Admission requirements for LMU degree programs

LMU degree programs are divided into two categories: non-restricted admission programs and restricted admission programs. Please be sure to inform yourself of specific application requirements in your subject area.

Non-restricted admission degree programs

Degree programs without admission restrictions, without an aptitude assessment, without a pre-registration procedure and without the need for academic advising and orientation

All degree programs resulting in a first professional qualification with no aptitude assessment procedure or admission restrictions. Prospective students do not need to apply or pre-register for these programs.

If your degree program includes several subjects (e.g. major and minor; information on this can be found in the LMU Degree Program Finder), be sure to visit the relevant pages for each further subject. Different subject areas may have different application requirements.

Degree programs with pre-registration or academic advising and orientation

Registration on certain programs is only possible following compulsory pre-registration or academic advising and orientation organized by the responsible faculty.

All questions regarding application documents should be addressed directly to the faculty.

The required documents must be submitted to the correct department by 15 July for the winter semester and by 15 January for the summer semester. In some cases, applications are to be made online.

Only students with confirmation of acceptance onto their chosen program will be able to register. This might come in the form of a written confirmation from the department, a printout of an electronic certificate of pre-registration, or confirmation of participation in the academic advising and orientation process.

If your degree program includes several subjects (e.g. major and minor; information on this can be found in the LMU Degree Program Finder), be sure to visit the relevant pages for each further subject. Different subject areas may have different application requirements.

Degree programs with an aptitude assessment

Some degree programs have separate selection criteria that include an aptitude assessment. The legal designations of these aptitude tests vary: most bachelor's and teacher education programs require so-called Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren (aptitude assessment procedures), for most master's courses these are Eignungsverfahren (aptitude procedures). They all have one thing in common:

The aptitude assessment is carried out by the institution (institute, department, faculty) responsible for the program in question!

The format, content and deadlines of these proficiency tests sometimes differ considerably. It is also not always a "test" in the sense of a written or oral examination at the University — in some cases written documents are submitted and are simply evaluated. Detailed information, such as dates and requirements for each qualifying test, can be found on the relevant degree program's website. You will find a link to these websites in the general course information at the end of the section "Application and Admission." Proof of passing the aptitude test must be submitted in written form when registering for the relevant degree program (or when changing degree program).

If your degree program includes several subjects (e.g. major and minor; information on this can be found in the LMU Degree Program Finder), be sure to visit the relevant pages for each further subject. Different subject areas may have different application requirements.

Degree programs with local admission restrictions

If the demand for places to study a specific subject exceeds the available supply, a subject becomes restricted. For this reason, the University communicates the number of available places in each subject every year.

A form-based application for these subjects is required. The application deadline is 15 July for the winter semester and 15 January for the summer semester.

You can find more information under Admissions.

If your degree program includes several subjects (e.g. major and minor; information on this can be found in the LMU Degree Program Finder), be sure to visit the relevant pages for each further subject. Different subject areas may have different application requirements.

Nationwide restricted admission degree programs

If the demand for places to study a specific subject exceeds the available supply, a subject becomes restricted. For this reason, the University communicates the number of available places in each subject every year. For degree programs that are subject to admission restrictions nationwide, applications for the 1st semester are made to the Foundation for University Admissions.

Applications to join a program in a later semester fall under the local allocation procedure (see the section on degree programs with local admission restrictions).

Für die bundesweit zulassungsbeschränkten Studiengänge Humanmedizin, Zahnmedizin, Tiermedizin und Pharmazie erfolgt die Bewerbung zentral über die Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (hochschulstart.de). Nach Abzug der Vorabquoten erfolgt die Vergabe der Studienplätze in drei Hauptquoten: Abiturbestenquote (30%), Zusätzliche Eignungsquote (ZEQ 10%) und Auswahlverfahren der Hochschulen (AdH 60%). Bei der Auswahl in der ZEQ werden ausschließlich schulnotenunabhängige Eignungskriterien berücksichtigt, die Durchschnittsnote der Hochschulzugangsberechtigung spielt keine Rolle. Im AdH werden sowohl schulnotenabhängige wie auch schulnotenunabhängige Kriterien berücksichtigt. Detaillierte Informationen zum Ablauf des Verfahrens finden Sie auf der Homepage von hochschulstart.de.

More information

For more information on applications, admissions, and registration, see Admissions.