There will be a German language placement test, which is compulsory for everyone, at 9am on Wednesday, 14 October. You will receive further information on the procedure by e-mail. Your course allocation will be published the next day.
Even before you start attending courses at Passau you can take a special intensive language course with area studies to get up to speed. The course is delivered online this year, through Zoom, at the following times:
You will receive detailed information on the German language courses as part of the German language placement test. Should you have missed the placement test, please contact the Language Centre to receive instructions.
The placement test will determine which level of the course you should attend. You can find the courses in Stud.IP using the course numbers. Please register for one of the courses.
|Level||Stud.IP Course number|
|A1||98000A and 98000B|
|B1||98020A and 98020B|
|C1||98040A and 98040B|
As an international student who is enrolled in one of the University's degree programmes, you have access to the German language courses offered by the Language Centre for free. The German courses for enrolled international students are offered at four levels of language ability. You may also take the subject-specific courses German for Law and German for Business and Economics. Before you start on a course, you will take a placement test to determine your existing language skills. You can also download a decision tree document to help you figure out the level of study likely to be right for you.
Find out more about German courses for enrolled international students on the Language Centre's web pages.
The information presented on this page represents the program of language courses and placement tests and serves as an example of the program offered during the international orientation weeks at the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21.