Due to the current developments in the Corona crisis, the German Courses Passau summer courses in 2020 will not take place.
Yes, minimum age is 18 years.
If you have, please enclose your German language certificate (not older than 2 years). This will help us place you in the correct course level.
If you don't have a German language certificate you will be asked to participate in an placement test on the first day of the summer course.
When you register on our web site you can enclose your German language certificate (not older than 2 years). You will then be placed according to you certificate level.
If you don't have a German language certificate, you indicate the level which you think is appropriate for you. You can choose between beginner, intermediate and advanced. To be sure that you have chosen the course that corresponds to your level you will take a placement test on the first course day.
In case you have no knowledge of the German language, please inform us, and you will automatically be placed in the beginner course (A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The curriculum fully complies with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You will receive a certificate on passing the final test. It is up to your institution to award an appropriate number if credits to you.
No, the advanced level prepares you for the exam, but the exam itself is not part of the course. You can sit the DSH exam twice a year at the University of Passau (September/October and March/April) if you are enrolled at the University and already have a good level of German.
No, you can directly book a room in a student hall of residence with your summer course registration. A room costs 300.00 Euro plus a security deposit of 200.00 Euro which you will get back when you leave your room tidy and nothing is broken.
No, we will provide this.
There are kitchens in the student halls. The kitchens are equipped with crockery and cutlery or you can borrow these from GCP.
Yes, they do. In some student halls two students have to share the facilities.
Yes, there are washing machines (not all free of charge) in the residence halls of the University.
Two of the residence halls are right in the City Centre within walking distance to the University while the other two have very good bus connections. The distribution of the rooms takes places on a random basis. There will be no preferential handling.
Yes, of course, though some bus connections only operate until 11.30 p.m.
A single ticket costs 2.00 Euro. It is cheaper if you buy an eight-journey block, which costs 10.00 Euro (= 1.25 Euro for each journey).
On the arrival day GCP offer a bus ticket which is valid for the complete duration of the course. It costs 20.00 Euro.
Yes, it does.
No. It closes at 2 p.m. during the summer.
The refectory is only open for lunchtime, but you can have your breakfast with coffee, tea and a selection of pastries in one of the cafeterias.
Around 50,000. About 12,000 students give the city a nice atmosphere and because of its manageable size, people can easily find their way around in the city and quickly feel comfortable and at home.
Yes. Our leisure activities include sports. In addition, Passau also has a range of sports facilities external to the University and a lovely, modern indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
The University has a number of computer rooms. On the first day of courses you will receive a personal username and a password which will allow you to use these facilities.