Frequently asked questions

LMU degree programs are divided into:

  • Nationally restricted admission degree programs
  • Locally restricted admission degree programs
  • Non-restricted admission degree programs
  • Degree programs with pre-registration
  • Degree programs with aptitude assessments

The nationally restricted admission degree programs offered at LMU in the first semester are Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry.

Can I simply register for these degree programs?

No, in order to gain a place in these specific degree programs, students must apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admission).

  • What is the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung?
    The Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung is the central office for the allocation of study places, and is based in Dortmund.
  • How do I apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung?
    You can apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung online!
  • What are the selection criteria at the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung?
    For more information on selection criteria, please refer to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung website.

If you are a German citizen, have a German-equivalent school leaving certificate (Bildungsinländer) or are an EU/EEA citizen, you must submit an online application.

  • As a foreign citizen from a non-EU/EEA member state (without a German-equivalent school leaving certificate), how should I apply for a locally restricted admission subject?

    Please contact the International Office.
  • What is the difference in admission procedure between "location changers" (Ortswechsler) and "lateral changers" (Quereinsteiger), after the first semester?

    Students who are or were properly registered for their desired degree program at a university in Germany may choose to change location and come to LMU. These are known as “location changers”.

    "Lateral applicants" are students who apply to join a degree program later than the first semester, on the basis of creditable academic achievements, or because their chosen degree program was previously only offered outside Germany.
    The calculation of how many prior semesters are relevant for registration will be made by the Examination Office responsible for the program in question.
  • Can I reserve a place for the next semester?
    Please note that applications are freshly processed every semester. If you are offered a place in a degree program and do not accept it, it is not possible to "reserve" this place for an upcoming semester.

Some degree programs have additional selection criteria, which are fulfilled by a so-called aptitude assessment.

Aptitude assessments are carried out by the institution (department, faculty) responsible for the degree program in question.
Detailed information, such as dates and requirements for each assessment, can be found on the websites for the relevant degree programs.

Does registration then take place at the institute directly?

No, applicants must always register with LMU university admissions on the specified registration date, after passing the aptitude assessment. Proof of passing the aptitude assessment must be submitted in writing when registering for the relevant degree program (or when changing degree programs).

Proof of passing the aptitude assessment must be submitted in writing when registering for the relevant degree program (or when changing degree programs).

  • For degree programs without admission restrictions (open degree programs), students need only register in the form and within the time specified.
    Students do not need to submit an application. This also includes:
    advanced/doctoral/extended and supplementary degree programs.

Pre-registration is carried out by the institution (department, faculty) responsible for the degree program in question.
Detailed information, such as dates and documents to be submitted, is on the website of the relevant degree program.

Proof of pre-registration must be submitted in writing when registering in a degree program (or when changing degree program).

Bildungsinländer are foreign citizens or stateless people with a university entrance qualification from a school in Germany, or with a university entrance qualification from an international German school.

The Office of the University Registrar, Unit 1, verifies qualifications belonging to German applicants that were issued by international institutions, within the framework of the admission and/or registration process. In case of doubt, the Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern (Qualification Recognition Office for the Free State of Bavaria) can be consulted.

Decisions made by the relevant authorities in other German states are recognized, unless there is a significant violation of a particular agreement of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Here's where you register:

  • Applicants who are resident in another federal state:
    The Ministry of Culture of that state or the agency commissioned by it.

A list of the required documents can be found under the instructions for registration.

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