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University of Passau

The University of Passau is a recognised scientific and research institution in the heart of Europe. It is one of the top 20 percent of top universities worldwide. Representative surveys, such as the Study Quality Monitor, regularly attest to a high level of student satisfaction at the university. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, combined with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions make Passau a city with a high quality of life.

In case of questions please write to double.degree@uni-corvinus.hu!

Conditions for participation

The program is open to first-year students of the master’s programs in the business and management field (eg. Management and Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Accounting).

  • At least 10 completed ECTS credits from German-language subjects obtained by the student in the BCE BA or MA in Business Administration (these are typically subjects offered by DSG). An average of at least 10 credits in total cannot be worse than 2.3 (according to the German grading system).

  • If the student has a full-time DSG Zeugnis, then the average thereof cannot be worse than 2.3 (according to the German grading system).

  • German type C intermediate language exam

  • Curriculum vitae in German, in the Europass format

  • Cover letter in German, 1 page

  • The average of the student’s BA degree cannot be worse than 3.5 (according to the Hungarian classification system).

  • Oral interview in German, based on professional motivation.

  • Applications will be assessed on the basis of DSG’s own evaluation system, in which the existence and results of the full-time DSG Zeugnis will be a priority. The spirit of the evaluation system is in line with the Erasmus application scoring method. Participating in the work of the DSG, such as active work as a demonstrator, is an advantage.

Program features

How many students can participate per year? 20

Which semester is spent at the partner? full academic year (autumn + spring)

  • students starting in September in the 2nd year (3-4 semesters)
  • cross-semester students in 2nd-3rd semester

Number of credits to be completed at the partner: 60 ECTS

Thesis: in German or English according to the rules of Corvinus

Thesis defense and final exam: final exam in German, complex exam according to the language of Corvinus training in English or Hungarian

Title of second degree: Business Administration

Scholarship opportunity: Erasmus +, DAAD

Students’ testimonials

My experience in Passau was quite unique. I fell in love with this amazing town for the first time. It has a very special atmosphere, with a lot of tiny, lovely bars, cafes and restaurants. The university campus is also beautiful: it is located along the Inn, so you can feel the nature always really close to you, even is you are sitting on a lecture with 200 other students. The university life is vivid, there are always programs and interesting workshops, lectures to participate in. The orientation weeks offer colourful events and create occasions to meet and get to know students from all over the world. For me this international environment is the most amazing experience, and I am very glad, that I could be the part of it. Once it is going to be over, I am sure, I will be missing it forever 🙂

German language, German culture, and Germany played a key role in my motivations. When I saw the double degree program I was sure that I would like to take part in this opportunity. After my decision, I had to wait 1 year until the program is started because it starts only in September, but it is worth it. During my master’s, I think this program helped me the most to improve myself and learn from another perspective. Thanks to the team works I learned how can I work the most efficiently with other nationalities, which is really important if I would work for a multinational company. I could improve my English and German knowledge and thanks to my job next to the university I gained work experiences ad well. In my opinion, this will help me to find the right position for me in Hungary or in Germany. Of course, there are a lot of difficulties living abroad and studying abroad but you can see your borders and get to know yourself better and last but not least I had a perfect coordinator from my home university, who helped me and supported me in every situation. All in all, I can recommend this program for everybody because you will gain memorable experiences in everyday life and in your career as well.

I chose this university because this university is belonging to the German double degree program and it was very sympathetic because it fit closely into my studies. I made lifelong friendships and it helped in my self-development because I learned from myself that I can stand on my own feet in any situation. I recommend studying abroad to anyone who wants to get to know another culture really well and speak their language, and who would like to try their own borders and collect adventures for life.

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