Getting ready to study: information and support

What's the right subject for me? Do I have the skills I need and how can I develop them further? How can I get financial support while studying in Munich? We're here to help you answer these and many other questions with a range of suitable events, one-on-one support and helpful guidelines.

Information sessions

During this session, advisors from the Central Student Advisory Office cover the most important milestones in your journey to studying the right degree program. How do you choose the right subject? What is university all about? How do you fulfill the admission requirements, apply for the degree program you want and complete your university registration? Any more questions? Ask away! This session provides a great opportunity to get answers to all your questions about opening a new academic chapter in your life — from a reliable source.

Upcoming online events (via Zoom):

  • Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 18 March 2021, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 23 March 2021, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Register to attend using the contact form (in German).

Where will I live, and how much will it cost? These two topics can affect where you decide to study, particularly in Munich. At this event, LMU students share their own experience and valuable tips. They outline the options for financial support when studying in Munich, or for a study abroad opportunity. They talk about student housing in Munich and what to look out for when looking for accommodation.

Upcoming events:

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021, 6 p.m.

Registration:

Use the contact form (in German). All registered participants will be sent an email with information on the login access to the webinar. This talk will take place if at least five participants register to attend. Group registrations possible!

LMU Munich regularly exhibits at university and education fairs and is represented by the Central Student Advisory Office. Maybe we're coming to a location near you soon!

Please do join us on our stand or use the opportunity to find out about studying at LMU by joining us for one of our presentations.

Upcoming events:

  • The LMU International Office and the Central Student Advisory Office will be taking part in the first Bavarian Digital Week (digitalen bayerischen Woche) from 22 until 26 March 2021. This event has been organized by BayBIDS and targets German schools abroad.

Are you organizing a university or education fair? Whether you are a public, non-profit or commercial event manager, please direct your inquiry to our Events team at the Central Student Advisory Office.

If you are organizing an information fair on behalf of a school, please reach out to our School Liaison team.

All events are held in German. You can find further orientation events at Experience LMU.

Advice

Are you new and don't know how to get started? Perhaps you are in the middle of your degree program and you're not sure if you're on the right track? Do you need help to sort through all the information you have collected and your own thoughts — too?

The Central Student Advisory Office is here to answer all your questions and shed light on any issues via the individual consultations the team offer — by telephone, video conference or in person. Make an appointment with the Study Information Service.

Vocationally qualified applicants can participate in any of our regular information sessions. Here, staff from the Central Student Advisory Office and the Office of the University Registrar provide information for applicants without the standard university entrance qualification and a vocational training or a master craftsman certificate instead.

Attending a consultation is a necessary part of the application process for university admissions for vocationally qualified applicants. Following an individual consultation, a confirmation is generated and forwarded internally. This is why it is vital to fill in your full name (if applicable your maiden name) and your date of birth in the online registration form.

Upcoming events:

  • Friday, 26 March 2021, 10 a.m. noon
  • Friday, 9 April 2021, 10 a.m. noon
  • Friday, 7 May 2021, 10 a.m. noon

All events are held in German. Further dates will be published here.

This offer specifically addresses the needs of (prospective) students whose parents did not receive a university education. Being the first one in the family to go to university often brings special challenges and may lead students to doubt their ability to see it through. Using a variety of interactive methods, this coaching will identify the resources that such students have that they can harness for a successful academic career.

The group coaching will be continued in the winter semester 2021/22.

Objective

The coaching objective involves discussing the uncertainties that students can face, sharing experiences and encouraging each student to make the most of their own potential.

Target group

Students and prospective students at LMU who come from a non-academic home or whose parents did not study in Germany.

Structure

  • Reflection on educational heritage
  • Self-perception and perception of others: What does it mean to be the first one in the family to go to university?
  • Developing personal resources based on education history
  • Creating a competence profile
  • Networking

Methods

  • Group work and individual work
  • Sociometric positioning
  • Think-pair-share
  • Visionary work
  • Timeline
  • Theory input
  • Practicing self-reflection

Additional information by subject

On the lookout for more information regarding subject areas and study formats? You've come to the right place. Here you can find information about events, online assessments according to faculty, as well as departmental and institutional summaries broken down by subject.

Contact

Team Schulkontakte - Zentrale Studienberatung

School Liaison — Central Student Advisory Office

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Dr. Katja Hofmann

Central Student Advisory Office

Student Advisory Services, School Liaison

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+49 89 2180-5584

Dr. Veronika Schmideder

Central Student Advisory Office

Student Advisory Services, School Liaison

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+49 89 2180-3561