Requirements differ depending on whether you apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or an exchange semester.
If you are interested in an exchange semester at our university, you will find all information and entry requirements at:
To be able to study at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, the following requirements apply:
You will require the following documents to apply online via the Primuss Portal:
For the Master Applied Research in Engineering Sciences programme, the following additional documents must be uploaded:
The documents listed below are not absolutely necessary for processing your application, but they can significantly improve your chances of being admitted:
Application for admission to the second degree course:
Where applicable, copied certificates of service:
If applicable, proof of completed vocational training or professional activity. The following vocational training is taken into account:
Language requirements differ depending on your chosen course and the language of instruction.
As soon as you have sent your online application with a mouse click, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your application with additional information and the current status of your application process.
Please do not contact us by telephone, as we need to dedicate our time to processing your application!
You are welcome to apply for several courses of study. The online application must be filled out individually for each course of study and the relevant documents must be enclosed. References to other applications for admission or previous applications cannot be considered.
Vacant study places are awarded to applicants who have received a notice of rejection in the main application procedure. Places will be allocated until all the course is full, which can take until the end of October. A lottery procedure is not carried out at Bavarian universities.
Hardship case applications allow a small number of students direct admission when exceptional hardship is proven to exist.
Exceptional hardship is deemed to exist if the applicant has an exceptional situation where social, health or family reasons make immediate admission to the course of study imperative and an unsuccessful application would create additional problems so that the applicant couldn't be expected to wait even one year for admission. Bavarian universities keep 2% of the study places free for so-called hardship cases, therefore applications are only considered for a few applicants.
Hardship must be proven by appropriate evidence (e.g. medical certificate, birth and death certificate, school education report, etc.). The application and the supporting documents for the winter semester must be submitted in full by 15.07. summer semester by 15.01. at the latest.
Special health circumstances of the applicant which require immediate admission:
*Expert medical opinion must contain statements on the origin, severity, course and treatment options of the injury or illness as well as a prognosis of the future course of the disease. Suitable additional proof is, for example, the severely disabled person's ID card, a notice of assessment from the pension office or a notice of withdrawal from service in the Bundeswehr.
Unsubstantiated applications that are generally unsuccessful:
Master craftsmen, technicians and the professionally qualified can study even without a school-based university entrance qualification at a university or university of applied sciences.
Qualified professionals without a school-based university entrance qualification, but with two years of training and three years of work experience, are granted subject-related access. Their field of study must correspond approximately to their previous professional specialisation. For further information, please refer to the current admission requirements.
Information for master craftsmen, technicians, business administrators and similarly qualified persons:
The admission requirement is a counselling interview (ideally at the university named on position 1 in the application) with a student advisor of the intended study programme. The written confirmation of this counselling interview must be enclosed with the application at the respective university or submitted by 27.07. for the winter semester at the latest (summer semester by 15.01). The counselling interview certified by a Bavarian university will be recognised by another university, provided that it is a closely related course of study.
In this interview, the applicant should be given a realistic impression of the course contents, structure and requirements of the intended course of study, possibly also of an existing university entrance examination. The aim of the interview is to enable the applicant to critically assess whether he/she will be able to meet the requirements of a course of study based on his/her previous knowledge.
Furthermore, the possibilities of specific preparation for a course of study in Bavaria should be pointed out:
Master craftsmen, technicians, business administrators and similarly qualified as well as qualified professionals are admitted without restriction in study courses without restrictions like all applicants. In the so-called NC courses of study (courses of study with restrictions), master craftsmen and qualified professionals are admitted within an advance quota of 5%. Within this quota, 4% is allocated to the admission of master craftsmen and similarly qualified persons and 1% to the admission of qualified professionals. The following certificates obtained in Bavaria or in Germany are decisive for admission:
Professions acquired abroad are only considered as proof if they are recognised by the university as equivalent to the above-mentioned German certificates in the admission and enrolment procedure. In case of doubt, the competent authority in accordance with § 71 of the Vocational Training Act in the Free State of Bavaria must be involved.
Information for professionally qualified persons:
Qualified professionals without a school-based university entrance qualification, but with two years of training and three years of work experience, are granted a subject-related right of access. Their field of study must correspond approximately to their previous professional specialisation.
The counselling interview
Admission requirements for master craftsmen or similarly qualified and skilled workers is a consultation with a study advisor of the intended study programme. The written confirmation of this counselling interview must be enclosed with the application to the respective universities or submitted by 27.07. at the latest. The counselling interview certified by a Bavarian university will be recognised by another university if it is a closely related study programme.
In this interview, the applicant should be given a realistic impression of the contents, structure and requirements of the intended course of study, possibly also of an existing university entrance examination. The aim of the interview is to enable the applicant to critically assess whether he/she will be able to meet the requirements of a course of study based on his/her previous knowledge.
Have you received a letter of admission?
If you are admitted to a degree programme, you must upload a passport photo online in the Primuss portal. Then you have to confirm the application for enrolment. In addition, you will need enrolment documents consisting of various applications and forms, which you will find in your notification of admission. On this notification you will also find the enrolment deadlines and all further steps. If you do not meet this deadline, your admission will become invalid.
Enrolment and acceptance of the place of study
Your admission becomes invalid if you do not submit your application for enrolment. The enrolment deadlines vary and will be communicated to you with the notification of admission. This will also tell you which documents must be uploaded for enrolment. In principle, the following documents must be uploaded for enrolment, unless otherwise requested in the notification of admission:
The documents must be submitted in full to the university in order for enrolment to take place.
If you have completed military service, alternative service or other service you will be given preferential admission if you have been admitted to a course of study at the beginning or during your service, and:
In order to be entitled to preferential admission, you must re-apply to the university after the end of your service with all documents in due time and form.
This application must also be accompanied by a provisional certificate of employment (officially certified) and a copy of the previous admission notice. With the preferential admission you will receive a new study place after the end of your service.
If you are an applicant who has already completed studies at a German university or you will graduate by the end of July, you may only be admitted to admission-restricted degree programmes within the framework of a special quota of 4% of the study places.
If you do not have your first degree certificate by the end of July, you will not be included in the quota for second degree applicants.
There are several opportunities to partially finance your studies through a scholarship, particuarly if you are an ambitious or talented student. We are happy to support you with your application and advise you about financial support.
How to fund your studies is an important factor when choosing to continue your education at university. Therefore, we've complied a monthly payment overview list to help you see how much financial backing you will need to fund your lifestyle to make the most of student life.
If you have applied as a full-time regular student (as oppose to an exchange student), there are several things that need to organised before you jump on the plane to Deggendorf, the European Campus Rottal-Inn or Cham. View the checklist for incoming students video below and read more on our practical information webpage.
If you have applied to be an exchange students you only need to organize your application and accommodation. See the exchange student webpage.
Please direct all further enquiries to our International Office support staff at email@example.com
Whether you are a regular or exchange student, the most important and yet cheapest insurance you need in Germany is the liability insurance, which we strongly recommend as it insures you againstvdamage caused to third parties or the property of third parties. Apart from this, all students require health insurance incase of any accident, illness or emergency.
View images and details of all student halls of residence on our accommodation webpage. All apartments are modern, furnished and self-contained, located centrally within short walking or biking distance to town centres and the campuses.
In order to secure accommodation in one of the residences, we recommend that you apply directly over their websites at the earliest date possible.
Yes, there are many university social clubs, sport clubs for recreational and competitive sports, music clubs, international student clubs and intercultural events that are open to all students. Join in, make freinds and have fun!
Activities and events:
The semester dates are:
Find out on your course webpage, if your selected course starts in the winter or summer semester.
In some Bachelor's programmes, a pre-course internship is an admission requirement:
If you have acquired your university entrance qualification at the Fachoberschule/Berufsoberschule, you do not need a pre-study internship.
If you are doing a dual course of study (studies with in-depth practical experience or combined studies), you also do not need a pre-study internship.
The pre-study internship is also not required if you apply for a course of study in the respective field of study via the university entrance qualification Professionally Qualified & Master Craftsmen/Technicians.
In the Industrial Engineering & Management course of study, the pre-study internship can be waived if you acquired your university entrance qualification at a technical college/vocational high school in the fields of technology or economics.
The time required for a course in the semester is indicated in SWS and the credits earned in ECTS.
Semester hours per week (SWS)
An SWS describes the time spent on a course during the semester. For example, "1 SWS" means that the corresponding lecture is scheduled to last 45 minutes per week for the duration of the semester.
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
ECTS credits ensure that all of your study achievements at European universities are comparable and can be credited across borders if you change universities.
The right to compensation for disadvantages for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses is firmly anchored in the Higher Education Framework Act. A compensation for disadvantages is intended to prevent discrimination or disadvantage caused by disability and to support students with disabilities or chronic illness in the admission and implementation of their studies as well as to enable a smooth participation in university life.
The average grade is an essential selection criterion for the allocation of study places. Therefore, performance impairments which have prevented an applicant from achieving a better average grade when acquiring the right to study (e.g. entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences) should be compensated. If such circumstances and their effects are proven, the application for admission with an improved average grade can be included in the award procedure under certain conditions.
In the following cases, which are given as examples, a request to improve the average grade can generally be granted:
Special family circumstances:
In the following cases, an application is generally unsuccessful:
Entitlement to compensation for disadvantages
The framework examination regulations for universities of applied sciences (RaPO) of 17 October 2007, last amended by the ordinance of 6 August 2010, can be found in §5 paragraph 1 sentence 1:
"Students who are not able to take an examination in whole or in part in the intended form due to a disability shall be granted compensation for disadvantages to the extent that this is necessary to create equal opportunities."
Forms of compensation for disadvantages
A compensation for disadvantages can, for example, include (see also §5 para. 1 sentence 2 RaPO)
Application for compensation of disadvantages
Any compensation for disadvantages must be requested in writing. The request should be made at the latest when registering for the examination (§5 (2) RaPO).
The disability must be substantiated by presenting a medical certificate. Pursuant to §5 (3) sentence 2 half-sentence 1 RaPO, the Examination Committee determines what information the medical certificate must contain.
The application must contain the following:
The term accreditation (lat. accredere, to give credence) is used in various areas to describe the fact that one generally recognised body certifies to another that a particular (useful) quality has been fulfilled. In higher education, accreditation is one of the tools of quality assurance. The core of the procedure is the assessment of the quality of e.g. a study programme by experts (independent teachers and students from other universities as well as representatives of professional practice).
Accreditation pursues the following objectives, especially in the higher education sector:
To ensure the quality of teaching and studies in order to contribute to faculty development;
increase student mobility;
improve international comparability of degrees (nota bene: accreditation does not in itself guarantee international recognition);
make it easier for students, employers and universities to find their way around the newly introduced bachelor's and master's programmes;
increase the transparency of the study programmes.
Deggendorf Institute of Technology is system-accredited since 9 September 2020.
All information on the accredited study programmes can be found here: Quality Management
It is generally possible to change your course at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. However, you must be aware that:
The study and exam achievements are checked during the enrolment procedure and credited to your new course, if suitable.
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Changing university in Bavaria is unproblematic in the same course of studies. However, a timely application for enrolment or admission to the host university and de-registration with the Deggendorf Institute of Technology must be observed.
A change from a Bavarian university to a non-Bavarian university or vice versa, however, will in most cases pose problems. In addition to the recognition of the university entrance qualification, the recognition of study periods and completed exams can also cause difficulties due to the different curricula and the different exam regulations.
After passing the Bachelor's examination, graduates of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology are entitled to transfer to a university, university of the arts or comprehensive university without restriction to one subject area.
The individual requirements for enrolment in a subject area at the university in question remain unaffected.
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We are a relatively small university with a closely networked infrastructure between teaching staff, support staff and students. We will support you academically in every aspect, as we aim to actively promote your academic success and help you kick-start your future career!