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:
One week before the start of every semester, annually in March and September.
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
Liabillity insurance protects you against claims resulting from injuries or damage to somebody or their property. These include small accidents such as accidentally breaking somebody's mobile phone or losing their room key, to larger accidents such as crashing into and damaging someones car with your bike.
We recommend that you take out this insurance. General conditions vary depending on the insurance company involved, although the fees involved are approx. 3 Euros per month for coverage of up to 50 million Euros.
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.
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.
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
Auferstehungskirche , Amanstr. 15, DEG
Christuskirche, Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 6, 94526 METTEN
Selimiye Moschee, Rosenstr. 12, Fischerdorf, DEG
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.