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Orientation Week

The orientation week with intensive German prep course is an essential and fun 10-day event for international students arriving at the main campus in Deggendorf.

During the Orientation Week, all neccessary formalities are completed, such as:

  • Registering in the town council
  • Getting a visa
  • Obtaining health insurance
  • A guided tour of the campus
  • Intercultural training for Germany and Bavaria (3 sessions)
  • Social activities such as a pub crawl, day trips, Bavarian evening, and lots more...

Participants
  • Participation for exchange students is compulsory
  • Regular enrolled international students are advised to join
 
Date

One week before the start of every semester, annually in March and September.

 
Location
The orientation week is held mainly around DIT's Deggendorf campus and in town.

Fees and Funding

Overview of costs

The Bavarian State Government supports students and therefore charges no tuition fees, for both German and international students

 

Funding through a scholarship

Liability Insurance and Health Insurance

 

Liability Insurance:
 

Liabillity insurance protects you against claims resulting from injuries or damage to somebody or their property. These include small accidents such as accidentally breaking somebody's mobile phone or losing their room key, to larger accidents such as crashing into and damaging someones car with your bike.

We recommend that you take out this insurance. General conditions vary depending on the insurance company involved, although the fees involved are approx. 3 Euros per month for coverage of up to 50 million Euros. 

 

Health Insurance:

 
Students from Non-European Union member states and regular enrolled international students
 
Students registered at the DIT are subject to compulsory insurance. This also includes students registered in Germany but whose permanent residence is abroad.
If you have health insurance in your home country you have to bring a certificate from your company, which shows that your health insurance will fulfill the requirements from §7 Abs. 2 of the “Freizügigkeitsverordnung/EG”.
 
These requirements are:
 
The insurance has to cover costs for medical care for all possible treatment (dentist, hospital, rehabilitation treatment, ...), medicine, drugs, bandages, other medical aid, pregnancy and birth. It is required your insurance agrees to the fact that there is no limitation on the occurring costs (this has to be written somewhere in your health insurance). Please always bring the certificate in English!
 
Those documents you need to show to a German health insurance and they may exempt you from German public health insurance. The document you will receive from the German health insurance is needed for enrollment at the university. You need to do this before enrolling.
 
Please have in mind that private insured people in Germany have to pay all medical treatment and medicine in advance! Ensure upon arrival that you have all your insurance documents with you; they may also be recognized in Germany. We recommend to get a health insurance in Germany, then you can be sure that no problems will occur and everything is covered. If you are younger than 30 years, you may be insured as a student. When you are insured, you will receive a confirmation document that proves your membership at a health insurance company. You will need this proof for your enrolment and to get your residence permit.
 
This insurance procedure can be carried out only upon arrival. The most popular insurance company among students is AOK.Some other recommendable insurance companies include; DAK, TKK and BARMER.
 

Visa and Residence Permit

Obtaining a residence permit

Shortly after your arrival and usually during the Orientation Weeks, the International Office will help you with your residence permit. You will have to fill out several forms before obtaining the permit from the local council offices. This permit expires if you de-register from the university, change courses, change universities, or not complete your studies or drop out. Following permit expiry, you are required to immediately leave Germany as any further residency in Germany would be illegal and is therefore liable to criminal prosecution. A change of course or university is possible only with the consent of the immigration office. Please contact the office before undertaking any change. 

Obtaining a permit extension

If you require a permit extension, submit a renewal application to the Immigration Office in Deggendorf (see following address) before your current permit expires.

Landratsamt Deggendorf
Herrenstr. 18
94469 Deggendorf
Germany

You may work parellel to your studies, but only for 120 calendar days or 240 half days per year. Please also refer to information from the district of Deggendorf.

Travelling to DIT

Travelling to Deggendorf

 

By bus:

  • Duration: approx. 2 hours from MUC
  • Cost: approx. 15 € from MUC
  • Busses from the companies Flixbus and Postbus offer a direct connection between Munich airport (Terminal 2 - Terminalstraße Ost) and Deggendorf railway station
  • Berlinlinienbus Bus Company travels between Deggendorf and a range of other airports, such as Frankfurt and Berlin as well as Munich airport
  • Please check the availablilty online and reserve your bus ride in advance to make sure that the desired connection won't be fully booked

 

By train:

How to travel from Munich airport to Deggendorf railway station by bus and train (approx. 2 hours):

  1. Exit the airport and wait for the arrival of bus #635 to Freising, it arrives approximately every 20 minutes. You must purchase a ticket from the driver.
  2. Once you have boarded the correct bus, remain on it until Freising train station (this is the last stop for bus #635). The train station in Freising is located very close to the bus stop, approximately 30 metres. At the train station (or at a Deutsche Bahn-DB ticket machine at the airport) purchase a Bayern Ticket! The ticket is convenient and costs 23€ for one person. The Bayernticket can be used for up to 5 people. For every additional guest the price increases by €4. (For 5 persons the price is € 40,-)
  3. In the train station look at the display panels for current train information such as departure times and platforms. You must take the train to Passau, this train usually departs from platform 4. If you are not sure just ask, also in English.
  4. At this point you should be in the wagon to Passau. Your stop is Plattling (approx. 1 hour from Freising). At Plattling, you must change the train, a green one (Bayrische Waldbahn) usually departs from platform 5 or 8. This train takes you directly to Deggendorf (only 2 stops, roughly 10 minutes).

Especially if your flight arrives very early or very late it is recommended to check the connection / travel schedule at www.bahn.de.

 

Travelling to the European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen

 

By train:

Your journey from Munich airport to Pfarrkirchen train station:

From Munich airport it will take approximately 2.5 hours to get to Pfarrkirchen train station using public transportation.

Exit the airport and take the tram S8 to Munich East (Bahnhof München Ost). Before boarding the tram, purchase a Bayernticket at the airport for 26€. With this ticket, you can take the trains to Munich East and Pfarrkirchen, which means that you do not need to buy any other tickets. For more information on the Bayernticket, please see: https://www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/regio/regionale-tickets/bayern/bayernticket.shtml

It will take up to 30 minutes to get to Munich East. Look at the display panels at the train station for current train information such as departure times and platforms. Change the train at the Munich East train station and take the train to Mühldorf (Oberbayern). It usually departs from platform 11. After one hour, you will arrive in Mühldorf (Oberbayern). Change the train in Mühldorf (Oberbayern) and take the train to Pfarrkirchen (usually from platform 6). It will take you approximately another 1 hour to get to Pfarrkirchen.

For additional information you can check your travel schedule at www.bahn.de

Life at DIT

General information
 

 

Living in Deggendorf

 

Deggendorf is a picturesque town on the banks of the River Danube in Bavaria, Southern Germany. With a population of 37, 000, it's a cosy and affluent town fringed by the beautiful Bavarian Forest.

Catholic churches:
Heilige Grabkirche „St. Peter und Paul“, Michael-Fischer-Platz, DEG
Kirche St. Johann (Schachinger Kirche), Schachinger Weg 20, DEG
Stadtpfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt, Untere Vorstadt, 13, DEG

Evangelical churches:
Auferstehungskirche , Amanstr. 15, DEG
Christuskirche, Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 6, 94526 METTEN

Mosque:
Selimiye Moschee, Rosenstr. 12, Fischerdorf, DEG

 

LIVING IN PFARRKIRCHEN

 

 

GPs:

  • Dr. med. Harald Poschenrieder
    Bahnweg 10
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/1220
  • Dr. med. Ludwig Pfefferkorn jun.
    Kolpingsraße 2
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/9658-0
  • Dr. Med Monika Müller-Rampmaier
    Max-Breiherr-Straße 17
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/4188
  • Dr med. Simon Riedl and Michael Bambauer
    Schäfflerstraße 5a
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/6656

 

Dentists:

  • Dr. Bastian Ach
    Eggenfeldener Straße 26
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/9896393
  • Dr. med. dent. Christoph Josef Bayer
    Ringstraße 14
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/910444
  • Dr. med. Dent. Christoph Schmid
    Ringstraße 10
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/910444
  • Dr. Josef Aigner
    Kolpingstraße 2
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/3780

 

Dermotologist:

  • Dr.med. Eva Sollich
    Lindnerstraße 15
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/2625

 

Ophthalmologist:

  • Dr. med. Stefan Achhammer
    Rottpark 22
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/984830

 

Gynaecologist:

  • Dr. med. Alexander and Dr. med. Raimund Schwarz
    Rottpark 22
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/910315 oder 08561/6264

Orthopaedist:

  • Dr. med. Gernot Bauer and Dr. med. Michael Fent
    Rottpark 22
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/96333

Urologist:

  • Fachzentrum für Urologie
    Karl-Rolle-Straße 43
    84307 Eggenfelden
    Tel. 0 87 21 - 91 04 47

 

Pharmacies in Pfarrkirchen:

  • Stadtapotheke
    Statplatz 33
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/1420

 

 

  • Apotheke im Turm
    Rottpark 22
    84347 Pfarrkirchen-Mooshof
    08561/2366-0
  • Brunnen Apotheke
    Bahnhofsstraße 6
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/ 910304
  • Rathaus-Apotheke
    Stadtplatz 3
    84347 Pfarrkrichen
    08561/8252
  • Alpha Apotheke
    Max-Lanz-Straße 1
    84347 Pfarrkirchen
    08561/9884377

 

Leaving DIT

Before leaving DIT you must complete the following:

  • Cancel your insurance
  • Terminate your rental agreement
  • Close your bank account
  • Inform the Registry Office
  • End your enrolment at the DIT
  • Inform the International Office / Confirmation of residence  

 

Cancellation of enrolment

  • Your enrolment will be cancelled automatically after his or her final semester, if the final examination has been successfully completed.
  • Your enrolment will be terminated if he or she does not pass one or more of the required preliminary, intermediate or final examinations specified in the Examination Regulations, unless he or she changes to another programme of study that does not offer the same degree.
  • Your enrolment will be terminated if he or she has not registered to continue studies before the start of the semester by the specified deadline, unless special permission was obtained.
  • Your enrolment will be terminated if he or she does not pay the student fees by the specified deadline.
  • Application for derigistration

The cancellation of enrolment certificate should be kept in a safe place and, if changing universities, it is required to be shown to the new university.

 

General information about deregistration

 

Reimbursement of student union fees

Students can apply for the reimbursement of Student Union fees (submitting an application, processing and carrying out the reimbursement) at the Student Centre. Please submit your application and direct questions to your assigned staff member.

Health insurance

Your entitlement to student health insurance expires upon cancellation of enrolment. After this time you are responsible for your own health insurance, which is obligatory for residents of Germany.

Student aid (BaföG)

If you receive student financial aid (BaföG), inform the responsible Office of Student Aid (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung) of your cancellation of enrolment as soon as possible.

Pension insurance

Your Certificate for Statutory Pension Insurance Purposes should be kept in a safe place. Please submit it to the appropriate Pension Insurance Institution immediately upon taking up an occupation which is subject to compulsory pension insurance.

University materials

If you haven’t already done so, please return any university materials and books from the library.

You can receive a refund for any outstanding balances from either the Student Union (Cafeteria Card credit) or the Copy-Shop (Photocopier credit). The chip card then becomes your own property.

Changing universities

If your enrolment is terminated as a result of not passing one or more required exams, you are not allowed to continue the course of study or any related programme that offers the same degree at a Bavarian University.

It is possible to apply to a different course of study offered by the university at any time before the application deadline.

If you have further questions, please consult the International Office.