At the transition from the 2nd to the 3rd semester, the Examination Office of the University of Passau identifies the best 5% of the students of the Bachelor's degree programmes "Business Administration and Economics" and "Business Informatics". These students are contacted and invited to apply for the Honors Program. No personal data will be transferred from the Examination Office to the Honors Program in this process.
An application requires the following documents:
- Cover letter (approximately 3000 characters including spaces).
- completed application form (sent by the Examinations Office)
- Consent to data processing (sent by the Examination Office)
- Curriculum vitae in table form
- HisQis extract
The cover letter should clearly state the motivation for participation in the Honors Program and may also contain ideas on how the student would like to contribute in concrete terms.
Students who are not automatically nominated may also submit a speculative application. Applicants should have a grade point average below 2.0 and be in their fourth semester at the most. Entry into the Honors Program is possible at the beginning of each semester. Please send unsolicited applications for the summer semester between 1 and 31 March. Unsolicited applications for the winter semester are possible from 01 October until 10 days after the nominations have been sent out, which is usually in the second half of October. The exact date depends on the faculty-wide deadlines for marking exams from the summer semester and will be announced here in good time during the summer semester.
Students enrolled in the bachelor program "International Cultural and Business Studies" are eligible to apply for the Honors Program if they have reached at least 30 ECTS within the block of economics. Similarily, bachelor students of "Public Governance and Policy" are eliglible to apply for the Honors Program as soon as they succeded in the basic economics module and if they finished at least two additional modules in economics.
Unsolicited applications should include a letter of motivation, CV and HisQis extract. Please send all application documents in a single PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline for unsolicited applications for the winter semester 2022/23: 28 October 2022
Honors students participate in the events offered and, where appropriate, contribute through their own initiative. They demonstrate their committed participation in the program through regular reports: At the end of each semester, students present their participation in a semester report. On the basis of the semester report and a current HisQis statement, the Honors Programm management (possibly supported by the mentors) checks whether the student will remain in the program.
Students who are about to complete their studies submit a final report in which they briefly review their participation in the Honors Program. The final report and academic achievements then form the basis for the issuance of an Honors Certificate, which confirms graduates' participation in the programme.
Students can obtain a provisional certificate, e.g. for application purposes during their studies. The same information as for the final certificate is required for this.