Overview

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

City: Munich
Language of instruction: English, German
  • Second largest university in Germany
  • Founded in 1472
  • Located in München (Munich)
  • 44 000+ students with 15% students from abroad
  • Degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combinations
  • Munich is the capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps
  • Germany's second most popular destination
  • Largest city in the south of Germany
  • Just an hour and a half drive from the Alps
  • Venue for the world-famous Oktoberfest
  • High-tech capital of Germany and is home to the European headquarters of BMW, MAN (truckmaker) and MTU (aeroengine maker)
  • Is a modern exhibition centre, a film and fashion centre, and has the second highest density of publishing houses


Students considering applying are encouraged to apply for the generous DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship. The application is due by January 31 (before you will have received confirmation of your exchange.) You will require a letter from Go Global to apply.

Read student reports

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 (self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
  • Some faculties/departments have higher requirements (see: here)

ELIGIBILITY AND 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 - Winter: October to February
  • Term 2 - Summer: April to July
  • 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

Timing

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

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

4

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

  • Exchange students must choose at least 50% of their courses from one department only - other 50% of course modules can be taken in no more than two other departments
  • Most universities in Germany provide a “Schein," which you will receive for each course completed - be 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: 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: Media Practice and Market Research
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
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 348
Title: Early Modern Cultural Encounters in A Midsummer Night´s Dream, Othello and The Tempest
Partner course code: ENGL LIT 14266
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-11
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 1st
Title: Study Preparation Course - German Language Class
Partner course code: DK01
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-02-26
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 300
Title: German Language Course
Partner course code: German B2.1
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-11-08
UBC course: GERM 412
Title: Media Institutions in Munich
Partner course code: 15321
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
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: LING 319
Title: Language Change
Partner course code: 13055
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-18
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 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 367
Title: Theories of International Relations: The Very latest Developments
Partner course code: POLI 15124
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Digital Media Activism
Partner course code: 12190
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Political Science
Partner course code: POLI 15005
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
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 3rd
Title: Religion and Politics in authoritarian regimes: The cases of Russia and Uzbekistan. - Einzelansicht
Partner course code: POLI 15060
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The European Parliament (in English) - Einzelansicht
Partner course code: POLI 15082
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Hate Speech in Contemporary Europe
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Democratisation of Europe
Partner course code: POLI 15325
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
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 4th
Title: Munich-Vienna Middle East Summer School
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia After 50 Years: Facts, Fiction, and the Future (Englisch) - E
Partner course code: POLI 15080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
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: POLI 4th
Title: Anti-establishment Politics and Representative Democracy
Partner course code: POLI 15122
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Comparison of Government Systems in East and West
Partner course code: POLI 15332
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: The European Union and Its Citizens: institutional structure, public opinion and democratic quality
Partner course code: POLI 15368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Online Surveys: Uses and Creation via SoSci Survey
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: An introduction to an ecology of media in the digital age
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Online Surveys: Uses and Creation via SoSci Survey
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: An Introduction to an Ecology of Media in the Digital Age
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: An introduction to an ecology of media in the digital age
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-23
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: Seminar Bayesian Brain
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Seminar Neural Dynamics and Computation
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Lecture Vision and Hearing
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Seminar Probing Spatial and Temporal Cognition: Experiments and Models
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Fundamentals in Neuroscience II: Development and Higher Functions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
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 course: PSYC 4th
Title: Lecture Computational Neuroscience: From Models to Applications
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-16

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Law and Religion
Partner course code: PHIL 10003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-20
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: Neuroimmunology
Partner course code: 19016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-18
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: 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: 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 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: German Language Class A1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-08-14
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: German B2.2
Partner course code: GERM
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
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 473
Title: War and Globalization, 1860-1995
Partner course code: HIST 09179
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-08
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: PHIL 3rd
Title: Legal Reasoning and Epistemology
Partner course code: PHIL 10106
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-20
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Africa's Democratization in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: POLI 15006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
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 313
Title: Europeanisation- Transforming National Political Systems
Partner course code: POLI 15109
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: POLI 317
Title: Africa's Democratization in Comparative Perspective
Partner course code: 15006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-15
UBC course: POLI 364/3rd
Title: International Institutions and World Politics
Partner course code: 15099
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-16
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Studies
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-14
UBC course: POLI 472/3rd
Title: Debates in Security and Governance
Partner course code: 15120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-16
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: European Foreign Policy
Partner course code: POLI 15093
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-09
UBC course: SOCI 301B/3rd
Title: Environmental Sociology
Partner course code: 15127
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-05
UBC course: SOCI 313
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: Advertising in American History
Partner course code: ANTH 13606
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-08
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: Lecture Strategy and Organization in Technology Markets
Partner course code: MGMT 400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-10
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Recruitment
Partner course code: MGMT 400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-12

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

Students considering an exchange at a university in Germany are encouraged to apply for the generous DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship. The application is due by January 31 (before you will have received confirmation of your exchange.) You will require a letter from Go Global to apply.

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

How to applyBack to UBCO