Information about the 200€ energy price allowance at FAU

The energy price allowance will soon be introduced for us students as well – but unfortunately hidden behind a lot of bureaucracy. To make it easier to keeping track of things and being prepared when the starting signal comes, we have summarized the most important information for you here. You can find a more detailed overview on the flyer for the application.

Update: It was just announced that the codes for the application are planned to be provided by FAU on March 15th.

What requirements do I have to fulfill?
Basically, you must have been enrolled at a university in Germany on December 1st, 2022 and have been residing in Germany in order to be able to apply for the allowance as a student. This also applies to international students. You can find out more about these requirements in the FAQ of the one-time payment.

What can I already prepare for the application?
You must create a bundID account to apply for the allowance. There you can either identify yourself already by using the online ID function (Perso/eID) or ELSTER certificate, or only create an account for now and then use the PIN for identification that FAU will send us soon.

When will we get the codes for the application?
The Ministry (StMWK) will give the go-ahead to the universities as soon as the current testing phase in the various federal states can be completed and any problems that have arisen can be cleared up. At the moment, this is expected to happen at March 15th the lastest. In the meantime, the FAU is preparing a circular email and an information page, which can go live along with the access codes and the PINs for the bundID at the same time.

Where can I get the codes for the application?
FAU will make the personal access codes and PINs for bundID available on campo as soon as it gets the go-ahead from the Ministry. You will find out exactly where they can be found in the circular email that will be sent out or on the information pages that are already being prepared.

By the way:
– The one-time payment of 200 euros is tax-free and is not offset against other social benefits.
– You are also entitled to the one-off payment if you have already received an energy allowance as an employee in September 2022.
– You also have a claim if you recently received other allowances as a BAföG recipient.

The FAU is looking for student ambassadors

Job Description

The FAU Press and Communications Office is looking for student ambassadors to introduce FAU to prospective students.
Are you excited about your studies at FAU and enthusiastic about your university life? Then become a student ambassador and actively share your enthusiasm and everything you need to know about studying at FAU with students.
For example, you can visit high schools in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. Or you can create and share your own social media posts and answer questions online.
You share your personal experiences with your decision to study and your path to studying at FAU and chat with prospective students about the content of your studies and your university life in Erlangen and Nuremberg.
As student ambassadors, you will meet prospective students at appointments at high schools and education fairs in the Nuremberg metropolitan region, as well as online on social media and in Zoom lectures.
Your own ideas for getting in touch with students are also welcome!

Exchange with prospective students at eye level
Representing FAU and your own subject at student and education fairs as well as other study orientation events
Visiting high schools, for example to support W-/P seminars
Collaboration in the development of new concepts for addressing target groups
Maintaining the social media channels of the study ambassadors
Weekly participation in planning meetings

Necessary qualifications:
Enthusiasm for your studies and FAU, enrollment at FAU.
Friendly, communicative demeanor and interest in working with students
Willingness to travel within the metropolitan region (travel expenses will be reimbursed) and commitment for at least 2 semesters
Willingness to work weekends
Social media affinity
Enjoy working independently with a lot of creative freedom
German language skills desirable, further language skills advantageous

Our offer:
Varied work with flexible working hours
Remuneration via fee-based contract
Equipment with FAU textiles from the FAU store

Additional information:
The position is limited until 1.10.2023, extension is possible.
It is a part-time position, the monthly number of hours is variable and depends on the number of assignments
Working hours according to agreement

Expected start date: March 27, 2023.
The deadline for applications is 16.03.2023

For information please contact: Celina Henning, Press and Communications Staff Office, phone 09131 / 85-70202,

Applications should be sent by e-mail (cover letter + CV as PDF file / max. 5 MB) to

Events for March 8th – Feminist Fight Day

Since today’s Stuve newsletter is arriving on a very special day – Feminist Fight Day – we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the many events around FAU, Erlangen and Nuremberg that are raising awareness about equal rights for FLINTA* people. Many of you might also know March 8th as International Women’s Day. However, more and more people are moving away from this name in order to get away from the usual interpretation of an “honoring day” where there are only flowers instead of social change. The name is also becoming more inclusive of broader facets of gender identities.


Rally of Bündnis 8. März on the International Women’s Struggle Day in Nuremberg
On March 8th at 6 pm the rally of Bündnis 8. März Nuremberg for the feminist fight day will start at the Marriage Carousel near the Weißer Turm.

March 8th demonstration – “Women fight internationally: Against war, crisis and capital!”
On March 11th, starting at 2 pm, we will take to the streets of Nuremberg together, meeting at the Plärrer – for a feminist movement that rises up for a world beyond wars, profiteering and violence against women and queer people.

Reclaim the night – Feminist night dance demo for FLINTA* people in Nuremberg.
On March 11th at 7:30 pm, the grand finale of the demos for March 8th will begin at the Weißer Turm with a dance demo across the streets of Nuremberg. With the motto “Reclaim the night” FLINTA* persons can freely express themselves on the streets, which for many at these times of day are otherwise marked by the fear of sexualized violence.
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Dedication: orange ZONTA bench at Erlangen City Hall – no place for violence against women and girls
As part of the worldwide campaign “ZONTA Says No”, attention is being drawn to the issue of violence against women and girls and invitations are being extended to talk about it. On March 8th at 2:00 pm it will be officially inaugurated together with Mayor Jörg Volleth in front of the town hall.

Reading of the book “Wir sind doch alle längst gleichberechtigt” by Alexandra Zykunov
In the FAU Schloss, author Alexandra Zykunov will present her book “Wir sind doch alle längst gleichberechtigt – 25 Bullshitsätze und wie wir sie endlich zerlegen” (We are all long since equal – 25 bullshit sentences and how we can finally dismantle them) on March 18th, starting at 6 pm. In cooperation with the Equal Opportunities Office of the City of Erlangen and the FAU Office for Gender & Diversity, she will draw attention to the invisibility of women’s and family issues in the public sphere and politics. This event also includes the following online discussion with experts on the topic.
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Reading: زن ٫زندگی ٫ازادی – Zan, Zendegi, Āzādi – Woman, Life, Freedom.
For International Women’s Day on March 8th starting at 7:30 pm, ensemble members Elke Wollmann and Alissa Snagowski will lend their voices to Iranian women at the Theater in der Garage, and human rights activist Maede Soltani will speak about her experiences and the current situation in Iran. The evening will be musically accompanied by singer Shabnam Zamani and Benno Bartels.
More info

HIV & STI Test Evening for FLINTA* Persons
On March 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm the AIDS-Hilfe Nürnberg-Erlangen-Fürth e.V. offers for the first time a test evening for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea & hepatitis (blood test & smears) for FLINTA* persons only. Anonymous registration at 0911 2309035.
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Lecture and talk with Masoumeh Bozorgimoghadam on “Women in Iran”.
The native Iranian Masoumeh Bozorgimoghadam will talk about the current situation in Iran in a moving, personal and informative lecture on March 9th at 7 pm in the House of the Church “KREUZ + QUER” to give a voice to the courageous women and people in Iran and to continue to make their courageous resistance against the repressive regime visible.
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Cultural event – Women Live Peace
On March 12th at 7 pm, FLINTA* individuals will show solidarity with women’s struggles in Iran, Afghanistan and around the world for freedom rights, self-determination and political participation as part of the Feminist Fight Day at Nachbarschaftshaus Gostenhof.
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Lecture: Black Feminism – Intersectionality
What and who is Black feminism fighting for and where does it still have an impact today? On March 13th, starting at 7:30 pm, Abyan Nur talks about the thinkers and pioneers of Black feminism such as Kimberley Crenshaw and bell hooks, outlining the history of Black feminism in Germany.
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Lecture and Reading: “Nobody pushes us away!” – Forgotten women in the Weimar Republic.
Few well-known names – much nameless commitment! On March 16th from 7 pm, Klaus Thaler will present the history of Nuremberg’s educational institutions and deal with the spread of fascism at the beginning of the Weimar Republic.
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Online discussion: What does science have to say? – Zoom meeting on the reading by Alexandra Zykunov
Building on the reading of the book “Wir sind doch alle längst gleichberechtigt – 25 Bullshitsätze und wie wir sie endlich zerlegen” by Alexandra Zykunov, experts in research and practice invite you to a Zoom discussion on the topic of equality in the workplace on March 22nd from 6 pm. They will address questions such as how science can counteract imbalances and injustices between women* and men.
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Additional March 8th agenda

In the flyers of the Women’s Emergency Call Erlangen and the Equality Office Nuremberg you will find numerous other events around March 8th 2023.