Offerings and services for international students

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Services and activities for international students

Orientation week for international students

Have you already enrolled and are now planning the start of your studies at Nuremberg Tech? Do you still have lots of questions about organization and arriving in the German university system?

Then our two-week orientation programme for international students, taking place from 16 to 28 September 2019 at Nuremberg Tech, is just what you are looking for. Further info.

Specialist support, workshops and learning advice

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 German teaching and studying culture is still a challenge for you, support is available via our selected course and workshop programme and from individual student partners in each faculty. Learn more about the services available here > more

Advice and support for international students

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Cultural and leisure programme

International cultural 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. Current cultural and leisure programme

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.


Language tandem

Language Tandem

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

How does Language Tandem work?

When you register, you indicate which language you want to learn or improve. The International Office will then search its database for a student who is a native speaker of that language. In return, you will then teach your language partner your own native 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.

We will send you and your tandem partner an email, once we have matched you to a suitable language partner. From that point onwards, you can decide for yourselves whether you prefer to communicate by email, What’s App or social media. When, where and how often you meet up or what activities you want to do, is also up to you.

Interested? 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 sprachtandematth-nuernbergPunktde know in writing. The details you provide will only be used by staff at Nuremberg Tech 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

The next Language Tandem event will be taking place in September 2019. Our language speed dating activities, language tables, and drinks and snacks provide the ideal relaxed atmosphere to meet and chat. Invitations are sent out regularly to everyone in our database. We look forward to seeing you there!

Programmes and offerings for international students

Mi casa et tu casa
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Mi Casa es tu Casa

The “Mi casa es tu casa - Zu Gast bei Freunden” project offers international students at Nuremberg Tech the opportunity to get to know families from the Nuremberg region.

Each semester, interested students are connected with available families and can meet for the first time at the semester welcome event. After this, the university steps back and leaves it to the students and families to contact each other. Many families take trips with “their” students, cook together or visit cultural events. Both sides generally find this contact a culturally and linguistically enriching experience.

International Engagement

Nuremberg Tech Offers students and employees numerous opportunities to engage in the international scene.

Club International

Club International is a group of voluntary Nuremberg Tech students and employees who want to shape intercultural exchange at our university. If you would like to be involved, please complete the application form (open in Adobe to fill in).

The ESG and khg Christian communities

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

WELCOME - Students Helping Refugees

This programme from the DAAD supports student initiatives to set up and provide services to help refugee students integrate into university life. You can get involved in the programme as a buddy. For more information about the program, please visit the WELCOME website.


Qualifying as an intercultural peer advisor

The “Intercultural Peer Advice” certification programme is the ideal method-based support programme for internationally engaged students at Nuremberg Tech and is the perfect basis for gaining new intercultural skills. You can either attend individual workshops or complete the full certification programme, which could even gain you 2 ECTS credits. Further information is available here.


What’s more, the “Language Tandem” and “Mi Casa” programmes (see above) 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.

Welcome to CI

You can find us at:

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 ( WF, Modular Building; Second Floor)
D-90489 Nuremberg 

Site plan

Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9.30 - 11.30
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 13.00 - 15.00
You do not need to make an appointment during office hours.

Please note:
For operational reasons, such as current events, office hours may change at short notice and may not always be as stated. If you need to make a long journey to get here, please make an appointment in advance (by telephone or email).

Advice for prospective international students: Initial advice and questions regarding study preparation and application

Advice for international students during their studies: for difficulties during your studies, official matters, etc.

Orientation programmes and student networks

Language Center

Email: language-centeratth-nuernbergPunktde

Student Counseling Service

Email: studienberatungatth-nuernbergPunktde

IB Office

The IB Office is on hand for students studying one of our English-language programmes.

Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg

Andreij-Sacharow-Platz 1

90403 Nuremberg

Telephone: +49 (09 11) 588 57 – 0