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General advice on study programmes at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

What help can the IBZ provide for me?

As the central advisory service at the University we can help you with information on possible study courses and subject combinations, application requirements and procedures, as well as with organizing your study programme and complying with all assessment / examination requirements. We are often asked for advice on the following problems: settling in at the beginning of the semester; coping with particular difficulties; changing subject or programme; suspending studies. The IBZ also provides a Careers Service. Should you need someone to talk to about your studies, please do not hesitate to contact us. You should also remember that your professor or teacher at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg can also provide you with advice on your studies

Where should I go for help? What are the opening times?

There is a drop-in service from Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm, at the Advisory Office (“Beratungsbüro”) of the IBZ in Erlangen, Schlossplatz 3/Halbmondstraße 6, Room 0.021. Here you can get quick answers to your questions, pick up information brochures and have a short discussion.

What happens if I need a longer appointment?

An appointment for an individual advice session must be arranged either by telephone or in person. We also request that you read all our available information before you attend your appointment.

Is there any particular information for new students?

Yes, all first-semester students are invited to a talk entitled “An easy start to studying”, ("Studienanfang leicht gemacht") given by one of the IBZ advisors. This talk is given several times during the weeks before the semester begins.

Are there information brochures available?

We provide detailed infomation on all the important topics relating to study. This information is available online here or can be obtained during the drop-in service times.

Who can I speak to for advice at the IBZ?

The following people provide advice during the drop-in service hours and by telephone (09131/ 85-23333 or 85-24444; Fax 09131/ 85-24803): Doris Schirner, Helga Höfer, Ute Knechtel, Ute Haberberger, Susanne Kernwein, Barbara Wahl.

Academic Advisors:

  • Dr. Jürgen Gündel (Head of the IBZ and Disabled Students Representative; Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy)
    Room 1.032, Tel. 09131 85-24051, juergen.guendel@fau.de

  • Dr. Thomas Krusche (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, teacher trainees),
    Monday - Friday morning 8.30 - 12.00 and on appointment, Room 1.024, Tel. 09131 85-24802, thomas.krusche@fau.de

  • Ms. Bianca Distler (Faculty of Business, Economics and Law),
    Erlangen (Schlossplatz 3, Room 1.023, phone 09131 85-24826): Tuesday and Thursday 9 to 17 on appointment, Friday on appointment. Nuremberg (Lange Gasse 20, Room 2.119, phone 0911 5302-380): Monday on appointment, Wednsday 9 - 12, and on appointment in the afternoon, bianca.distler@fau.de

  • Ms. Kerstin Seitz
    (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, teacher trainees)
    Home Office 08.30 - 11.00 Uhr, Tel. 0951 9329714; kerstin.seitz@fau.de

  • Ms. Susanne Heinrich (Faculty of Business, Economics and Law),
    Erlangen (Schlossplatz 3, Room 1.023, phone 09131 85-24826): Wednsday 8.30 - 12, Nuremberg ((Lange Gasse 20, Room 2.119, phone 0911 5302-380): Tuesday and Friday 8.30 to 12 and on appointment, susanne.heinrich@fau.de

  • Ms. Elisabeth Grosso (Faculty of Engineering),
    Monday - Friday morning 8.30 - 13.00 and on appointment, Room 1.031, Tel. 09131/85-24809, elisabeth.baechle-grosso@fau.de

  • Ms. Julia Akerlund (Faculty of Sciences, Moleculare Medicine)
    Monday - Friday morning 8.30 - 12.00, Monday/Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00 and on appointment, Room 0.042, Tel. 09131/85-23838, julia.akerlund@fau.de

  • Mr. Fabian Lettner (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, teacher trainees, Psychology, )
    Room 0.041, Tel. 09131 85-23919; fabian.lettner@fau.de
    Monday - Friday 09.30 - 13.00 Uhr, and on appointment

  • Susanne Winkelmaier, M.A. (Career Service),
    Room 0.050, Tel. 09131/85-23733, susanne.winkelmaier@fau.de

Postal Address/ E-mail

Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ)
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Schloßplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
ibz@fau.de