Enrolment is a process taking place after you have applied for, and been offered a place of study. Therefore, it is important that you don't accidentally skip a necessary step.
Enrolment period for unrestricted undergraduate programmes with a winter semester 2022 start:
- Law undergraduate programme and Legal Tech: 15 July - 15 September 2022
- Media and Communication: 01 August - 19 August 2022
- Business Administration and Economics and International Cultural and Business Studies: 01 August - 15 September 2022
- All other unrestricted undergraduate programmes: 15 August - 15 September 2022
The following undergraduate programmes accept enrolments for a winter semester start:
- Bachelor Business Administration and Economics
- Bachelor Computer Science
- Bachelor Education
- Bachelor European Studies
- Bachelor European Studies Major
- Bachelor Governance and Public Policy
- Bachelor Historical Sciences
- Bachelor Information Systems
- Bachelor Internet Computing
- Bachelor Language and Text Sciences
- Bachelor Legal Tech
- Bachelor Mathematics
- Bachelor Media and Communication
- Teacher education programme for secondary education ('Mittelschule')
- Teacher education programme for secondary education ('Realschule')
- Teacher education programme for secondary education ('Gymnasium')
If you have applied for an access restricted undergraduate programme and if you have received an offer of admission through the applications portal (Campusportal), then you can accept the offer by completing the online enrolment process inside the portal by the stated deadline.
The enrolment period is listed in your admission letter.
You will have to register in the applications portal (Campusportal). Once you have self-registered, you'll receive an email with your login details and further instructions.
After you have registered in the Campusportal, visit it with your login details. There, you can start an application once you have logged in. Look for the heading "Log in and start the application or online enrolment process"
Once you have submitted your application, you can check the application status by visiting your profile in the Campusportal. The FAQs about applying and enrolling include explanations of what each status means.
Once your application status changes to „zulassungsfrei“ (unrestricted access) or „Zulassungsangebot liegt vor“ (offer of admission), you can go through the enrolment process.
After you have completed all online parts of the process inside the portal, you will be offered an immatriculation request form. You will have to print out this form and sign it. Then, together with the required documents, you will have to send it by post to the Student Registration Office, where it must arrive before the relevant enrolment deadline.
The processing of postal applications can take two to three weeks. If any of the required documents were missing, this increased the processing time. If you send in your documents towards the end of the enrolment period, we cannot guarantee that you'll be issued with your student identity and IT system login before the orientation weeks begin. Due to the workload and to keep the process moving as quickly as possible for everyone, the University cannot respond to (telephone) queries about the status of immatriculation requests during the enrolment period.
As soon as your application status in the Campusportal changes to „immatrikuliert“ (immatriculated), you are officially enrolled on the programme of study. Unless you are already a current student at the time of enrolment, you will be issued with your login credentials for IT systems ("ZIM-Kennung"). The login details will be sent to you by email. Please note that sending out your student login details will automatically deactivate your applicant login.
You will have to submit the following documents when you enrol:
- A hardcopy of your signed immatriculation request form
- A certified copy* of your university entrance qualification (e. g. your Abitur or Matura), unless you have already submitted this to the University or to uni-assist with your application for a place of study
- Proof of health insurance from a statutory health insurance provider in Germany.
- Proof that you have paid the semester contribution fee. This evidence can take the form of a bank statement showing your name and details of the payment.
- 'Studienverlaufsbescheinigung' (a detailed transcript of your academic records) if you have previously been enrolled at a German university or other higher education institution. The documents you submit must specifically include information about how long you were enrolled for.
- Degree certificates, if you have already obtained any, must be evidenced by submitting a certified copy*, unless you have already submitted this to the University or to uni-assist with your application for a place of study.
- A copy of the identity page of your passport. EU citizens may send a copy of their national identity card instead. Please black out any sensitive information, such as the card numbers etc., but make sure your name, nationality and date of birth are clearly legible.
- 'Zulassungsbescheid' (offer of admission) , as a regular photocopy, if you are enrolling on an access restricted degree programme.
- Doctoral students have to submit a formless letter from their academic supervisor. Doctoral students in the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems and in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have to include the 'Zulassung des Promotionsausschusses' (the doctoral studies committee's admission letter). Doctoral students in the Privacy Research Training Group need to include their 'Aufnahmebescheinigung' (letter of admission)
- Proof of passing the required aptitude test, if you are enrolling on a teacher training programme and if you want to specialise in teaching sports / physical education or arts and crafts.
- International students must include certified copies* of the certificates proving sufficient German language skills for the chosen degree programme, unless they have already submitted this to the University or to uni-assist with their application for a place of study.
- 'Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung' (letter confirming your continued entitlement to study), if you have previously been enrolled on an equivalent degree programme offered by a different German provider of higher education.
- 'Fachsemestereinstufung' issued by the University of Passau's Examinations Office, if you wish to enrol directly into a higher semester (i.e. not the first semester of the programme). You don't need to submit this if you have previously submitted it with your application, or if you are continuing studying a programme that leads to a state examination (teacher training or law programmes).
Certified copies (this may also be referred to as 'authenticated' copies):
To produce a certified copy, an authorised official compares the photocopy with the original document, and, if there is no discrepancy, affixes a seal to the photocopy and signs it, certifying that the photocopy and the original are identical in content. A fee is usually charged for certification.
A properly certified copy will:
- bear an original stamp/seal (round or oval in shape)
- include the certifying official's signature
- have part of the authority’s stamp on every single sheet in a stapled set of pages
Certified/authenticated copies may be issued by a variety of institutions in your home country or Germany. These include public authorities with an official seal such as:
- local government and clerical offices in Germany
- courts and notaries in accordance with national law
- German diplomatic missions (embassies, consulates) abroad
- your home country’s diplomatic missions abroad
Please note that a photocopy of a certified photocopy is not itself a certified copy; it is merely a copy and does not constitute an official document. German public officials are permitted but not obligated to authenticate foreign-language documents.
If your document is written in a language other than English or German or another language listed above, you will additionally have to have it translated by a sworn translator. Sworn translators are authorised to issue translations such that the translation itself becomes a legally valid document in Germany. NB: If you intend to re-use the translated document, you should have certified copies (see above) made of the certified translation and keep the original certified translation.
Please keep in mind when commissioning a translation that not all professional translators are sworn translators, so you will have to make sure you ask them about this service before commissioning the translation.
Most German embassies and consulates general maintain lists of sworn translators recognised by both uni-assist and the University of Passau and may publish them on their websites. Please ask the embassy or consulate in your country or, if you are in Germany, your municipal administration office for a list of sworn translators.
Alternatively, you may be able to find a sworn translator for your language on the following website: http://www.justiz-dolmetscher.de/suche.jsp.
Click on 'Englische Seite' on the left-hand navigation menu, then in the drop-down menu for 'State:' choose 'Bayern', enter your language (i.e. the language in which your documents are written) and tick the boxes next to 'Translator' and 'Official authorization, appointment and administration of oath completed !'. Then click on 'Search' to get a list of sworn translators for your language, complete with their contact details. You should then get in touch with one of these translators directly concerning the translation of your documents.
Please send your documents by mail to the Student Registration Office. Documents CANNOT be submitted in person.
The 'Immatrikulationsantrag' (immatriculation request form) is a document made available to you once the online stages of your enrolment have been completed. You must print out this document, sign it, and send it to the Student Registration Office by post, together with the other required documents. You should pay the semester contribution fee at the same time - the immatriculation request form lists the details for the bank transfer.
Please pay the semester contribution fee by bank transfer to the University of Passau:
Staatsoberkasse in Landshut für Universität Passau
IBAN: DE12 7005 00001401 1903 15
'Verwendungszweck' (purpose): Please follow the instructions in your printout of the Immatrikulationsantrag (immatriculation request form).