Getting started in Nuremberg

Das Bild zeigt den Blick auf die Nürnberger Stadt.

Welcome to Germany and to beautiful Nuremberg. We are pleased to welcome you as a student at the Business School OHM Professional School (OPS).

In order to make your arrival and start in Nuremberg as easy and as smooth as possible, we have put together the most important basic information.

If you are interested in some general facts about Germany, we recommend reading our MBA Study Guide and visiting the following websites:

www.bundesregierung.de

www.deutschland.de

www.deutschland-tourismus.de

If you are interested in our MBA Study Guide please contact us!

Living Costs

The standard of living in Germany is relatively high. This is reflected in the cost of living. You should budget for expenses of at minimum EUR 800,- per month. Your real monthly expenses strongly depend on your lifestyle as well as your needs.

Reduced costs of living are possible especially for students due to:

  • Living in student dormitories or shared flats
  • Eating at university canteens
  • Student discounts in sports centres, for public transportation, cultural events, etc.

Nuremberg – Get to know the medieval city in Franconia

Nuremberg is a lively city of half a million inhabitants and nearly 1000 years of history in the centre of Europe. It is the economic and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria with a flair of innovation and science. At approximately 20 %, the number of foreign nationals living in this open-minded city is well above the average for Bavaria and Germany as a whole.

The strengths of the Nuremberg economic region lie in the fields of:

  • Mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering
  • Communication and information technology
  • Digitalisation
  • Printing
  • Medical technology
  • Power electronics
  • Sensor systems
  • Writing implements

Some of the important companies in these economic fields in the region are Diehl, Adidas, GfK, Datev, Siemens and MAN.

Nuremberg has a lot more to offer than merely its world-famous gingerbread ("Lebkuchen"), Nuremberg sausages and the “Christkindlesmarkt” Christmas market. There are many sights to see in the city, the tourism office is happy to provide you with information in various languages, city maps and recommendations: https://tourismus.nuernberg.de/en/

Furthermore, you have various options for your leisure activities like cinemas, parks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clubs, numerous cafes and pubs, theatres and an opera house, museums, concerts and festivals, including the famous “Rock im Park” festival.

The public transport infrastructure can take you to all these sites quickly and conveniently. When studying at the OHM Professional School you can benefit from the Nuremberg Institute of Technology student ticket, which is a cheap way to use the public transport every semester. The city of Nuremberg also has its own airport.

For more information about the city, please refer to www.nuernberg.de.