The University of Passau, which first opened its doors in 1978, is a public university located in the German region of Lower Bavaria.
Some 13,000 students hailing from more than 100 countries and about 1,100 university staff go about their studies, research, teaching and support functions on the award-winning urban campus, which is located just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau.
The University of Passau consists of four faculties – Law; Business, Economics and Information Systems; Arts and Humanities; and Computer Science and Mathematics. All faculties award undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees through a total of 40 degree programmes. Of these, five master’s programmes can be studied entirely in English: MSc Computational Mathematics, MSc Computer Science, MA Development Studies, MSc Mobile and Embedded Systems, and MA Russian and East Central European Studies.
The University of Passau takes a strongly interdisciplinary approach to its research and teaching, which focus on the three themes of “Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures”, “Europe and Global Transformation” and “Migration, Sustainable Development and Just Order”.
Passau has always been a highly international university: it was one of the first German universities to offer subject-specific language programmes, which are open to students of all disciplines and are studied alongside their respective degree programme. The university’s language centre offers programmes and courses in 14 Asian, European and Slavic languages from beginner’s to advanced level. This language tuition is particularly useful to those students who wish to spend a semester or two studying at one of its 235 partner universities throughout the world or those planning to complete one of 18 double degree programmes offered in partnership with universities abroad, which allow students to gain two degrees from two separate universities in one go.