Your Start at UTN

Before arriving in Nuremberg, there are some things you should consider in preparing for your arrival as well as your studies.

Living in Nürnberg

One of the most important tasks before starting your studies or job is to search for a suitable apartment. Since housing is in high demand, especially at the beginning of each semester, we recommend you start looking for a suitable room or apartment as early as possible, ideally as soon as you have been admitted or accepted a job at UTN.

Do you need help with your apartment search or rental contract?

We have compiled the most important information for you here.

Accomodation Search

Shared flat, interim tenancy, or my own room

7 Tips

for Your Apartment Search

Signing a Lease

Here’s What You Should Watch Out For

Avoid Hidden Expenses

Costs You Will Have to Pay in Addition to the Rent

Everything you need to know about the student dormitories can be found on the Website of the Studierendenwerks Erlangen-Nürnberg.

The Residents’ Registration Office

You must register at the Residents’ Registration Office within 14 days of moving into your new apartment in Nuremberg (or a nearby city).

Move Completed? This Is How You Register with The Residents’ Registration Office

You can find information about the opening hours of the Residents’ Registration Office on the website of the city of Nuremberg


You can enroll as soon as you have accepted the study place offer on UTNexus.

Overview of the steps and necessary documents for your enrollment

The Journey to Nuremberg

Nuremberg is very well connected nationally and internationally. As Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg is served by major airlines several times each day, it is a good destination airport for international travelers. From the airport, you can reach Nuremberg’s city center in just a few minutes by subway.

Even from Germany’s largest airport, Frankfurt Airport , you can reach Nuremberg’s main train station in just under two and a half hours by ICE train.

BAföG Application

The Federal Government offers financial assistance for training and studies with the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). Currently, the maximum monthly rate is 934 EUR. You can get all of the information you need about BAföG directly from the Studierendenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg or from the BayernPortal.

If you have any questions about your BAföG application, the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung in Nuremberg will be happy to help you.

Scholarships in Germany

Scholarships are usually awarded to students and doctoral candidates by political, religious, or business and trade foundations. The criteria vary and can be found on the respective websites.

On the following pages you will find a good overview of the German scholarship and foundation landscape.

Stiftungssuche Verband deutscher Stiftungen
Stipendiensuche des Deutschen Stiftungszentrums

The following funding opportunities are available specifically for students in Nuremberg.

Stadt Nürnberg – Stiftungsverwaltung der Stadtkämmerei

Welcome Week for Students

One week before courses begin, a Welcome Week is held for all new national and international students. During Welcome Week, you will have an opportunity to get to know your new university, meet other students, and familiarize yourself with your surroundings.

UTN Onboarding for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Similar to the Welcome Week for students, there is an onboarding for doctoral candidates and postdocs. This consists of different stations within UTN and offers you a first look at the different areas and tasks of the university. The date and time for this event will be communicated to you either by Human Resources or the respective department.

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