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How long you will study
3 Semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 72 per semester

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 72 per semester

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About Global Public Health at Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

This postgraduate joint degree programme in Global Public Health is designed to enable you as a graduate of international healthcare to meet modern, multidisciplinary requirements in a globalised, dynamic healthcare system. You will learn how knowledge in Global Public Health is managing and promoting health in addition to preventing illness. The course focuses on public health in industrialized as well as in developing areas of the world, as you will explore major global health problems and their relation to culture, politics, human rights and ethical values.

2 universities - 1 unique degree

You will study at two universities for one unique degree at the forefront of European university integration, organised by our international campus, the European Campus Rottal-Inn together with the Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Gain direct access to the faculties of two different universities and benefit from the many advantages of studying equally at two top institutions; such as a larger selection of research topics, doubled access to potential employers, and the opportunity to develop your intercultural and language skills.

Topics learnt on campus are explored in more depth during the winter school at the European Campus in charming Lower Bavaria close to the Austrian border, and during the Summer School in Kuopio, Finland where you are surrounded by a wonderful lake area.

On graduation, top students will have gained the theoretical foundation to enable future doctorate studies or work in scientific fields.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 semester
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesEUR 72 per semesterInternational course feesEUR 72 per semester

Entry requirements

Suitable applicants:

  • Students from a variety of different backgrounds in medicine, health policy and academic health research interested in studying public health, international development, law and ethics, nursing and statistics
  • Healthcare professionals and other practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge of how to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and who want to improve health globally

Admission requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate study programme at a university in Germany or abroad which encompasses at least 180 ECTS credits in the fields of health, medicine, medical computer science or any other degree related to health
  • Minimum 2 years work experience, part time work can be credited
  • No study visa for non-EU students necessary
  • A successfully completed assessment test

What students think about Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

    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.

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