Successfully completing your studies

What assistance we offer for international students

International students are often confronted with particular challenges when they decide to study in Germany: they may have questions regarding degree programme organization, and getting used to a new study and academic culture, or making contacts require particular skill and commitment.

Having trouble keeping up with your lectures, completing your homework, and preparing for a presentation? Is the exam period about to begin again and you need a bit of help with your studying? If the teaching and learning culture in Germany still poses a challenge for your, you can count on support tailored to your needs!

Student mentors – for students from students

Student assistants from a variety of Faculties will provide you with tailored help with questions about the organization of studies in your Faculty and support you with subject-specific queries or exam preparation.

You will always receive an email invitation from your student mentor at the start of the semester to give you the opportunity to get in touch. Or you can meet him/her at international student events, or obtain contact details from the International Office; simply write to: christina.freundlatth-nuernbergPunktde

Courses and workshops

Courses and workshops

For international students, there is a whole range of courses providing you with further assistance alongside your subject-specific timetable to help study successfully. An overview is shown below:

  • Regular B2-C1 German courses
    During these courses, you will learn and revise German grammar, and practise conversation, listening, and reading comprehension. An overview is available here.
  • Basic vocabulary in technical language
    The aim of the courses is to teach understanding and application of terms and linguistic devices in the language of the respective field. More information can be found here.
  • Intercultural communication and studying in the German university system
    During these courses, you will learn how to communicate and behave in an international working environment. The “study skills” course will also provide you with important information regarding your personal learning strengths and studying in the German university system. The course overview can be found here.
  • Application-writing training and entry into the workplace
    The Career Service seminars provide you with assistance in creating the right application portfolio for internships and entry into the workplace. The Career Service also offers a comprehensive seminar programme, supporting your competence development and providing interview tips, amongst other things.
  • Academic writing during your studies
    In the courses on the subject of academic writing, you will practise writing texts in the style typically expected in higher education. The Writing Center also offers individual support on academic work matters in the writing consultancy sessions and workshops aimed at helping students develop their writing skills.

Studying and living are much better when you are part of a social environment. Helpful contacts and a good work-life balance through leisure activities are also very important for successful studies. The university offers you a wide range of options for networking and getting involved in activities for international students.

International cultural and leisure programme

Each semester, the International Office organizes a culture and leisure programme offering excursions, international evenings, museum visits, and much more. The culture programme for the current semester can be found here.

Club International

In order to support contact and exchanges between international and German students, the university operates “Club International”, a diverse network of students who dedicate their time for this purpose. Their activities range from providing subject-specific support as student mentors in their faculty, through organizing social and cultural events to providing support to exchange students. If you are similarly interested in dedicating your time or would simply like to get involved in activities, send us a message and the CI data sheet – we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Contact

Viktoria Kaufmann, M.A.

Orientation assistance in the German education and university system is particularly important as you begin your studies. We have compiled a variety of courses and activities to get your studies off to the best possible start.

Fit for your studies!

Orientation programme for international first-year students
16-28 September 2019

In order to prepare for your studies, you can attend an intensive two-week orientation programme immediately before the semester begins.

The orientation weeks offer you:
  • Practical course units on all important aspects of study organization at Nuremberg Tech, such as an introduction to the online systems, a campus tour, drawing up timetables
  • Advanced courses on subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills, such as study skills, intercultural training, and time management
  • Courses on aspects of living in Nuremberg, such as official formalities and looking for accommodation
  • Seminars on German academic culture
  • Cultural programme, getting to know other students

Here you can find the 2019 programme and the details of the workshops.

Requirements and registration
  • You are an international student (degree seeking)
  • Successful admission and enrolment in your first semester at Nuremberg Tech
  • German-language degree programme
  • Registration form (please open using Adobe Reader)

 

What if you won’t have arrived in Nuremberg by September?

What if you would like to take part in the orientation programme but certain impediments (visa, travel, moving/accommodation, personal reasons) will prevent you arriving by mid-September? No problem, we are happy to also advise you remotely, send you information materials by email, answer individual questions, and offer the option of online events with our peer advisers on selected subjects. If you would like to make use of these services, please contact us by email, providing some information on your situation (travel/arrival, moving dates, degree programme) and your questions about starting your degree programme: viktoria.kaufmannatth-nuernbergPunktde

Contact

Viktoria Kaufmann, M.A.

Contacts

Orientation programme, university life, and intercultural matters
Name Contact
Viktoria Kaufmann Viktoria Kaufmann
M.A.
Consultation, learning consultation, and coordination of subject-specific support
Name Contact
Christina Freundl Christina Freundl
M.A.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under funding code 01PL16024 (QuL project) and by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts.