I found the International Business and Technology program at the Technische Hochschule Nuremberg to be extremely compelling because of how multifaceted it is. The program includes courses in business, engineering, and language acquisition, which is perfect for students with varied interests. The course also offers students an opportunity to either do a semester, or internship abroad, which amplifies the “international” aspect of IBT. Since, the language of instruction is split between English and German, you are constantly in an international “bubble” even within the University.

                                                                                                                      - Kari (Pankhuri) 19, India

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.

In NC degree programs there is a quota of 5% of study places reserved for foreign applicants from outside of the European Union ("Bildungsausländer"). Not your nationality is decisive, but whether you have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany as "Bildungsinländer" or abroad as "Bildungsausländer".

Applicants with a university entrance qualification from a member state of the European Union are in the same quota as applicants with a German university entrance qualification.

 

 

If you wish to study at a university in Germany you need a so-called "Hochschulzugangsberechtigung" (HZB), or higher education entrance qualification. This is a school-leaving certificate and/ or years of studies which qualify you for studying at an institution of higher education/ university.

In order to find out whether your international certificate of education is sufficient to enter our International Business and Technology program you must have your former education accredited.

Therefore, please fill out this accreditation form and send it with all required documents as soon as these documents are available, to Student Services of Nuremberg Tech (for address see below). On the second page of the form you will find useful information on the notarization and translation of your documents. For more information about the notarization of your documents please follow this link. Please note that non-notarized certificates will not be accepted!

Beforehand you may also visit the DAAD-webpage which can help you to find out what kind of possibilities you can generally expect for admission in Germany. This data base only provides a General overview for selected countries.

The accreditation can be done any time before or within the official application period. Please send all your accreditation documents in paper by postal mail until July 15th the latest!

Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants who want to study at a German university are required to have their school and university diplomas evaluated by the "Akademische Prüfstelle" (APS) which exist at the German embassy in Beijing, Hanoi and Ulan Bator.

Please note that the accreditation of your international certificates of education for the International Business and Technology Program at our university will be reviewed by Nuremberg Tech directly (not uni-assist!).

 

Important Links

"Zeugnisanerkennung" - How does it work?

Information sheet - Notarization of documents

Accreditation Form

APS Beijing

APS Hanoi

APS Ulan Bator

 

More information

daad.de | Entrance qualification data base

anabin.org | Evaluation of foreign secondary school-leaving certificates (in German only)

sk-coburg.de | Studienkolleg Coburg

Places in the International Business and Technology program are awarded according to the average final grade of the university entrance qualification.

Applicants from EU-member countries can improve their average final grade of the university entrance qualification:

  1. If applicable knowledge of the subject "Physics" can be proven:

    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 or technical profession which was approved by German authorities 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!

All international applicants have to prove basic skills in German - at least level A2 completed which corresponds to at least 240 hours of lessons attended - (latest) at the time of enrolment (usually two weeks before the start of the semester) with a certified copy* or an original document.

  • 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 the 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 the Student Services (Studierendenservice) of the 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

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)
  • Accreditation letter done by Nuremberg Tech or Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle (in order to receive this you have to sent all your foreign school/university certificates beforehand in paper! Please find more details under "Accreditation of your Documents".)
  • German language proficiency - at least level A2 completed which corresponds to at least 240 hours of lessons attended
  • If applicable: Proof of "Physics" grade in your final school year
  • If applicable: Proof of completed apprenticeship approved by a German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • If applicable: Proof of work experience if employed at least one year in a business or technical related profession

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 regularly.

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 the following conditions:

  • Only courses which have been taught in English can be accredited
  • 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)
  • All international applicants have to prove advanced skills in German. For the application for second semester you need at least level B1 completed which corresponds to at least 360 hours of lessons attended. A certified/notarized copy or an original document needs to be handed in (latest) at the time of enrolment (usually two weeks before the start of the semester).
  • For the application for third or higher semester you need at least level B2 completed which corresponds to at least 480 hours of lessons attended. A certified/notarized copy or an original document needs to be handed in (latest) at the time of enrolment (usually two weeks before the start of the semester).

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

  • Complete curriculum vitae in English, with dates showing the beginning and end of your school education/studies (in tabular form)
  • School graduation certificate, including all courses taken and grades obtained (certified copies)
  • Complete documents needed for the accreditation process/ "Zeugnisanerkennung" (for more information, please see "Accreditation of Your Documents")
  • 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 (only for the courses/ modules you want to receive accreditation for!) 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).

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)
  • German language proficiency -  at least level A2 completed which corresponds to at least 240 hours of lessons attended

Strong interest in different fields of study

Business, engineering and natural sciences, languages and soft skills

Please mail your application to the following postal address:

Technische Hochschule Nuernberg
Georg Simon Ohm
For Courier Services
Technische Hochschule Nuernberg
Georg Simon Ohm
Studierendenservice
Postfach
D-90121 Nuernberg
Germany
Studierendenservice
Kesslerplatz 12
D-90489 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)