The stay abroad is now over. You will return home with many experiences, beautiful pictures and plenty of ECTS. In order for your university credits from abroad to be recognised in Passau as well, you will have to complete and hand in some documents.
After successfully completing your studies abroad, you must submit the following documents to the International Office:
- Copy of the transcript of Records from the foreign host university to certify the assessments and coursework completed abroad.
- Report form for studying abroad (Word) – To be submitted to the International Office only after return from the stay abroad with the original signature (2x in printed form and in digital format (pdf)).
Please note: the persons responsible for the recognition of benefits may be on holiday during the semester break. Early planning is therefore requested.
- Become a mentor (buddy) and help exchange students find their way around Passau. Information about the University’s Buddy Programme.
- If necessary, create and send a final report to scholarship providers
Whether you were regularly enrolled at the University of Passau during your stay abroad or applied for a foreign study semester does not affect the possibility of having your academic achievements abroad recognised at the University of Passau.
Information on leave of absence can be found on the website of the Student Registration Office.
The contact person for recognition is the programme coordination office.
After submitting proof of your studies abroad, they will issue you a certificate which you must then submit to the Examinations Office.
A note from the Chair of Slavic Literature and Culture (Prof. Uffelmann)
For recognition of stays abroad, please send an application to:
In order to benefit as much as possible from your stay abroad, you should think in advance about what you would like to have recognised later. Below you will find information on possible recognition with regard to your studies abroad.
an original transcript of records (with stamp/signature) at the end of your stay, otherwise you may have problems crediting your achievements at the University of Passau.
Bachelor students may have difficulties in converting their grades. Therefore, please make sure that you ask the respective subject coordinator which documents have to be submitted for a grade conversion. General rules:
For the recognition of academic achievements, you must first submit the Individual Learning Agreements, the Transcript of Records and the corresponding form of the Examinations Office for the Recognition of Academic Achievements (valid for all Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities) to the Programme Coordinator of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. They convert the grades obtained abroad into the Passau system.
Subsequently, you submit all documents to the corresponding module coordinators, who will then check the above-mentioned form. You then submit the latter together with the transcript of records to the Examinations Office in order to have the services entered in HISQIS.
Mr Killer from the Language Centre is exclusively responsible for language courses.
Pursuant to § 37 subsection 2 (2a) of the German Legal Training and Examination Regulations (JAPO) up to two semesters will not be credited (the deadline for the 'practice examination' can be extended), if foreign or international law is studied at a university abroad in a law programme, proof of achievement is provided for each semester and at least 8 teaching hours per week are taken at a law faculty (alternatively: 12 ECTS can be provided). Please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Adviser!
With proper application, foreign credits will be credited if the student has completed a similar or related course of study as outlined in the university’s regulations and if the equivalence of the course of study and the examination can be proven. If an individual learning agreement is concluded, equivalence is deemed to have been proven.
Starting with the summer semester 2017, grades will be converted centrally at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The Learning Agreement can be submitted to the Examinations Office after the Dean’s Office has confirmed the conversion of grades. Details on the conversion of grades can be found on the homepage of the Faculty of Economic Sciences.
All information is subject to correction! Depending on the programme, binding information can be obtained from the programme adviser, the responsible lecturer, the examinations office or the Dean’s Office.