At a glance - studying at the Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg

The Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg (EVHN) - University of Applied Sciences is a nationally recognised centre of university education for religious education, social education and care-oriented careers in the church, social ministries and the wider society. Education is based on the Christian concept of man. Therefore, aside from the scientific foundation of the lessons, research, further and continuing education, there are additional topics on offer – all types of spiritual, personality-building and general education. In addition to their scientific qualification and training, students are encouraged to reflect on their own person and ethical questions in one’s profession and in society.

The manageable size of approximately 1,300 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 cooperates with reputable practice institutions and other universities at home and abroad.

An overview of our courses on offer

Bachelor studies
  • Applied Sciences in Nursing and Health
  • Child Development, Education, and Health (Dual Study Program)
  • Diakonik (Christian Social Work)
  • Health and Care Education
  • Health and Care Management
  • Nursing Care (Dual Study Program)
  • Religious Education and Christian Adult Education
  • Social Business Administration
  • Social Work
  • Special Needs Education (Dual Study Program)
Master studies
  • Adult Education (M.A.)
  • Social Management (M.S.M.)

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.

Faculty of Social Sciences

In accordance with the basic requirements of a Christian concept of man the Faculty of Social Sciences has committed itself to the support of the development of disadvantaged children, youth and adults. This also includes the management of social institutions as well as resource-saving, economic actions. The aim of the faculty is to qualify students for work in interesting and highly dynamic fields of work, which demand specialist knowledge as well as reflected ethical positions and creativity when solving upcoming problems.

Faculty of Religious Education, Adult Education and Diakonik (Christian Social Work)

People of all ages explore religious issues, try to understand life and attempt to give it meaning. Religious education and Christian adult education show how people can live their faith. They help to let Christianity become a useful orientation in the lives of children, young people and adults. The break in the tradition of religious practice in many families makes this education sector very significant for the future of the church. The objective of the Faculty of Religious Education, Adult Education and Diakonik (Christian Social Work) is to qualify staff for theological educational tasks within the church.

Faculty of Health and Care

Health and care affects everybody, be either ageing or falling ill themselves, or being responsible for elderly and sick people. It is the objective of this faculty to offer qualifications to personnel for this socially sensitive area. This includes a high care qualification and its further development, and also intensive discussion of approaches to reforming education for the modern qualifications for future healthcare workers. The transfer of economical approaches on healthcare is another focus, in order to be able to offer good quality to ill people or those in need of care, at an affordable price. Ethical issues are also included in the lessons and research. The starting point of our work is the term “life” itself: What is the meaning of life especially if one is sick, old or in distress? Which values should the nursing staff have towards people entrusted to their care?

Master studies and promotion

In the Masters course “Social Management” (M.S.M.) staff from welfare institutions (both public and private) are offered to qualify for managerial and administration functions. The Masters course “Adult Education” (M.A.) qualifies for managerial functions in adult education/further education, for an independent employment e.g. as a lecturer, trainer or for cooperation in educational counselling and human resources development. Both Masters courses were reaccredited in 2010.

Further education / continuing education - lifelong learning

The times are long gone, when a degree was enough to be able to keep up with a career in business: Regular further and continuing education has become a necessity – also for our alumni. Therefore at the EVHN there is an Institute for further and continuing Education, Innovation and Transfer (IFIT), which designs and carries out courses and further education, seminars and series of lectures. With these, IFIT develops the alternating critical discourse between current practice and scientific findings.

European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg

The location of the university in the midst of a large city and the strong theoretical and practical basis of our degree courses offer many advantages in terms of networking with practical institutions, libraries, other universities and communal as well as church-run and Lutheran social service institutions. A good infrastructure as well as being embedded within an attractive culture and leisure region are advantages from which lecturers and students benefit alike.

More information about Nuremberg
Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office  (official website,english)
City of Nuremberg (official website, english)

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Contact and location EVHN - Universty of Applied Sciences

Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg  |  Bärenschanzstraße 4, 90429 Nürnberg
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