Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Innovative and Internationally Networked


Since we were established more than 25 years ago, international outreach and open-mindedness have been a key factor at our university.

We foster an active exchange with almost 200 partner universities worldwide. Every semester we welcome about 150 exchange students from all over the globe. Our university offers ideal conditions to spend an academically enriching ERASMUS+ semester in the heart of Europe. Our English-taught exchange programmes General Business and General Engineering are tailored to meet the academic requirements of undergraduate students. International orientation is firmly embedded in our German-taught courses as well.

Our faculties welcome international degree-seeking students in all of their study programmes. Nearly 30% of our student population have an international background. With about 100 nationalities represented on our campuses, cross-cultural encounters shape our everyday life. A popular choice among our students is the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) where all courses are exclusively taught in English.

Our university is home to the Coordination Office Bavaria-Malaysia (COBM) which is responsible for Malayan scholarship holders studying or planning to study at a Bavarian university.

DIT students who want to go abroad benefit from a wide range of established mobility programmes: study semesters, internships and summer schools abroad are highly encouraged by all of our faculties. International guest lecturers and researchers as well as cross-border cooperation in workshops and projects add additional value to our curricula.

Our Language Centre provides our students with the necessary tools to face the challenges of studying or working abroad.

If you choose the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, you choose the world!

DIT on a Global Scale

In the twenty first century, we live in a global village. As the most international University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria, we fully embrace this interconnection and actively promote internationality through the structure of our university and academic programmes, and a broad global network of education institutions, business and research partners. Our mission is to spread the excellence from DIT around the world in addition to benefiting from knowledge received from our global cooperation partners, staff and students.


International Recognition

We have been recognised with various awards for our international work, such as:

  • MINTernational Best Performance Prize for our work in STEM subjects
  • U-Multirank for Contact to work Environment
  • U-Multirank for International Orientation of Degree Programmes

Our quality standards are assured by the following affiliations and memberships:

  • Member of the European University Association
  • The National Code of Conduct for German Universities, regarding international students, is followed
  • Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth
  • Affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization


Here's a breakdown of our international activities:

International Study

We aim to constantly develop our international reputation, which makes us especially attractive for international students. We are the only University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria with a campus exclusively offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees taught exclusively in English for students with global aspirations, the European Campus Rottal-Inn. Here's an overview of our international study activities:


International Research

As a University of Applied Sciences, we have state-of-the-art labs and workshops and 11 technology campuses around the region where professors, research assistants and students conduct excellent research to create innovative and pioneering solutions for national and international companies. Companies seek our cooperation as we are well-known to be very successful in this area as we have created solutions for many international cooperations.

Doctorate research work is undertaken together with international universities, meaning PhD students are jointly supervised by professors both at Deggendorf and the collaborating university. This promotes ground-breaking research work which is always written in English and is relevant on a global scale. Each university contributes
with its own particular expertise to help the doctorate student obtain the best possible research results. PhD students research in cooperation with international universities and businesses to find solutions to global challenges. These projects have the financial backing of companies who aim to immediately implement the research results into their company structures or production lines.


International Community

In total, almost 30% of our student population are international students from over 100 nations in undergraduate, postgraduate or exchange programmes, partially through the ERASMUS+ network. Academic and administration staff come from all continents. We have accumulated a total of over 11, 000 alumni since the university was founded 25 years ago, many of who have ventured onto international careers for companies around the world.

International Business

We work very closely with multinational cooperations, such as BMW, Einhell or Continental to give our students the best possible research and career opportunities. As a University of Applied Science, our courses are based on hands on experience and practical excercise. All undergraduate degrees have an integrated intership which can be completed at a company abroad, plus we operate an international cooperate study programme, CAST. Here's an overview of our international business acivities:

  • We offer cooperate partnerships to companies, who can then advertise their vacancies on the DIT online jobboard
  • We are constantly searching for global partner companies for our International Cooperate Study Programme
  • 11 DIT technology campuses around the region work on global business solutions for immediate implemtation into the factory floor