Enrollment, health insurance and immigration


After passing the qualifying examination, students can begin their studies in the winter semester. Enrollment is a prerequisite for taking up studies. For enrollment you need to present:

  • a valid identity card or passport
  • proof of health insurance
  • proof of language skills (English TOEFL 550 PBT and/or German A1)

Upon enrollment, a fee of 52 € per semester must be paid to the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Once enrollment has been completed, students are bound by the provisions of the Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz (Bavarian Higher Education Act) and the Academy’s study statutes in their current form.


Health insurance

Public health insurance plans from the following countries are also valid in Germany: all member states of the European Union, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Tunisia, and Turkey.
With your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), any medical treatment you require in Germany is covered.

Private or public health insurance plans from other countries may also be recognized in Germany. You need to inquire with your health insurance provider before leaving home.

In case it is recognized, you will need a confirmation letter from a German health insurance provider that certifies that you are insured and exempted from German public health insurance coverage. Please ask the International Office about which German health insurance provider to contact.

In case you need to find a health insurance plan, the International Office can also point you to a reliable health insurance provider.


Immigration for international students

If you are a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland you only need a valid ID card or comparable document to enter Germany.

Otherwise you will need a visa. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers detailed information on obtaining a student visa.

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Application and Acceptance Process

How to apply at the AdBK Nürnberg


Depending on the subject you select, various admission requirements must be fulfilled, including an artistic-creative aptitude which you must demonstrate on the basis of your portfolio and in the aptitude test. An online application tool will be activated at the beginning of the application phase (March 15th - April 14 th, 12:00 noon).


=> online application tool 





  • Declaration form (Declaration that the submitted works have be produced unaided)




Students changing university

In principle, students changing university must hold the same qualifications as regular students. If a student has successfully completed foundation studies or a probationary period at an academy of fine arts in Germany or in the EU, they may apply to be exempted from the practical and oral examination. 



Visting students

Visiting students may only attend the life drawing course and art history lectures. In principle, visiting students require the same qualifications as regular students, but the academy is entitled to make exceptions in special cases. 



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Deadlines for application

Apply until April 14th 2022, 12:00 noon


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Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

Bingstr. 60, 90480 Nürnberg

Phone: +49 911 9404 0

Fax: +49 911 9404 150


Opening Hours:

Die Verwaltung ist besetzt, wegen Corona aber grundsätzlich nur telefonisch oder per E-Mail erreichbar.

Verwaltung / Sekretariat

Montag bis Freitag, 8-12 Uhr

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Opening Hours:

Vorlesungszeit: Montag bis Freitag, 7.30-19 Uhr / Samstag 9-13 Uhr

Vorlesungsfreie Zeit: Montag bis Donnerstag, 8-17 Uhr / Freitag, 8-14.30 Uhr


Opening Hours:

Montag bis Donnerstag, 8-12 Uhr und 13-17 Uhr / Freitag, 8-12 Uhr und 13-14.30 Uhr


Opening Hours:

Montag bis Freitag, 8-12 Uhr

Examination Office/ International Office

Opening Hours:

Montag bis Donnerstag, 9-12 Uhr und 14-15 Uhr

Freitag, 9-13 Uhr


Opening Hours:


Montag & Dienstag:  9-18.30 Uhr

Mittwoch:  9-12 Uhr und 13-18 Uhr

Donnerstag:  9-17 Uhr

Freitag:  9-14 Uhr


Vorlesungsfreie Zeit:

Montag bis Donnerstag:  9-12 Uhr und 13-16.30 Uhr

Freitag:  9-12 Uhr  


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