Current Information Concerning the Winter Semester

25 November 2021

Tighter regulations concerning the winter semester

Therefore, the following tightenings apply with immediate effect.

Teaching mode

  • As the 7-day incidence in Deggendorf is still around 1,000, for reasons of planning security, the virtual teaching will continue until Christmas, regardless of the respective daily incidence.

Regulations for practice events

  • In events in which presence is mandatory (e.g. lab work, practicals, sporting events), 2G applies with immediate effect. This 2G status is continuously controlled by the event management. In concrete terms, this means that students who are neither vaccinated nor recovered are excluded from ALL attendance events with immediate effect.

Regulations for exams

  • The 3G+ rule now applies to examinations. This means that unvaccinated students can only take part in exams if they have a current PCR test (i.e. the smear must have been taken within 48 hours of the start of the exam). Everyone is responsible for obtaining the PCR test, any costs incurred also have to be financed by the participants themselves. Proof of fully vaccinated or recovered status or negative PCR test will be checked by the supervisors. Without proof we have to refer you from the room.

Access to closed rooms of DIT

  • In principle, 2G applies at all DIT locations. As a rule, only persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered have access to closed rooms. An exception applies to staff (3G or 3G+ for customer contact). FFP2 masks are mandatory.

Services offered by DIT (e.g. study centre)

  • Due to the high incidences and the end of face-to-face lectures, the DIT's service offers will be switched to e-mail and telephone until further notice. Face-to-face appointments are now only possible after prior registration.

Test station (at the Deggendorf campus)

  • The test station at the university continues to offer rapid tests. However, due to the reduced presence, only at reduced times: Monday - Saturday 7.00 - 9.00 a.m.
  • Please note: the test station cannot offer PCR tests. Please inform yourself about the offer of PCR tests on the respective websites of your local district offices or city councils.

Library

  • The library will close for reference visits from 29.11. on, books can be collected during normal opening hours after ordering online. The 2G rule also applies to the collection of books. 

Copyshop

  • The copy shop will remain open, but will reduce its opening hours. More detailed information will follow.

Mensa (Campus Deggendorf)

  • According to today's status the mensa and cafeteria will remain open, with the usual opening hours. Depending on the location, either on-site consumption or to go.

22 November 2021

Switching to online teaching

The Bavarian State Parliament (Bayerische Landtag) will adopt new rules to deal with the Corona crisis on Wednesday.

For universities and higher education institutions, this means the compulsory introduction of 2G in teaching (which we already implemented one week ago) for an incidence rate below 1,000 and the compulsory switch-over to online teaching for an incidence rate above 1,000. Despite the fact that, according to our information, there have been no infections at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology so far due to our very far-reaching hygiene and safety rules, we are of course obliged to follow these rules.

Because the Deggendorf administrative district has been exceeding the incidence rate of 1,000 since Saturday, we have to return to online teaching mode. This means:

  • Switching to online teaching/virtual teaching at DIT from Wednesday, 24 November 2021 (we are currently trying to obtain a transition period until 29 November)

What this means for teaching: All courses, for which in-person attendance is not absolutely necessary (lectures), are to be held online or in virtual format. Exceptions are made for events in computer rooms and laboratories that cannot be virtualised - 3G still applies here. The library closes for in-person visits on 29 November; books can be picked up after ordering online during regular opening hours.

Students should contact their instructors directly if they have any questions about the courses.

  • Regulations for practical sessions

In courses, where in-person attendance is mandatory (e.g. laboratory work, internships, sports events), 3G will remain as an exception. The 3G status must be checked consistently by the course leaders.

  • Regulations for examinations

For examinations, we will maintain the 3G regulation without any exceptions. Any people who are not part of the examination operations are excluded from taking part in the examination, irrespective of their respective G status.

  1. Transition period until 29 November 2021

In view of the current situation, we would like to act quickly. Therefore, the switch-over to online teaching/virtual teaching is to begin already this week wherever possible. We are trying to obtain approval for the current week as a transition period - but we are still waiting for the concrete rules in the Regulations.
As of Monday, 29 November 2021 at the latest, the above rules will be binding for all courses and events.

  • Checking rule compliance

In courses with mandatory in-person attendance, lecturers are required to continuously check the 3G rule directly in the course. The external inspection service will be terminated at the end of the month, as hardly any students will likely be on campus.

  • Maintaining the obligation to wear FFP2 masks

The obligation for students to wear FFP2 masks in buildings and enclosed spaces remains of course in effect and applies even if a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained.

  • Regulations for special events/events with catering on DIT premises

Special internal events, i.e. events not related to work or teaching (conferences, congresses, symposia, festivities, student events, graduation ceremonies, other celebrations, etc.) are no longer permitted until further notice.

Excursions are only permissible if they are absolutely necessary for achieving the study objectives and the content cannot be virtualised.

  • Duration of these measures

The new regulations of the Landtag would allow a return to 2G mode if the incidence rate permanently drops below 1,000 again. However, since a more frequent alternation between online teaching and 2G face-to-face teaching can hardly be organised in a reasonable way, the above-mentioned rules will initially apply until Christmas. Depending on how the situation develops, the university management will publish new rules for study operations in the new year.


15 November 2021

Introduction of 2G in teaching at DIT

Unfortunately, the pandemic situation has worsened significantly in the past few days. On the one hand, there is growing concern, but at the same time face-to-face teaching is an important basis of academic teaching and a desired approach. With this in mind, we would like to take further measures to protect all students and DIT members.

1. Switching to 2G for teaching at DIT from Tuesday, 16 November 2021 (with transition period)

What this means for teaching: Only students holding 2G status (i.e., vaccinated or recovered) may enter the lecture rooms (lecture halls and seminar rooms). Exceptions apply to the library, computer rooms, study rooms and self-study areas – here 3G is still sufficient .

It is important that the acquisition of skills has to be guaranteed in any event. As a result, the following regulations apply:

1. Attendance for students holding 2G status

Courses, in which all students are verifiably vaccinated or recovered, can and should still take place in face-to-face attendance.

2. Hybrid teaching for students without 2G status

In cases where there is a person among the registered students of a course who is not vaccinated or has not recovered, hybrid formats shall be used to ensure that our vaccinated students can continue to study properly. Students who have not been vaccinated and have not recovered can follow the content either via synchronous transmission or via recordings (if already available).

3. Online, if hybrid is not feasible

Only if no reasonable hybrid solution can be found by the lecturers or if all students accept online format, should the course be transferred to the online format as a last resort.

We urge all lecturers to avoid using the transition from 3G to 2G and any possible problems with the parallel emergency solution for non-2G students as an opportunity to switch completely to online formats. Many students received their vaccinations specifically for face-to-face classes and many also explicitly want attendance.

Please update the entries in iLearn as soon as possible so that students can find out about the format of their course.

Students should contact their instructors directly if they have any questions about the courses.

4. Regulations for practical sessions

In courses where attendance is mandatory (e.g. laboratory work, internships, sports events), 3G will remain as an exception. The 3G status must be checked consistently by the course leaders.

5. Regulations for examinations

For examinations, the 3G regulation remains unchanged. Persons who are not part of the examination operation are excluded from taking part in the examination, irrespective of their respective G status.

6. Transition period until 22 November 2021

In view of the current situation, we would like to act quickly. That is why the switch to 2G is to begin as early as this Tuesday, wherever possible. The current week serves as a transition period to clarify last unresolved issues.
From Monday, 22 November 2021, 2G will be binding for all students in DIT’s teaching operations.

7. Checking rule compliance

Checks must continue to be carried out intensively. Checking the students is carried out using spot checks according to the system already communicated; additional checks directly in the course by the lecturers are expressly recommended.

2. Maintaining the obligation to wear FFP2 masks

The obligation for students to wear FFP2 masks in buildings and enclosed spaces remains in place after the introduction of the 2G rule and continues to apply even if a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained. Presenters are exempt from the obligation to wear masks for the time of the presentation if the minimum distance is observed.

3. Regulations for special events/events with catering on DIT premises

For internal special events, i.e. events not related to work or teaching (conferences, congresses, symposia, festivities, student events, graduation ceremonies, other celebrations, etc.) as well as for already planned and confirmed events of third parties on DIT premises, the 2G rule also applies.

External special events will no longer be permitted with immediate effect and until further notice.

We are convinced that these measures are appropriate and important in the current situation, and we would therefore like to sincerely ask for your support!


1 October 2021

Updated information for the start of the semester | Test centre on campus

With reference to the information of 27 September, we would like to draw your attention to the following points/changes:

The test centre has now been set up directly at the university. The container is located between the E-building and the green area in front of the L-building/I-building, see site plan.

  • The test center will be open on Monday 4 October from 9am - 13pm and from 15pm - 17pm.From Tuesday 5 October from 7am - 10am and from 15pm - 17pm. Opening hours will be adjusted according to demand, if necessary.
  • In order to be able to use the test offer on campus, you must present an identification document and confirmation that you are a student of the DIT  (e.g. student card, certificate of enrolment).
  • The vaccination offer is available on Monday 4 October from 8.30 am. Take advantage of this unbureaucratic option. To take advantage of the vaccination
    offer, you will need an identification document and your vaccination passport.
  • As 3G-status is checked randomly, you should always carry your vaccination/recover/test certificate and an ID document with you at the campus.
  • Notice our currently valid infection control concept.
  • As a first semester student, you should have already received your student ID card by post or you will receive it in the next few days. In a few cases, the ID card can be collected in person. In this case, we will inform you by email when and where this will be possible.
  • The Study Centre can be reached personally in offices B 005 and B 006 and by telephone during opening hours. 

As at the beginning of every semester, the IT Centre offers student support. You can come to us on these dates with your enquiries about IT at the DIT. When: every Tuesday and Thursday (the whole of October) between 1 and 2 pm - Where: building G, second floor, G207
 


27 September 2021

Our Fresher's Day will take place at our study locations in Deggendorf, Cham and Pfarrkirchen on 4 October 2021. Make sure to check our website for updates and the programmes of the different campuses.
We will give you all the important information about studying at DIT and necessary contacts to make the most of your studies.

  • 3G Rules

Only students who are considered vaccinated (2 weeks after the second vaccination or after the first in the case of a vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), recovered (with a single vaccination after 6 months) or tested (PCR or rapid test) are permitted to access the buildings of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology at all locations. You will only be considered vaccinated if you received a vaccine licensed in the EU.

  • Checks

Compliance with the 3G rule will be checked at the university by a security service. If you are present on campus without vaccination certificate or documentation of your test status, we will unfortunately have to expel you from the building. A violation of the 3G rule is an administrative offence that can result in a fine of up to EUR 250. The university is obliged to report such violations. It is important to carry your vaccination or test certificates with you at all times, even when leaving the building during breaks.

  • Testing

Should you not yet have sufficient vaccination protection or convalescent status, you are required to submit a PCR test not older than 48 hours or a rapid test not older than 24 hours. It must still be valid at the beginning of the first lecture of the day. You are entitled to be tested free of charge at any test station operated by the districts by presenting your student ID card. This is usually possible only by appointment. From 16 October, this will probably no longer be possible with private providers. Testing free of charge is currently only planned until 30 November. Afterwards, testing for students will also be subject to a fee.

In order to provide you with quick and easy test access, the DIT will facilitate a free testing offer from the beginning of the semester in cooperation with a private provider at Hans-Obser-Str. 10 (VAZ building). It takes about 3 minutes to get there on foot.

Of course, you can also use the services offered by the local test centres and pharmacies - not only at the DIT locations, but also at your own place of residence. Please find out for yourself whether testing free of charge is still offered there for you after 15 October.

  • Obligation to wear masks

For this winter semester, both politicians and universities would like to return to face-to-face teaching. Even if face-to-face classes continue to be complemented by virtual offers, this does not automatically mean that there will be alternative streaming offers to addition to face-to-face classes. We are expecting the seminar rooms to be full again. Therefore, you are required to wear a medical mask in all DIT rooms. In exceptional cases, if the distance of at least 1.5 m is maintained, the lecturers may allow the masks to be removed. Lecturers are permitted to remove their masks during class. On Freshers’ Day (04 October), masks are also compulsory during the official outdoor programme due to the large number of participants on campus.

  • Vaccinations

On 4 October, a vaccination bus will be in front of the campus offering the opportunity to receive vaccinations from 8.30 am to 4 pm. On 5 October, a vaccination team will be in the learning rooms of the library in ITC-2. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please make use of these opportunities. Protect yourself and others. Please remember: testing free of charge will probably end by the end of November. Until then, there is enough time to obtain a full vaccination protection.

  • Public access

Administration offices should still primarily be contacted by telephone or e-mail. If this is not possible, please make an appointment in advance. Offices may only be entered by one person at a time. All staff members are instructed to check your vaccination certificate or test status.

We are aware that the return to face-to-face classes is bound to have some obstacles. But nothing is more important to all of us than being able to go back to normal. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the lecture halls and on campus.


07 September 2021

Changes to mask requirement

Instead of an FFP2 mask, wearing a medical face mask is sufficient from now on. It is not required to wear a mask at a fixed seat, standing place or working station, provided that a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons is reliably maintained. During lectures, the medical face mask may also be removed by students and lecturers if the minimum distance is maintained. In outdoor situations - as has been the case for some time - masks are no longer compulsory for students and employees.

Changes due to control obligations with regard to 3G:

As Deggendorf is currently exceeding the 7-day infection incidence of 35, the 3G rule applies to access the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Accordingly, access to enclosed spaces may strictly only be granted to persons who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered. The 3G rule also applies to library access. The 3G rule does not apply to examinations.

The university is obliged to daily verify the vaccination, convalescence, or test certificates to be submitted. In practice, this means that admission controls will be carried out from now on before students are granted access to the premises (with the exception of examinations). Students without appropriate proof are not allowed to enter the university buildings, they are to be excluded from the courses by the lecturers and evicted from the building.

Please note that you need to have proof of admission to the university with you at all times. In case you are not vaccinated or recovered, please come to the university already tested. There are testing facilities available in the immediate vicinity of the university, e.g. at the test centre on the Ackerloh, at the upper town square in Deggendorf or at pharmacies and other providers of rapid tests.

The required proofs are:

  • Proof of vaccination in digital (e.g. CovPass app) or analogue (yellow vaccination certificate) form
  • Negative proof of test from various providers
  • Convalescent proof in the most varied forms

In addition, an identification document (e.g. identity card, passport, driving licence, student card, ......) must be presented.

Contact data collection:

Contact data collection via the system darfichrein will be maintained for the time being.

Outlook for the winter semester 2021/2022:

The 14th BayIfSMV is only valid until the end of 01 October 2021.

However, the Bavarian State Government is still working on a concept to ensure attendance at universities in the coming winter semester.

It can therefore be assumed that we will be able to offer on-site courses in the winter semester with the normal occupancy of the lecture halls. Regulations on how this will be implemented in practice will follow as soon as we have more detailed information.

In addition to the above points, the general rules, instructions and recommendations on hygiene and infection control (e.g. sufficient ventilation, minimum distance, etc.) continue to apply.


19 July 2021

Winter semester 2021/2022 planned to take place on campus.

DIT plans to conduct the upcoming winter semester in attendance. Of course, we will be offering virtual studying for international students who are not able to come to Germany (e.g. at our European Campus Rottal-Inn).

In the meantime, it is possible to be vaccinated at any time.

For more information and to register for vaccination, please visit https://impfzentren.bayern/

 


29 June 2021

Rapid test station on campus closed & voluntary self-testing

Due to decreasing incidence rates the current Corona situation has calmed down considerably and the obligation to provide evidence of negative test results has ceased, the rapid test station in front of the university will be closed by the operator with immediate effect due to lack of demand.

Even if there is no longer a need for proof of test results, we still ask you to do a self-test before exams and events to protect the other participants. We also ask our colleagues to continue to test themselves regularly, regardless of their vaccination status.
The necessary tests can students still be picked up free of charge at the university on the following dates:

 Mon, June 28 to Fri, July 9, daily from 10 am - 2 pm

The masking requirement on the open-air university campus was dropped in the middle of last week, as previously communicated.
Students are currently still required to wear FFP2-masks in the buildings; lecturers and other employees can also use medical masks.

We hope for new regulations from July 4, when the current regulation expires.


23 June 2021

Compulsory masks (mouth-nose-protection) on campus

Following a decision by the Bavarian government, the obligation to wear masks on university campuses "in the open air" will no longer apply. Attention must be paid to the minimum distance. The obligation to wear masks indoors and all other regulations of the hygiene concept remain in place, subject to new requirements.


14 June 2021

Opening of the indoor and outdoor areas in the canteens and cafeterias from 14.06.2021 (Initially only valid for Deggendorf)

From Monday, 14 June after several months of closure, the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz opens the indoor and outdoor areas of its gastronomic facilities for on-site consumption. The following facilities are affected:

  • Canteen (Mensa)
  • Cafeteria at canteen building (with opening of the outdoor area)

Contact registration is required for on-site consumption. This is done directly on site or – even better and faster – in advance on the Studentenwerk website. You can find out how online reservations work here: https://stwno.de/de/gastronomie/book-a-mensa-reservierung

The maximum number of people per table is limited to two. Wearing an FFP2 mask is required on the way to the seat. In addition, a distance regulation of at least 1.5 m continues to apply.

More information on the opening of the indoor and outdoor areas in the catering facilities of the Studentenwerk is available on the webpage of the Studentenwerk.


10 June 2021

Current corona information

The legal situation regarding the corona pandemic in Bavaria has changed this week. This has resulted in the following changes for the university:

  • From now on, face-to-face lectures are possible again. The lecturers will inform you accordingly if attendance lectures are offered.
     
  • Students are required to wear FFP2 masks on the university campus.
     
  • The library will be reopened with all locations for visitor traffic and lending operations as of 14 June 2021. The requirements of the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance apply in their most current form. According to § 24 in conjunction with § 14 of the 13th BayIfSchMV, a minimum distance of 1.5m must be maintained between individual users and there is a minimum area per user to be observed, so that waiting times may occur at times during admission. Please follow the instructions of the staff in charge of implementing the regulation at all times.
     
  • A private vendor will be offering rapid tests on the campus in Deggendorf starting Monday. It is planned to open in the mornings from 7-10 and in the afternoons from 1 to 4. Find more information at: https://schnelltestzentrum.bayern/ . This service will be available to all students and staff.
  • Furthermore, you can pick up self-tests at campus at the times already announced.

 

Further information on this can be found in the Infection Protection Measures Ordinance §23 and in the hygiene regulations of the DIT.


12 May 2021

Notes on implementation of face-to-face exams

This semester, exams will again be offered in a mix of different examination formats. For many exams the examination format has been changed, but not all subjects can do without written examinations. In order to increase the protection for all participants, a testing concept has been added to the already known hygiene measures.

The university provides students with self-tests for participation in practical courses and exams. The following procedure applies to the organizational implementation:

  • The university provides one self-test per exam day at the university and for attendance practicals a maximum of two tests per week, depending on the attendance days. o The university provides one self-test per exam day at the university and for face-to-ace internships a maximum of two tests per week, depending on the attendance days. o The organization and handling of the expenses is done by the respective faculty. You will still receive detailed information about the issuance of the tests from your faculty.
  • You may pick up the tests needed for your attendance days at a location announced by the faculty.
  • For your own protection and that of the other persons present, you are required to take a quick test or self-test before your exams.
  • You are required to take the test at home on your own responsibility prior to the day of the event or exam. Please document the test result by taking a photo with your smartphone. The documentation by photo serves as proof for the health department in case of an infection.
  • If the test result is positive, do not come to the university. Request a testing appointment for a PCR test at your primary care physician or at the testing stations. You will not be allowed back into the university until you have a negative PCR test.
  • If you are unable to pick up tests at the university before your first day of attendance, you will be asked to use the citizen rapid test option at designated locations.

Furthermore, the rules of conduct and hygiene measures known from the previous semesters apply:

  • Due to the distance requirements, registration for exams is mandatory.
  • For organizational reasons, we ask you to be at the university at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam. However, avoid forming groups and keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters.
  • The exam rooms open in time before the exams start. Only then do enter the building and the exam rooms at a distance of 1.5 m from your fellow students.
  • You also have to register with the registration system "darfichrein" to ensure traceability in the case of an infection.
  • Please keep your student ID ready before entering the examination room.
  • You will also find disinfection material at the entrance to the exam room. You are welcome to use it.
  • Inform yourself in advance at https://www.th-deg.de/de/studierende/antraege-und-organisatorisches#pruefungstermine about your exams and the exam room assigned to you.
  • Medical masks or FFP-2-masks are mandatory at the university. This also applies while taking exams.
  • In the case of a restroom visit, your exam will be deposited at the exam proctor. Your absence will be noted by the exam proctor.
  • After the examination, leave the building in an orderly manner and with a distance of at least 1.5 m. Staying in the building is only allowed for the purpose of taking the exam.
  • Do not use restrooms that are already overcrowded.
  • The instructions of the exam proctor must be obeyed.

In order to protect your fellow students, you are not allowed to take the exam if you are ill, have symptoms or have been in contact with infected persons in the last 14 days.
If this applies to you or if you are subject to a quarantine order, please contact your examining committee and request a substitute exam. They will check whether this is possible.
Please also understand that any violation of the aforementioned regulations will result in exclusion from the exam.
In addition, the normal rules apply again for the implementation of face-to-face exams:

  • You have to register for the exams. Please cancel your registration no later than 7 days before the start of the exam if you do not wish to take part. (A medical certificate is not required for last-minute cancellations this semester).
  • There are no free attempts this semester. Test attempts will be counted.
  • If you withdraw after the exam has started, you have to present a medical certificate clearly stating that the sudden illness was not already known before the exam started. The corresponding form can be found under the following link on page 2: https://www.th-deg.de/Studierende/Antraege-und-Organisatorisches/Pruefungen/bek_attest.pdf
  • Attempts to deceive and cheating will be evaluated as "failed" (§6 RaPo) and will be counted as an examination attempt.

We wish you a successful exam period. Stay healthy.


16 April 2021

Information on exam and deadline regulations

Examination schedule

  • The recommended examination period for the exams to be held in the summer regularly is set for the period July 12 - July 30, 2021. The examination period for AWP and language exams is set for the preceding week, July 05 – July 10, 2021. In order to reduce the time taken, repeat exams may be held from May 31, 2021 onwards. Where necessary, examinations may be held in the evenings and on Saturdays; Sundays, public holidays and holidays are excluded.
  • In order to be able to react to the infection process at any time, the examination commissions may also adjust examination schedules that have already been decided.
  • The examination schedules are published by the end of May at the latest. (https://www.th-deg.de/de/studierende/antraege-und-organisatorisches#pruefungstermine)

Forms of examination
Forms of examination that deviate from the StPO may be chosen as in the previous semester. The following forms of examination are permitted:

  • written and oral presence exams, study and examinations papers, study work in combination with an oral or written final examination. In addition, the following can be offered:
  • "Oral distance exams" via video conference
  • "Written distance examinations" in combination with an alternative attendance exam
  • Open Book exams that are worked on at home, which are called "written examination at home" or "take home examination" at DIT.

Deadlines
The extensions of deadlines decided in the last two semesters are coming to an end. The following list shows which deadlines will be extended or will start anew from this semester:

  • The standard period of study is extended again by one semester.
  • Deadlines for the first submission of the basic and orientation exams and other exams as well as for the registration of final theses are extended again by one semester for all students.
  • There is no automatic extension of the deadline for repeat exams granted automatically.
  • There are no automatic extensions for language certificates (in the sense of admission requirements). Other language certificates specified in the examination regulations will not be extended further if they have already been extended once. If the deadline is due in the summer semester of 2021, it will be extended by one semester.
  • Processing deadlines for theses remain in effect. An extension must be applied for via the responsible examination commission.
  • Regulations regarding study progress remain in force according to the examination regulations.
  • There are no exemption regulations for exams.
    Registration and withdrawal from exams

Students have to register for exams in the usual binding manner. Cancellation is urgently requested up to the 7th day before the exam, but is possible up to the last day before the exam without a medical certificate as in the previous semester.
If you take an exam it will also be graded. If the exam is cancelled a medical certificate must be submitted, clearly stating that the sudden illness could not have been known before the start of the exam. The examination commission decides on the acceptance of the certificate. A subsequent withdrawal from an examination is not possible!
 

Conduct an examination
The separately announced rules apply to the conduct of the examinations.

Internship semester
Entry into the internship semester is possible irrespective of the ECTS credits achieved, if the students have reached the corresponding semester.
The internship coordinators were asked to assess the internship contracts generously and, if necessary, to recognize also non-specialized companies.

Final note about the registration requirement:
Whenever you are at the university please do not forget to log in via our registration system "darfichrein"!

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Exam registration
(This information is not relevant for exchange students. You will receive information about the exam registration in an email from the International Office.)

This Summer Semester 2021 the registration period for exams starts on Friday, April 16th, 2021. Registration is possible until Friday, April 30th, 2021. Technical performance problems might occur as a result of high usage rate at the beginning of the registration process. If this is the case please wait a few hours and then try again. Available examination schedules including all subjects and their corresponding examination numbers can be found on the following webpage:
https://www.th-deg.de/en/students/documents#exam-schedule

Registration is possible via Primuss portal:
http://www.primuss.de/portal-thd

For the login please use your user ID as well as the password you have chosen yourself.
https://www.th-deg.de/Studierende/IT-Services/flyer_first_steps_in_the_it.pdf

You are now able to switch the website to English by clicking on the flags, which can be found on the top right corner of the website. R

Registration:

  • Overview
  • My Exams
  • Registration for Examinations

In order to verify your registrations please see "PDF of Registrations". Save and print this document as it serves as valid proof of your successful registration.
This regulation also applies to course related exams and Leistungsnachweisen (e.g. AWP) subjects. To confirm your cancellation save and print the PDF as proof.

Important:
Voluntary subjects or exams that (e.g. language exams) you are unable to find on Primuss can be registered for by submitting the following form:
https://www.th-deg.de/Studierende/Antraege-und-Organisatorisches/Pruefungen/form_exam_registration.pdf
Students who are currently spending a semester abroad or students who are doing an internship and cannot access the intranet please also use this form.
Please fill in the corresponding form on the screen, sign it and send it to your contact person at DIT´s Centre for Studies:
https://www.th-deg.de/en/study-with-us/advice-support/admin-centre
If you are unable to register for a certain subject please also refer to your contact person at DIT´s Centre for Studies.
If server problems occur, please contact the IT service and possibly provide them with a screenshot showing your problem.
https://www.th-deg.de/en/students/it-services

Cancellation of exam registration
It is possible for you to cancel your exam registration via Primuss portal / "My Exams" as well. Be aware that a cancellation of your exam registration is urgently requested at least 7 days before the exam.
As proof, you should open these cancellations via the PDF button and print them out or save and keep them.
Due to the Corona Pandemic, it is not necessary to deregister with a doctor's certificate this semester.
Important: If you drop out during the exam, you must present a doctor's certificate which clearly states that the sudden illness was not known before the exam started. The relevant form can be found under the following link on page 2:
https://www.th-deg.de/Studierende/Antraege-und-Organisatorisches/Pruefungen/bek_attest.pdf

 

Please feel free to contact the Centre for Studies if you have any further questions.


30 March 2021

General conditions for the summer semester

In an effort to, at least, provide you with a safe environment, University Leadership has adopted the following framework in consultation with the deans:

  • Lectures: As soon as the infection prevention and control guidance allows in-person lectures in application of practicable physical distance rules (as occurred at the beginning of the winter semester – 1.5 m physical distance), we will once again offer in-person lectures for individual semester groups. That being said, ALL in-person lectures will also be offered online in parallel. This means that lectures will either be livestreamed from the lecture hall and/or made available as recordings.
  • Computer practicals: Practical classes will be possible in the computer rooms right after Easter. We will, however, also be setting up remote access to the computers to enable you to participate in the computer practicals online.
  • Laboratory practicals: These practicals will also be permissible right after Easter. For the most part, these cannot be attended virtually or online. That being said, the faculties will be creating plans to ensure that in-person lab practicals are concentrated into a period of a very few number of days during the semester. These dates, for the entire semester, will be communicated to you by the faculties via the deans or course managers as swiftly as possible. We kindly ask for your patience. We ask all students to take a rapid test before these in-person days – either the evening before or on the same morning. In Deggendorf, these rapid tests can be taken at the fairground area (Ackerloh) directly behind the university.
  • Examinations: As was the case during the last winter semester, exams will again be offered both in-person and online. Each lecturer will determine the exam format and will notify you as soon as possible concerning the envisaged exam format. Here, too, we ask all students to take a rapid test either the evening before on the morning of their in-person exams. In Deggendorf, these rapid tests can be taken at the fairground area (Ackerloh) directly behind the university.

Please understand that we are also unable to predict with certainty how the pandemic will develop and are therefore unable to develop any detailed plans for the summer semester.


19 March 2021

Update: Important information regarding further teaching and university operations after Easter

Due to the rising infection numbers, unfortunately, we are not able to open the university to the extent that we would actually like.
The university management has therefore decided the following regulation for April:

  •  no face-to-face lectures are possible until the end of April.
  •  laboratory practicals and practical events in the computer rooms will be allowed again after Easter - of course with all known hygiene measures and subject to ongoing developments.
  •  the library will remain closed for normal operations. Click & Collect is still possible.

12 February 2021

Important information for the summer semester 2021

After intensive consultations, taking into account the current legal regulations, the university management has decided on the following procedure:

  • The summer semester starts on 15 March. Until Easter, however, the lectures will be completely virtual.
  • For the international courses at the European Campus Rottal-Inn an agreement was made that all lectures  in the summer semester will be held virtually.
  • With the end of the examination period, lecture halls and seminar rooms will generally be closed until Easter. The library and Copy Shop will remain open for click and collect.
  • Personal appointments are only possible with an appointment, as comprehensive home office policies are still valid for employees of the university.

As soon as the situation allows, we want to offer face-to-face events. We know how important the exchange and student life are also outside the lecture halls.At the beginning of the semester, the university management will check the situation and inform you promptly how lectures can be held after Easter.

We would like to ask the faculties to share this information with their teaching assistants as well.


21 January 2021

Examination notes and current legal regulations

  • Change of the entry quarantine regulation
    Should you enter Germany from a bordering foreign risk area (e.g. Austria) for official purposes, teaching or examinations, the following regulation applies in accordance to the Entry Quarantine Ordinance - EQV §2 (2) 4.b: You are allowed to enter if you stay in Germany for less than 72 hours and return to your place of residence at least once a week. You will need a confirmation from the university confirming the necessity of your entry. Students please contact the study centre, or staff members of the HR department.
  • Extension of §99 Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act)
    We have been informed by the State Ministry of Science and Art that §99 of the Higher Education Act is to be transferred to the winter semester (see: https://www.gesetze-bayern.de/Content/Document/BayHSchG-99).  The main points are the extension of deadlines and the extension of the standard period of study. Both points will be implemented at the university after the law has been passed.
  • Travel restrictions – the so-called 15 km rule
    Travelling to exams is permitted, as the restrictions of 15 km around the place of residence refer to leisure trips. In order to prove the necessity of travelling, it is sufficient for domestic students to carry their student ID together with the overview of the examination dates. Cross-border students additionally need the confirmation of the university mentioned under 1.
  • Exam procedure
    The current hygiene regulations of the university (https://intranet.th-deg.de/_media/gesamthygienekonzept_thd_inkl_anlagen.pdf), the general exam information (https://www.th-deg.de/de/studierende/antraege-und-organisatorisches#pruefungen) and the exam information of the crisis team (see appendix) apply to presence exams. Before, during and after the examinations, it is compulsory to wear a mouth-nose covering, FFP2 masks are not compulsory.

 

Hygiene concept of DIT for written examinations

The winter semester 2020 is once again a special challenge for all of us. In compliance with the Infection Protection Act and the health of all participants, the following regulations must be observed when conducting presence examinations. 

  • When staying at dit, it is mandatory for all exam participants to wear a mouth-nose protection. 
  • This semester, mouth-nose protection must also be worn while taking exams.
  • In addition, the regulations already announced for members of the university apply.
  • Exam rooms must be open for students well in advance of the start of the exam. 
  • The examination rooms are to be arranged in such a way that a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained between the examinees.
  • Students are instructed to observe the minimum distance outside the examination rooms as well.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available in the examination rooms on examination days.
  • Depending on the frequency of examinations and local conditions, the disinfection of the examination tables is organised by the respective faculty.
  • Care must be taken to ensure that the rooms are ventilated. According to the university's ventilation concept, ventilation must be carried out regularly, at least every 20 minutes.
  • Individuals who have Covid-19, are symptomatic, or are under quarantine orders are not permitted to take written exams.
  • To ensure traceability in the event of an infectious event, registration using the "darfichrein" system is also mandatory for exams.
  • An assignment of test items to seat numbers must be kept.
  • Supervisors and employees must be informed about the organizational regulations. 

The afore mentioned regulations apply subject to new legal regulations.


22 January 2021

Book lending at the Deggendorf location - collection of pre-ordered books is possible again

The collection of pre-ordered books is permitted again for the period up to and including 12 February 2021. The valid regulation of the hygiene concept must be observed:

  • FFP-2 masks have to be worn
  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5m to other people
  • No accumulation of users on campus before or after collecting your books

Collection starts from today, Friday 22 January 2021:

  • Please do not come to the library without an appointment. We are available for further information via phone (ext. 705) and via e-mail (fl@th-deg.de)
  • A planner has been created with the title "Borrowing books at the Deggendorf Campus" on the website: iLearn - Learning Management System of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology
  • Log in and first read all the information about the collection procedure and book return
  • Then select a pick-up date and enter the signatures of the desired media in the free field.
  • Please take into account the delivery time for book orders from the Pfarrkirchen location

Changes at short notice cannot be ruled out. Further information on the current status can be found on the library website at any time.


12 January 2021

Information concerning the examinations

At DIT, we will hold the presence examinations in large rooms, strictly observing all hygiene measures. For examinations with a large number of participants, we will move to the town hall in order to be able to safely comply with the distance regulations in any case.

In some faculties, there have been minor changes compared to the examination schedule approved in November, especially with regard to the start times of the examinations in the town halls. Therefore, please check the updated schedules again.

In order to avoid contacts as far as possible, the following measures apply in principle before, during and after the examinations, subject to other regulations by the faculties

  • As a rule, the examination rooms will be opened 15 minutes (in the university rooms) to 30 minutes (in the town hall) before the start of the examination,
  • Masks are compulsory when entering the buildings
  • When entering the rooms, it is mandatory to observe the minimum distance.
  • Identity checks will take place at the entrance before the start of the examination.
  • Please have your student ID ready and show it with an outstretched arm when it is your turn. Then, as instructed, go immediately to the examination room and sit in the designated seat according to the assigned seat number.
  • Your examination details are there: please enter your name and matriculation number immediately (the first one assigned is the correct one!). You are not allowed to look at the tasks at this time!
  • The mask must not be removed during the examination.
  • At the end of the examination, please stop writing immediately, pack up your belongings and leave the room as quickly as possible.
  • The completed tasks are left on the desk and collected after all candidates have left the room.
  • It is absolutely necessary to refrain from group formation and exchange without a safe distance! Please also refrain from the usual group formation and discussion of the examination before the buildings - the risk of infection is certainly greater here than during the examination.
  • Staying at the university is only allowed for the purpose of taking examinations.

 

We wish you good luck for the exams and we all hope that the situation will be more normal in the summer semester.


15 December 2020

Winter closing of the Studentenwerk and special closing times of canteens and cafeterias

Due to a recommendation for action by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art and the current government resolutions to contain the coronavirus, the canteens and cafeterias are closed from December 16, 2020 to January 8, 2021 inclusive. During this time, no canteen delivery service is offered.

From January 11th, 2021, new estimated opening times will apply to the open cafeterias: Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Further information on the opening times and open facilities can be found on this page: https://stwno.de/en/gastro-en/caf-en

The Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz is closed from December 24th, 2020 to January 6th, 2021. All work areas – BaföG, Info Points, Social counseling, Student housing, Cultural promotion – cannot be reached during this time.

You can find out how your contact persons can be reached in the period from 21 to 23 December 2020 and from 7 to 8 January 2021 on the following pages:

BAföG: https://www.stwno.de/en/financing/contact-financing
Info Points: https://www.stwno.de/en/info-point
Social counseling: https://www.stwno.de/en/counseling/kontakt-6-en
Student housing: https://www.stwno.de/en/housing/contact
Cultural promotion: https://stwno.de/de/kultur/kontakt
 


27 November 2020

Discontinuation of presence teaching as of 1 December 2020

Following the infection prevention measures announced yesterday, universities are required to discontinue face-to-face teaching as of 1 December 2020 and have to switch to virtual teaching.

  • Presence teaching (with the exception of events in computer rooms and laboratory practical courses) is generally no longer offered.
  • Courses in computer rooms and laboratory practical courses which are only possible in attendance can still be held without special permission, provided that current hygiene rules are observed.
  • For courses (lectures, group work, external practical training, etc.) which, in deviation from the normal case, can only be carried out in attendance for compelling reasons, exceptional permission may be granted in individual cases. The supervising lecturer can apply for this with an informal justification (to krisenstab@th-deg.de). The respective lecturer or staff member is responsible for compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations (distance requirement and obligation to wear masks, disinfection of tables and work equipment, ventilation, etc.).
  • In order to prevent that attendance examinations during the examination period at the end of January are endangered due to quarantine of whole groups of students or of lecturers, no more courses in attendance will be held in January. This applies to all courses, i.e. to lectures as well as to laboratory or computer practical courses or exercises.

2 November 2020

Canteen/Mensa only open for pick-up (food to-go) and delivery service!

Catering operations in the refectories must be discontinued with immediate effect from today (2 November 2020) until the 8th BaylfSMV expires. The already practised distribution of take-away food (to-go operation) is still possible.

The Mensateria Glashaus, the cafeteria in the K building and the Mensateria Pfarrkirchen will be closed


16 October 2020

Supplementary information for the winter semester 2020/2021

In addition to the new hygiene regulations, you will find below further information and answers to questions that have reached us recently.

 

 

The term "flexisemester" coined at the beginning of the summer semester is often misunderstood. It refers to the fact that the summer semester is not counted in terms of deadlines and standard period of study (the standard period of study is automatically extended by one semester), so that you don't experience any disadvantages. However, this has nothing to do with the semester counter. You can read about this in Art. 99 Provisions for coping with the COVID 19 pandemic (Bavarian Higher Education Act)

 

Exceptions to deadlines and examinations only applied to the summer semester. No special regulations were published by the Ministry of Science for the winter semester. The organisation of electronic examinations was regulated in an ordinance. How this can be implemented in practice is currently being examined. We assume that electronic examination formats can be offered again in the winter semester.

 

The person who is ill is sent into quarantine by the responsible health authorities. They have to report to the university. We then evaluate all direct contacts; these are, in the terminology of the Deggendorf Health Office, 1st order contact people. First-order contact people are all those who have been in the same room with the infected person for more than 15 minutes. The student must report private contacts or contacts in the student residence to the Health Office.
All first-order contact persons are sent into quarantine by the Health Office as a precautionary measure and immediately requested to undergo a test. Everything else will be arranged by the responsible public health department in direct consultation with you.
All other students in this degree programme are 2nd order contact persons. In order to protect all of you, the lectures will be switched to virtual teaching for the entire degree programme until the results of the tests are available.
Important: Please send us information on quarantine orders, possible infections and contacts at: healthinfo@th-deg.de.
If you have a confirmed COVID 19 infection please report it immediately to: krisenstab@th-deg.de.

 

 

The government has required universities to introduce systems that enable them to track contacts with infected people at any time. For practical and data protection reasons we have decided not to register on paper.
The recorded data is stored in encrypted form and is only decrypted in the event of an infection. Experience with the first occurrence of infection has shown that complete contact details are required for rapid information of those affected. Therefore:
New from next week on: we will query your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address in future, so that the public health department is able to contact you quickly and safely. This requires the renewed entry of contact data (by PIN) from next week on (Mon, 19th).
Use e-mail and telephone to clarify questions.


Especially in the service offices at the university is often not much space. Keep your distance here as well. Only enter if there is enough space. Clarify as much as possible by telephone or e-mail. You are protecting yourself and the university staff.
Please always quote your matriculation number when making enquiries to the Study Centre. This will enable us to answer your request quickly.

 

 

For your own protection your stay on the entire university campus should be limited to what is absolutely necessary.
You may stay in the lecture halls and seminar rooms between your lectures as long as you observe the familiar rules on distance, hygiene and ventilation.
Please leave the campus after your last lecture.

 

 

A county or a city that is independent of a county is classified as a domestic risk area if the 7-day case rate is above 50.
In these cases you should pay particular attention to the observance of hygiene measures. There is no ban on coming to the university, unless of course you suffer from symptoms typical of Covid19. However, you should use the digital services whenever possible and limit contact with fellow students as much as possible.

 


15 October 2020

New corona regulations apply as of Friday, 16 October 2020

Compliance with the protective measures already introduced:

  • Distance - hygiene - masks
  • Recommendation to use the Corona Warn App of the RKI
  • Ventilate rooms


In addition, the following regulations apply as of Friday, 16 October:

Mask obligation: According to a decision by the Federal Government, the following regulation now applies: "Mask obligation already applies from a case rate of 35 where people come together more closely and/or for longer periods of time. If the rate rises above the threshold of 50, the obligation to wear a mask should be extended once again". THEREFORE, FROM NOW ON, THE OBLIGATION TO WEAR A MASK ALSO APPLIES TO THE LECTURES. This means that masks are compulsory throughout the entire campuses of the university (with the exception of offices) - including outdoor areas. This applies to ALL locations of the university.

Lecture regulations: All classroom lectures can immediately be transferred to a virtual or semi-virtual mode in agreement between lecturers and students without further authorisation.

For lectures that will continue to be held in presence, I would like to underline the urgent request of the student representatives:  In addition to presence, all lectures should be offered in parallel online (i.e. streaming in "real time" to the net) or virtual (recording and providing a can), so that students have the opportunity to decide whether they want to expose themselves to the potential risk when sitting in a lecture hall.

Students who are not allowed to come to the university due to mild symptoms or quarantine have the right to be taught the material! I appeal here to the moral responsibility of our lecturers towards the students.

To be on the safe side, please be prepared to switch back to fully virtual operation in the course of the semester.


FAQ about the Winter Semester 2020/2021  (30 September 2020)

Please note: All information is subject to change at short notice due to restrictions in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We also constantly inform you about new regulations on our social media channels.

Follow our channels for updates:

 

Semester start at the locations in Deggendorf, Pfarrkirchen and Cham is 1 October, 2020. On 1 and 2 October 2020 there will be a welcome and introduction event for first-year students.

Lectures for first semester students start on 5 October, 2020. The respective faculties will publish announcements regarding the start for higher semester students.

 

 

All of the provided dates are subject to possible changes due to the Corona Pandemic.

The winter semester starts on 1 October 2020 and ends on 14 March 2021

Lecture period start

  • Thursday, 1 October 2020*

Lecture period end

  • Friday, 22 January 2021

Lecture free period:

  • Wednesday, 23 December 2020 until Thursday, 7 January 2021 (Christmas)
  • Saturday, 23 January until Saturday, 13 March 2021

Proposed examination start:

  • Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Semester break

  • 15 February - 14 March 2021

 

*Lectures of the higher semesters may not take place on the first semester day

 

 

For the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), the implementation of face-to-face lectures has the highest priority. The current hygiene and distance rules of 1.5m apply, which must also be observed in all lecture halls, laboratories and seminar rooms.
This means that, depending on the room, only 30 - 50% of the usual seats are available, resulting in reduced presence with a high virtual component. 

The following priorities apply to the implementation of classroom lectures:

  • First semester Bachelor students should be taught mostly in presence.
  • First semester Masters should be taught mostly in presence.
  • Necessary laboratory placements will be carried out in classroom presence.
  • Lectures in computer rooms where special software is required will be held in attendance.
  • Higher semesters in the Bachelor (semesters 2-7) and Master (semesters 2-3) will be taught partly in attendance as far as the pandemic situation and room resources allow.

As far as possible, English degree programmes (including ECRI) are also offered virtually for all students who are not able to travel to Germany.

If you belong to a risk group or if another handicap prevents you from attending the face-to-face lectures, please contact the representative of your faculty.
Pregnant women are also subject to increased protection regulations: please contact Kathrin Kuffer via e-mail and arrange a consultation appointment.

 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to make reliable statements. If the number of infections continues to fall, more people will be able to be taught in one room and thus more classroom sessions will be offered.

If there is a second wave of infection, it may be necessary to reduce attendance to a minimum for all semesters.

 

 

We assume that it will continue to be difficult to enter Germany from some countries or that visas will not be issued. As far as possible, we will offer virtual classes independent of classroom teaching. You will receive confirmation to ensure your admission is still valid.

 

 

Unfortunately, we’re not able to answer this question. It strongly depends on your personal situation. If you are from the immediate area, then renting an apartment at the study location is probably not necessary. If you are a first semester student and you have a longer journey from your home address, we would strongly recommend renting an apartment in Deggendorf, Pfarrkirchen or Cham.

Basically living at the place of study is recommended because you will have better contact to your fellow students and you can participate in classroom activities much easier.

Please also note that we cannot guarantee that every lecture will be available online or as a recording.

 

 

During the summer semester 2020, we were all surprised by the pandemic, both students and lecturers. Since it was not clear at the beginning of the semester whether a regular semester could take place, it was decided to suspend regulations for one semester and to find very student-friendly regulations, such as suspending deadlines and allowing exams to be cancelled after participation.

Based on the experiences of the summer semester, it can be stated that the solely virtual operation means clear restrictions in communication, but it is still possible to impart the required knowledge and hold regular classes.

At the moment we assume that the winter semester 2020 will be a normal semester again, in regards to deadlines and examinations. Here, too, we reserve the right to make changes.

 

 

The faculties create timetables that apply to both face-to-face and virtual classes. For face-to-face classes you may be divided into groups so that the permitted room capacities are not exceeded. The faculties will inform you via the known channels (such as the DIT website or via e-mail).

 

 

In addition to observing the general hygiene and distancing rules, it is always necessary to register via a QR code system during the winter semester if several people are staying in one room for a longer period of time.
When entering a lecture hall, laboratory, seminar room or service office, you will find QR codes on the walls or tables, which you can use to register with your smartphone.
If you don't have a smartphone with a corresponding function, you can download a suitable app or carry out the registration via another device using the links that are also provided.

Instructions and further information on registration

Attention: the registration is mandatory, there is no alternative to digital registration.
Your data will be stored encrypted and automatically deleted after 30 days. The rules of data protection are observed.

 

Be aware that changes can occur at short notice. Inform yourself regularly about possible changes.


Current information for students:

 

Students in emergency situations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic can also apply for the bridging aid of the Federal government for the month of September from the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz. The application can only be made online at www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de (in German)
For each month of pandemic emergency, a separate application must be submitted in the corresponding month. The September application will thus be available from 1 September 2020. Until then, students still have a few days to submit their application for August.
All information on the bridging aid is available at https://www.stwno.de/en/counseling/bridging-aid

 


 

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF=Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) is providing a total of 100 million euros in grants to help students who are in an emergency situation due to the corona pandemic. The grants are awarded through the student and student union.

From 16 June 2020, 12 noon, thisfinancial aid can be applied for online at www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de (in German). The processing of the applications will probably be carried out by the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz from the end of June.

The financial allowance can be applied for online at www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de (in German) from June to August 2020 and will be paid for one month after approval. For the following month a repeat application may have to be submitted. The amount of the financial allowance depends on the severity of the financial emergency and amounts to at least 100 and at most 500 euros per application. If the aid has been approved, the account of the applicant(s) will be increased to a maximum of 500 Euros.

Further information and FAQ on bridging assistance: www.stwno.de/ueberbrueckungshilfe (in German). 

 

"Not a perfect semester, but a good one." 

1. The corona pandemic has a noticeable impact on the summer semester 2020: Lectures had to start digital due to corona. How are the universities prepared for this?

The commitment and dedication of the university family is overwhelming! I have been able to feel this during numerous visits to universities, universities of applied sciences, technical colleges and art colleges throughout Bavaria in recent weeks. Practical and pragmatic solutions have been found everywhere. In many conversations I have been given the signal that all those involved are determined to make teaching as good as possible. It is absolutely clear that this will require incredible efforts on the part of the universities and represents a major challenge for them. But I think it is fair to say that the semester has got off to a good start.

Weeks before the regular start of lectures, everyone was already working together and consistently expanding the digital offerings. This is an unprecedented joint effort! Our students can continue to make progress in their studies in the 2020 summer semester. Even though it is clear that it will not be a perfect semester: I am convinced that it will be a good one! I want to ensure the greatest possible reliability and equal opportunities - while at the same time providing the greatest possible security. There should be no disadvantages for our students.

 

2. And what about Corona: Will the digital semester change teaching in the long run?

After the summer semester I will start a round of reflections with the university family to gather experiences: What new opportunities have arisen? What has worked out well in digital teaching? Which screws do we still have to turn and where do we reach our limits? Even if many online offers will certainly become established in the long term, personal encounters, direct exchange on campus and in the lecture hall and presence offers for studying and everyday life at the university are still missing.

But in view of the opportunities, I definitely expect a strong digital boost for our universities!

 

3. Not only has teaching shifted from the campus to the home office, but the lecture period has also shifted. What are the regulations in detail?

Now it's getting a bit technical: at the universities of applied sciences, the technical colleges, the art colleges and the universities, lecture operations began on 20 April 2020. The end of the lecture period at the universities and colleges of applied sciences/technical colleges falls on 7 August 2020. The lecture period can be shortened by up to two weeks by the universities and by up to four weeks by the colleges of applied sciences and technical colleges. The universities of the arts have their own guidelines for shortening the lecture period.

The prerequisite for a reduction by the respective university is that the subject matter planned for the semester is offered during the lecture period with a correspondingly condensed number of hours or in some other way that takes into account the possibility of studying. Each university can arrange this for itself.

The summer semester ends - as usual - on 30 September.

 

4. What are the consequences of the cancellation of attendance courses on examinations?

For exams in the summer semester 2020, our universities will endeavour to find practical formats for their students. My advice is to accept these offers. The university examinations that are taken in the summer semester 2020 count.

What is important to me is that those who are unable to do so should not suffer any disadvantages due to examination regulations, deadlines or the standard period of study. We are therefore working at full speed on a regulation according to which the regular dates and deadlines for the semesters and periods of study are automatically postponed or extended.

 

5. The question of BAföG is also not entirely unimportant. What are the consequences of postponing the start of lectures in the summer semester 2020?

When I postponed the start of lectures, it was extremely important to me to find a quick solution for our students who receive BAföG. That is why I immediately contacted my counterpart in the federal government. Shortly afterwards, on 12 March, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research declared that pandemic-related short-term closures of training facilities and the extension of lecture-free periods are not harmful under funding law. Of course I am very pleased about this.

 

6. Is a return to attendance courses still conceivable this summer semester?

An opening of the universities and a normal teaching schedule before the end of this summer semester seems rather unlikely to me. But we have to keep a close eye on the development of the infection figures and keep a close eye on the situation.

By the way: Certain practical courses have been possible at the universities since 27 April - in individual cases - under strict hygiene measures.

For example, on the basis of a hygiene concept agreed with the Ministry of Health, students at the art colleges are again allowed to use the university rooms to practise, receive musical instruction or work in study workshops and technical rooms. It goes without saying that all general requirements and recommendations for hygiene and infection prevention must be observed. After all, the protection of health still takes precedence.

 

7. What impact will the pandemic have on the 2020/2021 winter semester: will the start of the lecture period also be postponed?

This is currently being discussed by the Länder at the level of the Conference of Education Ministers. Various factors must be taken into account, such as the application deadlines for courses of study with restricted admission.

Which, by the way, will be decided soon: The application deadline for admissions restricted courses of study for the winter semester 2020/2021 will be August 20. This means that despite the postponement of the Abitur examinations, high school graduates will still have enough time to apply. For enrolment in programmes of study not subject to admission restrictions, enrolment before the start of the winter semester will continue to apply.

 

8. What are the considerations to relieve the burden of childcare for students even better?

It was of great personal concern to me to help single students in particular with childcare. I am pleased that together we were able to enable this target group to take advantage of emergency childcare.

 

9. What is your final wish for this semester?

What else but: Stay healthy! And look ahead with confidence and take advantage of the opportunities that this semester offers you despite all the challenges!

 

The examination board of the THD, in very close cooperation with the Senate and the study centre, has been meeting in the last few days to discuss a framework, which is the guideline and benchmark for all decisions of the university regarding the organisation of examinations during this semester.

You certainly have many questions about the topic of examinations and examination organisation, either from the participant's point of view, or from the point of view of the organisation or simply because they are often the first point of contact. Therefore, as a first answer to your questions, let me explain the decisions of our meeting below.

The aim of our guidelines is to mitigate as far as possible the hardships that our students may face this semester due to the severely impaired study and examination schedule.

The Senate of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology gives us the freedom for our plans by suspending §§ 5 - 7 and 10 until 30 September 2020. These paragraphs essentially concern deadlines which our students would not be able to meet in many cases due to the special circumstances.

From 20 April 2020 at the latest, all lecturers will make the contents of their subjects available in digital form. They have been obliged to do so by the President, but of course they are also concerned about this themselves, so that you, the students, can get through this difficult semester in the best possible way. The President asks you to point out to your Deans of Studies or Deans where you may wish or expect better support.

  • As far as deadlines are concerned, it is now the case that the deadlines of the previous winter semester 19/20 and the current summer semester are automatically postponed by two semesters. This applies to second and third attempts, basic and orientation examinations, deadlines concerning the standard period of study and also to regulations that only indirectly represent a deadline (e.g. minimum number of credit points, etc.).

 

  • It may be deduced from this that participation in the examinations is voluntary. Furthermore, examinations taken in this semester but not passed will be evaluated as if you had not taken them. And finally, you may refuse a mark for a passed examination within 14 days of the announcement of the mark. Such an examination will then also be deemed not to have been taken (i.e. "effective withdrawal").

 

  • The forms of examination may differ from those laid down in the respective study and examination regulations. For example, in order to reduce attendance examinations as much as possible, topics for student research projects may be given out instead, possibly in connection with an examination interview in a video conference. However, other forms of electronic examinations are expressly not permitted.

 

  • The examination period for regular (attendance) examinations is set to the period from 18/07 - 31/07/2020. For repeat examinations, the examination period will be from 01/06 - 31/08/2020. The examination boards will draw up examination schedules for each degree programme. In principle, examinations are offered for all subjects; overall module examinations may be split. The examination schedules will be published by the Study Centre on the website of the university at least 4 weeks before the first examination mentioned in the schedule. The announcement of grades will be on 31 August 2020 for all study programmes.

 

  • Registrations for the examinations can be made from the time of publication until 14 days before the actual examination at the latest. There are no admission requirements for this semester; you will be admitted to the examinations in any case. Although it is not necessary to cancel your registration or report that you are ill, the study centre will nevertheless urgently request that you cancel your registration if you can foresee that you will not take part in a registered examination.

 

  • There is an extension of the deadline for ongoing final exams. The new deadline is determined by our decision to stop the "deadline clock" on 15 March 2020, so to speak. The Examination Committee will decide in due course when the deadline clock will start again.

 

  • We are expecting a Bavaria-wide recommendation from the coordinating office on the subject of the practical semester and practical courses. All decisions in this regard are the responsibility of the internship officers of the faculties. In all likelihood, the possibility will be created to provide replacements for internships that are partially or completely cancelled through no fault of one's own.

 

Updated information on the postponed start of the semester / online semester for hochschule dual can be found here: https://www.hochschule-dual.de/aktuelles/corona-update/

 

 

FAQs Exchange Students - Summer Semester 2020

1. Can I stay at DIT even though the International Office has recommended to interrupt my semester abroad?
Of course it is absolutely possible to stay, this is entirely up to you. Students who decide not to return to their home countries must be aware that the restrictions will go on, social distancing is still necessary to an indefinite period and also during the next few weeks there will be significant restrictions disrupting daily life.


2. What will be the procedure if I stay here?
a. Inform us by e-mail to incomings@th-deg.de
b. Check your e-mails, the iLearn portal and the DIT homepage regularly. Any important updates will be published there.
c. If you have not done so yet, please enroll for your iLearn courses.
d. “Flexi-Semester”:

  • As of April 20th, all lectures will be offered online.
  • Exams will either be held online or on campus. The university is currently elaborating a strategy to offer as many online exams as possible. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

3. What else do I have to take into account if I stay?
a. Health Insurance
Please note that it is absolutely necessary that all exchange students who are enrolled for the summer semester 2020 have a valid German public health insurance. The German public health insurance will cover all costs if you need treatment in the event of a COVID-19 infection. EU-students: The EHIC gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare under the same conditions as people insured in Germany.

b. Bank account
Please refer to your Orientation Week group leader as soon as possible if you have not completed the bank account opening process yet.
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1
94469 Deggendorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 991 3615-0
Fax: +49 991 3615-297
www.th-deg.de
info@th-deg.de


4. What will be the procedure if I decide to return to my home country and cancel my enrolment at DIT?
a. Contact your home university and discuss your decision with them. ERASMUS students: Your home university will provide you with further information concerning the ERASMUS grant. Inform us by e-mail to incomings@th-deg.de. We will send you all documents which are required to cancel your enrollment here at DIT.


b. Cancel your German health insurance for the date of your departure.


c. Contact your dormitory/landlord to cancel your rental agreement. Before leaving, arrange an appointment for a room inspection (otherwise you will not get back your deposit). Some dormitories will only refund the rent if there is a tenant after you. If you have difficulties to get back your rent, please contact us. It is very likely that your rent will not be reimbursed. Although DIT is in constant discussion with the landlords we might not be successful here. So, please be prepared to lose money. The International Office has published a call for students who still need an accommodation for the summer semester 2020, though.

d. In regards of your study and your ECTS we will find a good solution with your home university soon.

5. What will be the procedure if I decide to return to my home country and follow the online courses from there?
a. Discuss with your lecturers whether it will be possible to complete your lectures online (including final examination).
b. Inform us by e-mail to incomings@th-deg.de. We will send you all documents which are required to cancel your registration at the town of Deggendorf.
c. Contact your dormitory/landlord to cancel your rental agreement. Before leaving, arrange an appointment for a room inspection (otherwise you will not get back your deposit). Some dormitories will only refund the rent if there is a tenant after you (please double check the information in your rental agreement). It is very likely that your rent will not be reimbursed.
d. Close your German bank account before departure. This can only be done by sending an informal letter, including your original signature, to Commerzbank. It is not possible to close your bank account online or by e-mail.
e. Take into consideration that you will have to keep your German health insurance for the entire duration of the summer semester, even thoughyou will no longer be in Germany. It is required by law that all students who are enrolled at a German university need a German public health insurance or an equivalent to this.

Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1
94469 Deggendorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 991 3615-0
Fax: +49 991 3615-297
www.th-deg.de
info@th-deg.de

6. Whom should I refer to if it is not possible to return to my home country due to entry restrictions?
In this case, please directly refer to the consulate/embassy of your home country in Germany. If you need any support with this, please let us know.

7. Whom should I refer to if I feel sick?
If you do not feel well, please contact us on incomings@th-deg.de or by phone: +49 991 3615 253. We can put you in contact with a doctor and provide translators if required. We are very sorry for all the inconvenience the virus causes but we are still full of hope that the situation is getting better and you have some nice experiences in
Deggendorf ahead, if you decide to stay. For those who’d rather return home:
Thank you for your trust to come here in the first place. You are always very welcome to pay us a visit in the future. Have a save trip home!
To all of you: stay healthy!
The International Office Team

Information (reopening of the canteen/Mensa to pick up food, interest-free KfW loan, job offers for student bike couriers, dormitory)


16 September 2020

Information for the upcoming winter semester 2020/21

In a few weeks the winter semester 2020/21 will start. This time will be a little different again - quite a lot will be virtual. Fortunately, we can welcome our first year students for most of the lectures on site, on campus.

Disclaimer:  With reservations, of course, as we do not know how the situation with Covid-19 will evolve in the next weeks and months.

All English taught courses including all courses at the European Campus Rottal-Inn and Cham, will be taught remotely for students who are not permitted to travel.

We will try to offer at least some lectures on site for students in the higher semesters. Unfortunately, strict distancing measurements in the lecture halls do not allow enough space for all events, so many events will only take place online.

We know that many of you would like to enjoy lectures on campus again and if it were possible, we would certainly love to organise them. But at the moment the risk is unfortunately still too great and spatial capacities are limited.

Despite all restrictions, we wish you a happy and successful start to the new semester!


31 August 2020

Reopening of the canteen in Deggendorf

The summer break of the canteen (“Mensa”) has ended. The canteen will reopen on Monday, August 31, 2020 and will only offer food for collection.

Opening times: Mon - Fri | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cafeteria in the canteen building, which was open when the canteen was closed, will be closed again from August 31, 2020.


Information from the President for the winter semester 2020/21
 

Dear students, Dear applicants,

I am sure most of you – as well as our staff – wonder what the winter semester is going to be like. Unfortunately, neither the experts in Munich nor we know how the situation around Covid-19 is going to evolve within the next months. Therefore, all statements are uncertain to some degree.

  • The only certain information concerns the start date: in case of no major setbacks in the pandemic situation, all degree programs in Deggendorf will start in early October. Introduction and welcome events are planned to take place on 1st and 2nd of October. Classes start on 5th of October.
  • It is difficult to predict the type of lectures. I can only take a guess based on the current situation: We want to offer as many classroom lectures on campus as possible. First-semester students, practical laboratory courses as well as software courses are granted priority. This means that we will try to teach first-semester students mainly on campus. Depending on the distance regulations in October, more rooms than usual will be needed. In case the current distance regulation (of 1.5 meters) still applies in October, our first-semester students will occupy almost all of our lecture halls.
    We want to offer as many classroom lectures on campus as possible for students of a higher semester as well. Nonetheless, the amount of virtual teaching will continuously rise since we simply lack lecture halls to teach on campus and simultaneously abide by the hygiene requirements. It is our goal, however, to make some lectures available on campus for students of all semesters.
  • In degree programs with a high proportion of foreign students, we will, as far as possible, offer the first semester both in attendance on campus and partially virtual. We cannot assume that all of our international students will be able to travel to Germany in October.

I hope this information can be of some help regarding your planning for the upcoming semester. I want to emphasize once again that all those plans are subject to sudden change in case the pandemic situation in Germany changes significantly.

 

President
Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber
 


15 May 2020

Library: Extended opening hours for students and members of staff from 18 May 2020.

Further information can be found here.


24 April 2020

New regulations valid as of 27 April:

 

You are obliged to wear a mask:  Masks must be worn on entering the building. This is a rule for everyone except staff in their respective office. In the wooden cottage in front of the mensa, there will be a mask sale between 9am to 5pm (as long as supply lasts), re-usable masks with DIT logo 5€ and disposable masks 1€.

The library will offer lending only from 9am – 5pm, however, students don’t have to make an appointment in advance.

  • Students may enter the library and chose books by themselves and take them to the counter.
  • The number of people in the library will be limited to no more than 10 visitors in the Deggendorf library and 5 in the ECRI library at the same time.
  • Only a short stay in the library is allowed (chose your books and checkout), no reading or studying in the library and no pc research either.
  • The rooms in the ITC2 building will be open 9am – 5pm, the key can be acquired as usual.
  • The number of people in the ITC rooms will be limited to 1 person/5square metres. Masks have to be worn if more than one person is in the room.
  • Library staff will check on the regulations and disobeying will lead to a ban from the premises.
  • Minimal staff will be working at the library and they will be split up into several groups changing between home office and being present on campus.

Computer rooms can be used for lectures if the software can only be accessed on campus. The following rules apply:

  • Maks must be worn by students on entering the building. The mask can be taken off if a distance of 1.5m can be guaranteed (sitting at your workspace at the computer).
  • Disobeying this rule will lead to a ban from the premises.
  • For educational staff in the computer labs, FFP2 masks can be provided by Ms. Kaiser-Ernst.
  • Regular desinfection of keyboards and so on will be carried out by lab staff.
  • Room will be aired for at least 5min / hour.
  • Signs with this information will be put up at every room.

 


08 April 2020

Exams in the 2020 summer semester

DIT decides on framework for the organisation and carrying out of exams.

DIT’s examination board, in very close coordination with the Senate and Centre for Studies created a framework, which serves as a guideline and benchmark for all decisions regarding the organisation of exams in this semester. You will certainly have many questions on the subject of exams and exam organisation, be it from the perspective of the participants, be it from the perspective of the organisation or simply because you are often the first point of contact. So let me be first answer to your questions the decisions of our The meeting is summarised below. Our aim is to shape this semster as smooth as possible for our students despite the difficulties and severely limited study and exam situation in this semester.  The senate of the university gives us the freedom for our project by suspending §§ 5 - 7 and 10 until 30.09.2020 These paragraphs mainly concern deadlines that our students would in many cases not be able to meet. From 20.04. at the latest, all lecturers will make the contents of their subjects available in digital form. They have been obliged to do so by the President, but of course it is also their own concern, so that you, the students, can get through this difficult semester to come. The President requests that you inform your Deans of Studies or Deans about where you might need even better support

  • With regard to time limits, the deadlines of the previous winter semester 19/20 and the current summer semester have been shifted by 2 semesters. This applies to second and third attempts, basic and orientation examinations, deadlines and the standard period of study. Furthermore, it concerns regulations which only indirectly represent a deadline (e.g. minimum number of credit points, etc.).

 

  • It may be concluded from this that participation in the exams is  voluntary. Furthermore, it applies that the courses taken in this semester, but not passed exams will be marked as if you had not taken part in the tests. And finally, you can refuse the grade awarded to you within 14 days of the date of the notice. Also, such an examination is then deemed not to have taken place (i.e. "effective withdrawal").

 

  • The forms of examination may differ from those laid down in the relevant study and examination regulations. For example, in order to reduce attendance examinations as far as possible, topics for student research projects may be carried out in a video conference instead, possibly in connection with an examination interview. However, other forms of electronic testing are expressly not permitted.

 

  • The examination period for regular (attendance) examinations is set at 18.07 - 31.07.2020. For repeat examinations, the examination period is from 01.06. - 31.08.2020. The examination boards will create examination plans for specific courses of study. In principle, exams for all subjects are offered; overall module examinations may be split. The examination schedules are published by the Centre for Studies on the university's website at least 4 weeks before the first examination mentioned in the schedule. The announcement of grades for all courses of study will be published on 31.08.2020 be.

 

  • Registrations for the examinations may be made from the date of publication until at least 14 days before the actual examination. There are no admission requirements in this semester; you will be admitted to the examinations in any case. Although it is not necessary to cancel your registration or report that you are ill, the Centre for Studies nevertheless urgently requests that you cancel your registration if you can foresee that you will not be able to take a registered examination.

 

  • An extension of the deadline shall apply to ongoing final papers. The new deadline is determined by our decision to stop the "deadline clock" on 15.03.2020, so to speak. The Examination Committee will decide in due course when the deadline clock will start again.

 

  • On the subject of the practical semester and practice-related courses, we expect a Bavaria-wide recommendation from the coordination office. All decisions in this regard are the responsibility of the internship officers of the faculties. In all probability, the possibility will be created to provide replacements for internships that are partially or completely cancelled through no fault of the student.

31 March 2020

DIT is starting immediately in all faculties with increased provision of teaching content in electronic form.

Professors and lecturers are now beginning to hold virtual lectures according to the usual schedule in real time - students should ask their respective lecturers directly for details.

By 20 April 2020 at the latest, contents for all planned lectures should be available in electronic form.

 


17 March 2020

Closure of access to the buildings of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Dear students,
We ask for your understanding that due to the current danger of infection by the corona virus, all DIT buildings are no longer accessible to students until further notice.


16 March 2020

Closing of the library

Against the background of the spread of the corona virus, the library of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology has been closed to the public until April 19, 2020, as ordered by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art.
We consider ourselves fortunate that we have been able to license a large number of e-books in recent years, so that a great deal of content will be available to you during this period until the start of lectures.
If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the library staff at fl@th-deg.de or by phone at 0991/3615-705. We are sure you will get all the support you need.
The information provided here will be updated as required.


12 March 2020

Dear students,

Yesterday afternoon, the Extended University Board met and the matters below were decided. Please note that all decisions are subject to change. We do not know how the Corona Pandemic will develop in Germany and what measures will be taken by the state or federal government that may also affect our university life directly or indirectly.

  • As already announced, the campus events will begin on April 20.
  • Digital self-study materials will be available on iLearn from 16 March.  We recommend that you make intensive use of the time until 20 April. Since the offerings of the various faculties vary, any questions regarding this will be answered directly by the individual faculties. Information will also be available on the websites of the individual faculties by 16 March at the latest.
  • Taking into account the situation today (12 March), the aim is to complete the summer semester - attendance lectures, digital courses, examinations - on 31 July.


We will keep you informed about further developments via website, social media and emails. Questions about the study programme should be addressed directly to the study centre or the respective faculties.