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.


12,117 students and enrolled doctoral researchers (as at 28 March 2018), including 1,425 international students (11.76%) from e.g. Austria (161), India (157), China (PRC) (78), Russian Federation (75), Tunisia (63), Turkey (52), Pakistan (49), France (41), Syria (40), Italy (40), Ukraine (40), Hungary (39), Czech Republic (28), Argentina (27), Romania (27), Spain (26), United States (26), Iran (24), Brazil (23), Kosovo (20), Greece (17), Mexico (16), Indonesia (15), Croatia (14), Vietnam (14), South Korea (13), Poland (13), Bangladesh (12), Bulgaria (12), Morocco (12), Colombia (11), Egypt (10) and Nigeria (10).

Figures by faculty

Professorial staff 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* 36 21  
Computer Science and Mathematics 18 4 1
Totals 94 28 2


Enrolled students by faculty

Faculties Enrolled students of which in their 1st semester of study
Faculty of Law 2,189 2**
Business, Economics and Information Systems 1,718 63**
Arts and Humanities* 6,772 472**
Computer Science and Mathematics 1,175 208**
Enrolled doctoral students 263 28
Totals 12,117 773

The student figure for each faculty is determined by the total number of students enrolled in courses offered by the relevant faculty. Due to their modular nature, the bachelor’s and master’s programmes as well as the long-cycle teacher education programmes may include courses administered by more than one faculty.

* The Faculty of Arts and Humanities comprises five departments:

  • Department of Catholic Theology
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Cultural Studies
  • Department of Governance and Historical Studies
  • Department of Language, Text and Media Studies

** The majority of degree programmes start in October each year.

University staff, international partnerships, facilities

Total staff (as at 1 February 2018):
1,119 (895 FTE*) in primary occupation, of which:
   673 (539 FTE) academic staff
   446 (356 FTE) academic support staff
* FTE = full-time equivalent

The University maintains worldwide partnerships with 235 universities and higher education institutions (as at 1 April 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 students at all faculties
  • 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. 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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