Internationalisation at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Understanding internationalisation as a standard, this basic attitude is reflected in our offer of international Bachelor's and Master's degrees, subject-related foreign language courses and elective subjects dealing with international and intercultural topics as part of any study programme. This variety of programmes and components is supported by the introduction of international degree programmes such as "Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence", "User Experience Design" (Master), “Retail and Consumer Management”, “International Automotive Engineering”, "Automotive Production Engineering", "Renewable Energy Systems" and "Engineering and Management".

Close co-operation with the international coordinator of each faculty as well as the university board guarantees continuous development. Thus, at a steadily thriving university location, numerous synergy effects develop between teaching, research and management which we are pleased to support in a service-oriented manner.

The International Office of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt supports all international activities with various offers and in manifold ways.

Going Abroad

At the moment, at least one in three graduates of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt has spent at least one semester of study or internship abroad. The aim is to maintain this proportion continuously, even with sharply rising student numbers. This is an extremely ambitious goal of our university which is mainly based on the fact that intercultural competencies and global thinking started to play a major role for the professional careers of our graduates. International Office helps students with all necessary arrangements before and during their studies and stay abroad.

We advise you on the following topics:

  • Information on theoretical or practical semesters abroad
  • Support with the application procedure, valuable tips and contacts for a successful application
  • Information on financial support
International students

International students are sincerely welcome to study at our university. We support the integration of our international students into everyday life of our university through a variety of services.

  • Information and support of exchange students from our partner universities with the application procedure for theoretical semesters 
  • Advising international degree-seeking students in organizational and everyday matters
  • Intensive support of all international students during the orientation phase on-site
  • Support of integration with local students, e.g. via the buddy programme or regular intercultural evenings
  • Organization of workshops and excursions to support your academic success and your entry into the workforce
Events organised by the International Office

The International Office organises a variety of events:

  • Information sessions at all faculties
  • Workshops on intercultural topics and how to apply in Germany (for international students) or abroad
  • Intercultural Evenings ("Länderabende") and events on German traditions & holidays
  • International Staff Weeks for THI and international staff
Service for academic and non-academic staff
  • Information on staff mobility within the Erasmus+ program (administration and academics)
  • Information on possible financial support of international mobility
  • Assistance in establishing and consolidating new international contacts with universities and companies
  • Assistance for guest lecturers from our partner universities
Offers for refugee prospective students with Ukrainian citizenship

German courses, scholarships, etc.


Offers by the Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.)

  • Free assessment of German language skills
  • Language certificate TestDaF
  • German courses

 to the DAAD-Infos German courses

Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb):


  • You are a Ukrainian citizen
  • You are/were enrolled at a Ukrainian university in the winter term 21/22 or summer term 2022

For Ukrainian nationals with German skills:

  • Select courses with credits (ECTS) in different subjects (not an entire study programme)

For Ukrainian nationals without German skills:

  • Courses to prepare for studies in English
  • German courses

Taras-Shevchenko-scholarships for German language courses

BAYHOST - coordination office for Ukraine

The International Office is your point of contact for....

... a stay abroad for students of THI

Study or internships abroad, tips & contacts for a semester or internship abroad, information on funding opportunities

Internationale Studierende am Campus der THI

... international students at THI

Information and support in organisational and everyday matters (no applications!)

... staff mobility within the framework of Erasmus+.

Information and advice on staff mobility under Erasmus+.

Sonja Bedington
Head of International Office
Sonja Bedington, M.A.
Eva Ilic
Internship abroad and Deputy Head
Eva IlicDipl.Betriebswirtin (FH)
Tanja Schulze
Public Relations IO
Tanja Schulze, M.A.
Olga Ulrich
International Students
Olga Ulrich
International Students
Barbara Hauer-Nussbaumer
Outgoing Students
Javier Rojas M.A.
[Translate to English:] Fiona Nimser
Coordinator of International Affairs
Fiona Nimser, M.A.

Office hours

You can find us near the main entrance (A006): the International Office is available there Monday to Wednesday from 11.00 am-1.00 p.m during the semester. We are open again on September 18, 2023.

You can reach us via E-Mail

Please put documents in an envelope addressed to International Office into the post box at the entrance of building A.

ServicePoint location

Individual appointments must be booked in advance via moodle (International Office).