Coming to Passau
If you're planning to come to Passau from abroad, there will be a lot of questions on your mind. Will I find accommodation? What sort of living costs should I budget for? What paperwork will I have to deal with? How can I secure my place of study - or a job offer - at the University of Passau? Don't worry: the University supports you along the way!
Passau: Join the University as a...
What can you study in Passau? What degree programmes, courses and lectures are offered by the University? Which ones are offered in English? Find out in the Study options section of the website.
How do I apply for a course of study? What level of German proficiency do I need? Who helps me to settle in after I arrive in Passau? Which faculties does the University have, and how do you study for a degree in Germany?
Finances and support
How much does it cost to live and study in Passau? How do I finance my studies? Where do I apply for a scholarship?
How do I apply for a visa or residence permit? Where do I look for accommodation in Passau? Do I have to get medical insurance? Knowing your way around Passau.
National code of conduct on foreign students at German universities
This code, adopted by the general meeting of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), aims to safeguard and improve the quality of support given to international students. It lays down common miminum quality standards for the treatment of international students relating to information and marketing, admissions, supervision, support and guidance, as well as follow-up services. International applicants can rest assured they will receive this level of assistance at minimum.
Passau: discover our lovely university city!
Many students and academics fall in love with our beautiful city during their first visit. You'll quickly feel at home, living among the historic streets of the old town, the holiday feeling on the waterfront and the many inviting green spaces.
Student halls, or a flat share? What should you look out for? How do tenancy agreements work in Germany? Which part of Passau suits my taste most?
What else is there to do apart from study? What student societies are there? What is there to see in Passau and are there any interesting destinations for outings?
Information for parents of international students
They're starting a new life, going to university... but did they have to go all the way to another country? It's not just students who find moving abroad daunting: their parents have many questions, too. We try to answer the most common queries on our page for parents.