Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munich

Munich
Germany

Language of instruction

English
German

LMU is recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions and is ranked within the Top 50 universities worldwide. Since its founding in 1472, LMU has continued to attract inspired scholars and talented students.

Munich’s urban flair, rich palette of cultural institutions, wide variety of leisure activities, and proximity to the Bavarian Alps attract visitors from all over the world.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Summer Semester April–July
Semester 2 Winter Semester October–February

View the LMU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

LMU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Campuses

Munich - main campus
Martinsried - Biology, Chemistry, Neurosciences

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits (or 20 SWS) per semester at LMU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at LMU.

Your German language level must be assessed at a minimum of B2, regardless of whether your courses at LMU are taught in English or German.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the LMU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Courses taught in English

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Economics
Human resources
Anthropology
Communication, digital media and PR
English
English literature
International relations
Philosophy
Political science
Sociology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Microbiology
Postgraduate
Business administration
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Marketing
Anthropology
English
English literature
International relations
Philosophy
Political science
Public policy
Sociology
Psychology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Microbiology
Physics

Additional academic information

LMU has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

LMU holds a number of places for exchange students in student residences, however, this housing cannot be guaranteed for all incoming students.

Incoming students who do not receive student accommodation are strongly advised to begin the search for accommodation as early as possible. Resources are available to help with your accommodation search, as well as information on the application procedure for the LMU residences.

Cost of living

Living expenses will depend heavily on your lifestyle. However, LMU has provided some figures to give prospective students a general idea of the cost of living in Munich.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

In order to be registered as an exchange student at LMU, you must have adequate health insurance.

As an exchange student, you are required to obtain a certificate of insurance (Versicherungsbescheinigung) from a German public health insurance provider. This certificate is a mandatory requirement for enrolment at LMU. You will find out more about this after you have arrived in Munich.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

LMU has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the German Federal Foreign Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.