Abbreviation for ‘Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz’ (Federal Training Assistance Act). This law governs state funding for students in Germany. In everyday language, the abbreviation BAföG is also used to refer to the funding students receive from the state. Application forms can be obtained from Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg or downloaded online:
www.studentenwerk.fau.de/bafoeg/de (German only)
Applications have to be submitted to the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (Training Assistance Office) in either Erlangen or Nuremberg.
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
Computer rooms (CIP Pools) at the Department:
- Room 0.113-11, C-Bau, Egerlandstr. 3, 91058 Erlangen
- Rooms 2.202a and 2.203, Computer-Chemie-Centrum, Nägelsbachstr. 25, 91052 Erlangen
Unlike studying at high school, there is no general obligation to attend lectures. Whether attendance is compulsory depends on the nature of the course. Please note: You may not be able to obtain a proof of achievement in the relevant course if you miss the course too often.
You can also watch some of the lectures at the FAU video portal.
A Diploma Supplement is an addition to the Bachelor or Master certificate, which is handed out together with the Bachelor or Master certificate. It was introduced during the Bologna process. It is usually issued in German and English. The Diploma Supplement contains information on the course of studies, such as access requirements, study contents, acquired competences and possible occupational fields.
The focus of the Diploma Supplement is on the skills and abilities of the graduates.
Chemistry (B.Sc. / M.Sc.) and Molecular Science (B.Sc. / M.Sc.)
Teaching degree program
Website (in German)
The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is part of a large international network and maintains close contacts with about 500 partner universities in 62 countries. FAU scientists work closely with top universities around the world. The International Office is the central point of contact of FAU, which is open to students and graduate students from abroad as well as German students and doctoral students who wish to go abroad. Detailed information on the International Office can be found on the FAU website.
You can find information about the exchange programmes for Chemistry and Molecular Science here: Exchange students.
Advice on foreign studies
Chemistry and Molecular Science
Pharmacy and Food Chemistry
Students can find information about internet access at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg on the website of the Regional Computer Center Erlangen (RRZE).
- Information for students
- PC Pools at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy: see “CIP Pools”
Introductory courses usually take place at the beginning of the first semester:
- winter semester: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses Chemistry or Molecular Science, teacher’s degree in Chemistry, state examination degree in Food Chemistry or Pharmacy
- summer semester: Master’s degree courses Chemistry or Molecular Science
The student initiative (FSI) Chemistry and Molecular Science sells lab coats and goggles.
Every student participating in a lab course needs a laboratory insurance.
The Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg provides free legal advice for students and enrolled graduate students, which offers advice e.g. about labor law, legal, commercial and tenancy matters as well as in all other legal difficulties related to the study situation.
The administrative portal mein campus is the virtual counterpart to student administration and the examination office.It includes a management system for students’, examinations and events. Here, students can manage their personal study programme data, register for examinations, and view their grades. In addition, students can print current study certificates and enrollment certificates. Mein campus is also the application platform for the Deutschland-Stipendium at FAU.
The Office for Gender and Diversity is committed to equality at FAU. Gender, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability should not be an obstacle to study or work.
The Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg has a psychological-psychotherapeutic counseling center. This provides professional help with several problems, e. g. difficulties with studying, with doctoral studies or with exams, with problems with partners or parents, anxiety, or psychosomatic complaints. The open consultation hours are anonymous.
Person of contact for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses at FAU is Dr. Jürgen Gündel. He provides advice for students with handicaps on all questions concerning studying at FAU, living at Erlangen, accessibility, and compensation for the disadvantages.
The general Student Advice and Career Service (Allgemeine Studienberatung, IBZ) is the first point of contact for general questions about studying in Erlangen and at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. The IBZ can help students with questions about enrolment, application and entry requrements.
Student Initiatives (FSI) are students who work voluntarily for their fellow students, e.g. organize introductory events, tutorials and represent student interests at the university. FSI members take part in the FAU Student Council.