Information for incoming students from abroad

For all your questions please turn to

Márta Turcsányi   VCard
Akademisches Auslandsamt International Office
1. OG Zi. V 1.13
Tel. 0911 / 27 253-730
Fax 0911 / 27 253-799
Marlen Wagner   VCard
Akademisches Auslandsamt International Office
1. OG Zi. V 1.12
Tel. 0911 / 27 253-731
Fax 0911 / 27 253-799
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„Studying in Germany in 10 Steps“

„Zehn Schritte zu deinem Studium in Deutschland“

Information for Refugees

Thank you for your interest in the Evangelische Hochschule Nuernberg, University of Applied Sciences, in Nuernberg - welcome to this small yet vivid university.

The Evangelische Hochschule (EVHN)

EVHN is a university with about 1300 students and 40 professors which is under the auspices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. Thus it is a private university, however with the full academic acknowledgement and accreditation by the Bavarian Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts.

The EVHN offers a personal atmosphere , small classes, easy contact to professors. Student involvement in the university affairs is an important aspect.
As a Christian university besides professional teaching, research, management and leadership we stress:
  • individuality and human dignity
  • appreciation, openness and respect
  • nurturance of personal gifts and talents
  • gender equality
Before you consider applying at EVHN we recommend that you get some information about Germany :

and about studying in Germany: (Infos fuer Auslaender)

The city of Nuernberg
Nuernberg itself is a vivid city with an impressive history. It was founded in the year 1050. The castle and the old city are tourist attractions as well as the two cathedrals, the many old churches and cloisters. It is full of art and museums, the citizens come from many different cultural backgrounds. It is a city between Nazi-history and human rights.

What is a "Hochschule"?
In comparison to the traditional form of the university with its focus on academic training and research Fachhochschulen = universities of applied sciences put their emphasis on practical orientation. The overall objective is to offer scientific knowledge and practical transfer.
The degrees gained at universities of applied sciences qualify specifically for occupations in the field of commerce, technology, social work etc. depending on the programmes offered.
A degree in a master programme qualifies for leading positions and for entering a doctoral programms.
Available in English:,

At EVHN besides scientific knowledge and practical competence, individual growth is a very important objective. We are committed to: academic excellence, quality standards, diversity, personal attention, values, innovation.

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Academic Programmes

The EVHN offers the following degree programmes in German

Bachelor (7 semesters - 6 theoretical semesters, 1 integrated practical semester)
  • 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 (3 semesters, part time study)
  • Master of Social Management
  • Economics in Social and Health Services
  • Applied Educational Sciences
Special courses
  • Church Music (band leading, solo guitar)
  • Computer programmes
  • Creativity courses
  • Language courses (in cooperation with the Language Center at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm)
Almost all courses are taught in German.

Certificates and admissions condition
Please check well in advance if you fulfil the conditions for enrolling at EVHN:
  • Advanced level or upper secondary certificate. Please get in touch with uni-assist, the University Application Service for International Students,  which will evaluate your education certificate. (Free of charge for refugees.) 
  • If your academic certificate is not equivalent to the German "Abitur" or "Fachabitur" you have to pass a Feststellungsprüfung for which you may prepare in a two semesters course at Studienkolleg bei den Fachhochschulen des Freistaates Bayern
    Admission to the Studienkolleg is possible only with a university admission in your home country.
  • Proof of adequate competence of the German language (e.g. TestDaF "German as a foreign language" or DSH, Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang, list on the language certificates).You have to show this proof when enrolling at EVHN.
    There are summer courses at the Language Center of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm  or at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg,
    Please also see if you like to improve your German via Internet.
  • Proof of 6 weeks of work experience (for social work)
When enrolling you have to sign a statement agreeing to the Christian character of EVHN.

You have to apply online:
Please be sure to check the deadlines for applying at EVHN. Applications have to be handed in between May 1st and June 15th each year.

At EVHN courses and seminars are offered:
In the winter semester from October 1st to 25th January, in the summer semester from March 15th to 10th July. Starting the studies is possible in the winter semester only.
Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg  |  Bärenschanzstraße 4, 90429 Nürnberg
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