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Ludwig Maximilians Universitet Munich Short-term Study Abroad
Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Cultural Experiences
Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
Program Description:


Ludwig-Maximilians-University European Studies Program

Location: Munich, Germany
Program dates: January 22 2018 – February 14 2018
Application deadline: 1 October 2017
Duration: 3 weeks
Places available: 18


LMU European Studies ST SAB

Program Description
The European Studies Program takes place under the auspices of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). CAP is a university-based institution for political consulting and research on European affairs. The European Union is the most prominent example of how regional integration works.
Supranational policy-making determines political and economic systems for 28(27) European states; in addition, global challenges of the 21st century illustrate the limitations of power of individual governments and thus require common approaches. As a result, integration is also considered important for European security policy.
The objective of the summer academy is to provide students with a broad understanding of the historical development, the economic, societal, political and philosophical dimensions of the European integration process.
In the seminars, a particular emphasis will be placed on the Australian perspective on various issues and policies discussed. Moreover, the course will also specifically focus on the relations between Europe, Australia and South East/East Asia and identify prospects and challenges for developing further the European-Australian partnership.
The course also involves several extra-curricular cultural experiences and field trips:
- Sightseeing tour Munich
- Skiing/Snowboarding at Kitzbühel/Alps
- Day trip to castle Neuschwanstein or Salzburg
- Opera/ballet
- BMW Museum of BMW factory visit
- 3 day trip to Brussels including an academic and EU institution visiting program

View Ludwig-Maximilians University program website for full details.

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: European Studies, German language.
Academic credits: European Studies - 6ECTS, German - 2 ECTS
General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits

You should consider the course syllabus here before registering, and consider whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney

View course description.


Useful Information 

Local Overview
Munich is Germany’s unofficial southern capital, with an ambience completely different to rest of the country – while it is the 3rd largest city in Germany is has all the respite-inducing feelings of a small town, coupled with the modern and global conveniences and comforts of a metropolis.
Munich is multifaceted enough to please anyone’s taste, boasting proximity to natural wonder of the Alps, as well as the picturesque Disney-inspiring castle of Neuschwanstein. Brimming with art galleries, museums and Mediterranean street-style cafés, there is always enough activity at your disposal to fill a crisp winter’s day.
The beerhalls provide an atmosphere unlike anything else, with a culture of drinking, dancing and dining that comes together in such a uniquely Bavarian way. History enthusiasts, merely by walking through this historic city, can experience all of the landmarks that bear heavy significance from the events of World War II – the University itself was the alma mater of Hans and Sophie Scholl – prominent members of the non-violent resistance against the Nazis, and the campus is peppered with inconspicuous tributes to their life and death.
LMU offers guest house accommodation in the centre of Munich that you will share with other students. The guesthouse is self-catering and fully equipped with a kitchen and all essential utensils. You’ll be provided with bedding on arrival and rooms are cleaned once a week.
View full accommodation details. 

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This is a Study Abroad program which means all students pay tuition and living expenses to LMU.

Registration fee: € 300
Tuition European Studies Program: € 1,100 
German class: € 100 
Accommodation (Munich/Brussels): € 550 
Ski Trip to Kitzbuehl, Austria (optional): € 100 

Included in fees:
- participation in class (Munich, Brussels)
- course reading materials
- participation in all excursions
- airport transfers in Munich
- transfer ticket by train 
- internet access
- library access
- tutors, 24h emergency hotline
- accommodation in double rooms in Munich/Brussels
- Additional costs: Airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Applications for January 2018 are now open!
To apply to this program you need to submit an application to Sydney Abroad and Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU). The Sydney Abroad application will provide you with the ability to apply for academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. Once you have applied to LMU they will be able to provide you with the program syllabus, which you will need to request approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University course.

Ludwig-Maximilians-University have the final decision on whether you are accepted to participate in this program, however your faculty have the final decision on whether you are able to receive academic credit for this program. It is not a requirement of this program that you are approved to receive academic credit.