At DIT, you can attend selected modules (individual courses combined into a module) from various courses of study, intensive language courses (block courses during the lecture-free period) and German as a foreign language courses. In order to be allowed to attend courses as a guest student, certain conditions apply. Below you will find all the necessary information.
DIT offers a modular course of study to impart current and practice-oriented knowledge at university level. Students who are interested in further education and prospective students can choose selected modules (individual courses or courses combined to a module) of in the fields of:
to improve their personal qualifications or further develop their career and conclude with an examination at the end. From the regular range of courses offered by DIT, modules of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes, which are not admission restricted, can be taken upon application.
If you would like to test out of several courses before starting a regular course to find out which course suits you the best, you can participate in our Orientation Studies.
Furthermore, DIT's Further Education Centre offers not only full-time but also numerous part-time courses of study and certificate courses as an opportunity for further qualification. A wide range of courses and modules can be taken from this offer. The crediting of completed modules towards a later full or part-time study is possible. We would like to point out that since the abolition of tuition fees, fees have to be paid for courses offered by the Weiterbildungszentrum.
You are welcome to contact our study counselling service for further information.
After successful completion of a module, the module student receives a certificate with grade and the ECTS points achieved. Modules of up to 30 ECTS points can be completed in one semester.
The modules are designed in such a way that they can be taken and completed either in one or in two consecutive semesters. A module can also be spread over several courses (lectures, exercises) on different days of the week.
Modules are offered either as regular attendance courses, partly also as evening or weekend courses, or as e-learning modules, so that you can organise your learning phases as individually as possible - besides work and family - and at the same time expand your professional network. The timetables for the respective semester will be announced shortly before the start of the semester.
Every enrolled student has access to the e-learning courses of the Virtual University of Bavaria.
Module students are provided with a changing offer of (intensive) language courses every semester. Language courses can only be taken in connection with a regular course.
Like all students, module students are registered as students for the respective semester and must re-register if they wish to take further modules in the next semester.
On study orientation: Intensive "taster" of a study programme
Statements on the module study
"I am Dirk and I am 45 years old. After graduating from school I wanted to earn money and I did an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer. After ten years in the profession, I attended the technical school and successfully completed it. Now, in order to advance professionally, I would like to gain further qualifications and acquire career-relevant knowledge. First, I will attend two selected courses for one semester. Only after that I will decide to study part-time. Fortunately, my boss will support me in my plans."
"I am Katharina, 34 years old and come from Russia. After my high school graduation I came to Germany to study business administration, but then life intervened and I am a proud mother of two daughters. Now that both children are out of the woods, I have decided to take up my studies again. I will start "Business Management" for one semester as part of the modular study program and after that I will have the opportunity to finish my studies while working."
Statements on the module study
"I am Klaus and I'm 67 years old. I retired a year ago. According to the motto "if you rest you rust" I have decided to go back to school. It's fun to continue my education together with young people."
The following qualification and access requirements must be met in order to enrol:
For modules from a Master's programme, proof of basic access to a Master's programme must be provided (Art. 43 para. 9 QualV).
The application is made online. After filling out the application form and the application for the module course, the application must be printed out and submitted with the above-mentioned documents. After checking your module requests, you will receive a message and, if applicable, a rejection or admission notice with the approved modules.
The current student union fee per semester must be paid. If you choose courses from the offer of our continuing education centre, higher fees will be charged. After you have applied online, you will receive more detailed information about the fees to be paid.
Guest students have the opportunity to attend DaF courses (German as a foreign language) and intensive language courses at our university. Guest students for German language courses do not receive student status and are not entitled to take part in examinations.
Admission to courses is only granted at the beginning of the respective semester.
DIT requires the following documents for processing your application:
You will find further details on the admission letter.
The fee for language courses depends on how many lectures are attended at DIT.
Fees per semester:
Our Intensive language courses (German as a foreign language as well as other languages) are also available to external participants. No admission requirements.
Information on registration and fees can be found on the page for Language and Elective Courses.