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 assistants 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.

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 send us an email:

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

Mi casa et tu casa
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Cultural and leisure programme

At Nuremberg Institute of Technology , we have a whole range of opportunities for German and international students, university members, and guests to meet up and chat. Each semester, the International Office organizes a cultural programme offering welcome events, excursions, international evenings, museum visits,  and much more. 

Club International, set up by the International Office, offers support for students and invites them to take part in other activities. If you would like to get involved in the university’s international scene, you can find additional information under “International Engagement”.

Our “Language Tandem” and “Mi Casa es tu Casa” programmes enhance our cultural programme by offering individual opportunities for intercultural meetups and international networking.

Current cultural and leisure programme (pdf)


Name Contact
Olga Strobel Olga Strobel

Mi Casa es tu Casa

The “Mi casa es tu casa - Zu Gast bei Freunden” project offers international students at the Ohm the opportunity to get to know staff at the university and their families.

The Ohm’s International Office connects international students with Ohm staff at the beginning of the semester. At various events, the families and students get to know each other, make arrangements for more meetings, and exchange ideas. Many families invite students to go on excursions in the region, join them to cook a meal together, or visit cultural events, for example. 

Information for host families and students

Information for host families

International students should also feel welcome during their time in Nuremberg and return to their home countries with a positive and friendly impression of Germany. So students can have an opportunity to have a closer look into life and culture in Germany besides their studies at the Ohm, the International Office welcomes contact from interested members of staff , who are interested in intercultural exchange with students.

Aims of the project

Our aim with the project is to enable better integration for the students and to give university staff members an opportunity for intercultural exchange. Communication should not be an obstacle, as students speak English well and often can speak basic German.

The process

After registering, each party receives the contact information for their matching-partner and they can get in touch with each other directly. The matches have complete flexibility in planning their meetings – an evening cooking together, an excursion in Franconia, a stroll through the city center... There is no obligatory schedule or timeframe – you can meet once a week, once a month, or even just once or twice a semester – however it suits your schedule.

Information for students

You’re new in Nuremberg and at the university? You’re interested in learning more about the people and culture here? To gain some insight into “typical German” life? If you are interested in intercultural exchange and are open-minded, sign up with us and become a part of our project - we look forward to hearing from you!

The offer is designed primarily for exchange students and international students in their first semesters at the Ohm, but we welcome all applicants and will facilitate connections wherever possible


You can register anytime, but matching takes place at the beginning of the semesters.

Registration form for students

Registration form for staff

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact Stefanie Ueberberg .


Name Contact
Stefanie Ueberberg Stefanie Ueberberg
Language tandem

Language tandem

Interested in learning a foreign language or in improving your skills in a foreign language? Looking for interactive and dynamic exchange? If so, the Language Tandem programme is just what you are looking for! Language Tandem means that, usually, two people with different native languages work together to improve their language skills.

How does Language Tandem work?

When you register, you state your native language and other languages that you are learning and would like to improve. The International Office will then search its database for a student who is a native speaker of that language. 

By getting together and doing activities together, you will soon pick up valuable skills in a foreign language, while at the same time getting to know new people and cultures within our university. You can decide how you want to arrange your meetings and what you want to learn and do together.


Then register now using our online form .
We look forward to your participation!

Any questions? If so, please send us an email at sprachtandematth-nuernbergPunktde

How we make use of your registration details

All information is provided of your own free will. If you want us to delete your details from the Language Tandem database at any time, please let us know via email at sprachtandematth-nuernbergPunktde . The details you provide will only be used by staff at the Ohm to match you with a language partner and will not be divulged to third parties. For matching purposes, only your name and university email will be passed on to your selected tandem partners, as a suggestion. Other data will not be passed on and can be shared with your tandem partner once you have got in touch with him/her in person and at your own discretion.

Language tandem event

Nothing is like personal exchange! Once or twice a semester, we hold our popular language tandem event! You can get to know each other with diverse games and exchange formats in a relaxed atmosphere. You will receive an invitation via email. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photo competition

Once each semester, the International Office organises a photo competition and invites all international students at the Ohm to participate. Show us and other students what you’re experiencing in Germany and what is special about your host country with your photos. More information about the photo competition is available online.

International Engagement & Peer-to-Peer Network

The Ohm offers students and employees numerous opportunities to engage in the international scene.

Peer-to-Peer Network: Club International

Club International is a group of volunteer Ohm students and employees who want to shape intercultural exchange at our university. Would you like to be involved? Please complete the application form (open in Adobe to fill in).

What’s more, the Language Tandem and Mi Casa programmes offer all university members the opportunity to use their personal and cultural skills and background to actively participate in shaping the university’s international culture.


Collaborative activities with the Christian communities at the university

The two Christian communities at the Ohm, ESG [Evangelical Regional Church of Nuremberg] and khg [Catholic University Community] offer a diverse semester programme and opportunities to get involved.

Welcome to CI

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