Prospective students



One study programme – two countries – two degrees

FGU students pursue a joint programme of study in France and Germany.
However, their countries of origin span the globe.

Key facts at a glance

  • The FGU is a network consisting of over 200 universities, universities of applied sciences, grandes écoles and écoles in France, Germany and a number of third countries.
  • You study concurrently at a French and German university and at the end of your course are awarded a double degree (bachelor, master or PhD).
  • You can choose from over 180 Franco-German degree programmes in 130 cities.
  • You will also find some tri-national FGU study programmes, for example with the UK.
  • At the FGU you will find almost all fields of study: engineering, natural sciences, economics, law, social sciences and humanities, as well as teacher training, architecture and IT.
  • The FGU backs your stay abroad with €300 per month.
  • The FGU offers you the possibility to take part in free online language courses.
  • As an FGU graduate, you will quickly find a good job and in most cases work in an international context.
  • The FGU study guide provides you with detailed information on each degree programme.


How does it work?

  • For each degree programme, there is a fixed tandem from a French and a German university.
  • Each degree programme is divided more or less equally between the two partner universities, which means that you will study abroad for at least one whole year.
  • However, thanks to the joint study and examination regulations, this does not extend your study time.

Admission requirements

  • university entrance qualification
  • good language skills in French and German*
  • for master programmes: a bachelor’s degree

* Students with a lower level of proficiency (A2-B1) are often supported with intensive language courses during their studies.

Application procedure

  • Applications are submitted to either the German or the French partner university. In Germany, applications are made directly to the university. In France, applications are made via the Parcoursup platform.
  • Once the application dossier with CV, motivation letter and grades has been submitted, selection interviews and/or language tests usually follow.

More information

The contact persons at the respective universities are pleased to answer any questions you may have about the individual degree programmes. You will find their contact details in the FGU study guide (in French or German).

For general queries about studying at the FGU, please contact the FGU directly:
+49 681 938 12 – 100

For more information about studying in France in general: Campus France
For more information about studying in Germany in general: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)



+49 681 938 12 – 100