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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 residents' registration office
  • Getting a visa
  • Obtaining health insurance
  • Guided tour of the campus and the town
  • IT introduction
  • Library introduction

Besides, the Orientation Week offers much more events such as an Intercultural Training, a Bavarian Evening and different day trips.


Participants
  • For exchange students, participation is compulsory
  • Degree-seeking international students are advised to join
 
Date

One to two weeks 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.
 

Orientation Day in Pfarrkirchen

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. 

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

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.

 

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 German or 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 privately 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.
 

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 25€ for one person. The Bayernticket can be used for up to 5 people. For every additional guest the price increases by €7. (For 5 persons the price is € 53,-)
  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.
Other passengers and the staff of Deutsche Bahn are usually very friendly and helpful. They usually speak both English and German.

 

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.

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:

  • 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
  • Church services

You can find two protestant churches here:

  • Auferstehungskirche , Amanstr. 15, DEG
  • Christuskirche, Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 6, 94526 METTEN
  • Church services

Muslim students can visit the mosque in Fischerdorf, a suburb of Deggendorf:

 

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 Citizens Registration Office
  • End your enrolment at the DIT
  • Inform the International Office

 

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.