Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) Germany

About Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

Founded in 1994, our multi award-winning university has become the most successful newly founded University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria. We believe this is due to our vision which has always been at the forefront of our development strategy: we have continuously developed attractive fields of study supplemented by a range of further education courses, generated intensive research, knowledge and technology transfer to modern economy, followed economic and social trends, and developed a vast regional and international network.

Our total student population is currently over 8,000 including 34% international students from all over the globe. Our studies are focused on Business, Engineering, Digitalisation and Healthcare to undergraduate and postgraduate level in full-time and part-time courses, taught in either English or German. Three teaching campuses accommodate all students: in addition to the main campus in Deggendorf, there's the European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen, which specialises in international bachelor and master degrees in Healthcare and Engineering that are instructed exclusively in English, and our newest addition, Campus Cham offers degrees in engineering in both languages.

We have thirteen unique technology and healthcare campuses dotted around neighbouring districts in the Bavarian Forest region. In these technology campuses, staff and students work closely together with local and international companies to create specific pioneering solutions for immediate implementation. Companies are supported by the university in research, development and consulting work and therefore the companies innovate to create new perspectives for young, qualified people.

Despite the rapid growth, the atmosphere on campus is still very interconnected and cozy. Deggendorf has many advantages as a university town as the distances between campus, town centre and dorms are easily within walking distance. The close proximity to the River Danube and the surrounding hilly landscape provide a stunning natural backdrop for countless recreational activities. Excellent public transport links including bus, coach and train services take passengers to all parts of mainland Europe. Student living costs are relatively affordable in comparison to larger student cities. As a community, we ensure that our campuses host many events throughout the year. Music festivals, concerts and a food fairs for example, fill the academic calendar alongside competitive sports competitions to a national level and student club events. Our sports teams are extremely successful, in football, athletics and volleyball in particular. There is plenty of oppurtunity for students to socialise, make friends and have fun.

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    Fayez Abdul Razeq 2019 | International Tourism Development

    Fayez Abdul Razeq graduated from ECRI in 2019 with a Master's degree in International Tourism Development.

    Career Development

    After my master’s degree at DIT I worked as a front office agent at the IBB Hotel for three months. Afterwards I got a job as assistant to the reception manager in a different hotel. Due to Corona I am currently looking for a job again. I am looking for a job as reception manager or an assistant reception manager, both in the hotel industry.

    Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

    My studies at the European Campus Rottal-Inn were interesting, challenging and a lot of fun. I gained a lot of experience, got to know international students and met many different people from different cultures.

    What advice would you give to today’s students?

    I would advise students to take advantage of the opportunity to gain experience during their studies through internships and participating in student activities.

    Why should international students choose ECRI?

    All courses at ECRI are in English. This allows students to further improve their English language skills. ECRI also offers a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes

    Arunakiri Natarajan 2018 | Medical Informatics

    Arunakiry Natarajan was an international student at ECRI and completed his Master in Medical Informatics in 2018. He says that the homely atmosphere in Pfarrkirchen made him inculcate fast into the culture and tremendously helped to perform well in his studies.

    Career Development

    As a practicing clinician, I was always interested in digital tools and their use in healthcare. This interest motivated me to look for newer horizons beyond clinical and academic dentistry. Graduating as Medical Informatics aka Digital Health graduate from ECRI, opened the pathway I always dreamt of – a career to witness and participate in innovation and technology use in healthcare. With the strongly rooted skills that I acquired during my studies in ECRI, I was ready to board this interesting new journey in my career. My current position revolves around selection and use of digital health tools, working with health systems data and development of innovative concepts and pipelines for the development of Machine Learning and AI-based tools with focus in the healthcare landscape.

    Remember your time at the ECRI: How was it studying at Pfarrkirchen?

    Even as time fades, the extravagant effect this city created in me still prevails. As first timer in Germany, this little city in Bavaria showed me warmth, hospitality and coziness that made me feel close to my home. I would say, Pfarrkirchen has the perfect balance between all that is needed to the studious type and to the partygoer. This homely atmosphere made me inculcate fast into the culture and tremendously helped to perform well in my studies. It is not only the city’s vibes, but also the culture at ECRI that helped me to excel and secure scholarships during my studies.

    What would you like to recommend to our current (MMI) students?

    The ‘family’ of MMI at ECRI has a reputation of supporting its students throughout the process of education, and through the process of gaining a position in your career. I preferred to use the word ‘FAMILY’ instead of ‘Faculty’, because that is way, I feel about my relationship with my MMI faculty. First, be assured that you are in safe hands, and always believe this is going to an interesting new journey. The journey will be worth the travel, and all along this journey it will be an excellent experience for all of us. The horizon after the completion of the course is also going to be bright, because this is best time to be in the field of digital health.

    Why should an international student study at ECRI?

    ECRI has large community of students, but relatively small enough for easier personal acquaintance. This community is mixed a populace - from local regions and abroad, giving you the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures. Personally, ECRI gave me the opportunity to discover myself while gaining an understanding of a different culture and tailored my ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve. One of the most important things I acquired is my chance to gain my ‘once in my life experience’. Apart from studies, ECRI taught me to organize my life, handle unforeseen situations, be independent and self-sufficient.

    Hasan Hani Iwhish 2020 | Medical Informatics

    Hasan Hani Iwhish thinks that one of the benefits of studying at ECRI is the mix of many different cultures and backgrounds that provides students the possibility to widen their knowledge of the world.

    Career Development

    Thankfully after completing my Master's degree at ECRI I was able to go back to Allm Inc. Dubai branch as a full-time trainee and hopefully a full time employee. It was the same organization I had carried out an internship with and that helped me to develop the Master thesis that I submitted. I am currently working as a Medical informatics specialist and hope to utilize the knowledge and skills I gained to help to provide the needed care to patients.

    Remember your time at the ECRI: How was it studying there?

    My time studying Medical Informatics at DIT European Campus Rottal-Inn has been a very educationally productive and enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend the program because I believe it can provide the student with the optimum learning experience that they seek. The program is well-designed to accommodate the current market development in Medical Informatics by providing knowledge that encompasses both theoretical and practical aspects which makes the overall experience standout.

    What would you like to recommend to our current (MMI) students?

    I enjoyed the numerous interactive and educational seminars and workshops by both the program lecturers and guest lecturers. Moreover, the program can provide the student with the best opportunity to interact with many other students and lecturers from diverse educational backgrounds and cultures that further enriches the experience. I wish all the best to future students in the Medical Informatics program.

    Why should an international student study at ECRI?

    My experience at ECRI has been truly amazing and educationally rewarding. I believe what truly makes ECRI so special is the well-defined education structure set down along with the hardworking and well-trained educational lecturers makes the education experience extraordinary. Moreover, the multinational diversity that is located in ECRI is amazing it exposed me to many different cultures and backgrounds that further developed my knowledge of the world.

Location of Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

Scholarships possible for enroled students.

Check out our website for more information.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

Accommodation Information for Students

In Deggendorf, the majority of international students live in the ten student parks, which are all within easy walking distance of campus and all other amenities in town. These student parks  are attractive low level apartment blocks consisting of compact, modern and newly built furnished and self-contained flats mainly for single occupation, although other options are available. Most dorms have a communal lounge, laundry room, wifi, parking spaces and a bike lock-up.

All apartments are located centrally within short and easy walking or biking distances to town centre 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.

In Cham and Pfarrkirchen, there is no official dormitory available. However, there are many private flats for students to rent. View our flat rental website for private accommodation and get directly in contact with landlords and landladies. Students searching for a place to stay do not need login data. Landlords can publish and edit their flats for rent by creating an account.

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Facts about Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

  • Year institution founded: 1994
  • Total enrolled: 8235
  • Number of Professors: 170

Methods of assessment at Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty¬†

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