Virtual exchange among LERU partners

Experience the international from home

LMU Munich now enables students to take online courses from international partner universities and earn credits. This virtual exchange program is a joint initiative of several members of the League of European Research Universities, and is intended to allow students to gain international experience without the need to go abroad.

Outgoing students

Winter 2022/23: Courses from partner universities

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Registration Deadline: 09 September 2022

Arts / European Studies Transnational and Global Perspectives

Registration Deadline: 09 September 2022

Computer science

Sciences / Chemical Biology

Registration Deadline: 01 September 2022

Summer 2023: Courses from partner universities

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Registration Deadline: 15 January 2023

Cultural Studies

Registration Deadline: 15 January 2022

Psychology / Education

Registration Deadline: 30 January 2023

Registration process for LMU students

You’ve selected what you want to study? Now you can register by following these steps.

  • Are you enrolled at LMU Munich?
  • Do you meet the entry requirements for the course?
  • Do you have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction at the time of application?
  • Does the course fit within your study schedule in terms of timetable and study load? Keep in mind that online courses take just as much time as regular courses. Check the exam date as well; it may not be in the same week as your regular program.

Fill in the Online application form and submit a motivation letter (max. 1 page) explaining why you are interested in taking the course and what you expect to learn it.

You can send your motivation to virtual.exchange@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Deadlines vary per University- Please check for the course you wish to take!!

If you want the study credits and the grades for the virtual exchange course to count as part of your regular program, you need to get approval in advance from your study coordinator. We'd like to receive a confirmation of the permission from your study coordinator via email.

For courses from KU Leuven, a learning agreement (exchanging a course taken at LMU for the one at the partner) is necessary and therefore approval is required.

Due to a limited number of places per course, there will be a selection process. You will receive a decision in due course. The successful applicants will receive further information and documents from the Virtual Exchange Coordinator.

Incoming students

Winter 2022/23: Courses at LMU

  • One Health Core Competencies (3 ECTS)The One Health Core Competencies course consists of a blended learning system, including synchronous and asynchronous units. In the asynchronous sessions, the participants will be led through the theoretical foundations of interdisciplinary teamwork, systems thinking and the One Health approach through self-study with interactive elements on the Moodle-platform. Participants will also see illustrative examples of current One Health scientific cases. During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ and work together as multi- and interdisciplinary teams. They will reflect and discuss on the One Health approach and solve a real-world One Health problem using an interactive problem-based learning method. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will develop a written report – the “Mission Plan” for solving the One Health problem.

    The module will last for 8 weeks, starting on 3rd October 2022, and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work.

    Target group:
    Master/PhD students in human health (human medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology), animal health (veterinary medicine, agricultural studies), environmental studies (ecology, wildlife studies, sustainability), and social studies (anthropology, economics, geography, sociology, psychology).
    Dates:
    03.10.2022- 27.11.2022
    Language: English
    Nominations by 12 September 2022

  • Introduction to Global Health (3 ECTS)

    In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of Global Health. The course consists of a blended learning system, including synchronous ( 3 sessions) and asynchronous units. In the asynchronous sessions, the participants will be led through the theoretical foundations of global health, the effects of globalisation on health and the burden of disease, the different determinants of health, ethical issues involved in health, strategies to improve global health and working in an interdisciplinary environment, through self-study with interactive elements on Moodle. Participants will also see illustrative examples of current Global Health issues. During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ and form groups and present their project. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will work on a group project which they will present in the final synchronous session.

    The module will last for 12 weeks, starting on 31 October 2022, and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work.

    Target group:
    Bachelor/Master
    Dates: 31.10.2022- 28.02.2023
    Synchronous Sessions: 28 November 2022, 31 October 2022, 27/28 February 2023
    Language: English
    Nominations by 03 October 2022

Virtual Field Trip (3 ECTS)
This is a 7 days regional geology field trip, with specific exercises designed for each trip stop locations. The purpose is to give an introduction to the geology of a specific region: rock types present, ages, environments, and geologic evolution of the area over time. Emphasis during the trip is on using sketches to understand geometric and age relationships. The virtual trip is self-guided (using both a special virtual environment, and Google Earth), but several online live meetings will also be made available for discussion of each trip stop.

Dates: TBA

Language: English

Requirements: Master students need to have a Bachelor degree in Geosciences, and Bachelor students need to be at least in their second year of a Geosciences Bachelor. Basic knowledge of rocks and geologic processes is essential.

Nominations by TBD

Summer 2023: Courses at LMU

  • One Health Core Competencies (3 ECTS)The One Health Core Competencies course consists of a blended learning system, including synchronous and asynchronous units. In the asynchronous sessions, the participants will be led through the theoretical foundations of interdisciplinary teamwork, systems thinking and the One Health approach through self-study with interactive elements on the Moodle-platform. Participants will also see illustrative examples of current One Health scientific cases. During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ and work together as multi- and interdisciplinary teams. They will reflect and discuss on the One Health approach and solve a real-world One Health problem using an interactive problem-based learning method. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will develop a written report – the “Mission Plan” for solving the One Health problem.

    The module will last for 8 weeks, starting mid-May, and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work.

    Target group:
    Master/PhD students in human health (human medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology), animal health (veterinary medicine, agricultural studies), environmental studies (ecology, wildlife studies, sustainability), and social studies (anthropology, economics, geography, sociology, psychology).
    Dates:
    Mid May- early July 2023
    Language: English
    Nominations by 02 May 2023

  • Introduction to Global Health (3 ECTS)

    In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of Global Health. The course consists of a blended learning system, including synchronous ( 3 sessions) and asynchronous units. In the asynchronous sessions, the participants will be led through the theoretical foundations of global health, the effects of globalisation on health and the burden of disease, the different determinants of health, ethical issues involved in health, strategies to improve global health and working in an interdisciplinary environment, through self-study with interactive elements on Moodle. Participants will also see illustrative examples of current Global Health issues. During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ and form groups and present their project. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will work on a group project which they will present in the final synchronous session.

    The module will last for 12 weeks, starting on 17 April 2023, and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work.

    Target group:
    Bachelor/Master
    Dates: 17.04.2023- 18.07.2023
    Synchronous Sessions: 17 April 2023, 22 May 2023, 17/18 July 2023
    Language: English
    Nominations by 20 March 2023

Virtual Field Trip (3 ECTS)
This is a 7 days regional geology field trip, with specific exercises designed for each trip stop locations. The purpose is to give an introduction to the geology of a specific region: rock types present, ages, environments, and geologic evolution of the area over time. Emphasis during the trip is on using sketches to understand geometric and age relationships. The virtual trip is self-guided (using both a special virtual environment, and Google Earth), but several online live meetings will also be made available for discussion of each trip stop.

Dates: TBA

Language: English

Requirements: Master students need to have a Bachelor degree in Geosciences, and Bachelor students need to be at least in their second year of a Geosciences Bachelor. Basic knowledge of rocks and geologic processes is essential.

Nominations by TBD

Registration for incoming students

Once nominated by your home university, you will be sent further details for registration along with this registration form for you to fill out. This should be done no later than a week after the nomination deadline.

You will then be provided with details on how to access the course.

Archive

You can see the available courses from the previous semesters in the archive. (PDF, 354 KB)

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