Applying via the StudyOhm portal in combination with

If you are applying for admission to a restricted NC bachelor’s degree programme as a first-year student, the application is processed within the framework of the dialogue-oriented service procedure in conjunction with During the course of this procedure, which is carried out in collaboration with the Trust for Admission to Higher Education, a comparison is made with applications to other universities to ensure that study places can be filled as efficiently and with as much transparency as possible (More information in German). In this case, you will use both the Ohm’s StudyOhm portal and the portal. Please note that deadlines and time periods for that are listed on the Ohm’s webpages are subject to change. Please always check on (in German).

Register in the application portal and obtain your BID (applicant identification number) and BAN (applicant authentication number). The Trust for Admission to Higher Education is responsible for the portal.

Now you need to register for an account in StudyOhm and activate your personal account using the login details that have been sent to you via email. Please only open one account – you can use this single registration to apply for all degree programmes within the deadlines. If you are already enrolled at the Ohm, you do not need to register. You should use your university login (VirtuOhm login). You can now use StudyOhm to apply for degree programmes at the Ohm that are involved in the dialogue-oriented service procedure. To do this, you must enter your BID and BAN from “hochschulstart” when you apply. It is also possible to apply for multiple degree programmes at the same time. The normal application periods at the Ohm apply in this regard. The application periods applicable to your degree programme can be found on the respective degree programme website. Within the scope of the dialogue-oriented service procedure, a total of 12 applications to different universities can be assigned the status “active” on Only those applications will be included in the awarding procedure.

When applying via StudyOhm, you will be required to upload documents. Please ensure that you have the following documents in digital format and in good quality (e.g., as a PDF file) for your application:

  • A CV presented in chronological order and without any gaps in tabular form
  • University entrance qualification (HZB):
    Depending on which university entrance qualification you are applying with, you will need to send us the final official transcript for the general university entrance qualification or the university of applied sciences entrance qualification or the master’s examination or the professional development examination (e.g. business administrator certificate) or the completed apprenticeship, together with the final official transcript from the vocational college and evidence of the three years spent in full-time employment.
    In the case of foreign university entrance qualifications: Foreign university entrance qualification certificates and notification of the recognition of such certificates by the Ohm or the office for the recognition of certificates and diplomas in Munich. Further information for prospective international students

    Please only upload your final official transcript and not your interim certificates. Please also ensure that you include the page of the certificate/transcript that includes your grades so that the university can verify the date of the university entrance qualification and the grade obtained.
  • Where necessary, additional requests and annexes (application for a second degree, hardship, etc.)

Now you can log in to your application account in and view all of your applications to degree programmes that are included in the dialogue-oriented service procedure. If you have applied for multiple degree programmes or to multiple universities, you must arrange these applications in your preferred order, placing the university you would most like to attend at the top. It is extremely important that you manually arrange your applications in order of priority, otherwise the applications will simply be arranged in chronological order. Please observe the information about prioritising on this topic at (in German).

Usually, you will begin to receive offers of admission in mid to late July . Please ensure that you log into your account regularly and also regularly check your email inbox. Your account will provide you with an overview of all of your offers of admission from different universities. More information about monitoring your applications is available on (in German).

If you have received an offer of admission from the university you wish to attend, you can immediately accept that offer or you will receive automatic admission depending on hochschulstart’s coordination regulations (in German), in order to secure your study place. However, please bear the following in mind: Upon accepting an offer, you will be deemed to have completed the procedure and all other offers of admission and applications submitted within the scope of the dialogue-oriented service procedure will be deleted. In the event of automatic admission to a degree programme at the Ohm, you will find your admission letter in StudyOhm. Please be sure to take note of the details of the dialogue-oriented service procedure rules on, so that you can receive the admission for the degree programme you prefer. If you have not received an offer for admission on hochschulstart by the end of the coordination phase, your status will be changed to ‘Rejected’. Hochschulstart will generate a rejection letter for each application with the status ‘rejected’. Rejected applications may be considered in wait-list procedures, if study places remain open.

Please keep official letters in your files, in case you need to present them at a later date (e.g., public authorities). Neither the Ohm nor hochschulstart will produce duplicates.

Now you simply need to complete your enrolment (matriculate) at the Ohm in the degree programme for which you have received an offer of admission that you have accepted online. You will only become a member of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, and gain student status once you have enrolled.

You must first enrol online in StudyOhm. After you have completed your online enrolment, your binding enrolment application will be available in StudyOhm in PDF format. The most important step is that you sign this form and submit it by the deadline. Submit your binding enrolment application to the university, together with all of the documents referred to therein, by the deadline set out in your admission letter. If the complete request for enrolment is not submitted within the deadline to the university, this will result in the loss of the study place. Please do not submit any more or any fewer documents than have been requested. More information about enrolling is available on this webpage.

If you are not able to submit your enrolment documents to the Ohm within the specified timescale yourself, you are permitted to instruct another person to carry out your enrolment on your behalf. Please include a simple power of attorney with your documents (e.g., I hereby authorise Mr/Ms ... to perform the enrolment activities for the ... degree programme on my behalf). However, you and the person you have instructed should bear in mind that any failure by the authorised representative may lead to exclusion from the application process in the same way as if you had committed the failure yourself.

If you are not yet of legal age at the time of enrolment, you must ask a parent or guardian to sign your binding enrolment application.

Following the timely receipt of your documents and once they have been checked, you will be enrolled at the university and will receive your login details for the university’s IT systems. This information will be available on the home page of your applicant account. You will find your confirmation of enrolment in StudyOhm once you have logged in with your new login. After you receive your login, you must upload a profile photo at the latest 3 weeks before the semester starts so that your student ID card (OHMcard) can be produced. You will receive your OHMcard during the first week of the semester from your Faculty.

During the course of your application, you will see various status messages in the StudyOhm portal. Since there is often some uncertainty as to what these actually mean, we have provided explanations for the individual status messages here:

In preparation: You have begun your online application, but have not yet submitted it.

Received: Your application has been received online, but has not yet been processed by the university.

Being processed: The university is processing your application.

Valid: Your application is valid and the documents are complete. Your application will be considered in the admissions process.

Provisionally excluded: Application documents are missing or are invalid. Your application has been provisionally excluded from the admissions process.

Excluded: You have been definitively excluded from the admissions process. Your application documents were not received on time, documents requested by the university have not been submitted, or the documents submitted were not valid.

Offer of admission received: You have received an offer of admission from the university.

Offer of admission not possible at present: The university is not currently able to offer you a study place. In certain cases (e.g. in the case of NC degree programmes), it is possible that you will receive an offer at a later date.

Rejected: Your application has been rejected. The reasons will be stated in the rejection letter.

Enrolment requested: You have completed the online enrolment process and must now print out the binding enrolment request and send it to the Student Advisory Service, together with the requested documents.

Enrolled: You have been enrolled in the degree programme (matriculated).

Enrolment rejected: Your request for enrolment was rejected.