Checklist for the start of studies

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We are glad you found the place!

We want to make your start at the university and your studies as easy and pleasant as possible.

Therefore we offer you a list of the most important steps you should take to get started:

Right at the beginning

  1. enable RRZE login
    All FAU online portals use a central access point. You have to activate this.
  2. Set up student mail address
    Every student at FAU receives his/her own e-mail address, which is ideal for university correspondence. You can find out how to reach this address or optionally forward it to your private e-mail address by following the instructions of the RRZE.
  3. Log in to MyCampus
    This is where your grades and exams will be administered and you can download matriculation certificates and other documents.
  4. Get to know StudOn
    For many courses scripts, exercise sheets and other materials are stored on this platform and/or the exercise management (submission of homework, score, etc.) is handled.
  5. Build your timetable in UnivIS
    Maybe the thing you care about most right now?! guide here.
  6. Get your semester ticket at the VGN-Shop
    You can download or purchase the basic ticket, which you have already paid with your student union fee, and the additional ticket in the VGN-Shop. You can find more information about the semester ticket and its validity at here and at semesterticket.org.
  7. Find your FSI
    The first address for questions about studying and university.
  8. save the website of the student council as a bookmark and/or follow us on your favourite social media
    We care about your interests and also this checklist – inform yourself about our work, give us feedback or get active!

Good to know

  1. Book yourself with notebook/smartphone/tablet… into the WLAN…
    WLAN is available in almost all university buildings. The dial-up is a bit more complicated than at home, which is why the Regional Computer Centre Erlangen (RRZE) has provided detailed instructions under the above link.
  2. Set up VPN connection
    With the help of a VPN connection you can log into the university network from anywhere in the world and use services that are only accessible from within the university. This is necessary for some scripts or allows access to some eBooks. The RRZE has a step-by-step guide.
  3. Inform yourself about the abilities of your student card
    Not just name and photo, but payment system, copy card, library card, …
  4. library
    Familiarize yourself with the online catalogue OPAC and participate in one of the introductions.