Facts and figures

Facts and figures

The University of Passau opened on 9 October 1978 with a total enrolment figure of 463 students in its first semester.


12,544 students and enrolled doctoral researchers (official statistic),
including 1,739 international students (13.86%) from e.g. India (219), Austria (169), Russian Federation (95), China PRC (93), Tunisia (85), Pakistan (72), Syria (60), Italy (51), Hungary (50), Turkey (50), Ukraine (46), France (40), Iran (38), Czech Republic (29), Bangladesh (26), Nigeria (26), Romania (26), Argentina (25), Kosovo (25), United States (25), Brazil (23), Spain (22), Greece (21), Vietnam (21), Indonesia (19), Mexico (18), Poland (18), Morocco (17), Bulgaria (16), Colombia (15), Croatia (15), Egypt (15), Ghana (13), Israel (13), Slovakia (12), Nepal (11), South Korea (11) and Serbia (10).

Figures by faculty


Faculties Chaired professors
professors (C3/W2)
professors (W1)
Faculty of Law 19 3  
Business, Economics and Information Systems 21 1
Arts and Humanities (including the Department of Catholic Theology) 36 21  
Computer Science and Mathematics 18 4 1
Totals 94 28 2


Enrolled students

Faculties Enrolled students of which in their 1st semester of study
Faculty of Law 2,332 568 (all programmes start in October)
Business, Economics and Information Systems 1,696 494 (most programmes start in October)
Arts and Humanities (including the Department of Catholic Theology)
6,912 2,030
Computer Science and Mathematics 1,331 331
Enrolled doctoral students 273 39
Totals 12,544 3,462

The student figures are the total number of students enrolled in programmes offered by the respective faculties. The bachelor’s and master’s programmes as well as the long-cycle teacher education programmes may include modules administered by other faculties.

Staff structure, international partnerships, organisational units

Staff in primary occupationAcademic StaffAcademic Support Staff

(Figures as at 1 July 2018)

The University maintains worldwide partnerships with 236 universities and higher education institutions (figure as at 1 October 2018).

Central facilities and services, institutes and research centres

Support for early career researchers

Study options

Degree programmes of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems

Degree programmes of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics

Unique features of our degree programmes

  • Language courses for students of all faculties in Chinese, Czech, English, French, German as a Foreign Language, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese
  • Subject-specific language programmes for students of business & economics; cultural studies & international relations; law; and computer science & mathematics
  • A wide range of transferable skills courses are offered to all students through the Centre for Careers and Competencies
  • Numerous exchange programmes with our international partner universities
  • International double degree programmes for students enrolled in the following programmes: Law undergraduate programme; LL.M. German and Russian Law; M.Sc. Business Administration; M.A. European Studies; M.A. Governance and Public Policy; B.A. and M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies; M.Sc. Computational Mathematics; M.Sc. Computer Science; and M.Sc. Mobile and Embedded Systems

Student Services Association (Studentenwerk)

Student halls of residence with approximately 600 rooms.
Refectory with a seating capacity of 560.
Proportion of students receiving BAföG student loans: 14.9% (in winter semester 2016-17)
Website of the Student Services Association (Studentenwerk)


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