Registration process for German courses for students of all disciplines
Before and during registration
You must register for the German courses in Erlangen and in Nuremberg on your own within the registration period on studon. Alternatively, you can also visit the course catalog on campo and get to studon from there via a link.
Clarify your level placement before registering on studon. If you are enrolled and have taken a placement test or German courses at FAU, then we usually know your status at FAU and your placement. If you classify yourself via a language certificate, then send us a scan or photo of this certificate within the registration period. You can find out which language certificates we recognize here.
Special information for employees and visiting scientists at FAU
If you are not enrolled as a student (visiting scholars, FAU employees, etc.), please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a scan of your FAU card and, if applicable, scans of paper certificates from German courses you have successfully attended at FAU.
When you register, you will first be placed on a waiting list. There is no ranking on this waiting list. Then, during the first week of the semester, the department “German as a Foreign Language” checks whether your registration(s) are correct. After that, the course places will be assigned. If there are more applicants for a course than course places available, the department decides on the allocation of the course places. You will find out by the end of the first week of the semester whether you have received your course place. German courses usually start in the second week of the semester.
If you have received a course place, we expect you to attend the course from the beginning. If you do not show up for the first session without excuse, you will lose your course place again and will be removed from the course list. Please understand this drastic measure, because sometimes there are too few course places and there may be students who are on a waiting list. We would then be happy to give such course places to them.