Fakultät. Institutes of Higher Education are divided up into subject areas or faculties which categorise and organise the teaching and research for varying and contextually-associated subjects.

Fellow student

Kommilitone, Kommilitonin. Your Student colleague at University.


Common abbreviation for “Fachhochschule”.

Foreigner's registration office

Ausländerbehörde. Registration office where foreigners register after entering the country.One of it's central tasks is to examine and to decide if a foreigner receives a residence permit for the country or not.

Foundation Course

Propädeutikum. University course in which basic knowledge relevant to the further course of study is taught (normally in the first semester).