Applying for the first semester for transfer students

Are you already studying at another university and would you like to change to a degree programme at Nuremberg Tech? If you would like to restart your studies with us, please apply for the first semester and follow the usual application procedure.

Application for a later semester with recognition/crediting of previous work

Do you have credits from previous post-secondary coursework or achievements in your professional career that could be credited to the degree programme you intend to study with us? Then it is sometimes possible to join in a later semester. Application for a later semester is possible for both the winter semester and the summer semester. The application procedure is identical to that for the first semester, but you must submit a request for recognition/crediting with your application.

If you have already studied at another university and have credits that are relevant for the degree programme you wish to study at our university, please submit a request to join in a later semester with your application. Skills acquired outside of higher education (e.g. from further training as a Fachwirt [senior specialist qualification]) can also be converted into credits and therefore enable the student to join in a later semester. Upload the completed request form with your online application as well as the module descriptions/proofs of competence.

Request for entry into a later semester

The examination board of the degree programme in question decides whether you have a sufficient level of previous study to join in a later semester. If you are unsure whether your previous study is sufficient to allow you to join in a later semester, we recommend that you also apply for the first semester. For NC degree programmes, admission to a later semester may also depend on the number of study places available.

For some bachelor's programmes there is a fixed minimum number of credits required for entry into the second semester or later.

16 or more credits for admission to the 2nd semester, 40 or more credits for placement in the 3rd semester. Crediting/recognition only for modules in the 1st degree component. Admission to the 2nd semester is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. 

For admission to higher semesters, credits from higher education institutions and/or competence acquired outside of higher education institutions must be recognized and the aptitude of the candidate must be demonstrated in accord with the preliminary examinations ordinance for the bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture.

Admission to the second semester is possible with credit for the corresponding subject semesters (“Fachsemester”), if applicants can be recognized for at least 23 ECTS points based on coursework completed at another institution of higher education. A change to the second semester is only possible for the summer semester.

Admission to the third semester is possible with credit for the corresponding subject semesters (“Fachsemester”), if applicants can be recognized for at least 46 ECTS points based on coursework completed at another institution of higher education. A change to the third semester is only possible for the winter semester.

Admission to the fourth semester is possible with credit for the corresponding subject semesters (“Fachsemester”), if applicants can be recognized for at least 70 ECTS points based on coursework completed at another institution of higher education.

Admission to the fifth semester or a higher semester is possible within the current admission capacity and with credit for the corresponding subject semesters (“Fachsemester”), if applicants can be recognized for at least 95 ECTS points based on coursework completed at another institution of higher education.

Passing the preliminary exams is pre-requisite for admission into a higher semester, as it is for applicants to the first semester. If you have completed a preliminary exam at another higher education institution, please upload the documentation from your higher education institution with your application.

45 or more credits for admission to the 3rd semester. Admission to the 2nd semester with fewer than 45 credits is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. 

Recognition of completed higher education coursework is possible, as is accreditation of competence acquired outside of higher education from professional further development examinations (e.g. commercial specialist).

As of summer semester 2022, admission to the second semester is possible with credit for the corresponding subject semesters (“Fachsemester”) and if
current admission capacity permits, if applicants can be recognized for at least 20 ECTS points based on coursework completed at another institution of higher education.

A change to the second semester is only possible for the summer semester.

25 or more credits for admission to the 3rd semester.

25 or more credits for admission to the 2nd semester, 50 or more credits for placement in the 3rd or following semester. Please also be aware of the obligatory completion of a pre-study internship.

38 or more credits for recognition/crediting only for modules in the first degree component for admission to the 3rd semester. Admission to the 2nd semester with fewer than 38 credits is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. 

45 or more credits for admission to the 3rd semester. Admission to the 2nd semester with fewer than 45 credits is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. Admission restrictions have also been set for some of the later semesters. Further details are regulated by the most recent statute on admission capacity.

A change to the third semester is only possible for the winter semester.

See: Admission process

Admission to the 2nd semester with at least 25 recognizable credits is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. Students can only enter the second semester in the summer semester.

Admission to the 3rd semester requires a minimum of 45 recognizable credits and is only possible in the winter semester if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached.

See: Admission process

45 or more credits for admission to the 3rd semester. Admission to the 2nd semester with fewer than 45 credits is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. 

25 or more credits for admission to the 2nd semester, 50 or more credits for placement in the 3rd or following semester. Please also be aware of the obligatory pre-study internship for this degree programme.

20 or more credits for admission to the 2nd semester, 40 or more credits for placement in the 3rd or following semester. Crediting/recognition only for modules in the 1st degree component. Admission to the 2nd semester is only possible if the admission capacity (number of admissions) specified in the statute is not reached. 

Admission to the second or third semester is only possible if the total capacity for admissions specified in the statute for this semester is not reached. In addition:

- Admission to the 2nd semester between 20 and 44 credits, but only for the summer semester.

- Admission to the 3rd semester between 45 and 69 credits, but only for the winter semester.

- Admission to the 4th semester of the curriculum from 70 credits.