The undergraduate bachelor’s and State Examination (Staatsexamen) degree programs lead to a first academic degree. The most important prerequisites for beginning a bachelor's or State Examination degree program are:
1. A university entrance qualification:
The university entrance qualification is a high school leaving certificate which qualifies you to embark on a degree program at a German university. In Germany, this is known as Abitur (German higher education entrance qualification). In general, high school leaving certificates in EU states are deemed equivalent to the German Abitur, and qualify you to begin studying in Germany. If you have an high school leaving certificate from another country, an official assessment will be required to ensure it is equivalent to the German Abitur. In some countries, school leaving certificates do not qualify the holder for university entrance. Sometimes the school leaving certificate can be combined with a one-year course of study in the home country or a different country to reach a level equivalent to that of the German Abitur. Completion of a degree program (six semester degree program) at a German university also qualifies the holder for university entrance.
You can refer to the Anabin website or the DAAD admissions database to find out whether your school leaving qualifications and/or your higher education course qualify you to embark on a degree program at a German university.
If your school leaving qualification is not deemed equivalent to the German Abitur, you can qualify for university entrance by completing a recognized one year (minimum) preparatory course and passing the final examination. You cannot register directly on a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) in Munich; you first need to apply for a degree program at LMU. You will need to pass a test in order to participate on the preparatory course. In order to be admitted to take this test, you will need to prove that your proficiency in German is at B2 level. You must have attended a German language course within the last three months.
2. Furnishing evidence of proficiency in German:
The linguistic demands when studying at LMU are high. In order to complete a bachelor's degree or a State Examination degree program, you will first need to pass a recognized German language test.
Abitur (“numerus clausus”). Other subjects require an aptitude test, pre-registration or academic advising and orientation. For student applicants from non-EU countries, further conditions apply to subjects with national admission restrictions. The International Admissions Office will be happy to advise you here.Many degree programs also require additional qualifications: subjects which have (local or national) admission restrictions, for example, will require you to achieve a certain average grade in your