The Academic Advice Service is there to answer all your questions about studying at Passau. Their team of advisers provide information on our degree programmes and subjects offered by the University of Passau, about how your studies will be organised, what qualifications you need in order to take up study and how to apply and enrol for a degree programme. While you study at the University of Passau, the Academic Advice Service is always there to answer any questions you may have and difficulties that might arise.
We will offer advice to all who wish to study at the University of Passau. However, basic knowledge of German or English is required for the guidance interviews.
Our students are keen to help. They will answer your questions and point you to the correct University contacts if you need to discuss specific topics. You can even attend some lectures to see whether studying here would suit you. Please contact us for details.
In 2016 the Refugee Programme was designed within the DAAD's programmes INTEGRA and WELCOME as a language course for refugees who aimed to study at our University. Meanwhile 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 Language Centre and the International Office of the University of Passau offer prospective students the opportunity to take an intensive German language course with either the Academic German Semester (AGS), for those who already speak German at a B1 level, and the Academic German Year (AGY) for those who don´t have any previous knowledge. The aim is to acquire the German language skills required for studying at the University of Passau. Both programmes will finish with a German language test for the admission to University. Outside of the courses, you will be supervised by tutors who will help you with questions and problems.
The Protestant Students' Community (ESG) offers free beginner's German courses on a daily basis. These are taught by student volunteers, who do not receive remuneration for their services. One-on-one courses may be available on request for reading and writing instruction, exam preparation or a more advanced level of German.
You do not need any particular qualifications to use this service, which is offered free of charge.