It is a public research university located in Passau, Lower Bavaria, the University of Passau was founded in 1973 with its roots, the Institute for Catholic Studies date back hundred years ago. It is known for its most modern campus and it is the youngest university in Bavaria.
The University of Passau offers interdisciplinary courses, with many offices in city center and faculties situated in a single campus which is an advantage for internal communication of the students and staff. The campus is beside the left bank of Inn river which is a blissful place to study including their gardens and meadows being a great place to stay in summer.
University of Passau has a wide range of courses to offer. Sports courses are offered from the beginning to the end of semester and free to students and staff. They have numerous facilities including four gymnasium, football pitch and athletic field with race track.
The university is well known for their international orientation and atmosphere with 200 foreign university partnerships worldwide. To name a few of the partner universities, these includes the:
• King’s College and University of Stirling in UK
• Autonomous University of Barcelona and Madrid in Spain
• Lund University in Sweden
• Universidad del Salvador in Argentina
• University of Santiago in Chile
• Kyoto Sangyo University in Japan
• Zhejiang University and Beijing Foreign Studies University in China
• Thammasat University and University Chiang Mai in Thailand
If you are a freshman students in Passau, there is a nice welcoming tradition with their typical Bavarian foods; Leberkase, a Bavarian Pretzels and then a guided tours inside the university, libraries, the city and especially the bars and clubs.
For more information for admission and enrollment requirements, please check out their website or their social media network.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the University of Passau rating is 4.3. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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The university of Passau has one of the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. There are a lot of trees and green areas where you can spend your break between the lectures. Next to the university is a big “field”, especially in summer months it is amazing because everybody has a nice time there. Students are relaxing, having a barbecue or just drinking one of the typical German beers. There is a big offer of interesting and international subjects to study, some are really unique and you just can study in Passau. Because of the internationality, there are plenty opportunities to spend a semester abroad (worldwide). If you want to meet new cultures and people from all over the world, it is very easy because the university of Passau has a lot international students. The curses are very interesting and you learn a lot. Especially the language centre is really famous so that there are offered many languages. To full the Freetime, there a plenty organisations, groups or sports groups you can join, so that is never boring in Passau. On the other hand there are also some problems for example the university is too small for too many students. In some lectures you have to arrive really early to get a seat, otherwise you have to sit on the floor. Following to this, during exam period the libraries are way too full. We are living in year 2019 and the WiFi isn’t working well, in my opinion a big problem that should be solved. Many students can’t find a payable flat or room because there are not enough students houses, that is why some people have to live in Austria. All in all I am really happy to study in Passau because it is a great place for students.View more
A great university! If you are looking for your start into university life, study abroad in an international community or want to change to the university with the most beautiful campus then Passau should be your choice. It is ranked for high quality of education in law, has among others unique program for governance and public policy, international cultural and business studies. Also the center of languages is known for its quality offer in language courses. The amount of student associations and the sport courses offered at the centre for sports for all students as well as city and night life offer more opportunities to organize your freetime and engage in your fields of interest.View more
The University of Passau offers a variety of degree programs. Whether cultural studies, international relations / political science, law, business or media and communication there is actually something for everyone. I study at the University of Passau “International Relations / Political Science”. My subjects are among others, Economics / Law / Politics and History. My professors are especially good at the Faculty of Political Science and deal with very current topics. What I like most about the campus and the variety of lectures, seminars and exercises that I can attend. Unfortunately, it is always a bit difficult with the Wlan in the various libraries, the connection breaks off frequently. But I think the problem is being solved. Nevertheless, I think it’s good at my university that I can choose many things myself and have the opportunity through my study program, varied study.View more
The city is nice. A lot of students, great life. But the university is more and more turning into a company only caring about numbers and statistics but not about the students. If you study law or informatics your are fine. Business is also ok. Social Sciences which is the largest faculty gets less and less resources and we suffer from few poor courses and bad support.View more
Coming from the other side of Germany I wasn’t sure what to expect from suddenly living in Bavaria but it was the best decision I ever made to study in Passau. The city is very beautiful and just perfect for students: not expensive to live there, a variety of student associations and everything very well reachable by foot, bike or public transport (which is free for students). One of the student’s associations, AEGEE-Passau, also organises orientation weeks and more events during the semester for all international students that will make it easy to find friends very fast and also for German students it is a great way to connect. What I love about Passau university is that there are a variety of language classes that are available for everyone who is interested and the high number of partner universities. I can highly recommend studying here!View more
The University of Passau is perfect if you’re a student which is interested in International relations and like to party to Latino beats 🙂 it’s a good research university with an endless amount of partner universities worldwide. Plus there are various student associations like f.e. AEGEE which gives you the possibility to get active in European politics and travel all around Europe and meet awesome people while doing so.View more
Passau really is the best place to study, it’s a cozy little city with a lot of students and student attractions. The university has a very beautiful and compact campus which is extremely helpful if you have lectures one after the other and in different buildings and the professors and all staff are very qualified and super helpful. I recently only finished my first year here but it is as home to me as where I come from thanks to Uni Passau 🙂View more
The university of Passau is a great place to study. It’s has a nice Campus, where you can hang out with friends, the sport and free time activities offer is very big. The lectures are quite interesting and the profs are nice and openminded. The small town Passau is a wonderful location to spend the years while you study.View more