Students at the University of Passau benefit not only from a good staff-student ratio and excellent facilities but also from the special additional qualifications offered outside their degree programme.
The Language Centre offers courses for students of all faculties in currently 14 languages. The subject-specific language programmes (FFA) developed at the University of Passau are offered in the fields of law, economics, cultural studies/international relations and computer science/mathematics. These programmes and courses are designed to be completed as an additional qualification alongside students' degree studies. This gives students a competitive edge on the international labour market, as language skills are an important criterion for positions in supranational organisations, multinational companies and in the diplomatic service.
The Faculty of Law offers its students the opportunity to round off their legal knowledge with further courses that enhance their qualification profile. In addition to the above-mentioned subject-specific foreign language tuition, students can choose from a number of options:
At the University of Passau, students can study for various certificates providing non-teaching-related qualifications. The focus of these is specifically for non-school occupations. The following certificates are offered:
Students enrolled in the B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics programme can study for the Certificate of Intercultural Competence, also known as 'kleiner Kuwi' in Passau.
The Centre for Careers and Competencies (ZKK) offers enrolled students a wide range of courses in the areas of personal development and career planning: for instance, you can use the Competency Navigator to find out where your personal strengths lie; attend competency seminars and computer courses, get advice on internships and job hunting, or participate in various events designed to put you in touch with potential employers.
The Centre for Careers and Competences allows you to:
- get a clearer picture of your strenghts using the Competency Navigator
- find internship and entry-level opportunities in Germany and abroad
- develop your key competencies and computer literacy
- get personal advice, e.g. to improve your job applications
- plan your career entry and find out your career goals
- apply for a scholarship to finance an internship abroad
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers the Certificate in Digital Humanities to all students, irrespective of faculty affiliation.
The School of Business, Economics and Information Systems offers students of all faculties who are interested in starting a business in the digital environment various English-taught certificate programmes:
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers the Certificate of Philosophy to students of all faculties. This qualification is proof of essential competencies in the field of philosophy.