Meet other international students, for example in the Sprachcafé. Photo: Christian Haasz

The University of Passau sees itself as a cosmopolitan place of learning and enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond the borders of Germany. Some key figures:

  • International joint research programmes, such as the Thai-German Centre for Good Government and Sustainable Development – one of four global centres of excellence established under the Foreign Trade Programme of the German Federal Foreign Office – and the tri-national Doctoral Research Training Group on Multimedia Distributed and Pervasive Systems
  • Degree programmes with a strong international orientation: 45% of our Master's programmes are international in scope
  • The University of Passau has about 700 international students from 77 countries, in addition to anywhere between 210 to 250 exchange students studying in Passau in any given semester
  • Exceptionally high international mobility among Passau's student population: Students at the University of Passau are among the top 10 most likely to complete part of their degree programme abroad (statistic compiled by the DAAD; 3rd place in 2009, 1st place among the Bavarian universities). Returning students bring with them many intercultural experiences, which they also impart on their fellow students.

  • Our students also contribute a great deal of cosmopolitanism through their international experiences gained during their studies and internships abroad and by actively participating in the many international student societies

Seven great reasons for studying in Passau

You are here: International flair and cosmopolitanism

Need more reasons? Conditions for study, double degrees, the Language Centre, business links, Germany's most beautiful campus, student life, Bavarian flair and a great place to live.

Contact for enquiries

International Office

Phone: +49 851 509 1162
Fax: +49 851 509 1164 Website Office hours:

Mon-Fri 08:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Administration building, 1st floor
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau