Tandem programme

Created by students for students – the tandem programme

Do you need help with studying in Germany? Would you like to get to know new cultures and meet new people? Do you enjoy socialising with other people? The tandem project could be just the right thing for you.

FAU’s tandem project is an initiative started by FAU students for refugees and all international students at FAU. The aim is to facilitate orientation at FAU, in everyday life and with leisure activities and to promote cultural dialogue.

Activities organised as part of the tandem project include study groups, language learning partnerships, excursions, cooking evenings, and film nights.


You can register via the tandem project’s online form.

The tandem project coordination team in Erlangen and Nuremberg can help you with any questions you have about the project. Just send an e-mail to refugees-tandem@fau.de.

Up-to-date information about the tandem project is available on Facebook.

More information about events for welcoming international students is available on the website of S-INTERNATIONAL – International Affairs. Please also check the services offered by the student initiatives for refugees.

Key qualifications

Students enrolled at FAU who volunteer in the tandem project can have the time they spend volunteering accredited and confirmed for the ‘Intercultural Skills’ certificate.