German language courses at Passau University

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Welcome to the academic year to Germany!

Study while others spend vacation!

The new program in Germany is the Academic year one more component of the international and multicultural orientation of Passau university. The program is designed for foreign students insufficiently owning or ignorant German, but planning to begin a course on receiving degree at Passau University or in other German higher education institution.

The program consists of three modules:

Module 1: Courses A1 and A2 (beginner level) with 378 training sessions

Module 2: Courses B1 and B2 (intermediate level) with 386 training sessions

Module 3: Course C1 (advanced level) and a preparatory course for the exam DSH (German language exam for admission to higher education) with 222 training sessions

(Classes last for 45 minutes)

Schedule program modules Academic Year in Germany:

Module 1: October-February

Module 2: February-June

Module 3: June-September

Winter holidays: 2 weeks in December

Summer Vacation: 4 weeks in August

Students on courses will be intensively German 5 days a week. They will be taught by experienced lecturers. Additional activities will be carried out by teachers, which will also help students to solve the problem.

Check In

We are now accepting applications for participation. You need to send your request in writing. Application Deadline - June 2015.

Certificates and points to European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

Each module ends with an exam. Certificates will be awarded for each module successfully completed. Receive a certificate and passing exam DSH (German language exam for admission to higher education). This certificate confirms that you meet the language requirements for admission to the course in the German university.

You also get points for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System for passing the course of German. All courses will be taught in accordance with the Common European Framework for foreign language proficiency.

cost of the program

The program costs € 3490 for the entire year. Paid in two stages. For more information about payment, please check out the website


At your request, we will help you find accommodation in a student dormitory. The cost of a single room with bath / shower room and a shared kitchen about 250 € per month.

Also we supply card, which allows students to buy inexpensive food (about 5 €) at the university canteen and cafeteria.

additional activities

In addition to German language courses students will be offered additional activities, including a tour of the city of Passau, a cruise on the Danube River, hike to an organ concert at the world-famous cathedral of Passau, movie theaters, sporting events, trips to local businesses and much more.

Contact Information

University of Passau

language Centre

Academic Year Program in Germany

94030 Passau


St. Innshtrase 40, room 555

Phone: (0049) 851 509 1708

Fax: (0049) 851 509 1709

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Master of Arts in the study of Southeast Asia


In addition to the transfer of comprehensive and specialized knowledge of Southeast Asia, Master of Arts in the study of Southeast Asia to provide students with the methodology and the practical skills needed for self-solve complex scientific subjects of study.

Regional focus on South-Eastern Europe will give the program directly related to one of the major growth areas in the world. All courses of this program are taught in English.

In addition, the Language Centre of the University of Passau offers courses in Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Chinese, which will give students the opportunity to learn or improve their skills in one or several Asian languages.

Discipline Study of Southeast Asia

The award of the degree of Master of Arts (MA)

Duration 4 semester

Start of winter semester

Language of instruction English

program Description

• The program, designed for a degree includes courses in cultural studies and sociology, covering the mainland and the island countries of Southeast Asia.

• Basic modules: Theory and Methods of study of modern Southeast Asia; development strategy and economic change; gender, religion and culture; conflicts, natural disasters and processes of nation building; urbanism.

• The program is taught entirely in English.

growth prospects

Master's program prepares students in all specialties in which difficult issues should be investigated independently and analytically, and where necessary in-depth knowledge of regional specificity and practical experience related to Southeast Asia.

Graduates find employment in private business sectors, public service and political organizations, research and assessment departments at institutions of education, information companies, cultural institutions and associations.

Deep knowledge of the graduates in the language and culture of Southeast Asia to attract multinational companies or aid organizations, as well as the tourism sector.

Candidates who successfully complete the master program, can enroll in doctoral programs and thereby lay the foundation for academic growth.

course content

This course covers 3 groups of modules:

A) Theory and Methods

B) Focus module

C) Research Module

A) Module Theory and Methods Students will be taught the theory of modern empirical research and research methods related to the study of Southeast Asia.

B) In the module will focus ustanvoleny own priorities in terms of historical and cultural area, work area and subject. Students select at least 2 of the following modules examination 4 focus modules:

• Strategy development and economic change;

• Gender, religion and culture;

• Conflicts, natural disasters, the processes of nation building;

• Urbanism.

C) In the research module, you conduct independent research abroad.

The program includes a master's thesis, which is written in English on a topic chosen from the focus module (group B).

Admission requirements and how to proceed

Academic requirements:

Under this program, it is assumed that you should have a first degree in sociology or cultural studies or economics, awarded after a course of full-time study for 3 years, with a mark of 2.5 or higher grade.

Language requirements:

If English is not your native language or the language of instruction in the first degree, you need to prove your English proficiency comply language TOEFL test with a score of at least 240 (on a computer), 580 (in writing) or 94 (for the Internet-based).

Since these courses are taught entirely in English, the requirements of the German language is not and you do not need to make the application a certificate DSH (German language exam for admission to higher education).

How to enter:

Please visit the website for information on how to apply:

Your application must contain a summary (CV), an essay on a topic related to Southeast Asia, up to 5 pages in English, also 3-5 pages of synopsis in English, in which you state the brief about your motivation or training on this course and your skills (check your knowledge of the languages of Southeast Asia).

Information and contacts

Web Page:

Department of research Southeast Asia

St. Innshtrase 43, 94032 Passau, Germany

Phone: +49 851 509 ext. 2741 or 2941

The International Office

Contacts for international students

St. Innshtrase 41, 94032 Passau, Germany

Phone: +49 851 509 ext. 1160 1161 1162 1163 liyuo

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language Centre

Large selection of foreign language courses and German language

Academic Assistance Service

Help you choose the perfect course's degree

St. Innshrase 41, 94032 Passau, Germany

Phone: +49 851 509 ext. 1150, 1151, 1152 or 1153

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Office student registration

Information about applying for a place on the course

career office

Can you organize educational practice and start your career

Center key skills

Rates of 'soft skills' for students

German courses in Passau

German language courses for international students


Master's Program. Investigation of Russia and Eastern and Central Europe

Interdisciplinary Master's curriculum "Research in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe" connects history, literature and culture in the countries and cultures of Eastern Europe. Upon successful completion you will receive an academic degree "Master of Arts (MA)."

The average training period is 2 years or four semesters. At this time, the number of credits for the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is 120 (30 credits per semester). Master's thesis is 30 credits in European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

The curriculum of the Faculty of Philosophy is focused on the research work and consists of 3 modules.

A: Theory and Methods

Q: The main module

C: Module of research

A: The basic module

includes orientation in the theories and methods of modern eastern and central-eastern European research project that promotes interdisciplinary research method of Slavonic and East European History and trains them to use in a specific research project.

Q: The main module offers the following topics:

• National, ethnic, cultural and religious identity in Eastern and Central Europe;

• Regions and borders in Eastern Europe;

• Literature and discourse in Eastern Europe;

• Internal and external conflicts in Eastern and Central Europe.

C: Module of research

contains independently carry out a research project, followed by a presentation and documentation.

Acquaint deeper with information about the regional specificity for Eastern and Central-Eastern Europe, methodological, theoretical and practical skills. Know Russian, Czech and Polish may be asked to earn a language course within the language center.

The goal - to give undergraduates an opportunity to analytically and scientifically handle the full wording of the question. At the same time graduates and graduates of this training program are successful and competent not only in science and research work to pass the examination as "excellent", but also demanded experts in economics, policy and management.

Why in Passau?

University of Passau to take care of numerous collaborations with Eastern European universities, as well as the Eastern European-oriented enterprises for commercial purposes. These contacts, and based on this permanent events (conferences, seminars, lectures, presentations) can be used by undergraduates. More than 1/3 of all students at the University of Passau spend part of their studies abroad - the absolute maximum in German universities. Campus provides a modern environment for work and leisure. Technical infrastructure in new condition. In university, you will find a variety of free leisure facilities. Huge selection of sports facilities and activities.

Finally Passau, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, will offer many beer gardens, favorite places students. In Italian, Mediterranean appearance of the city is dominated by student life. In the summer of rivers and seas beckon to bathe. Bike lanes are good for trips out of town. Winter provides an excellent opportunity to go skiing in the Bavarian Forest, Austria or the Czech Republic.

Terms of admission

Terms of admission - completion of at least qualified three years of study at the university in their home country or abroad. held


Education can only start in the winter semester. The deadline for receipt of applications - July 15 each year. What documents must be attached to the application you can find on the site: and downloaded via the Internet.

Contact Information

consultation deanery

Professor, etc. Dr. Dirk Uffelmann (Slavic Literature and Culture)

Innshtrase 25, PHIL 468, D-94032 Passau

Phone: +49 (0) 851 / 509-2950, fax: +49 (0) 851 / 509-2952

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Vyunsh (Modern and Contemporary History of Eastern

Europe and its culture)

Innshtrase 25, PHIL 174, D-94032 Passau

Phone: +49 (0) 851 / 509-2870, fax: +49 (0) 851 / 509-2872

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Central Division advice on study

Innshtrase 41, D-94032 Passau

Phone: +49 (0) 851 / 509-1150, -1151, -1152, -1153

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training Division

Innshtrase 41, D-94032 Passau

Phone: +49 (0) 851 / 509-1131, -1132, -1133, -1137

Information for enrollment:

Academic foreign department

Innshtrase 43, D-94032 Passau

Phone: +49 (0) 851 / 509-1160, -1161, -1162, -1163, -1165

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department of practice

Innshtrase 41, D-94032 Passau

Phone: +49 (0) 851 / 509-1013

Message to the secretariat: +49 (0) 851 / 509-1012

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The possibility of funding students at the University of Passau

How much is a study in Passau and how can I pay?

Of course, education is worth the money. German Society for mutual aid students determine the average monthly cost of living for students in Passau equal to about 640 €, this adds another semester fees. Despite the fact that this amount is approximately € 100 less than the average value, there is real demand for payment is only just the basic necessities of life and learning. Therefore, the University of Passau want to inform you about the training fees and payment options to specify other studies.

Educational contributions and mutual aid society of students


As student enrollment you pay the training fee of 485 € and the contribution to society of mutual aid students in the amount of 42 €.

Using contributions

Training fees will be used to improve the learning environment, such as reducing high rates, extension of working hours in the library or offer additional training at the center for key specialties. A detailed plan of distribution through the site you will find:

  Exemption from contributions

Not all students are required to pay training fees. You can get rid of mandatory contributions through statutory provisions, if we imagine others. For details, learn

The average monthly cost of studying in Passau (in euros)



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