French Department

The French Department is responsible for providing language teaching in degree programmes in French Studies (BA, MA and teaching degree – Lehramt – in French), as well as in the bi-national degree programme in German and French Law. It also offers courses for students from all faculties taking a French course alongside their main degree programme or integrated into their degree programme in both locations (Erlangen and Nuremberg).

Tests and examinations are held and certificates issued in accordance with the courses on offer. Learn more about the types of examinations.


The department provides advice to students and doctoral candidates from all subjects, in particular those taking French Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as guest students and school pupils interested in studying the language. It can provide advice on the entire range of language courses, examinations and certificates for French available at the University in Erlangen.

Special events

On this page, the Department posts information on relevant projects and events organised internally or in collaboration with other universities or cultural institutions for all those interested in French.

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