Information on studies and teaching

Lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21

The lecture period in the winter semester will start on November 2, 2020 and end on February 12, 2021. For students of medicine and dentistry in advanced semesters the lecture period will start on October 12, 2020 and end on February 5, 2021.

Compulsory Mask-wearing and measure for reducing contacts

It is compulsory to wear a medical face mask (surgical mask) or FFP2 mask at LMU, not only when entering and leaving any lecture halls and conference rooms but also in all areas of LMU buildings where people meet or come into contact with others. This applies in particular to corridors, stairways, elevators and toilets. At the same time, masks are obligatory at face-to-face classes - also for lecturers - even at one’s desk. Excepted from this are exams.

For teaching and examination events, a minimum area of 10 square meters must be available for each person in the room. Rooms with technical ventilation are exempt from this requirement.

Lectures in the winter semester 2020/2021

The current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only) does not allow classroom teaching at universities (initially until March 7, 2021). Deviating from this, practical and artistic training sections as well as events requiring special laboratory or work rooms at the universities are permitted if it is ensured that a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained between all participants. In such events, face masks are mandatory.

In case of such exceptions, the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" - available in German only) agreed upon between the Bavarian universities, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts, and the Bavarian State Ministry for Health, as well as the regulations on infection control for practical courses (e.g. laboratory work) provided by LMU must be observed for all face-to-face classes at the LMU. The approval of face-to-face events in terms of the exceptions mentioned above is still granted by the respective faculty.

For each practical or artistic course permitted by exception, contact details (name, email-address) of the participants must be recorded. If the room or workstations are equipped with appropriate QR codes,it is possible to use the contact data registration-system The data is stored in encrypted form in the data center of the Anstalt für kommunale Datenverarbeitung in Bavaria and is only transmitted to the responsible health authorities at their request, insofar as this is necessary for contact person identification. Otherwise, the data is automatically deleted after one month. An attendance check is excluded. Further information on data protection can be found at It is also possible to provide contact data by means of a paper form. It is obligatory to provide contact data.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides cumulated information on the broad range of technical possibilities for online teaching at This offer of help and support services takes up as well as complements already existing offers in the faculties. Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.

Information on courses in the winter semester 2020/2021 can also be obtained from your contact persons in the subjects and faculties.

Upcoming Exams

In accordance with Bavarian Infection Control Ordinance (BayIfSMV), in-person university examinations are permitted in compliance with the protective measures prescribed by the BayIfSMV whereby the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" - available in German only) must be observed. Otherwise. examinations are held in an alternative form, for example as online examinations.
Your contact persons in the subjects, faculties and examination offices will tell you when and how an examination is held at the LMU.

The summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21 do not count as regular „Fachsemester“ with respect to the regular dates and deadlines set out in the in the examination and study regulations (PStO). The counting of the „Fachsemester“ will continue in the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21 and beyond. However, for all students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and/or winter semester 2020/21 and were not on leave of absence, the semesters counted under examination law („Prüfungsfachsemester“ or „PFS“) are one or two semesters, respectively, less than the number of semesters stated in the certificate of enrollment. For students who have reached their maximum examination period in the summer semester 2020 or winter semester 2020/21, the legal consequence of the first-time or final failure will therefore only occur one or two semesters later. The regulation does not apply to the state examinations and the relevant deadlines.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides information on online exams at Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.

The organisation of state examinations (“Staatsexamen”) is not the responsibility of LMU, but of the respective state ministries. Therefore, please refer to the websites of the responsible ministry or the examination office they have appointed, for example:

· „Landesjustizprüfungamt“ for the „Juristischen Staatsprüfungen“: here.

· „Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus“ for the „Staatsprüfungen für ein Lehramt an öffentlichen Schulen“: here.

· „Regierung von Oberbayern“ via the Examination Office for Medicine of LMU for the state examinations in medicine: here.


In general, the Federal Ministry of Education is responsible for BAföG regulations.

Events and meetings at LMU

Conferences, congresses, exhibitions and similar events are prohibited.

Availability of central services (libraries, International Office, Student Office, etc.)

Libraries are currently closed in accordance with Section 22 of the Eleventh Ordinance for Infection Control (Elften Bayerischen Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung) of December 15, 2020, as last amended by ordinance of January 21, 2021. The Council of Ministers decided to extend this regulation, among others, until March 7, 2021.

However, the collection of ordered books and media in libraries is permitted under strict hygiene measures. For this reason, the UB will again enable (special) checkout in the Central Library, the Central Textbook Collection and the subject libraries from Wednesday, 27.01.2021. The e-media will continue to be available regardless of location and time, and the scanning services (campus delivery service and scanning service for learning platforms) will also be maintained.

On Monday, 25.01.2021, the ordering option for media in the online catalog will be reactivated. From Wednesday, 27.01.2021, you can pick up the previously ordered media at the respective location. The libraries are open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm (with the exception of the veterinary medicine library with opening hours Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm). Please note that it is mandatory to order media you wish to check out in advance via the online catalog; going to the shelves remains prohibited. FFP2 masks are mandatory for all users in the library.

The loan periods of media already checked out are automatically extended until 02.03.2021. Therefore, please do not return the books immediately after the library opening to avoid large gatherings in front of the libraries. The reading rooms of the Central Library, the Central Textbook Collection, and the subject libraries remain closed. The reading/workstations in the libraries cannot be used. Going to the shelves remains prohibited.

The extensive and broad range of electronic media (e-books, e-journals and databases) is still available to LMU members with an LMU user ID, regardless of location and time.

The e-tutorials of the university library are also still available. These explain to you, for example, how the use of e-media works (e-media login, Google Scholar) and which functions the literature management programs Citavi and Endnote have.

Orders for the campus delivery service (for LMU scientists and doctoral students) and for the scanning service for learning platforms (for LMU lecturers) will be possible again from 11.01.2021.

Please inform yourself on the website of the University Library.

For all other central services (Student Office, International Office), correspondence takes place by telephone or electronically as far as possible. Likewise, all other central services (Student Office, International Office) are closed to the public until further notice. You can find further information and contact information on the Student Office website. For all questions concerning studies, you can contact the central student counselling (“Zentrale Studienberatung”). You can find further information for Erasmus-students and the admission of international students on the website of the International Office. You can find information on using public transportation with a non-validated LMU card on the website of the MVV. You can find information about the MVV function of your student ID here.

Psychological and pastoral counseling

For psychological and/or pastoral counseling, you may contact the following institutions:

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, please consult the websites of the individual institutions first and get in touch directly with the respective contact persons:

  • If you have any questions regarding the administration of your studies (enrolment, re-registration, etc.), please contact the Student Office.
  • If you have any questions concerning libraries, please contact the respective subject library, the University Library or the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • If you have questions regarding upcoming exams, final papers, homework, etc., please contact the respective lecturer and the responsible examination office.
  • If you have any questions regarding the performance of work or continued payment of wages, please contact your direct superior or your immediate supervisor, your faculty or department or the person responsible for you in the LMU Human Resources Department.

If you have any additional questions, please