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Where do I apply?

All international applicants have to apply for a place. In general, international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens) apply and register via the International Office. In some cases, applications are submitted via the Student Office or the central SfH (Foundation for University Admissions).

"Bildungsinländer" are not classed as international applicants: "Bildungsinländer", i.e. students of foreign nationality who have obtained a German university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad, or who have a German university qualification (which required a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters), fall into the same admission class as German applicants are not classed as international applicants. Likewise, family members of a EU/EEA citizen who are resident in the Federal Republic of Germany fall into the same admission class as German applicants and are not classed as international applicants, provided said citizen lives and is employed in the Federal Republic of Germany.

If you have multiple nationalities, please note these regulations.

The following regulations apply to international applicants:

Degree programs with admission restrictions (“numerus clausus” subjects)

Particularly popular degree programs are subject to admission restrictions, based on average grades (“numerus clausus”). A distinction is hereby made between
-> Degree programs with national admission restrictions (i.e. Germany-wide) and
-> Degree programs with local admission restrictions
, i.e. admission restrictions at the LMU. 

Subjects with local admission restrictions – EU/EEA citizens:
-> You will need to apply for a place at the LMU via the Student Office (Studentenkanzlei).

Subjects with local admission restrictions – non-EU/EEA citizens:
-> You will need to apply for a place at the LMU via the International Office.

Subjects with national admission restrictions – EU/EEA citizens:
-> You will need to apply for a place via the national allocation procedure organised by the SfH (Foundation for University Admissions). If you are awarded a place at the LMU, the Foundation for University Admissions will issue you a letter of acceptance for university admission. You will need to submit this letter when you register at the LMU Student Office.

Subjects with national admission restrictions – non-EU/EEA citizens:
-> The national allocation procedure does not apply to you. The International Office is responsible for handling your application for a place at the LMU and for ensuring you fulfil the requirements.

Advanced semester – subjects with local or national admissions restrictions – EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:
->
You will need to apply for a place at the LMU via the Student Office (Studentenkanzlei).

Degree programs without admission restrictions
(including master’s and doctoral degree programs)

Degree programs without admission restrictions are subdivided into 
-> Degree programs without pre-registration and without aptitude test,
-> Degree programs with pre-registration
-> Degree programs with aptitude test

Degree programs without pre-registration and without aptitude assessment – EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:
-> 
You will need to apply for a place via the International Office.

Degree program with aptitude test or pre-registration – EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:
-> You will need to apply for a place via the International Office.
-> You will additionally (like all German applicants) need to apply to the respective institute for your desired degree program in the correct form and before the relevant deadline.
Please note: The respective institute will tell you the dates for aptitude tests or pre-registration. These are also listed on the websites.

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