Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in studying at the Department of Materials Science! 

On this page we have put together all relevant information on application and admission to our courses in Materials Science and Nanotechnology.
In addition, all dates of interest to future students such as orientation events or pre-courses are posted here.

The department offers two study programmes, both on the bachelor’s level and the master’s level.

Materials Science


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Study Guide

Examination regulations (as amended July 29th 2013)



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Study Guide

Examination regulations (as amended July 2nd 2015)

Advanced Materials and Processes (M.Sc.)

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Examination regulations (as amended March 2011)

Each of the study programmes has its own website. The links above take you to the websites of the respective programmes.

The bachelor programmes Materials Science and Nanotechnology start annually in winter term. There are no admission restrictions for either of them.

However, as an international student, you have to formally apply for a place at FAU.

You will find all information about applications, enrolment procedure,  general (student) life in Erlangen and much more on this site.


Admission to the master programmes Materials Science and Nanotechnology require a first qualifying degree (generally a BSc).
If you are still in the final phase of your Bachelor’s degree and have thus far achieved at least 140 ECTS, admission to the master programme is possible with conditions.

You will find an overview of the admission requirements in §43 (Materials Science) and §41 (Nanotechnology) of the respective examination regulations.

Applications for admission are open until January 15th for studies beginning the following summer term and throughJuly 15th to start the following winter term.

You will find all information about the application process for international students on this website.

During an eight-day revision course prior to the start of the semester (generally the beginning of October), knowledge of necessary elementary math is reviewed and analysed in lectures and excercised in small study groups with mentoring through accompanying tutorials.

The revision course covers basic math knowledge in the following areas:

  • Linear systems of equations
  • Functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Curves
  • Vector analysis

You will find information about the maths review course for 2017on this site in September 2017.

The contact person for all questions regarding the math revision course is

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Student Services is an important first address when it comes to applications for accommodation in a residence hall, questions about studying with children, and most other consultancy.