We understand that moving here to start or continue your academic education is a huge leap. We aim to make your transition as smooth as possible with practical support to guide you through the process. Read personal student experiences of how to prepare for student life at the European Campus or Deggendorf on our university blog, and view all the info below!
Overview of costs
The Bavarian State Government supports students and therefore charges no tuition fees for all full-time studies, for both German and international students. For more information, please see an overview of living costs for international students here.
Funding through a scholarship
EU-students are usually covered by the European Health Insurance. If this applies to you, please contact a public health insurance provider and submit a copy of your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). If it fulfils all requirements, the insurance provider will send a digital health insurance confirmation to our university.
Private health insurance:
Students older than 30 years are usually not eligible for public health insurance and must get private health insurance. Please get in contact with a private insurance provider of your choice. Please keep in mind that the insurance has to cover costs for all possible treatment (dentist, hospital, rehabilitation treatment, ...), medicine, drugs, bandages, other medical aid, pregnancy and birth. It is also required that your insurance policy does not show any limitation on the occurring costs.
After having received the contract, you still have to contact a public insurance provider and submit it for evaluation. If it fulfils all requirements, the public insurance provider will send a digital health insurance confirmation to our university. For further assistance, please refer to email@example.com.
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. 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.
Students from the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland do not require a visa to enter Germany and study here. However, upon arrival in Germany, registration at the local residents’ registration office is required (within two weeks after arrival).
Students from Non-EU or Non-EEA-Countries
Students from Non-EU or Non-EEA-Countries must apply for a student visa for Germany prior to departure (it is recommended to apply for it shortly after having received the letter of acceptance) at the responsible embassy/consulate in their home country.
Upon arrival in Germany (prior to the expiry date of your visa), you must apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the local immigration office. The International Office at DIT will be glad to assist you in the application process.
Students from certain countries may enter Germany without a visa.
An overview of all visa requirements/exemptions is available on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Please note: Students who may enter Germany without a visa must apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the local Immigration Office within 90 days after arrival.