Alejandro Valdes Romero, exchange student from MEXICO
March – December 2016, General Engineering
Barbara Tiergarten, exchange student from BRAZIL
September 2012 – July 2013, International Management
“My first impression about Deggendorf and the university was very positive. Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences offers many programs to help the students for example Host Family program and Tandem program, where you can practice German language and also make a new friend. There is students’ club called AKI, which helps foreign students with orientation and filling in the forms. AKI Club organizes parties, trips and some nice activities during the semester. Help from AKI and International Office makes you really feel comfortable in HDU. The courses are in English so it is easy to communicate. The professors have a good knowledge and they are all open to discussion and suggestions. The learning methods are a little bit different compared to Brazil. Here the teacher interacts with students all the time and we have the opportunity to ask questions freely. At first I felt a little uncomfortable because the systematic is quite different and I was a bit lost, but it didn’t take too long to adapt myself. The professors always encourage students to spend one semester abroad and help to find an internship or job by sending emails with opportunities frequently. The city is really small and cozy and I can feel safe any time. There are many options of student dormitories and they are all nice. I recommend the Deggendorf University of Applied Science because it is really prepared for all kinds of students, is receptive and you get to know people and the city in a short time. The atmosphere is welcoming.”
Denisse Ayala, exchange student from ECUADOR
September 2012 – July 2013, International Management
“It was a long journey to get here, but once I got here, all my expectations were nothing but right.
The DIT really opens the door for many students to have an amazing experience, to get to know the culture and make great friends of different nationalities.
When I got here I was not quite sure what to expect. The lectures, the professors, the classmates, everything is so different from my home country. But something that I can be sure of, is that the people are very friendly and you really feel welcome always in every situation.
The time is short in Deggendorf, the words can´t describe so many wonderful experiences. Knowing that so many people are dedicated to help you to make your stay abroad an unforgettable experience is very rewarding. I am very grateful to the DIT for an experience that I will never forget.”
Kornelia Getler, exchange student from POLAND
"I came to Deggendorf because I knew that I would fit in and that I could actively contribute to the community. The University and the town are not that big so it’s very easy to get to know other students. There is something about this small Bavarian town which makes you feel comfortable, safe and relaxed."
Krastyo Stoychev, student from BULGARIA
“Das Studium an der Technische Hochschule Deggendorf bietet nicht nur eine hochqualitative Ausbildung, aufgrund der familiären Verhältnisse zwischen Professoren und Studierenden, sondern auch eine ausgezeichnete Unterstützung für die Internationalen Studenten.
Das International Office stellt nicht nur Zahlreiche Veranstaltungen zur Wahl, sondern hilft uns internationale Studierenden auch dabei, problemlos durchs Studium zur kommen.
Ich bin sehr froh, dass ich mich für THD entschieden habe.”
Myron De La Paz, regular student from the USA
September 2012 – February 2016, International Management
“Deggendorf and the DIT might just as well be among Bavaria’s best-kept secrets.
Nestled at the foot of the Bavarian foothills, this little town sure has a lot to offer, especially to those with a nature-loving spirit. With the Danube on one side and the Bavrian Forest on the other, nature enthusiasts have a wide range of landscapes to enjoy. From rowing in the summer to skiing in the winter, all of this will be at your fingertips in the event that you do choose to stay at Deggendorf.
The university itself, just like the litte town whose name it bears, has a lot to offer, especially in the sphere of internationalism. Thanks to the efforts of the IM program and the Interntional Office, DIT truly does have an international atmosphere to it, despite the fact that it is located deep in Bavaria. With a healthy influx of exchange students and regular foreign students, such as myself, DIT is deniably international in character. The internationalism doesn’t stop there. For regular IM students, it is required to stay abroad for at least one semester as an exchange student in order to broaden students’ horizons and encourage them to experience the world outside.
Although the first impression many a foreign student gets upon stepping off the train in Deggendorf is that he has chosen to study in the middle of nowhere, because oft the mix of the many exchange students whom DIT hosts every semester and the presence of clubs and bars, life in this small town does not have to be “boring.” In fact, most exchange students may find themselves a litte too distracted by all the partying and clubbing that they end up doing.
For those with itchy feet like me, there are many wonderful places to visit around Deggendorf. For example, we have charming little towns like Straubing and Passau, which you can reach in about thirty minutes. The Austrian border is just a stone’s throw away, and so is the Czech border, which means Prague is not too far away either. If you know how to, you can get there in five hours, and for less than the cost of going to Munich! Of course the Bavarian capital is nonetheless an experience to be had, and by train it is just an hour and a half away. And thanks to the Bayern Ticket, a special train fare offer, one has the opportunity to reach just about any corner of the largest German state for a reasonable price.
Personally, I am quite satisfied with my choice to embark on the IM journey as a regular student. The town and its location suit me well, and so does the wondrous beauty of its nature. The IM program and its structure also suit my preferences as a citizen of the world, and the regular arrival of young people from different parts of the globe can surely make the IM / DIT encounter a truly interesting experience.”
Polina Medvedeva, exchange student from RUSSIA
“Deggendorf and the THD might just as well be among Bavaria’s best-kept secrets.
Nestled at the foot of the Bavarian foothills, this little town sure has a lot to offer, especially to those with a nature-loving spirit. With the Danube on one side and the Bavrian Forest on the other, nature enthusiasts have a wide range of landscapes to enjoy. From rowing in the summer to skiing in the winter, all of this will be at your fingertips in the event that you do choose to stay at HDU Deggendorf.
The university itself, just like the litte town whose name it bears, has a lot to offer, especially in the sphere of internationalism. Thanks to the efforts of the IM program and the Interntional Office, HDU truly does have an international atmosphere to it, despite the fact that it is located deep in Bavaria. With a healthy influx of exchange students and regular foreign students, such as myself, HDU is deniably international in character. The internationalism doesn’t stop there. For regular IM students, it is required to stay abroad for at least one semester as an exchange student in order to broaden students’ horizons and encourage them to experience the world outside“.
Romana Hofmanova, exchange student from SLOVAKIA
"Studying in Deggendorf is really enriching and convenient. I have been studying here for two years. My impressions of Deggendorf and the university are very positive. I love the way, how the town works. People do not hurry too much and everybody is very kind and nice. That helps a lot when arranging important things with the International Office and other departments at the university. From time to time there are very nice events organized in the city. Students love especially Frühlingsfest which is a very traditional Bavarian event with lots of traditional food and music.
I love studying at Deggendorf Institute of Technology. I am studying English International Management program. Courses at the university are taught in a very interesting way, professors usually try to cover lots of practical examples. Thanks to attending one course, I could even visit BMW plant which was really valuable experience. We also have many lectures with foreign professors who are real experts in their field and have lots of practical experiences.
Reason, why I decided to come to Deggendorf, was besides others my intention to learn German language. Even though it is difficult to find people speaking proper German, since a lot of them speak Bavarian, I could improve my German language skills significantly. I would never change my decision about studying at Deggendorf Institute of Technology. High quality of dormitories, services at the university, easy availability of all you need and very nice people around me made Deggendorf my second home."
Tri Meta Liaztiza Puteri, exchange student from INDONESIA
Academically, DIT has good rankings in Germany and learning structures are really well prepared and professional. All the professors also treat all the students very well. There was no distance between them, so we were free to ask questions and express opinions.
I never regretted choosing Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences. I have learned a lot and gained valuable experience by studying here in an international environment. This was a truly amazing and challenging experience for me, for all exchange students, and even for German students themselves.”
“Heeeeey .... if you want to know more, you should be here!!!”
YangYang Lv, exchange student from INDONESIA
“Initially I chose this college because I was impressed of the unique name of this city "Deggendorf". I found Deggendorf to be friendly and peaceful urban environment, which is good for learning.
After I was accepted in Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences and after following AKI orientation week I was really amazed about all the new people I got to know. I would have never thought I would get so many friends from all over the world. People were all really nice and pleasant to me. I saw that International Office is really active and is in the most important role in promoting the campus on international scale.
If we look at the environment and the design of the campus, I think this is one of the colleges that has a good environment and is suitable for studying, like in my home university “State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta”. University Deggendorf is designed to focus not only learn but also to be able to socialize and exchange opinions among individuals in order to get to know one another. Not all campuses have an interesting design like this, and supported by an excellent infrastructure. An excellent infrastructure is also supported by high technology. In the class we have all the technology needed for everyday learning. Not surprisingly, Germany is the famous for its beauty and sophisticated technology, and that is also one of the greatnesses of this campus.”
Antonio Candido Rodrigues Rapozo, exchange student from CEFET/RJ in BRAZIL
"Ich glaube, dass technische Innovationen das Leben der Menschen vereinfacht und verbessert. Deshalb habe ich nicht zweimal überlegt als ich die Gelegenheit bekam ein Austauschjahr zu machen: Deutschland, das Land der Technik.
Neben meinem Studium an der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf arbeitete ich im Fahrwerk bei dem Formula Student Team, Fast Forest. Die Technische Hochschule Deggendorf gab mir die Möglichkeit nicht nur die Einheit von Theorie und Praxis, sondern ein erfolgreiches deutsches Engineering-Unternehmen durch ein Praktikum von innen zu sehen. Die Studenten und die Lehrer zusammen mit den Mitarbeitern sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.Deshalb konnte ich auch mein Deutsch verbessern und Freundschaften schließen."