Registration for international applicants

International applicants — including applicants for the Studienkolleg (preparatory course) who are NOT German nationals — who received their letter of admission from the International Office must register at the International Office during the registration period specified in their notification.

Letter of admission

If you have fulfilled all the requirements and adhered to the corresponding deadlines, the International Office should soon issue you with a letter of admission. This contains all the information you need for registering at LMU. It tells you

  • where to register,
  • when to register,
  • which documents you will need to send in order to register, and provides
  • a link to the online registration form.

Steps for registering and documents required

Have you received your letter of admission by post? Great. You should now proceed as follows:

1. Complete the online form:

2. Print confirmation with application reference number

Once you have completed the online form, you will immediately receive confirmation. This confirmation includes an application reference number.

Please print out this confirmation, sign it and send it to us in order to register!

The following documents must be sent for registration via post:

  • Completed, signed and printed online application form for registration (see above)
  • A copy of the letter of admission issued by the International Office
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • Proof of health insurance: You will require a certificate of insurance (Versicherungsbescheinigung "Zur Vorlage bei der Einschreibung an einer deutschen Hochschule") from a German public health insurance provider (gesetzliche Krankenkasse).
  • A copy of your evidence of proficiency in German (exception: master’s degree programs, doctoral studies and double degree programs where the course language is English).
  • If necessary — and if you haven’t sent it with your application: The letter of acceptance (Zulassungsbescheid) which includes your aptitude assessment results and is issued by the faculty / department / study program coordination office / doctoral committee responsible for your study program. (Please note that this document certifies your academic aptitude for your chosen course of study.)
  • If you have studied at a German university prior to your registration at LMU: Registration certificate and confirmation of all programs studied at German universities and an exmatriculation certificate (Exmatrikulationsbescheid).
  • If there is a special condition in your letter of admission please provide a copy of the required documents

Please send your documents by the date specified in your letter of admission to:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
International Office — Zulassung
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
Germany

Please do NOT use the address for the Office of the University Registrar which is printed on the online application for registration.

The processing of your documents will take a little bit of time. Thank you for your patience.

Please note that your registration is not valid until you have submitted all the required documents and paid your semester fee within one week / eight days (by bank transfer).

You will receive a letter notifying you of the semester fee due. To see how much you will have to pay, please refer to the continuation of registration website.

After having registered in person, you will receive our email with:

  • instructions on how to activate your personal LMU user identification.
  • the request to pay semester fees. The payment of these fees must be made within eight days after you receive this email (by bank transfer). You will find that your fee account contains all the necessary information.
  • the request to apply for the LMUcard which also serves as your student ID card.

Please note that at this point your registration is still incomplete. Therefore you won’t receive your registration certificates. They will become available for you to download via the online self-service function after your semester fee payment has been received.

The IT Servicedesk will issue your student ID card in the form of the LMUcard.

Non-EU citizens in all subjects and EU/EEA citizens in subjects without admission restrictions must register by post at the International Office:
LMU, International Office
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
Germany

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