As an international student who is enrolled in one of the University's degree programmes, you have access to the German language courses offered by the Language Centre — for free. Although these are open to all enrolled international students, they are more closely adapted to the needs of our exchange students from partner universities (ERASMUS and DAAD programmes).
The German courses for enrolled international students are offered at four levels of language ability. You may also take the subject-specific courses German for Law and German for Business and Economics. Before you start on a course, you will take a placement test to determine your existing language skills.
The teaching duration of each course is one semester, with two to eight contact hours per week, depending on the course.
Even before you start attending courses at Passau you can take a special intensive language course with area studies to get up to speed.
The Language Centre offers this intensive language course for new international students in September and October as part of the Orientation Weeks for international students.