Master of Science in Economics (MSE)

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Master of Science in Economics (MSE) Information brochure on studying at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

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Welcome! Dear future students, This brochure was put together based on our experiences and frequently asked questions about the Master's programme, the university, and the city of Nuremberg. We hope that it will answer some of your questions and make the start of your studies easier. We wish you a good start and success in your studies and look forward to welcome you in Nuremberg soon! The MSE Coordination

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Contents 1.

Important Dates and Facts ............................................................................................... 5 1.1. Academic Year of the FAU ........................................................................................... 5 1.2. Important Dates for the Begin of Studies ...................................................................... 5 1.3. Schools of the FAU ...................................................................................................... 5 2. Addresses and Contacts .................................................................................................. 6 2.1. Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg ...................................................... 6 2.2. School of Business and Economics.............................................................................. 6 2.3. Coordination of the MSE .............................................................................................. 7 2.4. Venues of the MSE ...................................................................................................... 7 2.5. International Relationships Office (“Büro für Internationale Beziehungen) ................... 8 2.6. Examination Office for the School of Business and Economics .................................... 9 2.7. Student Records Office (Studentenkanzlei) .................................................................. 9 2.8. Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) ..................................................................... 9 2.9. Career Service of the School of Business and Economics ......................................... 10 2.10. Library .................................................................................................................... 10 2.11. Catering .................................................................................................................. 11 3. Pre-study Formalities ...................................................................................................... 12 3.1. Health Insurance ........................................................................................................ 12 3.2. Registration Office ...................................................................................................... 13 3.3. Enrolment................................................................................................................... 14 3.4. Residence Permit ....................................................................................................... 15 4. Accommodation .............................................................................................................. 17 4.1. Student Halls of Residence ........................................................................................ 17 4.1.1. University Managed Accommodation .................................................................. 17 4.1.2. Halls of Residence of other Providers ................................................................. 17 4.2. Private Accommodation ............................................................................................. 18 4.3. Youth Hostels and affordable Guesthouses in Nuremberg ......................................... 19 5. Useful Information........................................................................................................... 20 5.1. Cost of Living ............................................................................................................. 20 5.2. Transportation ............................................................................................................ 20 5.2.1. Public Mass Transport......................................................................................... 20 5.2.2. Cycling ................................................................................................................ 21 5.2.3. Agency for Car Pooling ....................................................................................... 21 5.2.4. Trains .................................................................................................................. 22 5.3. Banks ......................................................................................................................... 22 5.4. Computer Access ....................................................................................................... 23 5.5. Language Courses ..................................................................................................... 23 5.6. Jobs ........................................................................................................................... 24 5.7. Internship ................................................................................................................... 25 6. Leisure ............................................................................................................................. 26 6.1. The City of Nuremberg ............................................................................................... 26 6.2. The Region of Nuremberg .......................................................................................... 27

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6.3. Student Initiatives ....................................................................................................... 27 6.3.1. Student Representation....................................................................................... 27 6.3.2. Other Student Initiatives ...................................................................................... 28 6.4. Churches and Religious Groups ................................................................................. 29 6.4.1. University Churches ............................................................................................ 29 6.4.2. Other Religious Groups ....................................................................................... 30 6.5. Music ......................................................................................................................... 31 6.5.1. At University ........................................................................................................ 31 6.5.2. Opera and Concerts ............................................................................................ 31 6.6. Theatre, Museums, Galleries ..................................................................................... 31 6.7. Sports ........................................................................................................................ 32 6.8. Pubs, Cafés, Bars and Clubs ..................................................................................... 32 6.9. General Information on Germany ............................................................................... 32 Appendix 1 …………………………………………………………………………………..……….33

Publisher: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg School of Business and Economics Coordinator Master Programme “Economics” Coordinator Master Programme “International Business Studies“ Coordinator Master Programme “International Information Systems” Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg

No liability is assumed for the content of this information brochure! July 2015

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1.

Important Dates and Facts

1.1.

Academic Year of the FAU

The academic year is divided into two semesters:  The winter term begins on 1st October 2015 and ends on 31st March 2016. The lecture period starts on 12h October 2015 and ends on 6th February 2016.  The summer term begins on 1st April 2016 and ends on 30th September 2016. The lecture period starts on 11th April 2016 and ends on 16th July 2016. The exams usually take place at the end of the lecture period (February / end of July). The course catalogue of the FAU contains all courses (lectures, seminars, classes) for the following semester. It can be found online at http://univis.fau.de/. A summary of the course content of the programme can be found in the module handbook (available in September) on the MSE website: http://www.dmse.rw.fau.de/courses-module-guidestudy-plan.shtml

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Important Dates for the Begin of Studies

 The enrolment period can be found on this link: https://www.fau.eu/study/prospective-students/application-and-enrolment/deadlines-anddocuments-for-enrolment/ There, click on "Dates for enrolment in person: Degree programmes without admission restrictions".  Start of the compulsory Mathematics course: 28.09.2015 The schedule can be found at: http://www.dmse.rw.fau.de/programme/structure/first-semester.shtml  Start of the voluntary background course in Econometrics: 28.09.2015 More information can be found at: http://www.dmse.rw.fau.de/programme/structure/brueckenkurs_syllabus_ws1516.pdf  Start of the lectures: 12.10.2015  Welcome event: o 12.10.2015, 10:30, lecture hall “EasyCredit”, LG o Information event for the MSE, 12.10.2015, 13:15, Room LG 0.224  Timetable for the 1st semester: available in August/September at: http://www.dmse.rw.fau.de/programme/structure/first-semester.shtml

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Schools of the FAU

The FAU consists of five schools and several joint departments and services such as the regional computer centre or the library. The School of Business and Economics of the School of Law, Business and Economics, is mainly situated in Nuremberg.

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Sample of courses at the different schools:  School of Philosophy and Department of Theology: amongst others philosophy, psychology, educational science, sociology, political science, history, archaeology (classical), art history, music, evangelic theology, didactics, art, teacher-training course for primary school level, sport science, sport, psychogerontology  School of Law, Business and Economics: law, macroeconomics, business studies, business education, social sciences, information systems  School of Medicine: Human Medicine, Dentistry  School of Science: Biology, chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacology, mathematics, physics, geography, geology/palaeontology, mineralogy  School of Technology: information technology, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, industrial engineering For detailed information see http://www.fau.de.

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Addresses and Contacts

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Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg Schloßplatz 4 D-91054 Erlangen Phone: 0049-(0)9131/85-0 Fax: 0049-(0)9131/85-22131 http://www.fau.de President: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger Deputy Vice-chancellor for International Relations: Prof. Dr. Christoph Korbmacher

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School of Business and Economics

School of Business and Economics Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-0 http://www.wiso.fau.de Dean: Prof. Dr. Matthias Wrede E-Mail: [email protected]

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Coordination of the MSE

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen- Nürnberg School of Business and Economics Coordination Master of Science in Economics Findel Gasse 7-9 D-90403 Nuremberg Academic coordinator: Prof. Dr. Harald Tauchmann Contact person: Simon Reif (from 1.10.2015) E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.dmse.rw.fau.de

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Venues of the MSE

The School of Business and Economics is situated in two locations in Nuremberg: 1) The main building in the Lange Gasse 20 (LG) 2) The Ludwig-Erhard-Building in the Findelgasse 7-9 (FG) The courses take place both in the LG and FG.

Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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Directions: 1) Lange Gasse 20 (LG)

Subway station “Rathenauplatz“, lines U3, U21 Exit the subway station “Rathenauplatz“ using the West exit onto “Äußere Laufer Gasse“, then take “Hirschelgasse”, which leads off of “Äußere Laufer Gasse“ slightly uphill and then take a left (see plan). After roughly 150 meters you will reach the entrance to the underground parking garage. Continuing past the garage and the neighbouring church and you will reach the steps leading to the entrance of the building via a narrow footpath on the right hand side. 2) Findelgasse 7-9, Ludwig-Erhard-Building (FG): Subway station “Lorenzkirche”, line U1 From the main train station take the subway line U1 (direction “Fürth”). Exit at “Lorenzkirche” station and walk towards the main market square. Upon reaching the bridge leading over the river Pegnitz, turn right onto Königstorpassage and continue along the river front to the FG.

2.5. International Relationships Office (“Büro für Internationale Beziehungen) Study abroad program, cultural program, twin universities, general enquiries… Contact: Jörg Reisner, M.A. Büro für Internationale Beziehungen Room LG 2.232 E-Mail: [email protected] Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-627 Fax: 0049-(0)911/5302-726 http://ib.wiso.fau.de/ Office hours: Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00

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Examination Office for the School of Business and Economics

Exams, recognition of course certificates… Responsible for Master degree students: Gertraud Kern Room LG 2.212 Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-737 E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.pruefungsamt-wiwi.rw.fau.de/ Office hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 and Tuesday from 13:00 to 16:00.

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Student Records Office (Studentenkanzlei)

Enrolment, academic leave of absence… Erlangen Schloßplatz 3/ Halbmondstraße 6-8 Room. 0.034 (ground floor) E-Mail: [email protected] https://www.fau.eu/study/current-students/student-records-office/ Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 12:00.

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Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ)

General consultation on social, legal and course related questions Schloßplatz 3, D-91054 Erlangen Room 0.021 Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 18:00 Individual consultation on appointment, Tel: 09131/85-23333 E-Mail: [email protected] Tel.: +49 9131 8524444 or +49 9131 8523333 http://ibz.fau.de Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Dr. Bianca Distler E-Mail: [email protected] Room LG 2.119, Phone: +49 911 5302380 Mon + Fri 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and by appointment

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Susanne Heinrich Dipl.-Sozialwirtin E-Mail: [email protected] Room LG 2.119, Phone: +49 911 5302380 Tue + Wed 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and by appointment

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Career Service of the School of Business and Economics

Seminars on application and career entry, soft skills trainings, presentations by organizations, counselling interviews and job fairs Phone: +49 (0)911-5302 678 E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.career.rw.fau.de/english Office Hours (for short questions): Monday 15.00 – 17.00 hrs, Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 – 11:00 hrs Individual appointment: Please write an e-mail and mention your concern and your subject of study.

2.10. Library University Library Nuremberg: Business Studies and Social Science Library (WSZB) Lange Gasse 20, level 3 Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-318 (lending), 0049-(0)911/5302-830 (Information) Fax: 0049-(0)911/5302-852, E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.ub.fau.de/ub/standorte/wszb/index.php Opening hours: Monday – Saturday from 8:00 to 24:00 & Sunday from 10:00 to 24:00. Catalogue numbers cover: W00, W01, W02, W05, W10, W13, W15 to W71, W80 and 13GT All students require their Student ID (FAU Card) in order to borrow books. This card contains a user number with which students in combination with their personal code can log on online or from the OPAC computer system in the library and do research: http://www.ub.fau.de/literatursuche/opacplus/ The library offers introduction courses to the library (e.g. OPAC-schooling, introduction for 1st year students, databank, Citavi) on a regular basis. For information on these offers and the exact date please ask at the library counter or check online under http://www.ub.fau.de. City Library Nuremberg Gewerbemuseumsplatz 4, D-90403 Nuremberg Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 11:00 to 16:00 http://www.stadtbibliothek.nuernberg.de Student fee: for one year: €6.00 (proof of enrolment needed)

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2.11. Catering The Student Services 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 the Student ID card. The card works as a type of debit card and must be recharge at the corresponding machines. This is the only way to pay for all university catering. For further information and for information on the menus please see http://www.studentenwerk.uni-erlangen.de/verpflegung/de/speiseplaene.shtml Facilities close to or inside the School of Business and Economics:  Central Mensa Nuremberg Andreij-Sacharow-Platz 1 Monday – Friday from 11:30 to 14:00  Cafeteria Mensa Island Schütt Nuremberg (inside the Central Mensa) Monday – Friday from 11:30 to 14:00  Cafeteria in the Lange Gasse building Monday – Thursday from 7:30 to 17:00, Friday from 7:30 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

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3.

Pre-study Formalities

The following steps are unconditional requirements for staying and studying in Germany. We will gladly assist you in these procedures. Summary of the requirements: • Health Insurance • Registration Office

Enrolment Visa (Visa) or EU-Citizen

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Foreign National’s Registration Office: Residence Permit

Health Insurance

In Germany every student no matter what nationality must have health insurance. Neither enrolment at university nor the obtaining of a residence permit is possible without proof of health insurance.  Students originating from countries which have a Social Security Agreement with Germany: If you are from a member state of the European Union you can obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or the form E 111 in your home country. With the card or the form you can directly see a doctor. All countries which have such an agreement are listed in appendix 1. A Social Security Agreement also exists with the following countries: Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Turkey, Macedonia and Tunisia. A corresponding insurance card can be obtained from your insurance company in your home country. You do not require additional health insurance in Germany as you are exempt from such. Please ensure that you have received the exemption in duplicate as you must hand one in with the enrolment and one at the Foreign National’s Registration Office.  Students from other countries: You are required to have German health insurance. After applying for such you will receive an insurance card which must be presented at any doctor’s consultations.

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The following contacts can be used to apply for health insurance or for an exemption:  Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) Sandstraße 22-24 D-90443 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/2366252 (Kerstin Dumhardt)  Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse (AOK) Studentengeschäftsstelle Keßlerplatz 16 D-90489 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/586850-0  DAK-Branch Nuremberg Spittlertorgraben 13 D-90429 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/9377780 You will receive proof of health insurance or an exemption from your health insurance company which you will need for further formalities (enrolment and the application for a residence permit).

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Registration Office

Within ten days after moving into your flat/apartment you must register with the respective Registration Office.  Registration Office of the City of Nuremberg and Foreign National’s Registration Office Äußere Laufer Gasse 25 (directly opposite of the Faculty) (Subway line U2 and U3, Station “Rathenauplatz“; Bus Nr. 36, Stop “Innere Laufer Gasse“) Phone hours: Monday to Thursday from 08:30 to 15:30, Friday from 08:30 to 12:30 Phone: 0911 / 231 - 47 00 Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:30 Uhr http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/einwohneramt/ You need to make an appointment at the Registration Office. Bring your passport and the address of your main residence in Germany with you. You can obtain an income tax card at the Registration Office which you will definitely need if you want to work or do an internship in Germany. Non-EU-Citizens can apply for a work permit with the Employment Bureau. On completion of this process you will receive a registration card which shows your main residence and is a requirement for the next steps.

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3.3.

Enrolment

After transferring the semester fees at least one week earlier, you must enrol in person in the Student Records Office in Erlangen. Please find the dates for enrolment and payment information in your admissions letter. You have to enrol until October 2nd latest! The following documents are required:    

Letter of admission from the university Original foreign diploma which entitles to attend university Proof of previous studies in original: Bachelor degree or diploma and transcripts of records o o o o



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For EU-Citizens: Proof of registration from the Registration Office (see 3.2.) Non EU-Citizens: Student visa (issued by the home country) and proof of registration from the Registration Office (see 3.2.) Tourist visas will not be accepted! If you only have a tourist visa you must apply prior to enrolment for a provisional residence permit with the Foreign National’s Registration Office of the City of Nuremberg.

Proof of health insurance (see 3.1.): proof can be obtained from your health insurance. Proof of exemption from the statutory health insurance must be provided if you have private health insurance. Presenting a chip card or a simple membership certificate will not suffice. For further information please ask your health insurance. Enrolment will be denied if sufficient proof is not provided (Art. 61 paragraph 1 # 8 BayHSchG). Passport Up-to-date passport picture Proof of disenrollment if you were previously enrolled at a German university.

Address: Student Record Office Halbmondstraße 6 Room 0.034 (ground floor) D-91054 Erlangen Phone: 0049-(0)9131/85-240 78

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If your documents are complete and your payment has been received, you will be enrolled and will receive an information letter with the activation code for the university portal “mein campus” (see below), either in person or via post. When activating your user account you must upload a passport photograph for your student ID. On this portal, you can download a collection of proof of enrolment certificates which can be printed and cut out when needed, e.g. when buying a monthly ticket for the bus or opening a bank account free of charge. You will receive a letter with your student ID (FAUcard) from the FAUcard Service Office approximately three weeks after activating your user account. The student ID contains the student identification number. This number is for example required to sign up for language courses (language centre) and for exams. More information can be found here. Important: You must re-enrol after every semester otherwise you will be irrevocably disenrolled! Students can re-enrol by paying the semester fee (€107.00). The necessary bank transfer form can be found each semester on “mein campus”. An academic leave of absence must be applied for in person at the Students Records Office. You will then have proof of acceptance to the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

“Mein campus” “Mein campus” (http://www.campus.fau.de) is a university portal where students can download important documents and sign up and withdraw from exams. A withdrawal from an exam is only possible up until three days before the exam. Furthermore, students can change their address and contact information via the portal. Important: If you fail an exam, you are automatically re-registered for that exam for the next semester and cannot withdraw without pre-defined reasons. Scope of “Mein campus“:  Signing up and withdrawing from exams     

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Proof of enrolment All student certificates (Studienbescheinigungen) Up-to-date overview of grades Overview of the exams for which one has signed up for Change of address or contact details

Residence Permit

For Nuremberg apply at: Foreign National’s Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) (Room: 211) Äußere Laufer Gasse 25 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/231-8554 Office hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 to 12:30 http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/einwohneramt/aufenthaltserlaubnis.html The staff is acquainted with the special questions and problems. Please fill in the appropriate form which is available in English. Non-EU-Citizens must pay a fee of €40.00.

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The following documents are required:  Application form for residence permit. It is available at the Foreign National’s Registration Office and must be filled in personally.  Proof of acceptance from the University Erlangen-Nuremberg (see 3.3.)  Proof of health insurance (see 3.1.)  Passport  Students from Non-EU- or Non-EFTA- states must have a student visa issued by the responsible agency abroad in their home countries.  Two passport photographs (applicable only to students from the EU)  Proof of sufficient means of subsistence  €40.00 in cash (fee is only applicable for Non-EU-Citizens)

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Accommodation

4.1.

Student Halls of Residence

4.1.1. University Managed Accommodation The student halls of residence offer very affordable accommodation. Students must submit a written letter of application using the designated form. Students will receive this form with the application form for acceptance and with the general information from the co-ordination office (contact: [email protected]). When the co-ordination office allocates a room you will receive written notice with information on the student halls of residence. The application requires you to explicitly confirm acceptance if you take the room. This confirmation is binding and means the rent must be paid for a reserved room. For detailed information see the homepage of the Student Services: http://www.studentenwerk.uni-erlangen.de/wohnen/en/index.shtml Please consider that the rent is due monthly. The maximum term of lease is one year. A move or cancelation of the rental agreement is not possible in this time frame. Also bear in mind that in most student halls of residence electricity is paid separately. The costs usually lie at around €10.00. A deposit and the rent for the first month must be paid by a specific date prior to your arrival in Nuremberg. On failure to pay said amounts the reservation for the room will be cancelled. The deposit will be returned upon fulfilment of the rental agreement. Neither the deposit nor the rent can be paid in cash. The rent will be withdrawn by direct debit from the second month on. The exact terms of rental will be set out in the rental agreement. The co-ordination office will give you the contracts once you have arrived in Germany. The rate for a room lies between €170.00 and €280.00. The deposit lies between € 250.00 and €500.00. Each student hall of residence is fitted with washing machines and dryers. Bed clothes, towels, plates and cutlery are not supplied. Each room is generally fitted with a bed, a lamp, a desk, a chair and a shelf. All student halls of residence have single rooms. The kitchen and the bath room are usually shared. Some rooms have their own sinks; other dorms offer single rooms with their own bathroom and kitchen unit.

4.1.2. Halls of Residence of other Providers There are other halls of residence besides those of the Student Services if you should not get a room in the latter. These are privately run residences. The following lists possible landlords:  Hall of Residence for Female Students, Heideloffplatz 5, D-90478 Nuremberg; Phone: 0049-(0)911-9444540 (solely for female students)  Student Hall of Residence “Heilig-Geist”, Hans-Sachs-Platz 2, D-90402 Nuremberg; Phone: 0049-(0)911-2141159; [email protected]  Student Hall of Residence Tetzelgasse 25, D-90403 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049(0)911/226603

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 Student Hall of Residence “Ludwig-Erhard-Haus“, Meisterleinsplatz 1, D-90489 Nuremberg; Phone: 0049-(0)9131-22033  Student Flat Share “Stern“, Vordere Sterngasse 8-10, D-90402 Nuremberg; Phone: 0049(0)163-8848828. For free rooms see http://www.wuest-immobilien.de. The rooms are not furnished. Minimum term of lease is three months.  University-Residence, Hirschelgasse 30, D-90403 Nuremberg; Phone: 0049-(0)9115394870; http://www.uni-residenz.de  Marienheim, Harmoniestrasse 14-16, D-90489 Nuremberg; Hall of residence for young woman between the age of 16 and 25. Administration: Ute Feichtmayr-Huber, Tel: 0049(0)911-58686940; http://www.invia-nuernberg.de

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Private Accommodation

Rooms (from €180.00 upwards), studio apartments (from €300.00 upwards) or flats can be rented or a flat can be shared from €180.00 upwards. See the usual sources, local newspapers, estate agents or the information boards in the school. Bear in mind that there is a big run on accommodation at the beginning of a semester, so it is recommendable to start looking early. Students bear the responsibility for finding accommodation. Recommendations for finding private accommodation:  Consult the local newspaper advertisements: o Nürnberger Nachrichten (Wednesday and Saturday) o “Alles“ (Tuesday and Friday or http://www.alles.de)  Search the internet: http://www.studenten-wg.de or http://www.wg-gesucht.de (shared flats)  Contact the private allocation bureau of the Student Services: o Andreij-Sacharow-Platz 1, D-90403 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049-(0)911/588570 Office hours: Monday – Thursday from 8:00 to 16:00, Friday from 8:00 to 14:00 (you must appear in person, no accommodation will be allocated over the telephone!)  Contact the Agency for Shared Living Accommodation (Mitwohnzentralen) o Mitwohnzentrale Franconia, Hallplatz 15/19, D-90402 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049(0)911/19430, Fax: 0049-(0)911/223297, [email protected], http://www.mitwohnzentrale-franken.de o HomeCompany Nuremberg, Adam-Klein-Str. 32, D-90429 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049(0)911/19445, Fax: 0049-(0)911/288302, [email protected], http://www.nuernberg.homecompany.de o Wohnen auf Zeit, Volprechtstraße 14 (rear building), D-90429 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049-(0)911/288308 or 0049-(0)911/19445, Fax: 0049-(0)911/288302, Monday – Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00, Friday from 10:00 to 14:00  View the offers on the information boards of the school.

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4.3.

Youth Hostels and affordable Guesthouses in Nuremberg

It is advisable to book a space in a youth hostel or an affordable guesthouse prior to your arrival at your place of study. This way you can inexpensively bridge the gap between your arrival and moving into your accommodation or at the beginning of the semester. Please consider the following addresses: EZ (Einzelzimmer) = single room, DZ (Doppelzimmer) = double room  Youth Hostel (Jugendherberge/Jugendgästehaus) Nuremberg, Burg 2, D-90403 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049-(0)911/230-936-0, Fax: 0049-(0)911/230-936-11 (age limit 26 years, shortterm, max. 2 weeks, with int. youth hostel card) Prices: €28.90 per day (incl. breakfast / bedclothes), from 4 nights onwards €22.00 Close proximity to the Lange Gasse facility, 10 minutes to the Findelgasse facility http://www.nuernberg.jugendherberge.de  Gasthof Humboldtklause, Humboldtstraße 41, D-90443 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049(0)911/4138-01, Fax: 0049-(0)911/4138-41; Prices: single room from € 26.00 onwards; double room from €48.00 onwards; South of the main train station, tram stop „Heynestraße“, line 4 http://www.e-biz.de/reisen/humboldt.htm  Youth Hotel Nuremberg (Jugend-Hotel Nürnberg), Rathsbergstrasse 300, D-90411 Nuremberg (near the airport), Phone: 0049-(0)911/5216-092, Fax: 0049-(0)911/5216-954 Prices: single room €28.00 per day, double room from €22.00 onwards Subway station „Ziegelstein“ www.jugendhotel-nuernberg.de  Pension Garni Melanchthon, Melanchthonplatz 1, D-90443 Nuremberg, Phone/Fax: 0049-(0)911/4126-26, Near the main train station, tram stop Landgrabenstraße lines 4 & 6 Prices: single room from €40.00 onwards; double room from €70.00 onwards http://www.pensionmelanchthon.de  Pension Berndt, Wölckernstraße 80, D-90459 Nuremberg, Phone/Fax: 0049(0)911/4480-66 (from 15:00 onwards); Prices: single room from €20.00 onwards; double room from € 38.00 onwards; South of the main train station, tram stop „Schweiggerstraße“, lines 4, 7, 8 & 9  IBIS Hotel, Koenigstorgraben 9, D-90402 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049-(0)911/2409-0, Fax: 0049-(0)911/2409-413; Prices: rooms from €69.00 onwards Walking distance from the main train station http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-1608-ibis-nuernberg-hauptbahnhof/index.shtml

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5.

Useful Information

5.1.

Cost of Living

Please expect the following expenses per month:  Rent (per month) o Halls of residence (depending on the size and age of the hall) from €170.00 to €280.00 o Single apartment (depending on size, location and size of the apartment) from around €300.00.  Health insurance estimated €66.00 per month (no costs will arise if you are exempt from health insurance)  Travel expenses (see 4.6.1.)  Food estimated €275.00 (per month)  Study material (scripts and books) roughly €100.00 per semester  Semester fee € 107.00 (once per semester)  Telephone (landline) basic charge €16.00 per month  TV and radio licence (“GEZ“) €15.00 per month

5.2.

Transportation

5.2.1. Public Mass Transport Public mass transportation is very well established in the region of Erlangen and Nuremberg. A ticket from the transport company VGN allows you to use the bus, train, subway and the tram. In collaboration with the local transport network (VGN), Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg is introducing a semester ticket for the winter semester 2015/16 and the summer semester 2016. All students must pay the fee for the basic ticket and may choose whether they also wish to purchase the additional ticket. The ticket permits you to use all subways, trams and busses within the city limits. There are two kinds of tickets: 4.2.1.1 Basic ticket The fee for the basic ticket is 65 euros per semester and must be paid by all students when they enrol or re-register (included in the 107€ semester fee). This also applies to students who have been granted leave. The basic ticket is valid in second class on all forms of transport approved by the network (SBahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus, Regionalbahn and Regionalexpress trains, as well as certain other local trains and additional services) in the entire VGN network from Monday to Friday between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (official bank holidays in Bavaria that fall on week days, as well as 15 August). The ticket is valid for the entire semester, i.e. from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016 for the winter semester 2015/16 and from 1 April to 30 September 2016 for the summer semester 2016. Students must therefore pay semester fees of 107 euros in total (Student Services fees of 42 euros and 65 euros for the basic ticket) when they enrol or re-register. Students can obtain the basic ticket via the VGN online shop after they have enrolled or re-registered (from September 2015 for the winter semester 2015/16 according to VGN).

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No refunds will be available after the beginning of the semester; a refund of the semester fees of 107 euros will not be possible after the first date on which the basic ticket is valid. 4.2.1.2 Additional ticket Students may choose whether or not they wish to purchase the additional ticket. In conjunction with the basic ticket, the additional ticket is valid at any time on all forms of transport approved by the network (see information on basic ticket above) in the entire VGN network. The additional ticket costs 193 euros for the winter semester 2015/16 and 199 euros for the summer semester 2016. It can be purchased at Deutsche Bahn, VAG and infra Fürth ticket machines, and from ESTW and via the VGN online shop. VGN information hotline: 0049-(0)911/2834646 VGN sales outlets in Nuremberg:  Nuremberg main train station Travel Service Office (Reisezentrum) DB AG Monday – Friday from 06:00 to 21:00 Saturday – Sunday and holidays from 08:00 to 21:00  VAG-Customer Service Office Subway Königstorpassage Monday – Friday from 07:00 to 20:00, Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00  Nuremberg Plärrer VAG-Customer Services Office subway station “Plärrer“ Monday – Friday from 07:30 to 17:30 For occasional travelling in Nuremberg we recommend a multi-journey ticket (4-ticket) with four short distance journeys on it (for adults estimated €6.20). According to requirements you have to stamp 1 strip for the city-zone “A+B”. The stamped strip equals one journey. The tickets can be bought at ticket machines and at VGN sales outlets. For further information on transportation in Nuremberg see http://www.vgn.de. 5.2.2. Cycling Nuremberg is a cyclist-friendly city. There is a great network of cycling paths. It is therefore recommendable to rent or buy a bicycle. A great source for buying any new or used items is the newspaper “Alles”, available at all newspaper shops or online under http://www.alles.de. A further affordable source for bicycles in Nuremberg is the NOA-bicycle repair shop (Peter-Henlein-Str. 51, D-90459 Nuremberg, Phone: 0049-(0)911/8100-97886). 5.2.3. Agency for Car Pooling A further possibility for travelling in Germany is the agencies for arranged car lifts. Here one looks for people traveling the same route and joins them as a passenger whilst sharing the cost of petrol. Such agencies can be found online or visit their office in your city. They charge a certain fee. The advantage is that both driver and passenger must leave their addresses and the price is prearranged before the journey giving both parties a certain amount of security.  http://www.mitfahrzentrale.de  http://www.mitfahrgelegenheit.de

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5.2.4. Trains The railway network is also very well established in Germany. The Deutsche Bahn offers several opportunities for reduced travel costs.  The holder of a “Bahncard 25” receives a 25% discount on ticket prices; with the more expensive “Bahncard 50” the holder receives a 50% discount.  “Sparpreis 25 and Sparpreis 50”: these budget prices apply to return journeys, cover one train connection, a price minimum and a limit travel quota. Both can only be bought three days prior to the start of the journey.  The “Bayern-Ticket” costs €23.00 and is valid for one person from Monday to Friday for one day of your choice from 9.00 to 3.00 of the following day, on weekends and on bank holidays from 0:00 to 3:00 of the following day. It entitles the holder to use the commuter trains (second class / train types S, RB, RE, IRE) in Bavaria and the transportation networks of the Munich transport company (MVV) and of the greater Nuremberg transport company (VGN). It entitles up to five people to travel around. The ticket costs €4.00 more for each additional person.  The “Bayern-Ticket Nacht“ costs €23.00 for one person (€2.00 more for each additional one). It entitles up to five people to travel around in Bavaria from 18:00 to 6:00 of the following day. On weekends and bank holiday one can travel until 7:00 the next morning.  The “Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket“costs €44.00 if purchased online or from the ticket machine or €46.00 if purchased in the ticket office of the Deutsch Bahn. Up to five people can travel on one ticket. It is ideal for weekend excursions. It is valid for all commuter trains of the DB AG (subway, RB, IRE, RE), for most transport companies and non-federally owned train routes and for parts of the Czech railway network. For detailed information on the Deutsche Bahn see http://www.bahn.de.

5.3.

Banks

We advise all students to open an account (type giro account) as soon as possible after arriving at their place of study. An account can be opened at all commercial banks and “Sparkassen” (the latter are trustee savings banks). A giro account is necessary for transfers, for example paying the rent to Student Services, and for direct debit. Direct debit allows you to have monthly sums automatically deducted from your account free of charge. Banks usually offer students in comparison to employed people better rates for their services. Every city has a large number of commercial banks and “Sparkassen”. The biggest banks in Germany are the Dresdner Bank, Hypo-Vereinsbank, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Sparkassen etc. In order to open an account students will need proof of their enrolment. In some cases and subject to prior agreement with the bank a letter of acceptance and confirmation by the faculty may suffice.

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5.4.

Computer Access

All enrolled 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 computer centre in Nuremberg, 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 10:00 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 e-mail to [email protected] or 0049-(0)911/5302815. 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 http://www.izn.rrze.uni-erlangen.de/

5.5.

Language Courses

 Language Centre of the University The language centre offers a broad spectrum of courses. It also has a department “German for Foreigners“, which offers German courses at different levels. (Especially) if you are in the Informatics Introduction, we highly recommend you to take German lessons to advance your language skills, as some of the courses will be held entirely in German. More information on language courses at the FAU can be found here: http://www.sz.unierlangen.de/abteilungen/daf/english/foreignstudents  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 to 17:00 Opening hours during non-semester times: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 15:00. Tel: 0049-(0)911/5302-414 http://www.sz.uni-erlangen.de/ Head: Mario Oesterreicher

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Lange Gasse 20, Room 2.428, D-90403 Nuremberg Tel: 0049-(0)911/5302-600 [email protected]  Erlangen, Language Centre of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg Bismarckstr.1 D-91054 Erlangen http://www.sz.uni-erlangen.de/nuernberg For an overview of privately run language schools see the homepage of the Language Centre of the university (see above). Their courses differ in quality and price. The adult education centres, so-called Volkshochschulen, offer cheaper languages courses of different levels. They also offer intensive courses of different lengths. For further information please see http://www.bildungszentrum.nuernberg.de http://www.vhs-erlangen.de

5.6.

Jobs

It is not uncommon for students in Germany to work parallel to their studies for a few hours a week, on weekends or in their semester holidays to improve their finances. This way one can for example work as a student trainee in a company, do an internship or simply job somewhere. The information boards in the university frequently contain offers for internships. Please bear the following in mind:  Work permit: Students from EU-countries do not require a special work permit. Students from Non-EU-membership states require a special work permit, if their work exceeds 90 days a year (or rather 180 half days a year). The Career Services situated in FAU-building in the Halbmondstrasse/Schlossplatz 3 (Erlangen) can help you in your search for a job. Also see http://www.uni-erlangen.de/studium/career-service/ The Federal Employment Office will also assist you in finding a job: Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Team for Academics Richard-Wagner-Platz 5 D-90443 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/529-0 Homepage: http://www.arbeitsagentur.de, Email: [email protected] The Federal Employment Office has a branch in the centre of town specialised in part time jobs: Arbeitsamt Nürnberg, Student employment agency „servis“ Richard-Wagner-Platz 5 D-90443 Nuremberg Tel: 0049-(0)911/529-4411

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There is frequently the possibility to work for the University as a student assistant, for example at the library, in the registry, as a tutor etc. The hourly wage of a student assistant, a so-called “Hiwi”, usually lies at about €6.00. Keep an eye out for offers on the notice boards of the chairs.

5.7.

Internship

Please pay attention to the leaflet of the Federal Employment Office for Non-EU- Students working in Germany. The following homepages may aid you in finding an internship:        

http://www.jobscout24.de/ http://www.jobware.de/ http://www.alma-mater.de/ http://www.praktika.de/ http://www.diplom.de/ http://www.stepstone.de/ http://www.jobpilot.de/ http://www.jobrobot.de/

The student organisation AIESEC (see 5.3.2) can also help in finding a job or an internship. The information boards in the university also contain numerous offers for internships.

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6.

Leisure

6.1.

The City of Nuremberg

The city of Nuremberg has a remarkable history which has been documented since 1050 when Emperor Henry III granted the bondswoman Sigena her freedom in the city of “nourenberc” (rocky outcrop). The city initially spread out in a rambling fashion over the south slopes of the outcrop. The city grew around trade and crafts. The guilds supported charitable foundations and enable urban life and the arts to prosper. King Charles IV resided in the city for months on end. In the Golden Bull 1356 he decreed that every newly appointed German king should hold his first Imperial Diet in Nuremberg. In 1424 the city on the Pegnitz was designated the home of the Crown Jewels, the Free Imperial City was at its zenith. The European metropolis became the centre of German humanism (Celtis, Pirckheimer, Schedel), of the sciences, of painting and sculpture. Martin Behaim created the first globe, Peter Henlein made the first pocket watch, Anton Koburger employed up to a hundred people to work his printing presses, and the poetic art of the Meistersingers reached its peak with Hans Sachs and Hans Rosenplüt. Works of art of European renown were created in the workshops of the woodcarver Veit Stoß, the stonemason Adam Kraft, the brass foundry family Vischer, and the painter Albrecht Dürer. The Thirty Years War and the discovery of new trade routes impacted the city of 40,000 inhabitants, and it lapsed into a long slumber from which it really only awoke when the first German steam train the “Adler” travelled from Nuremberg to Fürth in the Industrial Age. In January 1945 ninety-five percent of the city was razed to the ground when the city was bombed. Today one can certainly imagine the former greatness and power of the “metropolis of the Middle Ages“: patrician homes, proud churches, the castle and the five-kilometre-long city wall have all been rebuilt. Millions of visitors from all around the world are drawn to important institutions such as the Germanische Nationalmuseum, the Documentation Centre, highly recognized cultural events and international trade fairs and conferences every year. Nuremberg is Bavaria’s second largest business cluster with 300,000 people employed mainly in the ICT sector, in transport, logistics, energy, in automation, production and measurement and control technology and consumer electronics. Nuremberg is also home to market leaders in the field of writing utensils and in the food and drink industry. Over and above this, Nuremberg’s economic importance is based on its impact as an important printing centre in Germany and as an international trade fair venue, as a service centre (Market Research, IT centres, Facility Management, Banking and Insurance). For further information on the city see http://www.nuernberg.de or visit the Tourist Information: Hauptmarkt 18 Phone: 0049-(0)911/2336135 http://www.tourismus.nuernberg.de

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6.2.

The Region of Nuremberg

The range of leisure activities in and around Erlangen and Nuremberg is broad. The inner cities and the scenic surroundings offer a multitude of possibilities to discover your host city for example whilst strolling through it or the nearby Franconian Switzerland on a sports excursion. As a student you can enjoy the diverse cultural offerings (theatre, opera, cinema, concerts, festivals etc.) of the cities at exceptionally affordable rates. For further information please see http://www.nuernberg.de or http://www.region.nuernberg.de. The cities around Nuremberg and Erlangen are themselves attractive destinations to start exploring the South of Germany. Historic cities are for example Bayreuth, Würzburg, Bamberg, Ansbach, Aschaffenburg, Coburg, Eichstätt, Dinkelsbühl or Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. These cities can be toured along the “Romantischen Straße” (Romantic Road). At about 30 km south of Nuremberg lies the Franconian Lake District. In the summer time this region offers swimming, wind surfing and sailing. To the northeast of Erlangen between Bamberg and Bayreuth lies the unique natural landscape of Franconian Switzerland. It can best be enjoyed on a hike or on a bicycle tour. This small area offers a great multitude of appealing attractions: from the quiet river valleys and the rugged rock clusters (very popular is the “Walberla”) to the majestic castles and ruins. For more information please see http://www.fraenkische-schweiz.com These sights and last but not least the many museums (for example the Germanic Museum in Nuremberg, the Documentation Centre at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds or the Jewish Museum Franconia in Fürth) stand for the rich cultural life of the region and provide important arguments for visiting Franconia. For more detailed information on the recreation offers see http://www.frankentourismus.de

6.3.

Student Initiatives

6.3.1.

Student Representation

Student Council Initiative WInf/IIS (FSI) WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg Room 2.234 Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-363 E-Mail: use the contact form on the website http://fsi-winf.de/

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Student Council Initiative WiSo (FSI) WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg Room 2.234 Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-363 E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.fsi-wiso.de/ RCDS – Student Council WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg Room 2.228 Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-355 E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.rcds-nuernberg.de/

6.3.2.

Other Student Initiatives

AIESEC, International Student Organisation 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 Phone: 0049-(0)911/551161 E-Mail: [email protected] Junior Consulting Team e.V. (JCT) Student Business Consultancy Friedrich-Alexander Universität Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/5302-772 E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.jct.de

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Incorporated Society of Marketing between Theory and Exercise (Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis e.V. (MTP)) Office Nuremberg WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.mtp.org/mtp-site/web.nsf/id/pa_startseite.html Int-WiSo e.V. WiSo-Faculty of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg - int-wiso e.V. Lange Gasse 20 D-90403 Nuremberg E-Mail: [email protected] http://www.int-wiso.de The “Incorporated Society of International Degree programs” (Int-WiSo e.V.) exists since 2005 and aims in particular to support and connect international degree programs. 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 programs. 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 renowned companies as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Roland Berger and Audi. A comprehensive list of all student initiatives can be found under http://www.wiso.uni-erlangen.de/studium/service_fuer_studierende/studentische_organisationen_und_initiativen/.

6.4.

Churches and Religious Groups

6.4.1. University Churches The university churches offer work and discussion groups, lectures and festivals to interested students of all denominations.  Protestant Student Church (ESG) Laufertorgraben 8 D-90489 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/2395-454

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http://www.esg-nuernberg.de/  Catholic Student Church (KHG) Königstraße 64 D-90403 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/2346-171 http://www.khg-nuernberg.de/ 6.4.2.

Other Religious Groups

 Israeli Community Nuremberg (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Nürnberg) Johann-Priem-Strasse 20 D-90411 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/56250 http://www.ikg-nuernberg.de  Islamic Community Erlangen – Friedensmoschee Am Erlanger Weg 2 D-91052 Erlangen Phone: 0049-(0)9131/204994 [email protected] http://www.moschee-online.de  Russian Orthodox Church Parish Hl. Xenia of Petersburg Burgkapelle, Burg D-90403 Nuremberg Stintzingstr. 20 D-91052 Erlangen Phone: 0049-(0)9131/13502  International Baptist Church Nuremberg Sperber Str 166 D-90461 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/883222 http://www.ibc-nuernberg.de/  Greek Orthodox Church - Apostle Paulus Obere Kanal Straße 35 D-90429 Nuremberg Phone: 0049-(0)911/2878282

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6.5.

Music

6.5.1. At University The FAU offers many possibilities for you to pursue your musical interests. The Academic Choir, the Collegium Musicum (symphony orchestra), the Big Band and Brass Band and several other music groups practise on a weekly basis in the designated rooms of the university (the Orangery in the Schlossgarten in Erlangen). 6.5.2. Opera and Concerts The following homepages contain information programs and current special events of the Nuremberg Opera and on concerts of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra: http://www.oper.nuernberg.de http://www.nuernbergersymphoniker.de/ The College of Music in Nuremberg offers concerts and other musical events on a regular basis: http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/musikschule/

6.6.

Theatre, Museums, Galleries

In Erlangen and more so in Nuremberg the theatres, music theatres, museums and galleries offer an abundance of possibilities to pursue cultural interests. The repertoires of these establishments are posted on a regular basis in the local newspapers. Information on all theatres and other cultural establishments in the region can be found online under http://www.kubiss.de/ For useful calendars of events for Nuremberg and Erlangen see http://www.doppelpunkt.de and http://www.plaerrer.de. A free printed version of these cultural city guides can usually be found in most regional bars and cafes. For performances in the “Markgrafentheater” in Erlangen and in the theatre in Nuremberg please see http://www.theater-erlangen.de/ and http://www.staatstheater-nuernberg.de/ Nuremberg has numerous museums. For an overview of these please see http://www.museen.nuernberg.de/startseite/ The old power plant (“E-werk”) in Erlangen is a venue of concerts, band festivals, art house cinema and special cultural events. Please see http://www.e-werk.de For tips and information on cinemas and current screenings in Nuremberg please see http://www.filmtips.de (nationwide), http://www.cinecitta.de, http://www.admiral-filmpalast.de and http://www.roxy-nuernberg.de. For festivals in Nuremberg and in Erlangen please see  Figurentheaterfestival  Bardentreffen

http://www.figurentheaterfestival.de http://www.bardentreffen.de/

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6.7.

Christkindlesmarkt Comic-Salon Bavarian Theatre Days Festival of Poetry Erlanger Bergkirchweih

http://www.christkindlesmarkt.de/ http://www.comic-salon.de/ http://www.theaterverlangen.de/ http://www.poetenfest-erlangen.de/ http://www.der-berg-ruft.de/

Sports

The sports centre of the FAU is responsible for the tuition of the sports students. Besides this it offers diverse sports for students of all faculties during the semester. The current offer on courses can be found online under http://www.sport.uni-erlangen.de. Nuremberg also has a multitude of sports clubs, fitness studios etc. The centre of learning in Nuremberg also offers versatile sports courses at affordable prices: http://www.bz.nuernberg.de.

6.8.

Pubs, Cafés, Bars and Clubs

Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen offer a much diversified pub, café and bar scene. For more information see or just hit the town!  http://www.curt.de  http://www.doppelpunkt.de  http://www.filmtips.de  http://www.pruefungsgeil.de A symbol of the region is the beautiful beer gardens. In the summer time they invite you to a cool drink whilst enjoying the beer garden music and a snack. The beer gardens in the grounds of the “Bergkirchweih” in Erlangen or the “Kettensteg” in Nuremberg are especially popular.

6.9.

General Information on Germany

Country  http://www.bundesregierung.de/  http://www.deutsche-kultur-international.de/  http://www.deutschland-tourismus.de/ Studying  http://www.daad.de/deutschland/en/  http://www.unicum.de Miscellaneous  http://ww1.internationes.de/

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 http://www.goethe.de  http://dw-world.de/

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Appendix 1 Overview EHIC Countries offering the European Health Insurance Card:                               

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France, including Martinique and Guadalupe Germany Greece, including Greek Islands Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal, including Madeira Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain, including the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands Sweden Switzerland

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