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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen EXC
Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Program Description:


Location: Munich
Year Established: 1472
Student population: 50,000
University ranking: 29
One of Europe’s leading research universities in the heart of Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) has been attracting the best and brightest academics and scholars for more than 500 years, including the poet Bertolt Brecht and physicist Max Planck. It is a recognised "University of Excellence" and offers a broad spectrum of subjects across all disciplines.

LMU has a strong research focus and research influences teaching at all levels. It offers internationally renowned academics, a diverse student population from more than 130 countries, and a full range of extra-curricular activities including an orchestra, acting, debating and sport. The academic environment values a critical awareness of history – it was in Munich that the Weisse Rose student group flourished in its opposition to Nazism.

Unique characteristics
The University offers a huge range of subjects from the humanities and cultural studies to law, economics, social sciences and medicine and natural sciences. There are 200 degree programs across 18 faculties and students are encouraged to combine their studies in a variety of ways. The University aims to provide a fully rounded education, including a commitment to human values and the development of skills that make graduates competitive in the marketplace.
Germany’s second city, Munich is a major German science and technology centre. There are many universities and research institutions, famous libraries and museums, and a wide range of activities for people from all over the world. There are numerous world-class sights in this Bavarian city, it’s close to the Alps, and Oktoberfest is a major tourist draw card.

Germany - Ludwig Maximillians

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences









Exclusions apply - Competitive. 2-3 semester places. Undergraduate units in German. B1 level required for German instructed units. Priority for language majors. Business via faculty-agreement

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Winter Semester: October-February
Summer Semester: April-July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail. More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Request a transcript before leaving the host university.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German and English.
Language Requirement
See language requirement for exchange students. Pre-semester German language courses are available.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.


Student Experiences

Ben Sheard
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science, Semester 1, 2013


Host City Highlights
Spending time in the English Garden was a definite highlight of Munich specifically, and weekends spent hiking in the German/Austrian Alps would be the best part of living in Munich.

Uni Life
The exchange and Erasmus community was thriving, with regular social events and trips away. Meeting the local students was done through classes where groups were formed randomly, and through lectures, where I met a number of local students.

The classes had between 2 and 3 contact hours per week, and were generally in a lecture format, with a single final exam.

There are so many things to try, but an important part of Bavarian culture is visiting different breweries, beer halls and beer gardens.
The student accommodation was phenomenal, with the old Olympic Village being converted into student bungalows. These were self-contained, affordable, and well located.
Money Matters
It is easy to live cheaply in Europe, as food, drink and accommodation is much cheaper relative to Australia.
Getting Around
The train system is fantastic, with a train every 10 minutes from a station that was roughly 100m from my front door. The train network was perfectly adequate for getting around the city, and the extended network allowed me to travel to surrounding towns easily.

Exploring lower Bavaria in spring is ideal, as it is temperate, green, and the hiking is unreal. Travelling throughout the rest of Germany, however, was best done slightly later, as the North of Germany took a little while longer for the snow to thaw and the climate to become more welcoming.

Top Tips
Munich is a city that is not often considered a tourist city (aside from Oktoberfest), however, it has an excellent lifestyle and culture that makes living there an absolute dream.

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