Bridging courses for English and German

For prospective students from non-technical specialized secondary schools/advanced vocational colleges

Do you attend a school without any specialization in technical subjects and are you interested in a STEM subject (STEM = Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics)? Then this is the course for you. When accepting a place in a STEM degree programme, you should remember, however, that you will be expected to have knowledge of mathematics topics that are only covered in supplementary classes in Year 12/13 depending on the curriculum of non-technical specialized secondary schools/advanced vocational colleges.


  • trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, etc.)
  • rational functions with applications in differential and integral calculus
  • vector calculation, analytical geometry
  • logarithm and exponential function

With a mathematics course, our aim is to prepare you as effectively as possible for the field-specific challenges at university-level. What we need from you is a willingness to learn.
At the end of September, students of Nuremberg Tech will deliver a one-week intensive course on topics that have not been covered in your non-technical education to date. It is therefore possible to undertake a pre-study internship should this be required for the degree programme. This intensive course will provide you with the opportunity to raise your questions, make initial contacts, and become acquainted with your future university.
Other preparatory courses are available here.

The Mathematics course is free of charge, as it is a project run by students.

Dates: 23 to 27 September 2019, 9 am to 12.15 pm and 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm
Focus areas: Trigonometric functions and rational functions with applications in differential and integral calculus
Registration: Registration* via VirtuOhm is open from 20 May 2019. To register, you must register on VirtuOhm first. A detailed registration guide is available here.
*Participants must be aged 18 and over.

Should you have any questions, please send an email to mathe-supportatth-nuernbergPunktde

For international first semester students

Orientation assistance in the German education and university system is particularly important as you begin your studies. We have compiled a variety of courses and activities to get your studies off to the best possible start.

Fit for your studies!

Orientation programme for international first-year students
16-28 September 2019

In order to prepare for your studies, you can attend an intensive two-week orientation programme immediately before the semester begins.

The orientation weeks offer you:
  • Practical course units on all important aspects of study organization at Nuremberg Tech, such as an introduction to the online systems, a campus tour, drawing up timetables
  • Advanced courses on subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills, such as study skills, intercultural training, and time management
  • Courses on aspects of living in Nuremberg, such as official formalities and looking for accommodation
  • Seminars on German academic culture
  • Cultural programme, getting to know other students

Here you can find the 2019 programme and the details of the workshops.

Requirements and registration
  • You are an international student (degree seeking)
  • Successful admission and enrolment in your first semester at Nuremberg Tech
  • German-language degree programme
  • Registration form (please open using Adobe Reader)


What if you won’t have arrived in Nuremberg by September?

What if you would like to take part in the orientation programme but certain impediments (visa, travel, moving/accommodation, personal reasons) will prevent you arriving by mid-September? No problem, we are happy to also advise you remotely, send you information materials by email, answer individual questions, and offer the option of online events with our peer advisers on selected subjects. If you would like to make use of these services, please contact us by email, providing some information on your situation (travel/arrival, moving dates, degree programme) and your questions about starting your degree programme: viktoria.kaufmannatth-nuernbergPunktde


Viktoria Kaufmann, M.A.