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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English, German
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other Areas of Study: Biology, Business, Communications, English, Environmental/Sustainability Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/International Relations
Program Category: Internship abroad, Study abroad Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston Munich, Germany - Ludwig-Maximilians-University 

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (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.

Read Handbook for International Exchange Student
 
COURSES
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.

CREDITS
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.
 
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall semester (Winter semester): October - March
Summer semester (Spring semester): April - July

ELIGIBILITY
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: 
  1. online-PDF-document, signed and stamped by the exchange coordinator at your home university
  2. Learning Agreement 
  3. transcript of record, documenting your studies at your home university
  4. language requirements form and language certificate, if applicable
  5. copy of your passport or identity card (page with personal data)

COSTS
See Budget 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:


HOUSING
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.

VISA

Citizens of the United States do not need an entrance visa/student visa, but will have to register at the foreign residence office ("Ausländerbehörde") and apply for a residency permit ("Aufenthaltserlaubnis") after their arrival in Germany. Citizens of other countries can check the German Consulate website for more information.

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information: 
https://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/Education_Abroad/Visas_For_Education_Abroad/

Download: Germany Country Information and Visas.pdf 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms. 

FORMS:
Study Abroad Contact Consent.pdf
Disciplinary Clearance Form.pdf
Program Agreement Release Form.pdf
Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credits Form Spring 2019.pdf
Mandatory Travel Departure Interview.pdf
Study abroad waiver for parents-guardians.pdf