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Admission requirements

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.


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.

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. ZA
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 30 June 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.

After checking the documents, the “Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle” will inform the applicant about the result of the accreditation. For applications for degree programs with admission restrictions, an overall average grade determined by the "Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle" must be submitted as well. Either applicants receive the accreditation of qualification for admission to higher education (Nachweis der Qualifikation für ein Studium an der TH Nürnberg), but have to pass the DSH prior to admission,


Applicants receive the accreditation of qualification to sit for the Feststellungsprüfung (FSP assessment test) or to participate in the FSP-preparatory course. This means that applicants have to pass the Feststellungsprüfung which also includes the DSH before they can be admitted. This group of applicants is urgently advised to take part in the preparatory course offered by the Studienkolleg Coburg. The Studienkolleg Coburg offers preparatory courses for foreign study applicants who would like to study at Fachhochschulen in Bavaria. These courses generally last for 2 semesters. The FSP will be held at the end of the preparatory course. Study applicants who need to pass the FSP, but have not participated in the preparatory course, are also allowed to sit for the examination.

A pass in the Feststellungsprüfung is equivalent to the qualification for admission to higher education. This allows the student to be able to study the desired subject at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm. Please note that our validity of admissions restrictions also applies here.

Please contact the Studienkolleg Coburg directly regarding the preparatory courses:

Studienkolleg Coburg

Friedrich-Streib-Str. 2

D-96450 Coburg

Telefon: +49 (0)9561 42706-0

Fax: +49 (0)9561 42706-20

E-Mail: studienkolleg@fh-coburg.de

Application forms for the preparatory course and the FSP at the Studienkolleg Coburg can be downloaded at: www.sk-coburg.de

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.


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, Nuremberg Tech offers various courses in which you can gain the skills needed to sit the DSH-Deutsch Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang exam.

DSH-preparatory course at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology

We offer DSH-preparatory courses for foreign study applicants. The DSH-preparatory courses last 1 – 3 semesters depending on the level of already acquired German proficiency. Applicants are urgently advised to attend these courses, so that they are well-prepared to sit for the examination.

Please note that applicants have to sit for an entry test before they can be admitted to take part in the preparatory courses. Very good basic knowledge of the German language is required in order to pass the entry test. We advise you to acquire good basic German language knowledge in your home country before coming to Germany.

German courses at our Language Center:

Course start: always, mid-March and mid-October

Time: Mo – Thur 9:00 – 12:30 a.m.

Examination: mid-February, mid-July, mid-September

Course fee: 850€ / semester, plus 117€ contribution fee to the Studentenwerk

For more information about our DSH-preparatory course please refer to our Language Center.

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

3.Additional admission requirements

Depending on the degree program, additional admission requirements may apply. Please refer to the information on the website of the respective degree program.

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
  3. Additional admission requirements may apply. Current, valid requirements are available for your reference in each degree program’s study regulations and exam regulations. Please refer to the information on the website of the respective degree program.

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

Apply here for the degree program you have selected. 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.

For further information please click here.

Assistance and Advice for German degree programs

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, (Building WF, 2nd floor)
D-90489 Nürnberg


Phone: +49-(0)911/5880-4295
Fax: +49-(0)911/5880-8804
Email: international.office@th-nuernberg.de

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