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International Office

The International Office is the central coordinating unit for all international affairs at LMU Munich. It is responsible for

International Exchange | International Degree Students |
Munich International Summer University | Visiting Scholars |
International Representation of LMU | International Visitors to LMU |
LMUexcellent International Cooperation |
Fostering English Taught Courses


Contact:How to find us:

Postal address:
International Office
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Visitors' address:
International Office
Ludwigstr. 27
80539 München

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 2823
Fax: + 49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3136

Infopoint (general enquiries):
Room G011 / Ground Floor
Mo - Fr: 9:00 - 11:30 AM,
Wed: 01:00 - 03:00 PM

Regular Opening Hours

!! The postal strike has been finished -
applications can be sent by normal mail !!

Public transportation:
Subway line U3/6
station "Universität"
exit "Schellingstraße
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International Exchange

Contact for ERASMUS / incoming students:
Contact for LMUexchange / incoming students:
Contact for LMU students, who want to study abroad:
Contact for academics and staff of international partner universities:

The International Office coordinates international student, faculty, and staff mobility with more than four hundred partner universities worldwide, within Europe, predominantly in Erasmus programs; outside of Europe, in LMUexchange programs.

Information for the preparation of ERASMUS+  can be found here. 



International Degree Students

Contact Application and Admission:

The International Office is the first port of call for prospective international degree students at LMU Munich. It coordinates social issues and selected grant programs for international students and cooperates closely with a wide range of private associations and initiatives. Various country groups of international students at LMU Munich promote personal contact between Germans and students of other nationalities; these include the TutoRIA tutors’ program and many other activities for the international student life.

Download: New opening hours of the international admission (German)

International Admissions - personal consultations and counseling:

Ludwigstraße 27 / room G024 and room G020
Mo/Tue/Wed 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thur 01:30 - 03:00 p.m.

International Admissions - telephone consultations and counseling:

phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3743 and +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 3156
Mo/Wed 02:00 - 03:00 p.m.
Thur 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Munich International Summer University

Contact MISU:

The International Office organizes the Munich International Summer University (MISU) and selected special programs for international students and doctoral candidates (non-degree programs). The Summer University offers a variety of German language classes and challenging short programs in English.


Visiting Scholars

Contact (individual counselling): (individual counselling) 
Contact (relocation service):

The International Office provides a wide range of services for junior and/or visiting academics at LMU Munich, from finding accommodation to orientation, cultural programs, and German classes.


International Representation of LMU

Contact our LMU Representatives Abroad

The International Office organizes LMU Munich’s participation in key education and research markets like North America, Brazil and China. LMU Munich and Freie Universität Berlin operate a joint office in New York, the German University Alliance, with the goal of raising the profile of their education and research programs and of expanding relations with US universities and research institutes. 

In response to the rapidly developing university and education landscape in China, the International Office coordinates faculty-level services at LMU Munich designed for Chinese degree-level and doctoral students, including special scholarship programs. LMU Munich is represented in China through a representative based in Bejing.


International Visitors to LMU

Contact International Visitors' Service:

The International Office is the first port of call for delegations and visitors from other countries and establishes contacts between international visitors and both academics and students at LMU Munich. In addition, it organizes international fairs at LMU and, together with the other Bavarian Universities, participation in major international education fairs and annual networking conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia.


LMUexcellent International Cooperation

Contact LMUexcellent International Cooperation (Berkeley):
Contact LMUexcellent Cooperation (Harvard):

Within the scope of the institutional strategy LMUexcellent, the International Office acts as a key service center coordinating research collaborations with strategic partners in Europe, North America and Asia.


Fostering English Taught Courses (ETC)


In recent years LMU has steadily extended the opportunities to study in English, especially with regard to structured doctoral programs and international master’s programs. In addition, there is a growing range of individual courses taught in English within the context of German-language degree programs.

The project Fostering English-Taught Courses (ETC) aims to increase the number of courses taught in English and to enhance LMU’s long-term international profile.


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