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.
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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.
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!
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.
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 🙂
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.
Passau is the ideal student town, located in an area deeply rooted in Bavarian traditions and yet with many international aspects.
Most of the undergraduate study programmes in Arts & Humanities allow you to choose from a variety of courses and like that build your own focus areas. Most programmes are very interdisciplinary, so make sure to choose a direction to dive into the deeper aspects of the different subjects, especially if you seek a Master’s degree later on. University also offers you many extra curriculum courses, such as language or soft skill courses. It is also relatively easy to integrate your studies abroad or a longer internship in your study plan. The libraries are well equipped and the buildings get continuously renovated. Though there is much room for improvement, there are by far not enough professors/lecturers for the number of students (at least in social sciences), the teaching methods which they use are not that innovative and administration is often not very service oriented.
However, with all these freedoms in your study programme you can seize your chance and get involved in the very active student culture at the campus. As Passau hosts many international students and offers many culture studies and political sciences programmes, there are plenty of engaged student associations, such as AEGEE-Passau. My personal experience with AEGEE is for sure the icing on my study cake, made me explore Europe, making friends and taught me many very useful soft skills for my future job that university did not provide me with. I can highly recommend joining one of the many associations!
Passau is a place to feel at home immediately, you will not want to leave – promised!