Faculty of Arts and Humanities


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As a student enrolled at our faculty, you will receive an excellent and multifaceted academic education. Our range of degree programmes includes accredited undergraduate and Master's programmes, as well as international double degree programmes. All degree programmes provide a strong foundation for a successful start to your career in the public or private sector – or in academia!

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Passau offers or arranges a number of suitable funding programmes intended to help you finance your degree programme or a stay abroad.

For details on the requirements of §48 of BAföG (the law governing student financial support), contact the BAföG advisors of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.


There is no degree programme that does not involve sitting examinations at some point. This makes it all the more important that students acquaint themselves with the administrative system (Board of Examiners) and how examinations are set and organised.

Work placements

Most degree programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities require that students complete at least one internship in Germany or abroad. For details on the requirements of the individual Bachelor's and Master's programmes, contact the Careers Service. Furthermore, the Faculty has Internship Officers, whose responsibility is to assess your completed work placement.

Students enrolled in a teacher education programme ('Lehramt') should contact the Teacher Education Centre (ZLF) for work placements and practice teaching.

Studying abroad

Planning and organising a study or work period abroad can be daunting task. We are keen to give you our best support and recommend that you attend one of the initial guidance sessions offered by the International Office.

To ensure that your assessments completed abroad count towards your degree in Passau, you should conclude an individual learning agreement before you go abroad.

Academic Advice Service

The University's Academic Advice Service and the programme advisers of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are your first port of call for any questions or problems you may have concerning your studies, choice of subjects, and so on.

Special programme co-ordinators are on hand to advise students enrolled in the degree programmes with larger class sizes.