International Office

The International Office provides a wide range of services for students, researchers, faculties, and partner universities. Whether you are an international student, need information and advice on studying abroad, or wish to initiate an international collaboration, we are your first port of call.

Students entering LMU´s International Office

Current announcements and events for students

  • 17/10/2024
    Get-together for international degree and exchange students
  • 09/10/2024 - 10/10/2024
    Welcome Day for international degree students
  • 18/12/2023
    Support for students from Ukraine

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 their application, admission and registration. To ensure that all international full-time students get 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 for and admission to 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 we coordinate LMU's own program for refugees to help prepare them for a course of study at LMU.

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 happy to help. We coordinate exchange opportunities with over 530 partner universities worldwide - within Europe, mainly via the Erasmus+ program, and in the rest of the world through LMUexchange. In addition to giving advice on regular exchange programs, we also provide support if you have your own individual study-abroad plans.

We offer the following services:

  • Info desk (Infothek) for initial information
  • Personalized study-abroad advice
  • International university days and fairs
  • Advice on opportunities for financial support and recognition of your academic performance abroad
  • Intercultural preparation for your stay abroad
  • Transcript of Records

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 with:

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

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International doctoral candidates who come to Munich for a minimum of three months to research and teach at LMU can take advantage of the LMU Gateway welcome services.

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 around the world. We offer support with the initiation of new partnerships and the necessary administrative steps involved.

LMU employees can find further information in the restricted access area of the service portal.

We offer LMU teaching and administrative staff members advice on staff mobility options within the framework of Erasmus+ and LMUexchange. We are also the main point of contact for contract management, financial support and organizational issues.

LMU employees can find further information in the restricted access area of the service portal.

Further services

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We coordinate visiting programs for international delegations and groups of high-school pupils and students.


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