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Frequently Asked Questions from Prospective Students

Questions about Applying

 

Requirements differ depending on whether you apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or an exchange semester.

  • Academic requirements: specific course requirements such as a passed admission test for example, are listed on each course web page
  • Language requirements: view www.th-deg.de/en/apply to read about language certificates needed for application to your chosen course

If you are interested in an exchange semester at our university, you will find all information and entry requirements at:
www.th-deg.de/en/study-with-us/exchange-students

 


Please find the current application periods on our application page.

 

To be able to study at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, the following requirements apply:

  •     General university entrance qualification
  •     or subject-related higher education entrance qualification
  •     or advanced technical college entrance qualification
  •     or subject-related advanced technical college entrance qualification
  •     or university entrance qualification for master craftsmen and qualified professionals
  •     if necessary, a pre-study internship

Certificates:

  • Certificates from outside Bavaria are considered as university entrance qualifications if they are/are recognised as equivalent to corresponding Bavarian certificates.
  • International applicants will find further information on the admission requirements and application as well as on the recognition of foreign certificates on the application page

 

You will require the following documents to apply online via the Primuss Portal:

  • University entrance qualification
  • ID card
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of exmatriculation for existing preliminary studies
  • Language certificate, if applicable
  • Possible contract (for a joint study programme or studies with in-depth practical experience) with companies


For the Master Applied Research in Engineering Sciences programme, the following additional documents must be uploaded:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation


Further documents

The documents listed below are not absolutely necessary for processing your application, but they can significantly improve your chances of being admitted:

  • Certificate of exmatriculation (only required for enrolment if you are changing universities)
  • Proof of study and examination achievements already achieved

Application for admission to the second degree course:

  • Copy of the diploma of the first degree
  • Informal, detailed, written justification for the second degree
  • Copy of the university entrance qualification

Where applicable, copied certificates of service:

  • Military service or service with the Federal Border Guard for up to three years
  • Federal voluntary service and other service abroad
  • A voluntary social year or a voluntary ecological year
  • A minimum of two years' service as a development aid worker
  • Care or nursing of a child under 18 or other relative in need of care up to the age of three

If applicable, proof of completed vocational training or professional activity. The following vocational training is taken into account:

  • A completed apprenticeship in a recognised occupation
  • Vocational training at a state or state-recognised vocational school, technical school or university of cooperative education
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed training in simple and intermediate public administration
  • A passed NCO or officer's examination for professional or temporary soldiers

 

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.

Reasoned applications:

Special health circumstances of the applicant which require immediate admission:

  • Applicant suffers from an illness with a tendency to aggravate, which in all probability will lead to a situation in the future in which it will not be possible to endure the stresses and strains of the course of study through expert medical opinion*
  • Applicant has to give up his previous studies or his previous profession for health reasons; a meaningful bridging of the waiting period is not possible for him for these reasons, through specialist medical opinion*
  • Applicant is physically handicapped; due to his or her handicap, he or she is either unable to perform any other reasonable activity until the allocation of a study place or is unreasonably disadvantaged in comparison to non-handicapped applicants in the event of a further referral to the waiting period. This must be proven through a specialist medical opinion*

*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.

  • Severe economic hardship of the applicant, but only in conjunction with health problems and/or family or social circumstances
  • Special family or social circumstances of the applicant which require immediate admission acompanied with documents suitable for proof
  • Applicant has received course admission in a previous semester, but could not start studies due to reasons for which he/she is not responsible, especially illness. Proof of the compelling reason and previous notification of admission will be required for a hardship application

Unsubstantiated applications that are generally unsuccessful:

  • Home care and support of existing illness
  • Previous studies or profession that had to be abandoned for health reasons; however, it is possible and reasonable to bridge the admissions waiting period
  • Studies that cannot be privately funded
  • Future discontinuation of private financing of studies if the start of studies is delayed
  • The financing of the course of study is limited (e.g. inheritance contract, orphan's allowance or Bundeswehr pension); it is no longer secured for the course if admission is delayed
  • Applicant is married or has one child
  • Father or mother or both parents are ill or severely disabled
  • Origin from a large family; siblings are still in education
  • Applicant is orphan or half-orphan

 

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 consultation

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:

  • Vocational High School
  • College
  • Evening High School
  • Virtual professional school
  • Telecollege
  • Supplementary examination for the acquisition of the advanced technical college entrance qualification

The approval

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:

  • Certificate of successful completion of the master craftsman examination in accordance with the provisions of the Vocational Training Act or the Crafts Code or
  • Certificate of successful completion of the advanced vocational training examination, which is deemed by the State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs to be equivalent to the examination for master craftsman's diploma and which is taken in accordance with the provisions of the Vocational Training Act or the Crafts Code, or
  • Certificate of successful completion of the final examination at a public or state-recognised technical college or academy
  • A qualification equivalent to these certificates within the meaning of the Seafarer's Act
  • A qualification equivalent to these certificates from a training scheme under Land law for professions in the health care sector and in the field of social care and social education professions

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 have received a letter of admission for a place at our university, you must submit your application for enrolment within the period stated in the letter of admission. If you do not comply with this deadline, your admission will become invalid.

If the deadline for acceptance is very short, you may send the enrolment application in advance by fax to the university: +49 991 3615-297

Enrolment and acceptance of your study place

If you have accepted a place of study, you must enrol (register) at the university by post on the date stated in the letter of admission. The admission becomes invalid if you do not enrol. The registration deadlines vary and will be communicated to you together with the letter of admission. From this letter of admission you will also find out which documents have to be submitted for enrolment. In general, the following documents must be sent in for matriculation, unless otherwise requested in the admission notice:

  • Letter of admission
  • Copy of a valid identity card or passport
  • Officially certified copy of the university entrance qualification
  • Information for parents on studying underage children
  • Proof of payment of tuition fees or proof of the tuition fee loan
  • Declaration of participation in the university administration system
  • Application for use of the university's information processing systems
  • Health insurance certificate (this must contain the company number of the health insurance company & your health insurance number)
  • If necessary, power of attorney with your original signature
  • Proof of pre-study internship, if applicable
  • University de-registration certificate, if applicable

The documents must be sent to the university in full, otherwise there will be no enrolment. Please send to the address below without an application folder or "stapled", just held together with a paper clip.

Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Study centre
PO box 1320
D-94453 Deggendorf
Germany

 

 

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:

  • You have not passed admission restrictions or
  • There were restrictions on admission, but your applicantion was admitted

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.

 

Questions about Organisation

 

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 welcome@th-deg.de

 

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!

Clubs:

Activities and events:

Questions about Studying

 

The semester dates are:

  • In the winter semester, courses start on 1 October of the respective year
  • In the summer semester, courses start on 15 March of the respective year

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:

  • Civil engineering: Preliminary practical training on a building site
    The aim of the pre-study internship is to gain practical experience on construction sites. This is to form the basis for a practice-oriented education in the course of studies. The pre-study internship must be completed as a practical commercial activity on construction sites in the main building trade; e.g. building construction: formwork, reinforcement, concreting, walls, etc. or civil engineering / road construction: earthworks, pipeline construction, asphalt works, etc.
  • Mechanical engineering: The pre-study internship should preferably be completed in an industrial company (e.g. from the fields of mechanical engineering, vehicle construction or production). The pre-study interns should gain practical experience in various machining methods and production processes, such as turning, milling, grinding, drilling. In addition, it would be advantageous if the pre-study intern could gain a small insight into the working environment of an engineer (e.g. in the departments of production, assembly, work preparation or design).
  • Mechatronics: The pre-study internship should preferably be completed in an industrial company (e.g. in the fields of electrical or mechanical engineering). The pre-study interns should gain practical experience in various mechanical or electronic methods as well as manufacturing processes, such as turning, milling, grinding, drilling, soldering. Furthermore, it would be advantageous if the pre-study intern could get a small insight into the working environment of an engineer (e.g. in the departments of production, plant engineering, assembly, e-planning, work preparation or design).
  • Industrial engineering: In the field of technology or economics
    This means that every applicant who has NOT undergone any practical training in a specific field or who changes his or her field of study after completing the technical secondary school must, in principle, complete a pre-study internship of at least 6 weeks prior to commencing studies.

Exceptions:

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.


Compensation for disadvantages to improve the average grade

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.

Reasoned applications

In the following cases, which are given as examples, a request to improve the average grade can generally be granted:

  • Special social or health circumstances of the applicant
  • Prolonged absence from education due to illness during the last three years before obtaining the university entrance qualification (specialist medical opinion)
  • Severely handicapped of 50 or more percent (severely handicapped pass or notice of assessment from the pension office)
  • Prolonged serious illness of the applicant, unless covered by the above-mentioned points, or comparable special health circumstances (specialist medical opinion)
  • Pregnancy of the applicant during the last three years before obtaining the university entrance qualification (specialist medical certificate or birth certificate of the child)
  • Particular economic circumstances of the applicant (documents suitable as evidence)
  • Moving to the Federal Republic of Germany

Special family circumstances:

  • Care of own underage children, siblings or relatives in need of care (in ascending line) in the last three years before acquisition of the university entrance qualification, if other persons were not available for care (birth certificates of the child(ren) in connection with suitable proof that other persons were not available for the childcare - e.g. certificate of the social office or proof of the need for care)
  • Loss of one parent in the last three years before acquiring the university entrance qualification, provided that the applicant was single at that time and had not yet reached the age of 25 (death certificate of the parents and declaration of marital status at that time).
  • Multiple changes of school in the last three years before acquiring the university entrance qualification due to relocation of parents (applicant's leaving certificate and parents' registration certificate)
  • Membership of the A, B or C squad of the national sports federations of at least one year's continuous duration during the last three years before acquiring the university entrance qualification (certificate from the responsible national sports federation)

 

Unsubstantiated requests

In the following cases, an application is generally unsuccessful:

  • Work during school hours in the parental household, business or company
  • Parental illness
  • Loss of parent or other close relative prior to the acquisition of a university entrance qualification
  • Parental quarrel or divorce
  • Parents moving before the last three years before obtaining the university entrance qualification


Equal opportunites in exams

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)

  • Reasonable extension of exam time
  • Written exams taken in oral form
  • Approval of additional work and auxiliary equipment (e.g. computers, screen readers)
  • Modification of audit tasks in an appropriate form

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:

  • Written request to the clerk at the Office of Student Affairs
  • Confirmation of the physician attesting to the restriction
  • If applicable: occurrence and expected duration of the disability

 

 

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.

Source: Wikipedia.org

Accredited study programmes:

Bachelor's degree programs:

  •     Civil Engineering (ASIIN)
  •     Business Administration (FIBAA)
  •     Electrical and Information Engineering (ASIIN)
  •     International Management (FIBAA)
  •     Mechanical Engineering (ASIIN)
  •     mechatronics (ASIIN)
  •     Media technology (ASIIN)
  •     Environmental Engineering (ASIIN)
  •     Tourism Management (FIBAA)
  •     Business Information Systems (FIBAA)
  •     Business Information Technology (extra-occupational) (FIBAA)
  •     Industrial Engineering and Management (ASIIN)

Consecutive Master's programmes:

  •     Civil Engineering (ASIIN)
  •     Electrical and Information Engineering (ASIIN)
  •     mechatronics (ASIIN)
  •     Media technology and production (ASIIN)
  •     Strategic and International Management (FIBAA)
  •     Business Information Systems (FIBAA)

Master's degree programmes for further education:

  •     Automotive Electronics (ASIIN)
  •     General Management (FIBAA)
  •     Health Care Management (FIBAA)
  •     Human Resource Management (FIBAA)
  •     Public Management (FIBAA)
  •     Company foundation, management and succession (ASIIN)

It is generally possible to change your course at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. However, you must be aware that:

  • A timely online application for the new course is required
  • Admission for first semester students is based on a local selection procedure
  • Admission to higher semesters is possible if there are places available and all requirements according to the respective study and exam regulations are fulfilled

The study and exam achievements are checked during the enrolment procedure and credited to your new course, if suitable.

Contact our student counsellors at: zsb@th-deg.de

 

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.

Contact our student counsellors at: zsb@th-deg.de

 

 

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!

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