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At a glance



The Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg (EVHN) – Lutheran University of Applied Sciences – has study programs in the social sciences, social and health economics, health and care, as well as child development, education, and theology. Our university’s educational approach is centred on the Christian concept of man. In addition to the sound academic foundations of our instruction, research, professional and continuing education programs, we also offer lectures in the areas of spirituality, personality-building, and general education. In addition to their academic coursework and final qualification, students are encouraged to reflect on their own person and ethical questions in their career and in society and to take responsibility for their personal actions in those contexts.

The manageable size of the university, with 1,500 students and small study groups, allows for a personal cooperation between lecturers and students. As a state-approved university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, the EVHN is part of a network of reputable institutions in education and in practice both in Germany and abroad.

All are welcome to study at our university, irrespec- tive of ideology or religious background.

Doctoral Studies

All Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences are committed to the Bavarian Model of Joint Doctoral Programs (Verbundpromotion) by the BayWISS(Bayerisches WissenschaftsFORUM) cooperation agreement. Therefore, doctoral studies at the EVHN are possible in cooperation with a doctoral-degree-granting university within the framework of two joint programs in the subjects “Social Change” and “Health and Care”.

Continuing Education - Lifelong Learning

We want you to remain determined. The EVHN’s Institute for Further and Continuing Education, Innovation and Transfer (IFIT) designs and offers courses, seminars, and lecture series in the fields of child development and psychology, health and care, social affairs, ethics, key skills, management, and business administration. Our programs will support you in your effort to improve your subject-related and personal competencies and to meet the growing and continually changing professional challenges facing you in the workplace. IFIT’s programs are part-time, for professionals seeking continuing education at an academic level that addresses the current needs in professional practice and incorporates up-to- date academic insight. The institute also develops and offers individualised in-house trainings upon request.


The library supports members of the university in curriculum, studies, and research with a broad range of materials. Training courses provide the competence required to effectively and efficiently use the electronic and printed media in our collection. The library rooms are available for independent work and study. As a public facility, the collection is also open to interested individuals in the region, who seek personal or professional develop- ment or simply new information.

Career Service

Our Career Service is open to all students and alumni of the EVHN. The services are designed to bridge the university and professional worlds and encompass a broad spectrum of advising, information, and events. Questions and topics related to professional orientation, career planning, and personal development are central to the Career Service. The Career Service is also the main contact on campus for network partners, organizations, and employers as relating to professional opportunities.

Alumni Network

To all who have completed their studies at the EVHN: The Alumni-Netzwerk der Evangelischen Hochschule Nürnberg e.V. connects graduates of our programs. The association promotes the continuing relationship of former students, the EVHN, and its historical precursors by helping to re-establish and extend contact between alumni and their alma mater, and building the EVHN’s network.

Information for incoming students from abroad

The lessons are conducted almost exclusively in German. If you are interested in a course of studies or a further education, please contact our International Office.