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Language Courses

In order to make the most of your experience in Munich and at LMU, we recommend that you start improving your German before you come to Germany. Find out about language preparation courses which may be offered at your home university. Alternatively you could consider participating in the online language module devised at LMU, “DUO: Deutsch-Uni Online”. Different partner institutions of LMU offer reasonably priced language courses for international students before and during the semester.

DUO: Deutsch-Uni Online

  • Phase I: e-learning program before arrival at several language levels with a tutor and a virtual classroom, approximately 2 months (online)
  • Phase II: language course after arrival
  • Phase III: e-learning program after departure
  • the International Office of LMU offers a limited number of free places on this course. ERASMUS and LMUexchange students will receive up to date information about this program well before their arrival.

Website of Deutsch-Uni Online

Language Preparation Courses (IUCM)

  • four-week intensive language course and preparation for studying at LMU Munich (March and September)
  • for students who have a beginner or an intermediary level in German (A1 to B2, according to the European framework)
  • a price reduction is available for ERASMUS and LMUexchange students
  • application: at least 2 months before you leave your home country
  • on request: short-term accommodation for your participation in the language preparationcourse

Website of the international university club München (IUCM)

Intensive Orientation Course before the Start of the Semester (IUCM)

  • two-week intensive orientation program and preparation for studying at LMU Munich (April and October)
  • extensive cultural program (museums, opera, excursions)
  • a price reduction for ERASMUS and LMUexchange students
  • application: at least 2 months before you leave your home country

Website of the intensive orientation course (IUCM)

Deutschkurse bei der Universität München e.V. (DkfA)

  • intensive courses at all levels, additionally grammar courses and courses in German academic writing
  • offered all year round (even during the semester vacation)
  • a price reduction for ERASMUS and LMUexchange students

Website of the DkfA


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