International Office

The International Office provides a wide range of services for students, faculties, and scientists, as well as partner universities. Whether you're an international student looking for support in Munich, need information and advice on studying abroad, or want to initiate an international cooperation, we're your first port of call.

Our services

Support for international students (incoming students)

For international students who plan to complete a full degree program at LMU (degree students), we are the first point of contact for application, admission and registration. To ensure that every international full-time student gets the most from their LMU experience, we offer the following services:

  • Advice and support for prospective international students before and during the application phase and when changing subjects
  • Verification of qualifications, admission and registration
  • Information sessions: Welcome Day at the start of the first semester at LMU (in German and English)
  • Social support and scholarships
  • Assistance and mediation with authorities

Our International Admissions team works closely with private associations and initiatives that support international students to settle in Munich and successfully handle a range of common everyday problems. These include the tutoring program TutoRIA, which establishes personal contact between Germans and students of other nationalities.

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All international exchange students who come to LMU within the framework of one of our exchange agreements (Erasmus+ and LMUexchange) will receive advice and support before arrival and during their stay in Munich.

We support students from LMU partner universities with:

  • Application and admission onto an exchange program at LMU
  • Information session: Welcome Day at the beginning of the semester
  • Finding accommodation
  • Finding language courses
  • Orientation around campus
  • LMU Buddy Program

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We advise prospective students who are refugees and asylum seekers, and coordinate the LMU's own program for refugees to help you find your way to university.

The Munich International Summer University (MISU) offers numerous "Summer Academies" and German language courses for international students.

Services for LMU students (outgoing students)

If you have any questions about studying abroad, our advisory team is waiting to help. We coordinate exchange opportunities with more than 530 partner universities worldwide — within Europe this happens mainly as part of the Erasmus+ Programme, and in the rest of the world through LMUexchange. In addition to advice on standard exchange programs, we also provide support in planning an individual project.

We offer the following services:

  • Info desk (Infothek) for initial information gathering
  • Personalized study abroad advice
  • Information eventsInternational university days and fairs
  • Advice on opportunities for financial support and recognition of your academic performance abroad
  • Intercultural preparation for your international exchange
  • Transcript of Records

Any LMU students who plan to work or do an internship abroad can get advice and placement support from LMU's Career Services.

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If you've been awarded a study place at a foreign partner university, you can take advantage of a number of support services offered by the International Office in all phases of the experience — before you go, while you're away and after you come back.

  • Intercultural preparation workshops
  • Online support while you're away
  • Seminars after you return
  • EInformation sharing from experienced alumni

More information: Intercultural training

Services for international doctoral candidates

We support international doctoral students in the following areas:

  • Application and admission to doctoral studies
  • Social support and scholarships

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International doctoral candidates who come to Munich for a limited period of time to research and teach at LMU can take advantage of the LMU Gateway welcome services.

LMU helps international visiting scholars, doctoral candidates and postdocs who come to Munich for a limited period of time in finding accommodation — either alone or with their families.

In order to qualify for accommodation in the International Meeting Center (Internationalen Begegnungszentrum, IBZ) it is vital to apply in advance — if possible a few months and even a year or more before you plan to come to Munich.

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Every year, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) enables a number of highly qualified Chinese doctoral candidates from all disciplines to complete part (the "sandwich model") or all of their doctoral studies at LMU. The International Office looks after the administrative and social needs of CSC scholarship students and supports them throughout their stay at LMU with the following services:

  • Orientation programs
  • Intercultural training
  • Language courses
  • Accommodation services
  • Poster sessions

Further information: LMU-CSC Scholarship Program

Services for faculties and the Central University Administration

We coordinate university partnership programs for LMU and its faculties with universities all around the world. We offer support to initiate new cooperations and help out when it comes to the necessary administrative steps.

LMU staff can find further information and contacts for university partnerships in the restricted access area of the service portal.

We advise faculties on opportunities for teaching staff and personnel mobility within the framework of Erasmus+ and LMUexchange. We are also the are main point of contact for contract management, help with financial support and administration.

LMU staff can find further information and contacts for questions regarding teaching staff and personnel mobility in the restricted access area of the service portal.

Further services

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Contact

In the Our team section, you will find all the contacts you need in our department broken down by area of responsibility.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, we thank you for your kind understanding that the International Office will be closed until further notice. But we still would like to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us via phone (upon appointment) or email.

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