­Studying and teaching­ since 1899

Friedensau Adventist University (FAU) is a state-accredited university run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It was founded in 1899 and can look back on a long tradition and a great deal of experience in studying and teaching. 200 students from more than 30 nations are currently enrolled.

Ten B.A. and M.A. degree programmes – some of them part-time – can be studied in the faculties of Christian Social Work and Theology. Around 250 students from 40 nations are currently enrolled.

Here you can find all the information about our degree programs

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Here you can find all the information about life on our university campus

Community, worship, accommodation and sports facilities - our campus offers everything our students need for everyday life. You can find all the information here.

Campusicon CampusCommunityThe student centre in the Erich Meyer House invites you to feel good and relax, to talk and to get together in a pleasant atmosphere.
Campusicon CampusMinistriesWith services, worship and spiritual guidance, the university promotes the experience of faith and invites students to get involved with their faith.
Campusicon Accommodationon CampusIn Friedensau, the world meets to study and live together on campus.
Campusicon CampusSportsThe Friedensau Adventist University Sports Club offers numerous activities from soccer to gymnastics for students at the university and non-student members.

Frequently Asked ­Questions­

Icon FragezeichenIs a degree from a private state-accredited university comparable with a degree from a public university?

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From a formal point of view, the degrees awarded by private and public universities are generally equivalent, and both enjoy full state accreditation. Private and public higher education institutions must fulfil the same quality criteria to get state accreditation. Since the so-called Bologna reform, which primarily stands for the introduction of bachelor's and master's programs, private and public higher education institutions and universities undergo the same accreditation process.

Icon FragezeichenAre the requirements for bachelor's and master's programs at private and public state-accredited universities the same?

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There are no major differences between private and public universities in terms of study requirements. Only persons who also meet the requirements for admission to a public university (university entrance certification) may be granted admission to a private university.

The requirement for the admission to a bachelor's program at FAU is the General Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Abitur). There is no numerus clausus at FAU. Persons who do not have Abitur may also be able to study at FAU if they pass our assessment test.

The requirement for the admission to a master's program at FAU is a university degree with a minimum grade of 2.0 to 2.5, depending on the program. In Saxony-Anhalt, there is no access to master's programs without a formal first university degree on the basis of professional qualification.

Icon FragezeichenWhat about tuition? How to finance studies?

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As a private university run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, FAU does not receive any government subsidies, but is financed by tuition and, to a much greater extent, by subsidies from the school authorities. Tuition range from €2,100 (bachelor's programs) and €2,340 (master's programs) per semester, depending on the program. The registration fee is €380 per semester.

FAU students may receive BAföG on application if they meet the conditions. The responsible office is Studentenwerk Magdeburg: https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/finanzierung/bafog/

FAU students can do student jobs on campus and earn up to €450 per month. In general, students should not work more than 20 hours per week during the semester.

Foreign students can apply for DAAD scholarships and receive up to €250 per month (at a maximum of nine months per year).

Icon FragezeichenDo FAU students have to belong to a religious community or a church?

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No, people with totally different world views are studying at Friedensau Adventist University: Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, atheists.
As a free church Adventist institution we demand respect for other religions, world views, and cultures. We are convinced that faith, education, and lifestyle form a unit, and strive to reflect a spirituality based on the Gospel in the daily life at FAU.

­Any questions?­

  • on programs
  • on application
  • on finances
  • or in general

We would like to answer your questions!

Irina Heinz

Head | Admissions Office and International Office
P +49 (0) 3921 219 16 134

Roland Fischer, Rektor
Prof. Dr. Roland E. Fischer

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