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.)
- 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
LMU has a research opportunity available for UBC students that takes part in the summer, called PureLMU, which provides a €650/month scholarship. Students can complete research in American Studies, Business Administration, Communication Science/Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Language and Literature Studies (other than English and American Studies), Philosophy, Politics, or Sociology. This program runs during Term 1 and/or Term 2 of the winter session, and courses can be completed at the same time as the research. For more information, please see a Go Global Advisor.
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 (self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
- Some faculties/departments have higher requirements (see: here)
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- 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
- 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
Credit transfer process
* 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
- 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
- Students are not recommended to study Geography or Geosciences without extensive German language ability
- Students can complete German Language studies through Deutschkeurse in the evening and earn credit for doing so
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
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.
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’ for Federal 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