Coming to Passau

Coming to Passau

Welcome to Passau!

Seven great reasons for studying in Passau

All the information you need for studying in Passau

Study options – what can you study here? What lectures and seminars are offered? Are there courses taught in English?

Starting out – how do I apply for a course of study? What level of German proficiency do I need? Who helps me to settle in after I arrive in Passau? Which faculties does the University have, and how do you study for a degree in Germany?

Finances and support – how much does it cost to live and study in Passau? How do I finance my studies? Where do I apply for a scholarship?

Settling in – how do I apply for a visa or residence permit? Where do I look for accommodation in Passau? Do I have to get medical insurance? Knowing your way around Passau.

German language training – which courses does the University offer? When do the courses take place? Where can I sit the DSH test?

Campus life – what else is there to do apart from study? What student societies are there? What is there to see in Passau and are there any interesting destinations for outings?

Information for parents – where will my child be studying? Will my child be safe at the University of Passau? Where can I find general information on studying in Germany?

Suggested websites – which websites are useful if I want to find out about studying and living in Germany? Who can I ask for more information?

International alumni – are there regular meetings of University of Passau alumni in my home country? Who can I ask for further information?


National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students

This code, adopted by the general meeting of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), aims to safeguard and improve the quality of support given to international students. It lays down common miminum quality standards for the treatment of international students relating to information and marketing, admissions, supervision, support and guidance, as well as follow-up services. International applicants can rest assured they will receive this level of assistance at minimum.

Full text of the National Code of Conduct

Experiences of international students in Bavaria

As part of the Study in Bavaria initiative, the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts has asked former international students at Bavarian universities to share their experiences with others who might be interested in coming here.

You can view these student stories online.


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