Our projects aim to support refugees and international students overcoming their challenges. We connect students, discuss cultural differences and provide the essentials for successful studies. Furthermore we offer workshops and advice on career orientation.
Since 2016 we are developing the services withing the Refugee Programme funded by the DAAD's programmes INTEGRA and WELCOME. Currently, the programme focusses on degree success, integration on campus and preparations for a successful career in Germany and is open to all international students.
The preparatory allows you, if you fled Ukraine because of the war, to get ready by:
- achieving necessary language levels.
- getting insights into the study options.
- make friends with other students.
The application period for participation in the Refugee Programme in the summer semester 2022 for the last remaining slots ends on .
In case you are interested in the programme, but the deadline has passed, please send an e-mail to email@example.com so we can inform you about future courses.
More about the requirements and documents for the application.
The Study Partner Programme connects intercultural learning groups from the same or similar subject areas. The study partners - native German speakers and international students - prepare for lectures and seminars, practice for upcoming exams and exchange ideas about suitable learning strategies.
By participating in the learning partner programme, you broaden your intercultural horizons and deepen your knowledge. For a successful start, you will receive an intercultural training from us; participate actively for one semester and a certificate for voluntary commitment. In selected study programmes you can gain ECTS.
Study Partner Programme
The Essay Doctor offers support and assistance around the topic of "writing academic papers". The programme is aimed at international students from all degree programmes and faculties. It is an additional peer-to-peer service complementing courses on academic writing organised by the Centre for Careers and Competencies.
Besides useful informational documents on topics like literature research, citation and basics for the term paper, which can be found in the Essay Doctor Stud.IP group, we offer appointments to discuss individual concerns (select time slots within the group).
For refugees from the Ukraine, we offer a beginners' course (12 lessons a week) in June and July 2022. In addition you can visit selected lectures to find out about your study options and join us for workshops on studying and living in Germany. Registration is possible before May 17. Flyer
The Language Centre offers additional courses like phonetics or writing skills at different levels during the lecture period (4 lessons a week). These courses are sponsored by the DAAD for students from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Turkey and are open to all international students.
Find the courses in the semester programme.
German as a foreign language - Refugee Programme
Intercultural Gathering – IKB
The Intercultural Gathering (Interkultureller Begegnungsraum in German, short “IKB”), organised by the International Support Services and the Chair of Intercultural Communication, connects cultures.
Every fortnight, students of the University of Passau meet to gain insights into other countries and cultures and meet interesting new people. In a relaxed environment, students talk about traditions in different regions of the world or simply have fun together. During our meetings, you can learn something new about other cultures, but also about your own country.
If you would like to participate in IKB, please feel free to contact us via our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org (subject "IKB"). We will then inform you about dates, formats (online/offline) and language requirements.
- 21.04.2022, 8pm (Country quiz:online)
- 02.05.2022, 7:15 pm (Kick-Off: on site)
How do I successfully apply for a job in Germany? What does a specific career look like? How can I prepare for the job marketing in Germany during my studies?
Career orientation is an important part of your studies. In cooperation with the Centre for Careers and Competencies, we offer an extensive programme of events. Refugees and international degree-seeking students can take part in the "iStudi Pass" and understand the regional job market better. In six modules, you strengthen your skills on topics such as job applications, intercultural communication and language. We recommend completing the programme within two semesters, which corresponds to an average commitment of 15-30 minutes per semester week.
After completing the programme, you will receive a certificate of participation. You can attach this to your application documents, for example. Participation in the iStudi Pass is voluntary and open to international students of all faculties.
By doing voluntary work, international and German students in the "All you can do" programme gain practical experience, strengthen their so-called soft skills for their later professional life and have fun.
The commitment lasts one semester and happens in small intercultural teams. At the beginning of each semester, we present the project in a kick-off event and form the teams. At the end of the semester, students receive a certificate for their commitment. Participation can be recognised as a compulsory internship in some Master's programmes at the Faculty of Humanities and for Module F in the iStudi Pass programme.
You can find more information in our blog articles .
Interested students are welcome to join our Stud.IP group, where we post up-to-date information about our programme: 69727 All you can do