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Information and tips for Erasmus students in Erlangen

Erasmus in Erlangen

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Erlangen

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Why should you do the Erasmus in Erlangen? It is a university city, known for its beer and Christmas. Every year, its many squares are the scene of markets, festivals and cultural events outdoors. Also, its university hosts hundreds of international students with whom to share this experience with. Dare to continue discovering all the secrets and tips of an Erasmus in Erlangen!

Cost of living in Erlangen, Germany

The cost of living in Germany is quite high, but Erlangen is more affordable thanks to your discounts for being a student. As a monthly budget, estimate that you should have around €700-800 per month, between rent, food expenses and possible leisure activities.

The accommodation option preferred by students, and often the most economical, is to rent a room in a shared flat. You can find rooms that are usually around €350-450 per month. Another of the possibilities chosen by young people is a residence, in which it is usually easier to meet more people. Their prices can vary a lot depending on the features and services you hire.

Regarding transportation, it stands out for being very efficient and very well-connected. We recommend you to discover a large part of Germany thanks to the discounts and offers they give for being a student, such as the Semesterticket, a very low-priced public transport fare offered to every student in Germany.

Student life, Erasmus and leisure in Erlangen

Erlangen is full of students and, therefore, there is always a good atmosphere and parties. There are different pubs and nightclubs where young people meet, such as the Hinterhaus. Also, when the good weather approaches, you can go and meet your friends for a drink in the fabulous Biergarten, a kind of outdoor terrace. You can also enjoy their traditional festivals known worldwide, as is the case of the Oktoberfest in Munich (which is an hour and a half away).

As in most Erasmus destinations, there are student associations that organise parties, events, excursions and activities aimed at exchange students. We recommend you to join some of these groups if you want to meet people and discover the city and its traditions better.

Culture and gastronomy in Erlangen

This city stands out for having pretty wide streets, lush palaces and gardens formal from the 1600s and 1700s. Some of the most outstanding and that you must visit are:

  • Erlangen Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten Erlangen)
  • Kunstpalais Erlangen (Art Palace of Erlangen)
  • Margravial Palace Erlangen (Markgräfliches Schloss Erlangen)
  • Neustädter Kirche (Church of Neustadt)
  • Huguenot Church (Hugenottenkirche)
  • Siemens Healthineers MedMuseum
  • Stadtmuseum Erlangen (Erlangen City Museum)

What is the gastronomy of Erlangen? The flavour of the state of Bavaria is synonymous with delicious dishes and recipes recognized worldwide. It is characterised above all by dishes of meat and roasts, meatballs and pastry. You will be able to taste exquisite ingredients, such as "wurst" or "weißwurst" (a type of sausage) and "pretzels" (a cookie or bun shaped like a bow), and dishes such as "kartoffelsalat" (potato salad ), the “semmelknödel” (a kind of bread ball) and the Käsespätzle. German beers are very popular all over the world, and in this region, the Pilsner, the Lager and the Weißbier stand out.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Erlangen

Erlangen is a city where the majority of the inhabitants are students, many from different parts of the world, so you will enjoy great multiculturalism. In addition, you will be able to learn and improve German, the local language, or others such as English or French. From Erlangen you will be able to scroll to nearby cities, like Nuremberg or Munich, while you enjoy all its landscapes full of great nature.

Cheap Erasmus flats in Erlangen, Germany

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Frequently asked questions about doing Erasmus in Erlangen

How much does it cost to live in Erlangen as a student?

The cost of living in Germany is high, but in Erlangen, the prices are more affordable for students. Calculate that you should have €700-800 as a monthly budget, including rent, food and leisure expenses.

What is student life like in Erlangen?

Erlangen is considered a university city, so you will always have plans and different places to go out at night, such as restaurants, bars and clubs. In addition, events are often organised for international students.

How much does student accommodation in Erlangen cost?

This depends on whether it is a room in a shared apartment or a residence. The first alternative is around €350-450 per month and the residence can vary a lot depending on the services contracted.

How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Erlangen?

We recommend that you request more information from the international relations office of your university. The amount received from the scholarship depends on your country of origin since each one has different conditions.    

Best areas to live in Erlangen?

The University of Erlangen is located practically in the centre of the city, so the best option is to choose accommodation in the neighbourhoods close to the university.