Munich, Germany - Ludwig-Maximilians-University
(LMU or the University of Munich) is located in the heart of city of Munich, the capital of the southeastern state of Bavaria in Germany. LMU Munich is one of the largest and oldest German universities founded in in 1472. There are more than 50,000 students (15% are international students). It is one of the leading research universities in Europe; more than 35 Nobel laureates are associated with the University. Degree programs are available in 150 disciplines in 18 departments (faculties), covering areas in Business, Theology, Cultural Studies, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Economics, Geosciences, History, Arts, Languages and Literatures, Law, Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, Medicine, Philosophy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Education, Social Sciences, and Veterinary.
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Study abroad students are allowed to take classes in all departments (apart from the Medical Schools and some particular programs as, for example, the European Master in Business Administration and Executive MBA programs), as long they meet the individual course requirements. Most of the courses are mainly taught in German, however many departments offer courses in English. Students may also choose from a number of German language courses offered by affiliated language schools at very competitive rates. Browse the course catalog
and the courses offered in English.
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.
Fall semester (Winter semester): October - March
Summer semester (Spring semester): April - July
Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. Many classes are taught in German, so it is recommended that students have at least two semesters of German (level B1).
Nominated students need to apply to LMU online
and submit the following documents:
- online-PDF-document, signed and stamped by the exchange coordinator at your home university
- Learning Agreement
- transcript of record, documenting your studies at your home university
- language requirements form and language certificate, if applicable
- copy of your passport or identity card (page with personal data)
sheet. Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details.
Prior to applying, it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website
The majority of students live in private flats off campus. A small number of students live in on campus housing. For other housing options, see the Studentwerk Munchen website