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Current Information Concerning the Summer Semester

31 March 2020

DIT is starting immediately in all faculties with increased provision of teaching content in electronic form.

Professors and lecturers are now beginning to hold virtual lectures according to the usual schedule in real time - students should ask their respective lecturers directly for details.

By 20 April 2020 at the latest, contents for all planned lectures should be available in electronic form.

 


17 March 2020

Closure of access to the buildings of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Dear students,
We ask for your understanding that due to the current danger of infection by the corona virus, all DIT buildings are no longer accessible to students until further notice.


Current information for students:

Updated information on the postponed start of the semester for hochschule dual can be found here:https://www.hochschule-dual.de/aktuelles/details/wichtige-mitteilung-zur-verordnung-ueber-die-vorlesungszeiten-der-bayerischen-hochschulen-im-sommersemester-2020/

Information from the university management: The aim, taking into account the situation today (12 March), is to complete the summer semester - attendance lectures, digital courses, examinations - on 31 July.

We therefore ask the companies to find practical solutions for you cooperative students in the companies. Full-time employment will not be possible until 20 April 2020 due to the virtual offers of the individual faculties. Please discuss this in your company and clarify whether part-time employment in the form of 1-3 days a week is possible.

 

FAQs Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2020

1. Can I stay at DIT even though the International Office has recommended to interrupt my semester abroad?

  • Of course it is absolutely possible to stay, this is entirely up to you. Students who decide not to return to their home countries must be aware that during the next few weeks there will be significant restrictions disrupting daily life (e.g. closure of shops, leisure facilities etc.). However, grocery stores, pharmacies and other important locations will of course be open.

2. What will be the procedure if I stay here?

  • a. Inform us by e-mail to incomings@th-deg.de
  • b. Check your e-mails, the iLearn portal and the DIT homepage regularly. Any important updates will be published there.
  • c. If you have not done so yet, please enroll for your iLearn courses. The respective lecturers will provide you with some learning material as well as further details during the next few days.
  • d. Start of face-to-face teaching: As for now, face-to-face lectures are supposed to start on April 20th. The semester will be concluded with an examination period which will end on July 31st. Anyhow: please bear in mind that the situation is still evolving. We cannot predict the future so it might be possible that the quarantine will be extended beyond 20 April. If there are any further updates, we will inform you by e-mail.

3. What else do I have to take into account if I stay?

  • a. Health Insurance
    Please note that it is absolutely necessary that all exchange students who are enrolled for the summer semester 2020 have a valid German public health insurance. The German public health insurance will cover all costs if you need treatment in the event of a COVID-19 infection. EU-students: The EHIC gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare under the same conditions as people insured in Germany.
  • b. Bank account
    Please refer to your Orientation Week group leader as soon as possible if you have not completed the bank account opening process yet.
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    Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1
    94469 Deggendorf, Germany
    Tel.: +49 991 3615-0
    Fax: +49 991 3615-297
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    info@th-deg.de

4. What will be the procedure if I decide to return to my home country?

  • a. Contact your home university and discuss your decision with them. ERASMUS students: Your home university will provide you with further information concerning the ERASMUS grant. Inform us by e-mail to incomings@th-deg.de. We will send you all documents which are required to cancel your enrollment here at DIT and concerning the refund of the semester fee (52 €).
  • b. Cancel your German health insurance for the date of your departure.
  • c. Contact your dormitory/landlord to cancel your rental agreement. Before leaving, arrange an appointment for a room inspection (otherwise you will not get back your deposit). Some dormitories will only refund the rent if there is a tenant after you. If you have difficulties to get back your rent, please contact us. It is very likely that your rent will not be reimbursed. Although DIT is in constant discussion with the landlords we might not be successful here. So, please be prepared to lose money. The International Office has published a call for students who still need an accommodation for the summer semester 2020, though.
  • d. In regards of your study and your ECTS we will find a good solution with your home university soon.

5. Whom should I refer to if it is not possible to return to my home country due to entry restrictions?

  • In this case, please directly refer to the consulate/embassy of your home country in Germany. If you need any support with this, please let us know.

6. Whom should I refer to if I feel sick?

  • If you do not feel well, please contact us on incomings@th-deg.de or by phone:
    +49 991 3615 253. We can put you in contact with a doctor and provide translators if required.

 

We are very sorry for all the inconvenience the virus causes but we are still full of hope that the situation is getting better by 20 April and you have some nice experiences in Deggendorf ahead, if you decide to stay. For those who’d rather return home: Thank you for your trust to come here in the first place. You are always very welcome to pay us a visit in the future. Have a save trip home!
To all of you: stay healthy!
The International Office Team


16 March 2020

Closing of the library

Against the background of the spread of the corona virus, the library of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology has been closed to the public until April 19, 2020, as ordered by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art.
We consider ourselves fortunate that we have been able to license a large number of e-books in recent years, so that a great deal of content will be available to you during this period until the start of lectures.
If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the library staff at fl@th-deg.de or by phone at 0991/3615-705. We are sure you will get all the support you need.
The information provided here will be updated as required.


12 March 2020

Dear students,

Yesterday afternoon, the Extended University Board met and the matters below were decided. Please note that all decisions are subject to change. We do not know how the Corona Pandemic will develop in Germany and what measures will be taken by the state or federal government that may also affect our university life directly or indirectly.

  • As already announced, the campus events will begin on April 20.
  • Digital self-study materials will be available on iLearn from 16 March.  We recommend that you make intensive use of the time until 20 April. Since the offerings of the various faculties vary, any questions regarding this will be answered directly by the individual faculties. Information will also be available on the websites of the individual faculties by 16 March at the latest.
  • Taking into account the situation today (12 March), the aim is to complete the summer semester - attendance lectures, digital courses, examinations - on 31 July.


We will keep you informed about further developments via website, social media and emails. Questions about the study programme should be addressed directly to the study centre or the respective faculties.