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For interested international students

We’re pleased that you are interested in studying at Nuremberg Tech!

In general, the same admission requirements apply for foreign applicants as for German applicants.

They must apply online by the application deadline, meet any specific requirements of their intended degree program, and submit the required documentation.  You can read all application related information, here (German).

In addition, foreign applicants must meet special admission requirements.

Applying for a Bachelor’s Degree Program

1. Recognition of Qualifications for Admission to a Higher Education Institution (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung)

Foreign applicants (including those from EU countries) and German applicants who did not obtain their formal educational qualifications (certificates, diplomas, etc.) in the Federal Republic of Germany or from an official German School abroad must have their educational qualifications recognised by the University. You can find preliminary information about how your educational qualifications are evaluated in the anabin database (Informationssystem zur Anerkennung ausländischer Bildungsabschlüsse).

Please send the required documentation along with the Application for Evaluation of Qualification for University Admission (deutsch / english) to a Bachelor’s Degree Program to:

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm

Abteilung 4. ZB
Postfach 210320

90121 Nürnberg

Tel. +49-(0)911/5880-4386



What deadlines are there for submitting the application for Evaluation of Qualification for University Admission?

You must submit this application and your documents to the university by 15 July of the year in order to ensure that your application meets the deadlines and proceeds through the evaluation process for the degree program to which you are applying.


2. Certification of German Language Proficiency

(Does not apply for degree programs in English language.)

All applicants from non-German-speaking countries must provide certification of adequate German language skills.

You can read, here, which German language examinations are recognised.

As an officially certified DSH examination centre, the Nuremberg Institute of Technology offers various courses in which you can gain the skills needed to sit the DSH-Deutsch Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang exam. Official recognition of your foreign academic credentials (a Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) is also required in order to participate in DSH Preparation Courses.

You must provide evidence of having passed the German language examination when you matriculate, at the latest.

Applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam

Separate entrance requirements apply for applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam wishing to study at Nuremberg Tech. You must present a certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) of the German Embassy in, Peking, Ulan Bator, or Hanoi, respectively. You can find detailed information about obtaining a certificate, the APS process, the application forms, and information sheets at www.aps.org.cn, www.hanoi.diplo.de, or www.ulan-bator.diplo.de.

Following a positive evaluation of your academic credentials, the respective German Embassy will issue a certificate that remains valid for one year. The original certificate must be submitted along with your other application materials to the University.

Applying for a Master’s Degree Program

You need the following for a Master’s degree program:

  1. a completed post-secondary degree, usually with above average marks or grades, or an equivalent degree
  2. certification of adequate German language skills (e.g. DSH 2, TestDaF 4), if required.

Current, valid requirements are available for your reference in each degree program’s study regulations and exam regulations.

Apply online for the degree program you have selected and submit translations of your credentials and supporting documents. The examination boards of the respective Master’s degree programs decide all admissions to their programs.

International Degree Programs

Nuremberg Tech also features special international Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs for foreign students, in which lectures are presented in English.


The Master' s programs in English language are also of great interest for foreign students. These programs are internationally accredited and are pathways to new careers worldwide. 

The Bachelor' s degree programms "International Business" and "International Business and Technology" and the Master' s programs "International Marketing" and "International Finance and Economics" have their own admission requirements.

Applications and supporting documents for the international degree programs should be sent to the following adress:


Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm

Postfach 210320

90121 Nürnberg


Phone: 0049-(0)911-5880-2886


Assistance and Advice

The International Office at Nuremberg Tech is available to provide you help and advice through the application process:

How to Find Us:

International Office
Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstraße 8, (Buildung WF, II. 2nd floor)
D-90489 Nürnberg


Phone: +49-(0)911/5880-4136
Fax: +49-(0)911/5880-8804
Email: interested international.office@th-nuernberg.de


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