We offer German courses to all international students enrolled at the University of Passau. The courses are designed especially to meet the needs of the exchange students from our partner universities (ERASMUS and DAAD programmes).
All international students who wish to enrol in a German-taught degree programme at a German university are required to take the German language proficiency test for admission to university (DSH).
You do not need to take the DSH test if:
- you are here on a student exchange (e.g. ERASMUS or DAAD)
- you are applying for/enrolled in one of the following master's programmes, as they are English-taught or have an English track:
German Courses Passau (GCP) – since 2002, GCP has given international students the opportunity to combine their German studies with their holidays in the beautiful tourist town of Passau. The Language Centre offers German language courses at all levels, from beginner's (ab initio)to advanced level. Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a language certificate from the University of Passau. ECTS credits are awarded for these courses, and teaching is in line with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).