Fees and tuition fees

Students can view their current fee account balance via the online self-service functions and if necessary print a copy of the confirmation of fees paid.

This concerns already exmatriculated students only:

If your fee account still shows a credit, you can ask for a repayment by completing this form for the repayment (PDF, 137 KB).

For questions, please contact Sub-Unit 4 - Fees, Doctoral and Visiting Students.

Semester fees for the Munich Student Union

Each semester all students must pay the fees for the Studentenwerk (Munich Student Union) as part of their registration or continuation of registration, even in the case of a leave-of-absence semester. The fee amount is determined by the statutes of the Studentenwerk. The University both charges these fees for and then transfers them to the Studentenwerk, in accordance with Art. 95 section 5 sentence 1 of the Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz (Bavarian Higher Education Act). For further information regarding these fees and their purpose, please refer to the websites of the Studentenwerk München.

The fees for the Studentenwerk consist of the basic fee and the additional fee for the semester ticket.

Tuition Fees

As of the winter semester 2013/14, no tuition fees are charged. In this context please also note the current information on the continuation of registration.

According to Art. 71 of the Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz (Bavarian Higher Education Act) dated 23 May 2006, tuition fees were charged in Bavaria from the summer semester 2007 up to and including the summer semester 2013. The details, especially with regard to the amount, charge and application of the tuition fees, the University determined by the statute Satzung über die Erhebung von Studienbeiträgen an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München dated 9 August 2006 and its amendment dated 24 July 2009.

A retroactive exemption from all tuition fees paid at LMU Munich is only available for:

Students registered at LMU Munich who completed their studies within the standard length of study plus one additional semester and also graduated in the top 10 percent of their graduating class in their degree program.

The following proof must be presented:

  • a copy of the degree certificate confirming the passed final examination and
  • the original confirmation issued by the relevant examination office documenting that the student concerned graduated in the top 10 percent of his or her graduating class (other than the teacher education program, veterinary medicine, and law).

Exemption request form

In order to request the retroactive exemption from tuition fees, please only use the respective

Request form for the retroactive exemption from tuition fees (PDF, 79 KB)

Please mail your request with the required documents to the following address:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Studentenkanzlei, SG 4 – Beiträge, Promotions- und Gaststudierende
Geschwister–Scholl–Platz 1
80539 München

You may also drop off your request at the University mailbox located at the main entrance, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1.

Request deadline

The request for an exemption must be submitted, at the latest, one year after passing the final examination.

Contact

For questions regarding the exemption from tuition fees, our team members of SU 4 – Fees, Doctoral and Visiting Students at the Office of the University Registrar are available in person during our opening hours.

As of the winter semester 2013/14, no tuition fees are charged.

In this context we would like to point out that the Bavarian student loans were discontinued as of the Winter Semester 2013/14.

As far as questions on still outstanding student loans are concerned, we continue to be available at the times stated below.

Office of the University Registrar – Mr. Tyroller, Room E 112
Monday - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Fees

A separate fee is charged for a number of special graduate and professional degrees and certificates; the amount varies according to the type of program offered.

Further information will be provided by the respective faculty.

The following progressive fees apply to visiting students based on the number of hours per week per semester:

  • 1. in order to attend courses with a total of fewer than five hours per week per semester: 100 €
  • 2. in order to attend courses with a total of five to eight hours per week per semester: 200 €
  • 3. in order to attend courses with a total of more than eight hours per week per semester: 300 €

The fee is due at the time of registration and the amount corresponds to the total number of hours per week per semester of the courses you register for. You will receive further information about the payment details at the time of your registration in person.

As part of your continuation of registration or re-registration, please transfer the fee due referencing the intended purpose (the deadline for the winter semester 2021/22 is: 27 September 2021, at the latest).

Fees can neither be refunded in full nor in part. There are no fee reductions or fee waivers available.

No fees are charged to students attending other universities if – according to a legal regulation or an agreement between the universities - they register as visiting students for the purpose of completing those parts of their degree program at LMU Munich that are offered here.

Gifted students who register as visiting students at LMU Munich are exempt from paying any fees as well.

Please also note our information at: Visiting students

The following progressive fees apply to visiting students in the study program for senior citizens based on the number of hours per week per semester:

  • 1. in order to attend courses with a total of fewer than five hours per week per semester: 100 euros
  • 2. in order to attend courses with a total of five to eight hours per week per semester: 200 euros
  • 3. in order to attend courses with a total of more than eight hours per week per semester: 300 euros

The fee is due at the time of registration and the amount corresponds to the total number of hours per week per semester of the courses you register for. You will receive further information about the payment details at the time of your registration in person.

As part of your continuation of registration or re-registration, please transfer the fee due referencing the intended purpose (the deadline for the winter semester 2021/22 is: 27 September 2021, at the latest).

Fees can neither be refunded in full nor in part. There are no fee reductions or fee waivers available.

Please also note our information at: Visiting students in the study program for senior citizens

The counter of „Zahlstelle“ remains closed until further notice. In individual cases and on selected days, however, it is again possible to get an appointment. For this purpose, please contact the employees of “Zahlstelle” via e-mail: zahlstelle@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de

In case of incorrect transfer of semester fee or Questions about Continuation of Registration please call Study Information Service: +49 89 2180-9000. Due to data protection we are not allowed to answer the emails regarding such questions!

The payments for semester fees are not possible at the counter of the paying agency since 01.06.2018 .

Please be aware that your payments will only be shown in your account up to 3-5 days after bank transfer. For foreign payments this can take up to one week.

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