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Guide for applying for double degree programs at the LMU (international applicants)

If you have already been nominated by your home university or by the Erasmus Mundus Consortium for the double degree program at the LMU, please note the following information for subsequently applying to the LMU.

Contact for international applicants:

International Office der LMU München
Visitor's Address:
Ludwigstr. 27, 80539 München
Rooms G 020 and G 024

Consultation hours of the International Admission's Office

Coordinating office for double degree programs:

Contact details for degree programs
can be found on the websites of the respective degree program:

Applications and admissions at the LMU

1. Apply to the International Office

In order to study at the LMU as a double degree student, you will first need to apply to the LMU for a place. Please send your application to the LMU International Office (deadline for applications for the summer semester: January 15 / for the winter semester: July 15). In order to register, you will need to meet all the general application formalities. You will also need to have completed and printed out the online application form.

You will need to submit the following documents when you register in the International Office (by post or in person):

  • Completed application form
  • All higher education / university certificates and diplomas
    • in the original language – as officially certified copies
    • and with officially certified translation where applicable. Certificates in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Latin, Portuguese and Rumanian do not have to be translated.
  • Registration and confirmation of programs previously studied at any other German university
  • Letter of admission for the master's degree program from the coordinator of the degree program (can be handed in later during registration)
  • Updated CV
  • Where applicable, marriage certificate / official proof of change of name

In general, you will not need evidence of proficiency in German. Please ask the coordinator of your master's degree program whether any special regulations apply to your course with regard to the German language test.

The following applies to most double degree programs at the LMU: Send your complete application to your masters degree coordinator at the LMU, who will then forward your documents to the International Admission's Office, together with a letter of acceptance.

Comprehensive information on admissions and registration can be found on the International Admissions website.

If you are due to receive an Erasmus+ grant for the duration of your stay at the LMU, you will not need to submit a separation application for Erasmus at the LMU.

2. Receiving an official letter of acceptance from the International Office

The letter of acceptance is an important official document which you will need to show the authorities, and which you will need in order to register at the LMU. The International Office will send you the letter by post. Your grant will be valid, subject to acceptance by your masters coordinator at the LMU.

3. Registering at the International Office

Once you have a letter of acceptance, you must register before the deadline. When you come to register, please bring all the documents listed on the letter of acceptance!

Health insurance

During the time you study at the LMU, you will need to ensure you have sufficient health insurance. For more information, please see FAQ 4.

Program of study, learning agreement

Your LMU coordinator will help you compile your program of study and choose your respective courses. He/she is also responsible for assisting you if you need to sign an Erasmus Learning Agreement.

Living in Munich

In Munich, the Studentenwerk Munich and private sponsors are responsible for assigning places in halls of residence ( Exchange students can apply for a Studentenwerk Munich place in a hall of residence via the LMU International Office. However, only a small number of rooms are assigned to the LMU, and many students are compelled to find their own accommodation. You can apply for one of our places using this form. The form must be signed by your LMU coordinator. When you apply, you should nonetheless begin looking for accommodation privately. The International Office has compiled extensive information and advice to help you here.

German language and orientation courses

Before the semester begins, the LMU offers a preparatory German language and orientation course. These are held each year in March and September. The German courses are offered for all ability levels. Besides learning the German language, this course will also teach you lots about studying at the LMU, and is also a place where you can make first social contacts. There is also an interesting accompanying program which will introduce you to Munich and the surrounding area.

In the International Student Guide, you will find more information on studying at the LMU and living in Munich.

LMU Buddy Program

On request, the International Office will team you up with a “buddy” to make life easier when you start studying at the LMU. Buddies are themselves students at the LMU. They can give you practical advice and help as you organize your stay in Munich—for example, if you have questions about studying at the LMU or about life in Munich.

See here for more information on the buddy program. If you would like to be teamed up with a buddy, please send an e-mail to

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