We understand that moving here to start or continue your academic education is a huge leap. We aim to make your transition as smooth as possible with practical support to guide you through the process. Read personal student experiences of how to prepare for student life at the European Campus or Deggendorf on our university blog, and view all the info below!
The Orientation Week with intensive German prep course is an essential 10 day event for international students arriving at the main campus in Deggendorf. During the Orientation Week, we will help you make friends, settle in and guide you into a smooth start.
During the Orientation Week, all neccessary formalities are completed, such as:
Besides, the Orientation Week offers much more events such as an Intercultural Training, a Bavarian Evening and different day trips.
One to two weeks before the start of every semester, annually in March and September.
On your arrival at the European Campus Rottal-Inn you will take part in a so-called "Orientation Day". In addition to many social events you will receive detailed course information and practical support with all necessary formalities, such as registration at the town hall, health insurance, opening a bank account, German courses and application for a students card. The International Office informs students about events in the coming semester and international students will have the opportunity to ask all questions about studying and living in Pfarrkirchen.
Overview of costs
The Bavarian State Government supports students and therefore charges no tuition fees for all full-time studies, for both German and international students. For more information, please see an overview of living costs for international students.
Funding through a scholarship
The most important and yet cheapest insurance you need in Germany is the liability insurance.
A liability insurance is taken out in case you as the insured cause damage to third parties or damage the property of third parties. Since the law states that the perpetrator is liable for damages to others, the liability insurance first checks whether the damage was clearly caused by you.
We recommend our international students to take out liability insurance during their studies in Germany. Not only for the costs of minor accidents (e.g. damage to cell phones or lost room keys), but also for serious accidents (e.g. an accident with a bicycle into someone else's car) can be covered by liability insurance.
The general terms and conditions vary depending on the insurance provider. The monthly fee starts at € 3, the amount covered is up to € 50 million.
However, you should be aware that German private liability insurances with a term of three or five years cannot be cancelled before the end of the term.
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.
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.
How to travel from Munich airport to Deggendorf railway station by bus and train (approx. 2 hours):
Especially if your flight arrives very early or very late it is recommended to check the connection / travel schedule at www.bahn.de.
Other passengers and the staff of Deutsche Bahn are usually very friendly and helpful. They usually speak both English and German.
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
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.
If you would like to attend a church service, a mass or a holiday prayer or if you are interested in the local religions and churches, you will find some information here:
In Deggendorf you will find three Catholic churches in the city centre:
You can find two protestant churches here:
Muslim students can visit the mosque in Fischerdorf, a suburb of Deggendorf:
Pharmacies in Pfarrkirchen:
Before leaving DIT you must complete the following:
Cancellation of enrolment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.