There is a full range of courses for all levels offered by the Sprachenzentrum in Erlangen starting at the beginning of each semester. There are courses available in grammar, conversation, written German etc. The WiSo also offers 2-3 German language courses (in Nürnberg) conceived especially for foreign students. We recommend these courses to all our international students.

There are also intensive german language classes during the holidays organized by the International Office in Erlangen.

sprachlabor-erlangen    In the multimedia-lab the students may study European languages or German for business. International TV-programs may be watched as well. The lab is equipped with a wide range of information media including videos, CD-ROMs, audio cassettes, etc. Foreign students are invited to make use of this facility at any time. You may find the lab in the Lange Gasse, room number 2.430, Tel. 0911/5302-414. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10 am. on.

Language Center of the University
The language center offers a broad spectrum of courses. It also has a department “German for Foreigners“, which offers German courses at different levels.

Nuremberg, Self-learning Laboratory:
Lange Gasse 20, Room 2.430, D-90403 Nuremberg
Opening hours during semester times: Monday – Thursday from 08:00 to 19:00, Friday from 08:00 to17:00
Opening hours during non semester times: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 15:00.
Tel: 0049-(0)911/5302-414

Head: Kathleen Hörbe-Montgomery, Dr. Mario Oesterreicher
Lange Gasse 20, Room 2.428, D-90403 Nuremberg
Tel: 0049-(0)911/5302-414

Erlangen, Language Center of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
D-91054 Erlangen

For an overview of privately run language schools see the homepage of the Language Centerof the university (see above). Their courses differ in quality and price. The adult education centers, so-called Volkshochschulen, offer cheaper languages courses of different levels. They also offer intensive courses of different lengths.

For further information please see

bibliothek-wisoThe WiSo has got its own libraries (Lange Gasse 20, Findelgasse 9 and Egidienplatz 23) with close connections to the university’s main library, and good computer facilities.
The libraries in Nürnberg have an extensive collection of books not only on business and economics, but on the social sciences as well. Computer-based information retrieval systems are also available for the students’ benefit. In order to be able to borrow books you have to register for a library card (you need your student card and passport) which enables you also to use the computers there.

The other departments of the university’s library system in Erlangen are also accessible via computer from Nürnberg. Distance loan from other universities in Germany is also possible.

All enroled FAU-students have free access to the university computer network. With it students can use the usual software or go online.

The clearing of a student computer account is done by the WiSo computer center inNuremberg, Room LG 0.439.

Office hours during semester times: Monday – Friday from 09:00 to 12:00, from 14:00 to 17:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00, Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00, from 15:00 to 17:00 and from 20:00 to 21:00.

Whilst signing up for an account please ask for information on logging on to the FAU computer network and the use of the computer rooms. For further information please send an email to or 0049-(0)911/5302-815.

Students must fill in a user application form. The form can be obtained in the user advice office (Room LG 0.439). To complete the form students must fill in their personal data, i.e. name, city of residence, telephone number and type of work and sign the form.

To obtain access authorization you must hand in – during office hours – a copy of your valid Student ID containing your user number and the user application form. Additionally you must present photo identification (passport or driver’s license). The account will then be cleared within one day.

You can log on to the computer network once your user ID has been activated. To log on requires a user ID and a password. You will be asked for a password the first time you log on. For security reasons you should log on as soon as possible after the activation of your account. For further information please see


MensaEWFThe Student Sevices Office Nuremberg runs the canteens (student restaurants) all year round. They are open at lunch times and offer diverse and affordable meals and salads and even vegetarian cuisine. For opening hours see down below. The cafeteria on the ground floor of the Lange Gasse facility also offers snacks and drinks during the day.

Method of payment is a code card. The code card costs €4.10. Students must present proof of enrolment or their valid Student ID to buy a code card. The card works as a type of debit card and must be recharge at the corresponding machines. For further information and for information on the menus please see

Facility close to and in the WiSo:
Central Mensa Nuremberg (in close walking distance)
Andreij-Sacharow-Platz 1
Monday – Friday from 11:30 to 14:00

Cafeteria in the Lange Gasse Building
Monday – Thursday from 07:30 to 17:00,
Friday from 07:30 to 14:00

There is another canteen, however it is not within walking distance:
Mensa EWF Nuremberg
Regensburger Str. 160, Monday – Friday from 08:00 to 14:00

Student Representation:

Student Council Initiative WiSo (FSI)
WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Room 2.234
Lange Gasse 20
D-90403 Nuremberg
Tel./Fax: 0049-(0)911/5302-363

RCDS – Student Council 
WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Room 2.228
Lange Gasse 20
D-90403 Nuremberg
Tel/Fax: 0049-(0)911/5302-355

Other Student Initiatives:

AIESEC, International Student Organisiation for Business and Management Alumni 
AIESEC local committee Nuremberg
WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Room 2.233
Lange Gasse 20
D-90403 Nuremberg
Tel: 0049-(0)911/551161 Fax: 0049-(0)911/556926

Junior Consulting Team e.V. (JCT)
Student Business Consultancy
Friedrich-Alexander Universität
Lange Gasse 20
D-90403 Nuremberg
Tel: 0049-(0)911/5302-772

Incorporated Society of Marketing between Theory and Ecercise (Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis e.V. (MTP))
Office Nuremberg
WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Lange Gasse 20
P.O.Box 3931
D-90403 Nuremberg

Internationally connected: Int-WiSo e.V.

The “Incorporated Society of International Degree programmes” exists since 2005 and aims in particular to support and connect international degree programmes. This student initiative offers students studying International Business Studies, International Commercial Law or Master of International Business the possibility to get involved and simultaneously to network. To do so Int-WiSo has its own homepage which serves as a contact platform for students plus there are five work groups covering different projects which are open to every interested student of the international degree programmes. Resulting from this there are many possibilities to get involved. For example, the work group “Event” focuses on boosting the student community by organising collective events such as  pub nights, sports festivals or summer festivals. The work group “Business meets Int-WiSo” aims to establish contacts with companies. This collaboration results for example in lectures, events and workshops with such renouned companies as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Roland Berger and Audi.

WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
– int-wiso eV –
Lange Gasse 20
D-90403 Nuremberg

A comprehensive list of all student initiatives can be found under

There is a wide range of sporting activities offered by the university and by student organisations, including volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, scuba diving and golf (!). A semester-fee of 25 EUR will be charged on registration.

All facilities will be presented during the introductory week …