University of Passau

Since opening its doors to the public in 1978, the University of Passau has quickly developed into a first address in German academia, with its four faculties – Law, Business and Economics, Arts and Humanities, and Computer Science and Mathematics – regularly attaining top positions in academic rankings. The University's global research and teaching activities comprise various aspects and interrelationships of state, society, economy as well as the legal and education systems, literatures, languages and cultural areas, media and communication, and finally, computer science and mathematics. Some 11,500 students and doctoral researchers from more than 90 countries enjoy an outstanding student experience on our verdant campus in one of Germany’s loveliest cities. Student satisfaction at Passau is particularly high and our highly qualified graduates typically occupy executive posts in businesses as well as social and academic institutions, often taking them to far-flung locations around the globe.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)




  • 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

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Housing services

he 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.

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.


Our degree programmes are individually accredited by ACQUIN or ASIIN.