

  • International students who are about to finish their degree in master’s and state examination degree programs can apply for scholarships awarded by the central office for International Affairs.

  • International students may finance a portion of their study by taking up student jobs. German laws prohibit non-EU/EEA country students to work for more than 120 full-days or 240 half-days in a year. Hence, income from these jobs are not to be relied upon heavily.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the biggest provider of scholarships for international students planning to study in Germany. Candidates should look for scholarships and funding opportunitiesin their home country prior to moving to Germany.

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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 10,226
Post graduate Tuition Fees$10225.53
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 11,180
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Student : Faculty Ratio
Application Deadline
January 15, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process January 15, 2019
Acceptance Rate
Min. 5.5
Total Applications
Min. 80
Schloßplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen
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