Overview

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

City: Munich
Language of instruction: English, German

LMU Munich is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition and over 44,000 students (15% of whom are from abroad). With degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combinations, the array of courses they offer is extremely wide.

Founded in 1472 and originally located in Ingolstadt, LMU is now located in München (Munich) and it is the second largest university in Germany.

Munich is the Capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps. It is Germany's second most popular destination after Berlin and the largest city in the south of Germany, as well as just an hour and a half drive from the Alps.

Munich is much more than just the venue for the Oktoberfest, it's the high-tech capital of Germany with many international companies choosing to have their European headquarters here including BMW, MAN (truckmaker) and MTU (aeroengine maker).

Munich is also a modern exhibition centre, both a film and fashion centre and has the highest density of publishing houses of any place in the world except New York.

Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEducationFine ArtsLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

There are courses taught in English at the Master's level. Students must be in their 4th year of their Bachelor degree while on exchange in order to access them. It is possible to take a mix of courses taught in German and English.

Most faculties/departments now require students to have at least B1 level in German if you wish to take courses taught in German. To determine your level, please use this self-assessment: European Language Portfolio Global Scale

Some faculties/departments have higher requirements. A table showing which faculties/departments have higher requirements and the types of language certificate which will be accepted can be found here.

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ELIGIBILITY + TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study.

Term dates

Term 1 - LMU Winter: October to February*

Term 2 - LMU Summer: April to July*

LMU Summer School: July and August

*Note: The months of March, April, August, and September are officially free of lectures. However, students may have examinations, additional courses, or papers to concern themselves with during these months. Students should ask their departmental coordinators about the examination schedule.

Notes on eligibility and timing

Students attending LMU semester 1 will not be able to return to UBC for term 2.

Summer program

LMU Munich International Summer University (MISU)

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

4 is a passing grade

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

Undergraduate courses in English can include: Business Administration, Economics, American Studies, Psychology, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

Exchange students must choose at least 50% of their courses from one department only. The other 50% of course modules can be taken in no more than two other departments (Example: 50% of courses in the Department of German Philology, 25% of courses in the Department of History and 25% of courses in the Department of Politics).

Most universities in Germany provide a “Schein," which you will receive for each course completed. Make sure to keep it for your records and provide a copy to Go Global upon return from exchange.

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Anthropology of migration
Partner course code: 12409
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-16
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Painting Scene: Artists at Work
Partner course code: 09239
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2013-01-16
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Writing the Silence: Poetry and Painting
Partner course code: 14066
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-01-16
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: English Linguistics Facts and Treats
Partner course code: 13488
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-22
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Words and Sounds in the History of English
Partner course code: PHILOLOGY 14159
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Fundametnals of Economic and Organisational Psychology
Partner course code: 11001
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Women Writers: Late Victorian to Modernist
Partner course code: 13969
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-16
UBC course: ENGL 462
Title: War in Contemporary British and Irish Fiction
Partner course code: 13970
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-14
UBC course: FIST 3rd
Title: Life of the American Teenager
Partner course code: 13614
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-11
UBC course: GERM 110
Title: German A.1.2
Partner course code: A.1.2 Germ
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-12-22
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Study Preparation Course - German Language Class
Partner course code: 30100
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-12-04
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: German A2.1 (level is in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference)
Partner course code: GERM A2.1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-03-20
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: Semesterbegleitend: IUCM-Deutschkurs A2 Sprachunterricht
Partner course code: GERM A2.1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-03-20
UBC course: GERM 4th
Title: German Course Level C1
Partner course code: GERM C1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2012-12-20
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: "Advertising the American Dream"- The 1960s Represented in Matthew Weiner's Mad Men
Partner course code: n/a
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The history of Munich and Bavaria - 3 ECTS
Partner course code: HIST 09242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The history of Munich and Bavaria - 6 ECTS
Partner course code: HIST 09242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Cold War America
Partner course code: 13616
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: The Vietnam War
Partner course code: n/a
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-29
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: A History in Sexuality in the United States
Partner course code: 13540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-10
UBC course: LING 2nd
Title: Applied Linguistics
Partner course code: 13963
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-14
UBC course: LING 319
Title: Language Change
Partner course code: 13055
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-18
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: The English Lexicon
Partner course code: 13962
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-14
UBC course: LING 3rd
Title: Meaning in Language
Partner course code: 13961
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-14
UBC course: LING 405
Title: Morphology and Word Formations
Partner course code: 14166
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-18
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: European Studies
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-27
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: European Integration
Partner course code: POLI 15063
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2013-01-04
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: Assessing the Security-Development Nexus in Africa
Partner course code: poli 15135
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-07-07
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: War and Security in Africa. The role of major and small arms
Partner course code: 15054 Poli
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-16
UBC course: POLI 375A
Title: Global Governance by Means of Social and Environmental Standards
Partner course code: POLI 15131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-01-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Politics
Partner course code: POLI 15003
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2013-01-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: political theory II
Partner course code: poli 15040
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2012-07-07
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Relations - German Foreign Policy
Partner course code: POLI 15076
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2013-01-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Governance by means of Social and Environmental Standards
Partner course code: poli 15131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-07-07
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Role of Experts in International and European Decision-Making Processes
Partner course code: 15090 Poli
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-16
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Electoral Political Behaviour
Partner course code: POLI 15007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Israeli Political System in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: Poli 15015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Science Research Methods
Partner course code: Poli 15036
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Science Research Methods
Partner course code: POLI 15036
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Time and Democracy
Partner course code: poli 15089
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: European Institutions (in English)
Partner course code: POLI 15113
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: International Institutions (in English)
Partner course code: POLI 15115
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-18
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Cultural Studies 1
Partner course code: 14073
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategic Corporate Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-01-14
Science
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Human Biology - Development and Disease
Partner course code: 19065
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: General Sensory Physiology II – Audition and Communication
Partner course code: 19028
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-31
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Plant molecular and cell biology
Partner course code: 19064
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Molecular Neurobiology Lecture
Partner course code: 19274
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Molecular Neurobiology Seminar
Partner course code: 19275
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: MICB 3rd
Title: Molecular Microbiology II (Cell and Synthetic Biology)
Partner course code: 19015
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-13
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Photonics 2
Partner course code: 17144
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-28
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Integrated Laser-driven Ion Accelerator Systems (ILDIAS) and Applications
Partner course code: PHYS 17114
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-28
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Photonics I: Generation and Applications of Ultrahigh-Intensity Laser Pulses I
Partner course code: Phys 17128
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-05
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Photonics II: Generation and Applications of Ultrahigh-Intensity Laser Pulses 2
Partner course code: PHYS 17138
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-28
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Stochastic Processes in Physics and Biology
Partner course code: TMP-TE2 17140
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-05
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Computational Physics
Partner course code: Phys 17150
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-05

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Serbian/Croatian IV
Partner course code: SLK 13006
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Serbian/Croatian III
Partner course code: SLK 13659
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Children's Literature from the Edwardian Age
Partner course code: ENGL 14166
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-08
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Research course: Molecular biology and biochemical topics
Partner course code: 19133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-12
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Lecture course: Methods in epigenetics, cell biology and human biology
Partner course code: 19009
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-12
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Neuroimmunology
Partner course code: 19016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-18
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: Cultural Studies 2 (Ireland)
Partner course code: CULT 14029
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: The English Sonnet
Partner course code: 14155
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Virginia Woolf
Partner course code: 14090
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: American Modernism: 1910-1940
Partner course code: 13579
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Milton, Paradise Lost: Text and Context
Partner course code: ANG 14038
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: ENGL 433
Title: Eighteenth-Century British Novels (Robinson Crusoe, Tom Jones, Humphry Clinker)
Partner course code: 14152
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: ENGL 462
Title: Literature and Culture of the First World War
Partner course code: 14122
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-03
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Intensive German Language Course
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-04-29
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Beginners German Summer Intensive Course
Partner course code: GERM A1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2014-09-29
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: Study Preparation Course
Partner course code: GERM A1.1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-19
UBC course: GERM 3rd
Title: Preparation Course - German Language Class
Partner course code: GERM B1.2
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-30
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: English for Eastern European Historians
Partner course code: HIST 09188
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Logic II
Partner course code: PHIL 10026
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-08
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Reasoning
Partner course code: PHIL 10085
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-08
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Proof Theory in Philosophy: An Introduction
Partner course code: PHIL 10095
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-08
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Basic Course in International Relations
Partner course code: POLI 15042
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-29
UBC course: POLI 310
Title: Englisch für Osteuropa-Historiker/Innen. Ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe
Partner course code: HIST 09209
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: POLI 313
Title: Europeanisation- Transforming National Political Systems
Partner course code: POLI 15109
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: POLI 323
Title: Inter-Governmental Organizations in the Global Energy Sector: Politics & Policies
Partner course code: POLI 15091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: POLI 334
Title: Security Issues in Southeast Asia
Partner course code: POLI 15085
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: POLI 364
Title: International Political Economy (IPE) - Theories and Empirics
Partner course code: POLI 15049
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-09-19
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Debates in Security and Governance
Partner course code: 15120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-20
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: European Foreign Policy
Partner course code: POLI 15093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-09
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: International Institutions and World Politics
Partner course code: 15099
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-15
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Advertising in American History
Partner course code: ANTH 13606
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-08
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: The 'Subject' of Migration: Gender, Citizenship and Governance
Partner course code: 15234
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-19
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Gender
Partner course code: Soci 15249
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-19
Management
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Economics of Financial Markets
Partner course code: EFM 05067
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 412
Title: Basics in Negotiation
Partner course code: MGMT
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-08
UBC course: MGMT 435
Title: Risk Management
Partner course code: Risk Mgmt. 04022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 436
Title: Capital Markets & Portfolio Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-19
UBC course: MGMT 439 E
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: Corp. Fin. 04096
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 480
Title: Production and Organization
Partner course code: MGMT
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-21
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Competition & Strategy
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Strategic Organization Design
Partner course code: MGMT
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-13
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Human Resource Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-18
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Management
Partner course code: IM 04021
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: People and Organizations
Partner course code: PplOrg 04026
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-09
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Market Analysis
Partner course code: Mrkt. Anls 04063
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Value Based Management in Banks
Partner course code: VMB 04081
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Commercial Bankin
Partner course code: ComBank 04085
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Bank Analysis
Partner course code: Bank Anls 04086
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Business Taxation and Financial Decisions
Partner course code: BTFD 04099
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Management and Economics of Network Industries
Partner course code: MENI 04162
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-06-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Recruitment
Partner course code: MGMT 400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Lecture Strategy and Organization in Technology Markets
Partner course code: MGMT 400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-10

Other

Others
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Russia and China: A Story of Failure and a Story of Success?
Partner course code: POL 15303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. For the MISU program, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner. Some exceptions may apply.

Scholarships + awards

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, offers generous scholarships to students applying for an exchange or research program at a German university.  Students must apply to DAAD by January 31, and may apply for the funding before their acceptance to the exchange program is final, with a letter from Go Global. See the DAAD website for more information.

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

The Studentenwerk (student services) offers very limited university housing. Rooms are guaranteed to Programmstudenten. Other students may apply, but chances are minimal, so it is suggested you pay more attention to the section on private housing. 

Information on Accommodation

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