International applicants: Where do I apply?

In general, international applicants apply and register via the International Office. In some cases, applications are submitted via the Office of the University Registrar (Studentenkanzlei) or the central SfH (Foundation for University Admissions).

University Application Navigator

The University Application Navigator will help you to find out which of the various offices are responsible for your application and registration procedure.

Application regulations

All international applicants have to apply for a place.

In general, international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens) apply and register via the International Office. In some cases, applications are submitted via the Office of the University Registrar or the central SfH (Foundation for University Admissions).

Particularly popular degree programs are subject to admission restrictions, based on average grades (numerus clausus). A distinction is however made between

Subjects with national admission restrictions — EU/EEA citizens:
You will need to apply for a place via the national allocation procedure organized by the SfH (Foundation for University Admissions). If you are awarded a place at LMU, the Foundation for University Admissions will issue you a letter of acceptance for university admission. You will need to submit this letter when you register at the LMU Office of the University Registrar.

Subjects with national admission restrictions — non-EU/EEA citizens:
The national allocation procedure does not apply to you. The International Office is responsible for handling your application for a place at LMU and for ensuring you fulfill the requirements.

Subjects with local admission restrictions — EU/EEA citizens:
You will need to apply for a place at LMU via the Office of the University Registrar (Studentenkanzlei).

Subjects with local admission restrictions — non-EU/EEA citizens:
You will need to apply for a place at LMU via the International Office.

Advanced semester — subjects with local or national admissions restrictions — EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:
You will need to apply for a place at LMU via the Office of the University Registrar (Studentenkanzlei).

Degree programs without admission restrictions are subdivided into

Degree programs without pre-registration and without aptitude assessments — EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:
You will need to apply for a place via the International Office.

Degree program with aptitude assessments or pre-registration — EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens:
You will need to apply for a place via the International Office.
You will additionally (like all German applicants) need to apply to the respective institute for your desired degree program in the correct form and before the relevant deadline.

Please note: The respective institute will tell you the dates for aptitude assessments or pre-registration. These are also listed on the corresponding websites.

Bildungsinländer are not classed as international applicants. Bildungsinländer are students of foreign nationality who have obtained a German university entrance qualification in Germany, at a German school abroad, or who have a German university qualification (which required a standard period of study of at least six semesters). These applicants fall into the same admission class as their German counterparts and are not classified as international applicants. Likewise, family members of a EU/EEA (non-German) citizen who are resident in the Federal Republic of Germany fall into the same admission class as German applicants and are not classed as international applicants. The provision for this is that this citizen still lives and is employed in the Federal Republic of Germany.

If you have multiple nationalities, please note these regulations.