In order to apply successfully, please carefully read the following admission requirements. The application is complete when all credentials and required documents are uploaded online to your application account within the application period.

 

Admission to the Bachelor in International Business and Technology is granted on the basis of a so-called Numerus Clausus (NC) which ranks the applicants according to their final average grade of their university entrance qualification. The NC is the grade up to which applicants will be admitted, under consideration of the number of study places available (approximately 70).

The NC is not known prior to the admission process. It rather changes with each admission process based on the number of applicants and their grades.

Places in the International Business and Technology program are awarded according to the average final grade of the university entrance qualification (e.g. Allgemeine Hochschulreife, Fachhochschulreife).

German applicants can improve their average final grade of the university entrance qualification:

  1. If applicable knowledge of the subject "Physics" can be proven. (Your grade has to be from the last year of school or "Abiturprüfung"!):

    If your final Physics grade
    is between:
    Your average final grade
    improves by:
    1.0 and 1.50.4
    1.6 and 2.50.3
    2.6 and 3.50.2
    3.6 and 4.00.1
  2. If an apprenticeship and/or employment (no internship) in a business-related profession can be proven your average final grade improves by:

    • 0.4, if you have completed an apprenticeship in a business-related or technical profession
    • 0.2, if you have work experience in a business-related or technical field of at least one year (full-time)

    The maximum amount of grade improvements (apprenticeship and work experience combined) is 0.5!
  • May 2nd until July 15th for the following winter semester (October 1st) for first semester applicants and transfer applicants
  • November 15th until January 15th for the following summer semester (March 15th) for transfer applicants

As the International Business and Technology program is restricted by a NC (Numerus Clausus), the application process will be based on a service-oriented admission system, called Hochschulstart. On behalf of the state-recognized German higher education institutions, Hochschulstart coordinates admissions to undergraduate programs, nationwide.

The following explanations will assist you in preparing your application:

  1. Please register with Hochschulstart in order to receive your Applicant Authorization Number (BID) and Authentication Number (BAN).
  2. Now you also have to register through the application portal of TH Nürnberg. Please enter your BID and BAN. Your core data, e.g. name, address, will then be transferred from Hochschulstart to the application portal of TH Nürnberg. Now select the programs you wish to apply for. You can choose one or more programs (up to twelve) offered by TH Nürnberg.
  3. During your application you will be required to upload your documents. Please provide the documents in digital version (pdf or gif) and have them ready for your application. You will find more information about the required application papers below.
  4. If you intend to apply for several programs and/or more universities, your Hochschulstart account allows you to prioritize your choices. If you do not prioritize manually, your applications will be ranked chronologically.
  5. From mid-July on, TH Nürnberg will evaluate your applications and make the results available on Hochschulstart. You can view the status of your applications and admissions in your user account.
  6. If admitted, you have to accepted the offer, or choose one if you have several. Once you accepted, your other applications will be deleted and places will become available to other applicants. If you did not decide by mid-August, the highest ranked program will automatically be determined using your priority list and the university´s ranking list. We, therefore, highly recommend to make use of prioritizing your choices. After admission, you can find the letter of admission in the application portal of TH Nürnberg.
  7. Once you accepted a place of study at TH Nürnberg, you have to enroll officially. This needs to be done on the application portal of TH Nürnberg. Please print out the enrolment document, sign it, and send it by postal mail along with other required documents to Student Services (Studierendenservice) of TH Nürnberg.

Attention: The deadlines relating to your Hochschulstart account, such as prioritizing your applications, vary from year to year. You will find more information about the current application period on the webpage of Hochschulstart.

 

Important Links

Application Portal of TH Nürnberg
Application Portal of Hochschulstart
Information about the registration and application through Hochschulstart

For transferring students, the registration through Hochschulstart is not required.

Applicants who have already been studying at another university have the opportunity to apply for admission to a higher semester under following conditions:

  • At least 25 ECTS from previous studies have to be accredited by the IBT Examination Board of our faculty for entering the second semester (start only in summer semester)
  • At least 45 ECTS from previous studies have to be accredited by the IBT Examination Board of our faculty for entering the third semester (start only in winter semester)
  • Only courses which have been taught in English or in German can be accredited

If you meet the above mentioned requirements you have to upload the following documents to your application account:

  • Complete and chronological curriculum vitae in English, with dates showing the beginning and end of your school education/studies (in tabular form)
  • School graduation certificate
  • Request form on which you have to list all the courses you want to receive accreditation for
  • Official transcript of records from your prior university showing modules, grades and ECTS  achieved in your previous studies as well as the total amount of credit points and the prelimiary grade point average. This document has to be signed and stamped from an official of this university.
  • Course descriptions, excerpts from the module catalogue or of the study plan providing more details about the courses you want to receive accreditation for (copies stamped and signed by the university or, if the module catalogue is available online, please provide the link). Please upload separate documents for each description of the courses/ modules you want to receive accreditation.

You can upload in the following formats: pdf, png, jpg, jpeg and gif (with a maximum of 10 MB).

Additionally, you need to send the following documents (original or certified/notarized copies) in paper form by postal mail to Student Services of Nuremberg Tech (for address see below "Contact") within the application period:

  • Cover letter which can be generated at the end of your online application
  • Official transcript of records from your prior university showing ECTS points and grades as well as the signature and stamp from an official of this university
  • If your module catalogue is not available online: course descriptions or excerpts from the module catalogue (signed and stamped by university)

For more information about the notarization of your documents please follow this link. Please note that non-notarized certificates will not be accepted!

If you are applying for the winter semester, in order to improve your chances for admission to this degree program we recommend that you also apply for admission to the first semester should your request for admission to a higher semester be denied. In this case, you have to submit two separate online applications!

Please upload your application documents and send in the necessary documents by postal mail not later than July 15th (for winter semester) or January 15th (for summer semester)

Please note: We can only admit students for second or higher semester, if the program is not running to capacity (for example if lots of students dropped out).

 

 

Please upload the following documents not later than July 15th to your application account:

  • Complete and chronological curriculum vitae in English, with dates showing the beginning and end of your school education/studies (in tabular form)
  • School graduation certificate
  • If applicable: Proof of "Physics" grade in your final school year
  • If applicable: Proof of completed relevant apprenticeship
  • If applicable: Proof of work experience if employed at least one year in a business or technical related profession (no internship!)

You can upload in the following formats: pdf, png, jpg, jpeg and gif (with a maximum of 10 MB).

Please be aware of the fact that your application will not be considered unless it is complete. Responsibility rests with the applicant to ensure that all documents are submitted within the application deadline. All communication will take place via your application account, so please check it regurlary.

Please mail your application to the following postal address:

Technische Hochschule Nuernberg
Georg Simon Ohm

Studierendenservice
Postfach
D-90121 Nuernberg
Germany

 

Contact person for questions:

Daniela Gaibl

Inquiries via e-mail: ib-bachelor-ibt[at]th-nuernberg.de

Inquiries via telephone: 0049-(0)911-5880-2886 (Tuesday 9:30-11:30 h and Thursday 13:00-14:00 h)

For the International Business and Technology program, we highly recommend to have the following:

Solid background and strong interest in physics, mathematics and analytical skills

You need to be familiar with physics, algebra, standard functions, equation systems and inequalities, differential and integral calculus as usually taught in school.

Language proficiency

Excellent command of the English language (C1 level)

Strong interest in different fields of study

Business, engineering and natural sciences, languages and soft skills