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Facts and figures

The University of Passau opened on 9 October 1978 with a total enrolment figure of 463 students in its first semester.


10,450 (as of 1 June 2024),
including 1,664 international students (15.92%) from e.g. Austria (137), India (118), Türkiye (100), Tunisia (93), Iran (85), China PRC (72), Russian Federation (67), Pakistan (55), Hungary (44), France (44), Italy (42), Ukraine (39), Syria (30), Egypt (30), Czechia (29), Albania (28), Spain (27), Argentina (25), Ghana (25), Morocco (25), Azerbaijan (24), Croatia (21), Vietnam (21), Colombia (20), Kosovo (20), Nigeria (19), Afghanistan (18), Bangladesh (17), USA (16), Algeria (14), Poland (14), Romania (14), Bulgaria (13), Mexico (11), Kazakhstan (11), Lebanon (11), and Palestinian Territories (11).

Figures by faculty

Faculty Chaired professors
Non-chaired professors
Assistant professors
Faculty of Law 20 4  
Business, Economics and Information Systems 25   1
Social and Educational Sciences 20 15 1
Humanities and Cultural Studies 18 8  
Computer Science and Mathematics 23 5 4
Totals 106 32 6
Faculty Enrolled students of which in their 1st semester of study
Faculty of Law 2,045 107
Business, Economics and Information Systems 1,280 48
Social and Educational Sciences 3,435 113
Humanities and Cultural Studies 2,353 182
Computer Science and Mathematics 1,078 168
Enrolled doctoral students 259 26
Totals 10,450 644

The student figures show the total number of students enrolled in programmes offered by the respective faculties. Due to the modular nature of the bachelor’s and master’s programmes as well as the long-cycle teacher education programmes, the degree programmes may include modules administered by other faculties.

Staff structure, international partnerships, organisational units

Staff structure

  Staff in primary occupation Academic staff Professional support staff
Numbers Headcount FTE Headcount FTE Headcount FTE
Totals 1,317 1,048.73 781 618.70 536 460.03
Male 594 509.42 428 355.15 166 154.79
Female 723 539.32 353 265.55 370 275.76

(Figures as at 1 February 2024)

Partnerships with 278 universities abroad (as at 1 November 2023)

Central facilities and services, institutes and research centres

Support for early career researchers

Doctoral students

Faculty Numbers
Faculty of Law 136
Business, Economics and Information Systems 106
Department of Catholic Theology 25
Social and Educational Sciences 147
Humanities and Cultural Studies 118
Computer Science and Mathematics 85
Totals 517

(Figures as at 1 December 2023)

Study options - Degree programmes of the faculties

  • Language courses for students at all faculties in Chinese, Czech, English, French, German as a Foreign Language, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese
  • Subject-specific language programmes for students of business & economics; cultural studies & international relations; law; and computer science & mathematics
  • A wide range of transferable skills courses are offered to all students
  • Numerous exchange programmes with our international partner universities
  • International double degree programmes for students enrolled in the Law undergraduate programme; M.Sc. Business Administration; M.Sc. Information Systems; M.A. European Studies; M.A. Governance and Public Policy; B.A. and M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies; B.A. Language and Text Sciences; and M.Sc. Computer Science

Student Services Association (Studentenwerk)

Student halls of residence with 611 rooms.
Refectory with a seating capacity of 560.
Proportion of students receiving BAföG student loans: 13.85% (in winter semester 2022–23)

Website of the Student Services Association (Studierendenwerk)


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Phone: +49(0)851/509-5020

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