Ludwig Maximilians University Munich Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,Germany

  • Munich,Germany

Commonly denoted as LUM Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich) is an open research university in Germany. Founded by the University of Oxford as a member of the Europaeum, a consortium of 17 leading European universities, LUM Munich is known for global connections. The university is also a founding member of the European University Association (EUA), representing over 800 universities and National Rectors' Conferences in 48 European countries.

Professors and scholars at LMU have been crossing borders to research, study, and teach globally through the university’s international networks and links. Maintaining cooperation agreements for years, LMU has developed over 600 partner universities around the globe.

Housing more than 53,000 national and international students, LMU Munich boasts an award-winning faculty comprising 787 professors. The other full-time academic staff of 5,691 members and non-academic staff of 9,127 members comprises recognised researchers and scientists in multidisciplinary fields.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered


What all courses are available to international students?


LUM Munich offers more than 300 degree programs in manifold combinations alongside teacher training programmes in 100 major and 140 supplemental subjects. As such, the university provides developmental opportunities to its students through:

  • International conferences
  • Summer schools
  • Colloquia
  • Bursaries
  • Professional training programmes

International students may opt from 18 faculties:

LMU Munich Courses

Research

LMU Munich runs various research centres working across transdisciplinary and cross-faculty projects to enhance its teaching methodologies and complement academic programmes.

Some of its research centres are:

  • Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)
  • Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN)
  • Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health
  • Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)
  • Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking
  • Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

The research and experiments conducted in the university’s laboratories, lecture halls, and libraries, are known to have been enriched by diverse approaches and international perspectives. LUM Munich is further known to have conducted EUR 312 million worth of sponsored research in 2019.


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


The minimum programme-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to LMU Munich are given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements

1. Basic Education:

  • Grade 12 in relevant discipline with good scores from a recognised board of education

2. English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 bands
  • TOEFL: Minimum overall score of 79

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements

1. Basic Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with good scores from a recognised university

2. English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 bands
  • TOEFL: Minimum overall score of 80

MBA Eligibility Requirements

1. Basic Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with good scores from a recognised university

2. English Proficiency (either of):

  • IELTS: A minimum of 7.5 bands
  • TOEFL: Minimum overall score of 100

3. Other MBA Requirements:

  • GMAT: Minimum score of 600 for MBA applicants
  • Work experience: A minimum of two years

German Proficiency for International Students

International students must prove their language proficiency through either of the following German proficiency passing certificates:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschuluzugang (DSH)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD II)
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF)
  • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Goethe Certificate B2
  • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Qualification Assessment examination

Note: To learn more about the specific entry requirements, it is recommended to visit the exact page of the intended course on the official website.


What documents are needed for the application?


To prove their eligibility for LMU Munich, international students need to provide the following set of documents at the time of application:

Note: These are general requirements for applying to LMU Munich and may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page on the official website of the university.


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


There is no application fee. LMU Munich offers free-of-cost application in every course.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


Since LMU Munich is a public university in Germany, it offers free education to all its national and international students. However, students must prepare for the other related costs. These include:

Essentials

Cost* (in EUR)

Books and study material

500 per year

Semester fee

150 per semester

International student fee

258 applicable once

Transportation cost

40-45 per month

Health insurance

80 per month

Hostel and meal cost

4,672.37 per year

Source: LMU Munich

*Cost varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?


LMU Munich offers a range of financial aid in the form of grants, loans, assistantships, employment opportunities, and scholarships. Though the awards and bursaries are limited, international students may avail these opportunities with the timely application.

In their application, students must demonstrate an exceptional profile. Based on an impressive scholarship application, students may win merit-scholarships worth EUR 300 every month. Qualifying international students may also apply to the need-based government-funded financial assistance. It is quite difficult to get this assistance from the German government, thus, international aspirants should check for government-funded schemes within their home countries.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


The university follows a semester-based calendar that allows international students to apply in either of the following intakes:

LMU Admission Intakes

International students are encouraged to apply one year in advance to receive an early admission decision. Refer to the tentative application deadlines given below:

Admission Intake

Programme Type

Application Deadline*

Summer Intake

All programmes

Mid-January

Winter Intake

Undergraduate courses

Mid-July

Winter Intake

Graduate courses

Mid-late August

Winter Intake

PhD

October-end

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.


What are the steps to the application process?


International students may apply to the university online by following simple steps given below:

Step 1: Choose a suitable programme.

Step 2: Refer to the programme-specific requirements on the university website.

Step 3: Meet the language requirements.

Step 4: Arrange all the documents.

Step 5: Visit the official course page on the university website.

Step 6: Cross-check the requirements and keep the documents handy.

Step 7: Download the application form from the intended course page.

Step 8: Take a print out and fill in the required details as per the supporting documents.

Step 9: Scan the completed and signed application form.

Step 10: Register on the university website and upload the application form along with the supporting documents on the university’s admission portal.

Next, wait for the results.


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


It typically requires 8-10 weeks and sometimes even more at the admission committee’s end to evaluate thousands of applications. It is recommended to apply a year before the programme commencement to receive early results and prepare for the living funds and visa process.

Note: It is recommended to register with an easily accessible email account and stay active on emails. Also, it is advisable to keep on checking the university’s official website for the latest information or important updates regarding international admissions.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


How difficult is it to get an admission? What is the acceptance rate of the university for international students?


LUM Munich is a highly selective university towards both its national and international applicants. The acceptance rate ranges anywhere between 10% and 12% depending upon the programme.

LMU Munich Student Body 2019-2020

Given below is the data on students enrolled in the academic session 2019-2020, the number of students studying at LMU Munich:

Parameters

Statistics

Overall Student Body

Total students

53,091

International students

9,392

Share of female students

32,070

Nationalities represented

140+

Male-to-female student ratio

1:1.5

Undergraduate Student Body

Total undergraduates

9,818

International undergraduates

2,746

Female undergraduates

6,074

Source: LMU Munich

Based on this data, it would be appropriate to say that the university welcomes deserving, talented, and qualifying international students to join its various programmes. Its acceptance rate does not depend upon the nationality or gender of an applicant.


How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?


At LMU Munich, the student body represents more than 140 countries. In the winter semester of 2019, a total of 53,091 students were enrolled in the university, out of which, 9,392 were international students.

LMU Munich Student Body

Source: LMU Munich

A relatively less share of international students representing more than 140 countries shows a huge diversity in the student body at LMU Munich.


Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


LMU Munich encourages its students to undertake relevant on-campus or off-campus opportunities that boost their respective profiles.

Eligibility

Students must ensure that their respective departments do not have any reservation before taking up a job.

Types of Job

  • Internship/training
  • Volunteer jobs
  • University jobs
  • Assistantships

Working Hours

The usual working hours allowed to full-time students are 20 hours a week in term period and unlimited time during the term break. However, it is recommended to check with the respective departments if they have any objection.

Note: Restrictions related to working hours apply to both paid and voluntary works. Also, students must check the employment laws and regulations to be strictly followed while on a study visa.

Payment and Laws

It is also advised that being non-natives, international students must also learn about the work rights under the law of Germany along with the minimum wage that they may be entitled to.

Refer to part-time work options for international students in Germany for details on working hours, kinds of jobs allowed by German universities, and restrictions on a German student visa.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


With all its teaching institutes and research centres spread throughout Munich, LMU comprises one large campus. While its main building is situated in Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, the campus comprises buildings sprawling across Maisach and Bad Tölz as well as the suburbs of Oberschleissheim and Garching.


Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?


LMU Munich offers housing facilities to students coming from various countries. However, accommodation is limited and international students must connect with the Munich Student Union (Studentenwerk München) to book rooms on priority. Students who fail to avail the on-campus housing facilities offered by the university may look for various off-campus accommodation options.

LMU Munich On-Campus Accommodation

Students may apply for the following types of student dorms:

  • Residence halls
  • Student apartments
  • Single student dorm
  • Single room
  • Shared apartment
  • Single apartment
  • Couple apartment

Special Accommodation:

LMU Munich also offers single rooms in a housing community to facilitate differently-abled students with suitable appliances.

On-Campus Accommodation Cost*

The residential halls/rooms offered by the university are well-furnished and may cost anywhere between EUR 270 and EUR 340 a month. The other expenses that students should consider for living in Munich, including food and necessities, would cost approximately EUR 800-1,000 a month.

LMU Munich Off-Campus Accommodation

Due to limited space, only 13% of total LMU students secure on-campus student residences. Majority of national and international students live in off-campus accommodations such as:

  • Private rooms
  • Private apartments
  • Single-parent household
  • Single-parent apartment

Off-Campus Accommodation Cost*

The cost of living off-campus ranges anywhere between EUR 400 and EUR 650 that further depends on location. In general, the rent cycle fixed every month is billed on every eighth working day of a month* in Munich.

*Costs and dates are subject to change with progressive years. We recommend students to check the latest cost on the university website.

Note: Students must run a security check on any off-campus accommodation they choose. Also, they must prepare for the additional charges and facilities offered in off-campus housing. It is recommended to do a thorough check before investing a huge amount in an unknown place.


University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


International students may reach the office at:

Address: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Website: www.lmu.de/en/

Telephone: +49 (0) 89 2180 3156

Email: zulassung.international@lmu.de


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