What is f.au.st?

The "Verein zur Förderung ausländischer Studierender in Augsburg e. V.", short: faust e.V. - is an initiative of the Augsburg Student Union, members of the University and the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and Augsburg citizens. This initiative became active in June 1999 and was the first of its kind in a Bavarian university city.


Why was f.au.st founded?

The International Offices of the University and the University of Applied Sciences and the Counseling Service of the Augsburg Student Union are repeatedly confronted with situations in which foreign students - especially those from poorer countries of origin - find themselves in material need for various reasons, often beyond their own control. This is where faust e.V. can help.


The work of faust e.V. led to the initiation of the project "Welcome to Augsburg's Universities", which in 2003 was awarded the prize of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany for excellent support of foreign students at German universities.


Who supports f.au.st?

Individuals as well as companies and institutions, who are concerned about the support of foreign students and who would like to get involved with Augsburg as a university location and its internationality are welcome to support faust e.V.. Membership applications and donation forms can be downloaded on this website.


What are the goals of f.au.st?

faust e.V. offers financial support to foreign students of the University of Augsburg and the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences who are in a financial emergency and in need.

faust e.V. promotes the integration of foreign students at the university and college and supports intercultural communication between foreign and German students.


What does f.au.st want?

Foreign students in need are helped quickly and unbureaucratically. As of 2014, 162 students have been helped.


How can f.au.st be supported?

The funds for the realization of the tasks are obtained from membership fees and collected donations. The annual membership fees are based on the valid membership fee regulations, which you can find in the download area of the homepage. In order to be able to work effectively, faust e.V. is therefore dependent on numerous supporting members on the one hand, and on the willingness of the citizens of Augsburg to make donations on the other. Donations can be transferred at any time to the association's account no. 18192 (IBAN: DE29 7205 0000 0181 92) at the Stadtsparkasse Augsburg, BLZ 720 500 00 (BIC: AUGSDE77XXX).


Who is on the board?

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern

Vice-Chairman: Dennis Nguyen

Treasurer: Prof. Dr. Maria Lehner

Secretary: Katrin Engelmann

Additionally: Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege, Prof. Dr. Marcus Reppich


... and Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Heinz is our honorary chairman!


Our chairmen...

1999–2008  Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Heinz   

2008–2014  Prof. Dr. Friedrich Pukelsheim

2014–2018  Prof. Dr. Axel Tuma

2018–2024  Prof. Dr. Henning Höppe

since 2024   Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern




Foto: Pixabay

How to contact us

You may contact us via:

e-mail: vorsitzender@faust-augsburg.de


f.au.st e.V. 
c/o Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern

Universität Augsburg
Universitätsstraße 1
86135 Augsburg

Further information you might get from our contact partners:

Dr. Sabine Tamm, International Office, University of Augsburg, Universitätsstraße 2, 86159 Augsburg, phone: +49 (0)821 598 5135, e-mail: sabine.tamm@aaa.uni-augsburg.de

Adrian Bieniec, International Office, TH Augsburg, An der Hochschule 1, 86161 Augsburg, phone: +49 (0)821 5586 3271, e-mail: international@tha.de


Further support is available from the Student Union: Studierendenwerk Augsburg (b!st).




Application form and further information on the application process

  • Applications are only accepted online, the corresponding e-mail address can be obtained from our contact points (see under Contact); furthermore, only complete applications can be processed: application form


Application for a study grant or a loan

  • Please take note of the regulations regarding the awarding of grants.

Membership and Statutes

  • Please use the membership form if you would like to support us through your membership. In this case, please also note the valid membership fee regulations !


  • Here you will also find our currently valid statutes as of 12.02.2019.