Degree programs with an aptitude procedure

Aptitude procedures

For some master's degree programs it is necessary, prior to registration, to prove your aptitude for a specific subject. This is referred to as an aptitude procedure (Eignungsverfahren).

The aptitude procedure is conducted by the institution (institute, department, faculty) responsible for the subject you have chosen.

The format, content and deadlines for such aptitude procedures vary significantly from subject to subject. Not all cases demand a "test" in the form of a personally written, or oral assessment at the University. Instead, in some cases, submitting specified documentation is sufficient.

Detailed information regarding appointments, and requirements, for the respective aptitude procedure can be found on the relevant institution's website.

Aptitude procedures do not replace the standard registration process. If anything, they are deemed a prerequisite for registration onto certain programs. When it comes to registration (or changing subjects), you should prove that you have successfully undergone the aptitude procedure by submitting a certificate of completion for the degree program in question.

Where and how do you get your study place?

Be sure to inform yourself of the aptitude 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, have successfully completed a degree program at a German university or university of applied sciences with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters are Bildungsinländer.

More information on applying for a study place (in German)

Citizens of the EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic) or the EEA member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) please choose 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.

More information on applying for a study place

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.

More information on applying for a study place

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