Why you should choose DISC

The Distance and Independent Studies Center focuses on service-oriented study support: The students are most important!

In addition to practical and up-to-date study contents, we focus on scientific quality through renowned scientific directors and trainers in the study programmes. At DISC, learning is made easy by a methodical-didactic preparation of the learning materials (mix of self-study and on-campus phases). Future-oriented online-based communication and learning paths are taken.

All these points and much more are regularly confirmed by awards, which can be found in the following list.


Bild mit Text: Top Fernstudienanbieter, Award 2023, FernstudiumCheck.de


The Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) has been awarded as "Top Distance Learning Provider" on fernstudiumcheck.de. The award is based on the evaluation of published testimonials on the portal. DISC has achieved 4.2 out of a total of 5 stars and can report a recommendation rate of 91%. DISC has already received this award annually since 2014.

Fernstudium Direkt-Siegel "Sehr guter Anbieter 2023"

4.3 Star rating on fernstudium-direkt.de

The Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) has been awarded 4.3 out of a total of 5 stars and has received the rating "Very Good" on fernstudium-direkt.de. The award is based on the evaluation of published testimonials on the portal. The DISC has been awarded annually since 2015.

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Provider of the year 2021

The Distance and Independent Studies Center has been awarded Provider of the Year 2021 by weiterbildungsmarkt.net. The portal annually awards the label "Provider of the Year" to selected providers from the continuing education and consulting sector as well as service providers in the fields of human resources development, career and media. The label is an orientation for decision-makers in companies as well as people interested in further education and consulting when searching for and selecting a suitable provider.

Study Programme of the Year

Technoethics - Study Programme of the Year 2021

The Bundesverband der Fernstudienanbieter (Federal Association of Distance Learning Provider) has named the certificate programme Technoethics of the Distance and Independent Studies Center as the study programme of the year. For more than 35 years, this annual study award has honoured outstanding and innovative study programmes.

Innovative Hochschule

ODPfalz - Open Digitalisation Alliance for Palatinate

The TU Kaiserslautern and the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern together with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik are part of the project "ODPfalz - Offene Digitalisierungsallianz für die Pfalz". The central focus is to support digitalisation in five areas of innovation (education, health, vehicles, products and creativity). The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, among others.

Corporate Health

Corporate Health Award

In 2018, the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) was the first university in Germany to be awarded the special prize "Healthy University Student Health Management" by the Corporate Health Award jury. The TUK has student health in mind and takes care of counteracting university stress with a system of measures specifically geared to the needs of students.

Beliebtester Fernstudienanbieter Award 2018

Best Distance Learning Provider Award 2018

The Distance and Independent Studies Center has been voted the best distance learning provider in 2018 on FernstudiumCheck.de. The award is based on the evaluation of 8.290 published reports on the portal between 1st January and 31st December 2017.

Total Equality

Total E-Quality Rating for Equal Opportunities

In 2018, the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern was awarded the Total E-Quality Rating for Equal Opportunities, which certifies equal opportunities in human resources and organisational policies.


System Accreditation from the Accreditation Council

The Technische Universität Kaiserslautern has been system-accredited since 2015. This process ensures that the quality management system is sustainable, the entire management process in learning and teaching has been optimised and, at the same time, that the quality of the degree programmes complies not only the existing external regulations but also with the TU Kaiserslautern's specific quality specifications.


Université franco-allemande/Deutsch-Französische Hochschule/Franco-German University

The Technische Universität Kaiserslautern is part of the German-French University Network (DFH), which supports the exchange between the universities of the two countries in research and teaching.


Foundation Award MediaCompetence Forum Südwest

In 2014, the Distance and Independent Studies Center received the foundation award MediaCompetence Forum Südwest for its medially-supported aptitude tests that enable professionally qualified prospective students without a first university degree to access "second-chance" learning opportunities.

Exzellente Lehre

Excellent Teaching Competition

The Technische Universität Kaiserslautern won the Germany-wide "Excellent Teaching Competition", organised by the Conference of German Ministers of Education and the Association for the Promotion of Science and Research in Germany, for one of the best strategic overall concepts to improve university teaching

Uni Großregion

Université de la Grande Région/Universität der Großregion/University of the Greater Region

Since 2008, the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern has been a member of the University of the Greater Region. This network consists of six universities (Universities of Kaiserslautern, Liège, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Saarland and Trier) that are located in the Greater Region's border area (Germany - Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, Belgium - Wallonia, the French- and German-speaking communities in Belgium, France - Règion Grand-Est - Lorraine, Luxembourg).

SIAK - Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern

SIAK - Science & Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern

Since 2007, the Distance and Independent Studies Center, together with the SME 4.0 Competence Center, has been a continuing education partner of SIAK - Science & Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern, the leading network of digital transformation, future innovation and advanced research. The objective of SIAK is to maintain and develop Kaiserslautern and the Western Palatinate as an outstanding study, science and technology location for digital excellence and innovation through the expertise of its members from science and industry.

Audit familiengerechte Hochschule

Audit Family-Friendly University

Since 2005, the TU Kaiserslautern has held the certificate for the audit family-friendly university, which was reconfirmed in 2018. The audit certificate demonstrates commitment to a family and life phase conscious human resources policy.