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Orientation as First Step

at Bavaria's most International University

Orientation Studies.

Orientation is the First Step to your Future!

If you are not yet sure what you want to study or whether you want to study at all, you have the unique opportunity to try out one or two semesters with us on our Orientation Programme to help you make your final decision. Choose between various modules from the foundation semesters (1st and 2nd semester subjects) from our Bachelor's degree programmes and find out whether these subjects suit you.
Orientation studies will help you to decide which direction you want to go, which course you find the most exciting, or if you can excel when complex Maths or Technology, for example, are involved in your desired course. We will help you closely with all your inquiries, so you can start your degree course with a competent and well thought out decision.

Overview of the Orientation Studies

Degree: Certificate of attendance with a grade sheet, ECTS points earned can be recognised in a regular degree programme if they fit the content

Duration: 1 - 2 semesters

Study start: Winter or summer semester (winter semester is recommended, as most degree start in October)

Location: Deggendorf or Pfarrkirchen

Who can participate: 

  • German and EU citizens (Please check language requirements for modules/courses)
  • You will not be able to apply for a visa, because you don't graduate with a degree.

Admission requirements:

  • University entrance qualification
  • CV and letter of motivation in German
  • German Language level B2

Prior knowledge: none

Post-orientation programme options: All undergraduate Bachelor's degree programmes at DIT

Fees: No tuition fees, only €72 student service fee per semester

Application: Online via the application platform PRIMUSS at DIT

Support: You will be supported and advised by DIT's STEM-Team

Funding: The orientation programme is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts as part of the Bayern.Mint project.



Degree Structure

All first- and second-semester modules of all non-restricted Bachelor's degree programmes at DITcan be selected. From computer science, programming, mathematics, construction, physics, to marketing and business studies and much more.

At least two modules from two different degree programmes must be taken. The scope of the chosen modules should be at least 5 to a maximum of 30 ECTS points. ECTS is a measure of the workload of a module. 1 ECTS corresponds to 25 to 30 working hours (this includes lecture time as well as time for self-study and work at home). You can find the ECTS points for each module in the module handbook. 

One semester hour per week (SWS) has a teaching duration of 45 minutes.


Yes, you are enrolled at DIT like a regular student.


Yes, you are covered by social security during your orientation studies.

No, unfortunately, the orientation programme is not eligible for BaföG