Student initiatives

From the outset, students have been encouraged to become involved in a wide range of voluntary projects for refugees, and this is a key reason for the success of FAU INTEGRA. The student initiatives are independent and autonomous. They offer support with any questions which may arise, from small everyday challenges to more pressing issues, and pay a significant contribution to the perception and discussion of questions relating to refugees, migration, integration and interculturality.

FAU INTEGRA acts as a hub to increase visibility of the student initiatives and collaborates with them in various projects and events.

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.

Teilnehmende des Tandem Projekts bei FAU Integra

Registration

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 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.

The Students’ Representatives Working Group Against Discrimination and Racism (AntiDisRa) was established in 2015. The AntiDisRa working group is actively involved in several different areas. It promotes integration and organises, for example, the buddy programme for refugees. The working group also takes a stance against right-wing extremism and deals with LGBT topics. The aim of the working group is to raise awareness and stand up against all forms of discrimination and racism.

If you have any questions or would like to join in, just send an e-mail to stuve-antidisra@fau.de.

Students’ Representatives Working Group Against Discrimination and Racism (AntiDisRa)

The Refugee Law Clinic Erlangen-Nuremberg was established by law students in Erlangen in 2015 to help refugees. The initiative offers information on legal issues surrounding asylum and focuses predominantly on helping refugees prepare for hearings at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. The Refugee Law Clinic works closely together with professors, lawyers and aid organisations.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming involved, please write an e-mail to info@rlc-erlangen.de.

Refugee Law Clinic offers information on legal issues surrounding asylum and focuses predominantly on helping refugees prepare for hearings at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

 

The Erlangen Medical Assistance for Refugees project was established by the Medicine and Human Rights working group. The initiative has been active since spring 2010. Its aim is to provide asylum seekers and people without official papers access to medical care. As the first point of call for those seeking help, the initiative offers personal advice, helps them find a doctor’s surgery, organises any required translations and accompanies patients to doctors if necessary.

If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please write an e-mail to hsg-medmensch@fau.de.

Medizin und Menschenrechte: Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe Erlangen

Both the Catholic (KHG) and the Protestant (ESG) church operate student communities in Erlangen and Nuremberg. The student communities are open to students of all subjects, nationalities, denominations, and religions. KHG and ESG organise weekly meetings at their respective locations with church services and prayers, shared meals and other events.

KHG and ESG offer homework support for refugees who attend school or are in an apprenticeship.

KHG and ESG organise weekly meetings at their respective locations with church services and prayers, shared meals and other events