Our offers for you

Landshut University of Applied Sciences offers international students a broad range of possibilities to help students from different parts of the continent make contact with one another and ensure that they quickly feel at home.

Student halls of residence

If desired, all students are accommodated in the halls of residence provided by the Lower Bavaria/Upper Palatinate student welfare service. 

More detailed information on fittings and fixtures is available here.

Please note that all rooms have free internet access via network cable. Wireless internet is not available.

Student Experiences

International students share a few of their experiences at Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Language Programmes

The university offers a comprehensive range of language programmes to all students.

More detailed information and contacts can be found here.

Cultural Programme

We offer a cultural programme for our international students with excursions, evenings about different countries and a monthly get-together where people can share their experiences. 

Here are details of our current cultural programme.


In addition to the events organised by the International Office, you will find other offerings on the websites of our student representative bodies:

  • HSG (University Chaplaincy)
  • STuV (Student Union)
  • WIngLA (Association of Industrial Engineers Landshut)

Welcome culture

Orientation Weeks

What are known as the Welcome Weeks take place two to three weeks before the official start of the semester. During this time you will be given general information about living and studying in Landshut. 

You will have the opportunity to get to know the campus and your fellow students, and to discover the historic town of Landshut and its lovely surroundings in the best part of Bavaria. In addition, we will also help you with your dealings with the authorities, opening a bank account and much more. 

After the introduction period, the cultural programme organised by the International Office also offers regular excursions and cultural evenings about different countries in which you can participate.


Planned activities during the Welcome Weeks

  • Welcome from the university management
  • Tour of the campus
  • Guided tour of the library plus registration
  • Registration at the registry office for the town of Landshut
  • Information event regarding your course selection
  • Welcome party
  • German course for beginners
  • Guided tour of the town of Landshut
  • Excursions in the region (guided tour of Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, German Museum or BMW World, etc.)
  • Opening of bank accountsInformation event for SB Portal registration and course selection
  • Buddy get-togethers

Support Services

International Stammtisch

The university's international Stammtisch, or regular get-together, was brought into being in conjunction with the Student Union in November 2011. It was very popular among the students and now takes place every month during semester-time. 

Information on dates and locations can be found under the Dates tab on the university's website. Please also note the Student Union information.

Orientation Week

The orientation for our foreign students takes place in September, before the official beginning of the semester. The programme and all of the details will be provided with your admission confirmation.

Buddy Programme

How do I activate the internet in my hall of residence? Where is the best beer in town? Who can take me to the immigration authorities? Who can I chill out with on a weekend? 

International students can discuss these and any other questions with their buddies. Lots of students at the university have agreed to act as voluntary buddies to help international students to integrate at their new university and also to enhance their own personal intercultural experience. The university issues participants with a confirmation of their voluntary intercultural commitment.

Interested? We are always on the look-out for students to support us and get involved! Information is available from the International Office or the Student Union.

Tandem Programme

In the Tandem Programme organised by the Language Centre in cooperation with DiLA (the German language school in Landshut), two participants can each learn their partner's language.

Language Programmes

The inter-faculty Language Centre at Landshut University of Applied Sciences offers professional language lessons in many different languages at various levels. Studying German alongside your degree programme is highly recommended.

DAAD Award

Who may be nominated? 

Regular international students (foreign students who gained a foreign university entrance qualification abroad) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree from the 2nd year of study, who are working towards a degree at the University of Applied Sciences Landshut and are primarily staying in Germany to do so.

Students should be performing particularly well in their studies and over and above this show dedication in the social and intercultural field.

Students may also receive sponsorship from other organisations - but should demonstrate that they are predominantly successfully accomplishing their studies using their own resources. 

Who may not be nominated? 

Foreign students who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany, or students who obtained the qualification abroad in a German school)
hange / visiting students 

Which documents should be submitted with the nomination?

  • Current references from 1 university lecturer, including an assessment of the study performance
  • At least 1 reference providing information about the student's social and intercultural commitment.
  • Current curriculum vitae and
  • current transcript of records

When must nominations be submitted? 

Nominations should be submitted to the International Office in person and in writing with a portfolio by 07.08. of the respective year during opening hours. 

When is the award-winner selected? 

The winner is selected by a committee consisting of the Vice President for Internationalisation and a representative of the International Office including the relevant Study Abroad Coordinators of the Faculties. 

When and in what context does the award ceremony take place? 

The award ceremony takes place during the graduation ceremony for the relevant year.