Law programmes in Bavaria - a comparison
The University of Passau has collated and analysed available data to generate the comparison on this page. Data is sourced from official statistics for the first state law exams, generated by the State Law Examinations Office (Landesjustizprüfungsamt) in the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice (Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Justiz).
High proportion of Passau students passing exams with merit
Prädikatsquote is akin to the proportion of students passing exams with merit. The figure is defined as the number of students who passed the exams successfully with the grades "very good", "good", "entirely satisfactory" and "satisfactory", but excluding students who obtained the lowest pass grade of "sufficient", divided by the total number of students who took the exam.
With the exception of the state examination 2020/II, thePrädikatsquote of Passau students - the proportion of students passing exams with merit - was always above the state-wide rate.
Low proportion of Passau students failing the exams
The Misserfolgsquote - the proportion of students failing - is the number of students who failed the exam divided by the total number of students taking the exam.
With the exception of the 2019/I state examination, the Misserfolgsquote of Passau students was consistently lower than the state-wide rate.
Validity of the comparison
The state-wide figures for Bavaria are the figures for all locations where the Bavarian state exam is taken (Augsburg, Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nürnberg, München, Passau, Regensburg, Würzburg), including the University of Passau. As all law students in Bavaria are taking the same, centrally set exams, rather than locally set ones, the figures across different universities can be used for like-for-like comparisons.