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  • Locations: Passau, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:


Interested students must first contact Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs in Moritz College of Law.


This exchange program aims to promote and expand international understanding, development, and friendship, as well as to stimulate and support educational, professional and intercultural activities.  The program is sponsored by Moritz College of Law and is available only to degree-seeking students in that College. 


Since opening its doors to the public in 1978, the University of Passau has quickly developed into a first address in German academia. The University regularly attains top positions in academic rankings, e.g. in Law, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Communication Studies, Political Science and Cultural Studies.

Some 12,000 students and doctoral researchers from more than 90 countries are enrolled at the University of Passau. In addition to studying in small learning groups, students benefit from the manageable size of the University campus, resulting in short distances and an excellent student experience. Our Centre for Key Competencies gives staff and students the opportunity to develop those all-important transferable skills, such as leadership and communication, which are in great demand by employers. Representative surveys regularly attest to the high level of student satisfaction at the University.

The University’s modern campus is located in the south-eastern part of Bavaria – Germany’s high-technology state – in verdant surroundings, a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, Passau has a very low crime rate and offers an excellent standard of living in a politically stable and economically robust environment, while being close to the major metropolitan centres of Prague, Munich and Vienna.


For all students the Student Services Association Bavaria & Upper Palatinate ('Studentenwerk') is the main contact point concerning accommodation. It runs the four University halls of residence in Passau. Rooms there cost €220 to €345 per month and are fully furnished, with kitchen and bathroom facilities. Wi-Fi Internet access is also included. Bed sheets and duvets are provided in all University halls of residence except Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Strasse and Schönleitnerweg.

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.


Interested students must first contact Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs in Moritz College of Law.

Courses and Credit

Admitted participants will be registered in the temporary study abroad placeholder course. Specific information about this registration will be communicated, post-nomination, by the college’s registrar.

Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.




Interested students must first contact Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs in Moritz College of Law.

Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be degree-seeking students in the Moritz College of Law who have been selected by faculty committee and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Interested students must first submit a supplemental application to Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs. Please visit the Moritz Education Abroad website for details.  Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. 



Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to


Interested students must first contact Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs in Moritz College of Law.

Program Costs

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.


  Interested students must first contact Laura Fernandez, Assistant Dean, International and Graduate Programs in Moritz College of Law.

Information Sessions

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
10/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020
04/01/2020 09/20/2020 12/18/2020

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.