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University of Passau

Owing to its excellent research, an outstanding study environment and a tight-knit international network of partners, the University of Passau is a highly visible and highly respected academic and research institution in the heart of Europe. 

Short Courses




  • Institute of Applied Ethics in Business, Professional Training and in Continuing Education (ethik WAW)
  • Institute of Information Systems and Software Engineering (IFIS)
  • Institute for International and Comparative Law
  • Institute of IT Security and Security Law (ISL)
  • Institute of Eastern Bavaria Area Studies (IKON)

University Ranking

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Student services

The best way to start your stay in Passau is with the International Students' Orientation Weeks starting a few weeks before the beginning of the semester. During this time, you will get an introduction into your study programme and get to know each other and the University by participating in an exciting programme of trips and other social events.

Housing services

The International Office has set up an accommodation service for international students. We have a number of rooms available in our halls of residence, as well as several private flats which are available for rent to exchange students. Some are within walking distance to the university, others are more conveniently reached by bike, bus or car, but always in less than thirty minutes.

Library services

The Library's Lounge Rules have been partially abolished for the entire library: telephone calls are allowed and the food and drinks offered in the vending machines may be consumed on the spot. It is not permitted to bring food and drinks to the Library Lounge or the Library Lounge.

Medical services

As an international student coming to Passau, you need to have health insurance both for your matriculation at the University of Passau and when registering for a residence permit with the Ausländerbehörde (the foreigners registration office) of the City of Passau.

Student Life

Campus life

The University’s modern campus is located in the south-eastern part of Bavaria – Germany’s high-technology state – in verdant surroundings, a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau.

Student clubs

The ERASMUS student society AEGEE will also organise many events, some as part of the Orientation Weeks, others as separate events


Our degree programmes are individually accredited by ACQUIN or ASIIN.

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