Ludwig-Maximilians Universität - Exchange

City: Munich Country: Germany

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Website


What LMU has to offer:

  • One of Germany's - and Europe's - oldest and most prestigious universities.
  • A wide and well-rounded range of academic disciplines; including the humanities, culture studies, law, economics, theology, medicine and the sciences
  • Numerous research centres involved in cross-faculty and transdisciplinary projects.
  • An increasing number of courses taught in English to cater to international students who may have little or no background in the German language.
  • Home to approximately 8,000 foreign students from over 125 countries - the highest number of foreign students at any German university.
  • Notable alumni; including Max Planck, the founder of quantum theory and Nobel laureate in Physics in 1918.
  • Students on exchange at LMU can apply for a TA position to help teach English language and related skills to LMU students. Please contact Michal Guzowski at for more information.
  • Check out the LMU promotional video.

Why don't you combine your participation in this exchange with participation in an internship as well? We could send you on an International Work Experience (IWE) internship before or after your exchange. If you are interested in going out on both programs please contact Michal Guzowski at for more details.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Semester 1: October - February

Semester 2: April - July

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, German

If you would like to take courses taught in German then LMU has a webpage that explains its German language expectations.

Field of Study: All except medicine, veterinary and pharmacy

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Course Information. A few faculties don't offer courses in English. Through the link just provided you'll be able to determine which do and which don't.

The LMU Exchange Office could ask, in the case of *small* classes, that LMU professors provide instruction in English (rather than in German) and allow our students to turn in assignments and write exams in English. If there is a course (or few) that you'd really like to take but it's only offered in German and you don't speak German, or don't speak it well enough, you can ask Michal Guzowski (via to ask the LMU Exchange Office on your behalf if the accommodations just described could be provided for you.

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Credit Information.


Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Accommodation.

Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation.

What Students Say

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Program Contact

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Credit Transfer History

  • Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen
    Course at Host Institution Faculty UAlberta Subject Area UAlberta Course Equivalency Credit Hours Notes
    19204 Biochemistry III: Cell Biology/Masters Elective Science BIOCH 3XX 1.5
    Mycology Science BIOL 3XX 1.5
    190051 Current Topics in Cell and Developmental Biology Science CELL 3XX 1.5
    19185 Basic Evolutionary Genomics Science GENET 3XX 1.5
    Advanced Evolutionary Genomics Science GENET 3XX 1.5
    19034 Epigenetics Science GENET 4XX 1.5
    Unsettling Australia Arts History 3XX 6
    15092 European Foreign Policy Arts Political Science 3XX 6 NTD POL S 370
    15091 The EU and Post-Communist Countries Arts Political Science 3XX 3
    15063 The Israeli Political System in Comparative Perspective Arts Political Science 3XX 6