The interactive tool 'How to apply: an interactive guide' can take you to information specific to your situation and the programme of your choice.
If you prefer to collate information manually, this page provides information for those who are entitled to apply directly to the University of Passau, without using uni-assist.
The application procedure depends on your intended degree programme and on your academic background and qualifications. Please answer the questions below, then follow the link to get specific information on the application process and what documents to include in your application.
The table below lists the links to information about direct applications for each Master's programme. There, you will find out about academic requirements, application periods and deadlines, and about the application procedure. You will have to submit your application with all required documents in time for it to arrive at the University of Pasau by the application deadline. If the selection process for the Master's programme of your choice includes an interview, you will receive an invitation after you have applied. The admissions committee will decide, based on your submitted documents and (if applicable) the interview whether you are a suitable candidate for the programme. After the selection process has been completed, you will receive either an offer of a place on the programme or a rejection.
The specific application and selection procedure for each Master's programme is defined in the Study and examination regulations.
For most programmes, the links in the table below assume that you are not a German or Austrian citizen, but that you do have a university degree from a German or Austrian university. If you are German or Austrian, please visit the German language version of this page instead.
For master's programmes at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, the links below assume that you have a degree from a university in one of the countries where direct applications are accepted.
|Application information||Application period (for a winter semester start)||Application period (for a summer semester start)|
|Artificial Intelligence Engineering (M.Sc.)||1 May to 31 May||15 November to 15 December|
|Business Administration (M.Sc.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|Caritas Science and Values-based Management (M.A.)||1 May to 30 September||(no summer intake for this programme)|
|Communication in Digital Societies (M.A.)||1 May to 31 July 2022||(no summer intake for this programme)|
|Computational Mathematics (M.Sc.)||1 May to 31 May||15 November to 15 December|
|Computer Science (M.Sc.)||1 May to 31 May||15 November to 15 December|
|Development Studies (M.A.)||1 May to 31 May||(no summer intake for this programme)|
|Double master's programme in German and Russian Law (LL. M.)||application not possible|
|European Studies (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||(no summer intake for this programme)|
|German Law for foreign graduates (LL.M.)||1 May to 15 July||(no summer intake for this programme)|
|Governance and Public Policy (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|Historical Sciences (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|Information Systems (M.Sc.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|International Cultural and Business Studies (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|International Economics and Business (M.Sc.)||1 May to 30 June||(no summer intake for this programme)|
|Semiotics of Texts and Culture (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
|Teaching and Learning Processes (M.A.)||1 May to 30 June||15 November to 31 January|
The application procedures and application periods for our double degree Master's programmes differ from those of regular Master's programmes. Please check the infosheet/website for your chosen Master's programme for details.