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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview



Munich Fountain

Photos courtesy of 
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Quick Facts

 

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, spring applications should be completed by August 1st.  If space permits, applications will continue to be accepted through the posted application deadline.
  • LMU Munich is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition.
  • With degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combinations, the array of courses we have to offer is extremely wide. Some 49,000 students, 14 percent of whom come to us from abroad, are currently taking advantage of these opportunities.
  • LMU Munich is divided into 18 faculties which group together major areas of teaching and research. The university has a classical academic profile ranging from the humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics, and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences.

 

Location

Munich city

Photo courtesy of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Location Details

Munich, home to approximately 1.35 million people, is a friendly and vibrant city. It is in an attractive location in close proximity to the Bavarian Alps. With a number of famous museums, art galleries, theatres and opera houses, the capital city of Bavaria is a major European cultural center.

The city is home to 10 universities and approximately 100,000 students who ensure that university life does not consist of lectures and tutorials only. LMU Munich is not a campus university. The main university building is located right in the City Centre, is easily accessible by public transport and has numerous student cafes, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries and a variety of small shops nearby providing you with everything from photocopies to a quick haircut.

Munich combines the vitality of a large and modern metropolis with the safety and Gemütlichkeit of a smaller town. It is a friendly place you can settle into quickly, but which still feels fresh and exciting once you get to know it well.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will NOT require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

You will be allowed to choose courses from almost all faculties, provided you meet the particular course requirements. Only some exchanges are strictly limited to a faculty-to-faculty basis.

For course information and options, click here.

The language of instruction for most courses is German. Almost all faculties, however, offer a certain number of Bachelor and Master classes in English. To make the most of your experience in Munich and at our university, we strongly recommend that you start learning German before you come to Munich. A set of instructions in English for navigating the online course catalogue can be found here.

Several institutes and affiliated associations of LMU Munich offer German language classes as well as Orientation Classes for international students at very competitive rates. These programs range from beginner’s classes to specialized academic language classes for advanced students.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Ludwig Maximilian University will convert to ASU credits and grades
LMU
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Housing

 

Program Housing

LMU does not have on-campus accommodation. A limited number of LMU exchange students can be accommodated in the residences of the Studentenwerk München (Munich Housing Service).

The Studentenwerk München owns various properties. If you apply for accommodation and get an offer, you will be allocated a room in one of the residences. Please note that the Studentenwerk offers single rooms mostly with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The rental period for the winter term starts on October 1 and for the summer term on April 1. No exceptions can be made. The Studentenwerk München (Student Services Organisation) provides a limited number of places in student residences, but housing cannot be guaranteed for all exchange students. The housing application is integrated in the online admission form, which can be found at the International Office website. Those who are not successful will have to look for private accommodation.

More information regarding housing options can be found here.

 

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Germany, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, which promises cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entry-ways, and small indoor spaces. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Germany, racism and discrimination do occur, but seem to be directed more towards immigrants from Africa or the Middle East.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
**
Rolling Admission 04/01/2020 08/18/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.