The LMU European Studies Winter School program is hosted by Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat in cooperation with the Department of International Relations of Central European University (CEU) Vienna, and focuses on EU governance and its corresponding challenges and innovations.

Participants will acquire expertise on the history and evolution of the EU as well as its various institutions and decision-making processes. Furthermore the course analyses some of the key challenges facing the EU, including issues of democratic legitimacy, migration and security, and economic governance.

Field of Study

  • European Culture
  • International relations
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit host university website.

Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit Equivalent

9 ECTS = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 2 UQ units if 9 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ Faculty approval).

Students are required to undertake the LMU European Studies Winter School Course and the German Language Classes to receive 9 ECTS.

Visa Information

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

Please review the LMU webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and LMU's entry requirements.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The EU Studies program fee is approximately $1,700 AUD and the German Language program is approximately $450 AUD. Additional registration fees of approximately $350 AUD and accommodation fees will apply. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is provided as part of the program for an additional cost. Students will stay in student residential halls or hotels while on field trips. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: 15 October 2023

Program Dates

Start: 8 January 2024
End: 26 January 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Munich, Germany & Vienna, Austria
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​