All beginnings are difficult – even those in a new city and at the university

New life, new friends, new city. Especially at the beginning of your studies, it is important to gain as many new impressions and interesting experiences as possible. Studying raises many questions. How do I put together a schedule? Where can I find information about starting my studies? When does re-registration for the upcoming semester begin? You will find selected information about the beginning of your studies here, so that you can make the best possible start of your life at uni.

Further information can be found in the brochure „Studying 2023/2024“

Important websites around the studies

In order for your studies to be as stress-free as possible you also need support. Whether it’s finding a student job, researching literature for a term paper, or preparing for a presentation – there are helpful websites at FAU WiSo for almost every topic.

WiSo online services

University Library

Fit for the world

Out of university, into the job

Online platforms for organizing your studies

In addition to the services offered by the Student Records Office, there are several tools you can use to manage your studies online. You can create your schedule, see your grades, download seminar notes, manage e-mail, catch up on lectures on the video portal and much more.

Below is an overview of the student portals.



FAUbox lets you share multiple folders over all your desktop and mobile devices and therefore is one easy way to sync, share and backup files.

More information is available at www.doku.faubox.rrze.fau.en.



IdM, short for ‘Identity Management’, is the central user management system at FAU, and the IdM portal is the first point of contact for managing your ‘digital identity’. You IdM user account is used to access various web services at FAU, such as StudOn and campo.

Logging on to the IdM portal allows you to view your own user data and information about your degree program.

First semester students have to activate their user ID – which is on the information sheet from the Student Records Office and on your student ID card – via the URL provided.

More information is available at



The online administration portal campo provides online access to services offered by the Student Records Office and the Examinations Office. It includes features for registering for modules and examinations. You can also use campo to manage your personal details, register for examinations and obtain an overview of your grades. You can also print out your official documents and certificate of enrollment via campo.



OPACplus provides online access to the FAU library catalog.

It allows you to search the entire University Library and all branch libraries. Apart from books and printed journals, you can also access electronic journals and literature databases.

It is possible to view the full texts of many journal articles online in this way. Via OPACplus, you can also use the inter-library loan services for literature which is not available at FAU and the document delivery service FAUdok.

More information is available at



StudOn is FAU platform for online learning and course management. Students can register for courses via StudOn and access or store seminar handouts, reading lists and general information.

StudOn also allows direct exchange between students and lecturers in forums, chats and Wikis. StudOn is also used for online examinations. Students can log on with their University user account.

More information is available at



UnivIS, short for University Information System, is FAU’s central information system. UnivIS provides information about contact persons and services.

More information on UnivIS is available at

FAU video portal

FAU video portal

The FAU video portal ( offers a wide variety of videos of lectures or seminars and other videos relevant to your studies. Over 1400 ‘courses’ are currently online.

The video portal was developed in-house by the Erlangen Regional Computing Centre and can be accessed via a web browser without any additional software. Limited access content can at present only be viewed via the video portal in connection with StudOn.

The freely-accessible videos are usually also available via Apple Podcast.

More information on the video portal is available at



At FAU each student receives their own e-mail address. You can use it after activating your student user ID in IdM.

You can access this mailbox (‘Faumail’) using webmail at or by using an e-mail program such as Outlook or Thunderbird.

If you do not want to actively use this address, you can also change the settings to have your e-mails forwarded to another address at the given URL. Instructions can be found here.

Find the webmail-client at

For more information about the mentoring program and starting your studies, as well as useful e-tutorials, visit StudOn and click on Mentoring Program.

Student councils and Student representatives

Nuremberg is not only a great place to study and live – the students themselves are particularly committed. In addition to committed student councils and student representatives, a large number of student groups ensure life on campus.


The RCDS is a community-based political university group at WiSo that actively shapes university politics and competes in university elections every year. Website


The FSI is the student council initiative of WiSo. Motivated students from all degree programs work there to promote the interests of all students. The FSI is also active in university politics, student life and advice on social media such as Instagram and Facebook. There you will find current information on a wide variety of topics and on the activities of the various committees. Website

Junior Consulting Team Nürnberg e.V.

In the Junior Consulting Team – the student-run management consultancy in the Nuremberg area – students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects at companies ranging from medium-sized enterprises to multinationals. In trainings and workshops of renowned partners, the necessary know-how as well as practical skills are provided. In addition, you become part of a great team and have the opportunity to network with the partner companies. Website

Börsenfreunde WiSo Studenten Nürnberg

The goal of BWN is to bring interested people closer to the topics of finance, stock markets and securities. This is made possible through interesting and practical lectures as well as podcasts from renowned stock market experts, the management of securities with the help of the BWN Wikifolios and the support of renowned magazines and readings. Website

Studierendenvertretung der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Within the faculty, the Stuve is made up of the Student Representative Initiatives (FSI) and the Student Representative Council (FSV). At the university level, it consists of the student council, the speaker’s council, and working groups and departments. The FSVs and the Student Convention are elected annually by the students at the university elections. In regular discussions with the university and the respective faculty management, the Stuve advocates for the interests of the students (e.g. problems with teachers, study program matters and other topics that affect us students). It also organizes cool events with the numerous university groups, such as parties, demos, lecture hall cinemas and informative lectures. All Stuve meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome anytime. Website

Int-WiSo e.V.

Int-WiSo is the student initiative for the international study programs at WiSo. If you are studying IBS, IES, MIBS or if you are an exchange student at WiSo, this is the place for you. To network with your fellow students, Int-WiSo offers many team-building events during the semester. In addition, factory tours and company presentations are organized on a regular basis to establish contacts with regional companies as well as multinationals. Website

MTP e.V.

Germany’s largest student marketing initiative, MTP – Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis e.V., gives you the opportunity to get in touch with companies both in the region and nationwide. In addition to the chance to be part of this community, you can participate in workshops, lectures and projects, through which you can make your first company contacts and improve your soft and hard skills. Website


START has been promoting entrepreneurial thinking and action in the university environment and strengthening the local student start-up scene since 2003. The projects offered in the area of start-ups and innovation provide valuable initial practical experience. START has an extensive network of founders, corporate and start-up partners, which provides you with unique insights into the working methods of start-ups. Website


AIESEC is the world’s largest student organization dedicated to providing young people with an intercultural exchange experience. In addition the offered aid projects, professional and teaching internships, there is also the possibility to become a member of AIESEC. Website


Sneep Nuremberg acts as a student network for sustainability and business ethics in the region and specifically at WiSo and thus tries to help shape the transformation towards a sustainable society. In addition to the opportunity to network and learn more about sustainability, this semester sneep also invites students to participate in exciting projects on topics such as FairFashionFairTrade & Co. Website

Events at WiSo Nürnberg

WiSo offers its students a variety of interesting events and meetings. The spectrum ranges from research presentations at #NUEdialog to job search support at CareerDay of WiSo.


The #NUEdialog is a congress for the exchange of business and science in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. The focus is on the interfaces for successful cooperation between companies and science on practical and socially relevant issues. The congress is intended to convey how cooperations between companies and research succeed, as well as to offer ideas and impulses for the exchange on practice-relevant questions for experts from companies and research institutions. The 5th #NUEdialog will take place on November 30, 2023 and is dedicated to the focus topic “The tax system of the future: How can it be made digital, sustainable and fair?”. Further information can be found on the congress website.

Career Day

Whether you are a freshman or an established full-time student – there is something for everyone at Career Day! There are various lectures and workshops on the topics of application and career entry by and with experts from professional practice. Every year in the summer semester, regional and international companies present themselves and give tangible answers to all questions concerning a successful job entry. The Career Day is organized by the Career Service, which acts as a central contact point for students of the School of Business, Economics and Society as well as for cooperation partners from business, society, university and university-related institutions. In addition to the Career Day, free seminars, lectures and counseling sessions are offered for students. Further information about the Career Service can be found on its website.

International Day

More and more students are drawn to spend some time abroad during their studies. But where does the money for tuition fees and living expenses abroad come from? What language tests are required? How does the recognition of academic achievements and foreign diplomas work? Which internship makes sense? To answer these and other questions, the School of Business, Economics and Society organizes the “International Day”, the largest outgoing fair in Bavaria, once a year in the fall. The Office of International Relations is open to students interested in studying abroad during their studies. Students will find competent contact persons there as well as information about the planned stay. International students are also supported by the International Office. Further information about a stay abroad can be found on the website of the International Office.

Parking permits at the school

First semester students of the School of Business, Economics and Society can apply for a parking permit for the underground parking garage Lange Gasse for a fee. For more information, please visit