Academic advising and orientation
For some degree programs, it is not possible to register without first participating — in the form and within the deadlines specified — in an academic advising and orientation procedure.
This procedure is carried out by the respective institution (institute, department, faculty) where the degree program is managed!
An academic advising and orientation procedure requires mandatory participation in an orientation assessment in addition to registering, within the deadline, via the respective institution's Online Portal registration. Failure to pass the initial assessment doesn't preclude you from registering (it is not a barrier to registration). However, it might be in your own interest to reconsider this specific avenue of studies.
As to whether a degree program requires an academic advising and orientation procedure — this information is available on the degree program in question's website. General information on these procedures, as well as links to further information (deadlines, documents to be submitted — if applicable) can be found on the respective institution's website.
Please note that the academic advising and orientation procedure still requires you to register. You should therefore view this process essentially as a "prerequisite" for registration onto your chosen degree program. Proof of participation in the study orientation procedure must be submitted when registering in (or changing subjects to) the relevant degree program. This should be submitted in the form of a written certificate.
Major and minor subjects
If your degree program consists of a combination of several subjects (e.g. major and minor subject; information on this can be found in our degree program section), it is essential that you also visit the study page of the desired additional subject and click on "study place" there as well. Different subjects sometimes have different application and admission procedures.
Where and how do you get your study place?
Be sure to inform yourself of the orientation procedures via the institution repsonsible for your desired degree program. You should then be sure to take part in all the necessary steps in the form — and within the deadlines — specified (see above).
Please also be sure to read the following information through very carefully. Choose the category that applies to you in order to acquire more details about the next steps that follow:
German citizens (even if they have dual citizenship!) should always choose the category "Germans and Bildungsinländer," even if they received their university entrance qualification abroad (also International Baccalaureate).
Foreign citizens please choose the category "Germans and Bildungsinländer" if you received your university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad. The same applies if — after receiving a degree from a German university or university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters (bachelor's degree, state examination) — you would like to continue your studies in the same field at LMU (master's degree) or begin a new undergraduate program.
Please note: Foreign citizens who, after receiving their university entrance qualification abroad, successfully complete a degree program at a German university or university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters are also Bildungsinländer.
Citizens of EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czechia, Hungary, Cyprus) or the EEA member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) please select the category "EU/EEA citizens."
This also applies in the case of dual citizenship with a non-EU/EEA member state and also if, after receiving a degree from a German university or university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters (bachelor's degree, state examination), you would like to continue your studies in the same field at LMU (master's degree) or begin a new undergraduate program.
All other foreign citizens please select the category "non-EU citizens." This category also applies for candidates who received their university entrance qualification abroad and received a degree from a German university or university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of less than 6 semesters and wish to begin a new undergraduate program (that does not build upon their existing third level qualifications) at LMU.