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
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.
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study.
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.
Course equivalency formula
ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade4 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.)
* 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
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.