Offerings and services for international students

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Services and activities for international students

Individual, personal counseling for all hurdles in your studies

In the International Office, you will find professional guidance and support for the following areas: 

  • Organising your studies and managing your course of study
  • Questions about residence permits, foreigners' registration office
  • Organisational challenges, e.g. health insurance, GEZ (licence fee for public broadcasting)
  • Financial distress or need
  • Imminent removal from the student register (exmatriculation)
  • Changing your degree programme or university
  • Feelings of social isolation
  • Adapting to the German teaching and learning culture
  • Study skills consultation

You can reach the contact person, Christina Freundl , via email and  she will arrange a personal consultation via telephone or videochat.

Subject-specific support in a peer network

Student mentors – for students, by students

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 learning and teaching culture in Germany still poses a challenge for you, you can count on support tailored to your needs!

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

For more information, please contact christina.freundlatth-nuernbergPunktde.

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 them study successfully. An overview is shown below:

  • B2-C1 German courses during the semester
    In these courses, you will learn and revise German grammar and practise conversation, listening, and reading comprehension. An overview is available here.
  • Basic vocabulary in subject areas
    The aim of the courses is to teach comprehension and application of terms and linguistic devices in the respective field. More information can be found here.
  • Intercultural competence and learning in the German university system
    In these courses you will learn about communication and conduct in international working environments. The course overview can be found online.
  • 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 to provide you with support in your competence development and interview tips, among other things.
  • Academic writing during your studies
    In the courses on academic writing, you will practise writing texts in the style typically expected in higher education. The Writing Center also offers individual support on academic research methods in the writing advising sessions and workshops aimed at helping students develop their writing skills.
  • Soft skills
    In the Summer School and Spring School intensive weeks, you have the opportunity to learn soft skills. The workshop focused on Future Skills takes place just before the semester begins in winter and summer.

Advice and support for international students

Christina Freundl

Tel.: +49 (0)911 5880-4132

You can find us at:

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstraße 8 (Building WF, Modular Building; Third Floor)
90489 Nuremberg, Germany 



Office hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9.30 - 11.30 am
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1.00 - 3.00 pm
You do not need to make an appointment during our office hours.

Advice for international students during their studies

International Office - advice for all your questions during your studies

Language Center - information and advice on language courses

Email: language-centeratth-nuernbergPunktde

Student Counseling Service - general advice during your studies

Email: studienberatungatth-nuernbergPunktde

IB Office - advice for students in our English-language degree programmes

Studierendenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg (Student Services) - advice about living accommodations, psychological counseling, and advice about legal regulations

Andreij-Sacharow-Platz 1 
90403 Nuremberg
Telephone: (09 11) 588 57 – 0