Germany - LMU Munich Exchange Program

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 
Undergraduate

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
16 weeks / term

Locations

Locations: 

OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
German
*Foreign Language Skills are Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Economics
German
History, Technology, & Society
International Affairs
Literature, Media, and Communication
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Program Dates: 
Spring semester:  early October – mid July
Academic Year:  early April – mid July

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines: 
AC Year-February 15
Spring-October 1

Links

Location Information

LOCATION

This university is located in Munich, Germany. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations

HOST INSTITUTION

LMU Munich is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. We build upon our success in the Excellence Initiative, a Germany-wide competition promoting top-level university research, to enhance our research profile over the next years and strengthen our position at an international level.

The know-how and creative intelligence of our academics form the foundation not only of our success in the Excellence competition, but also of LMU's outstanding research balance as recognized by many national and international university rankings. Some 700 professors and 3,300 academic staff members conduct research and teach in the university's 18 faculties, offering a wide and well-differentiated spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge, whether humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics and sociology, or medicine and the sciences. As a genuine "universitas" LMU Munich has the unique opportunity and a deep obligation to deal with the ever more complex questions facing humankind, society, culture, the environment and technology by creating interdisciplinary solutions.

With degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combinations, the array of courses we have to offer is extremely wide. Some 44,000 students, 15 percent of whom come to us from abroad, are currently taking advantage of these opportunities. They view their studies as an investment in the future, a launching pad for their later careers.

LMU Munich takes the education of young people very seriously. When we speak of academic diversity, we also mean a comprehensive education that encompasses social skills alongside a critical awareness of values and history. This includes the Munich legacy of the Weisse Rose, the student-based resistance group that opposed Nazism. 

HOUSING

  • university housing
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent

Exchange students can apply for university housing, but cannot be guaranteed a place.  For more information, click here and click here.

MEALS

  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining

Meals are not offered as part of the housing package, but can be purchased on campus at cafeterias and at various local restaurants.  For more information, click here.

Eligibility

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info

COURSE INFORMATION

For LMU's course catalog, click here.

Although the main language of instruction if German, LMU offers some courses in English.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION

GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level German or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.

German language courses are available: click here

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

 

 

 

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM

LMU uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM

LMU uses the following grading system:
LMU Grade = US Grade
1.0-2.7 = A
2.8-3.9 = B
4.0-4.9 = C
5/6 = F

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
$4,129
Out-of-state Tuition: 
$4,379

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
$1,196
Books and Supplies: 
$250

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 
$1,665

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
$1,400
Room and Board: 
$5,000

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 
$165

In-state Total

In-state Total: 
$13,805

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
$14,055
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.

DON"T FORGET TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

Additional Financial Information

The currency in Germany is the Euro (EUR). Exchange rates fluctuate, so check the newspaper or click here for the most current rates.

For the academic year 2010/11, LMU is able to provide funding for the implementation of a Teaching Assistantship Programme called “the Partnership Exchange Programme” or “PEP” for short. Under this scheme, LMU offers students from valued partner universities the opportunity to combine studying at LMU with work experience. The work experience would entail a few hours per week in either a university institute, their international office or in their language centre as a teaching assistant/tutor.

Students selected for this programme will sign a contract of employment and will receive the sum of 650€ per month. Students can use this salary to cover their accommodation costs and part of their living expenses while in Munich.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) created the Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate US and Canadian students interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. The scholarship review committee is looking for students who are currently Sophomores or Juniors in any academic field, are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year, and demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals. The application deadline is generally in late January for the following academic year. More information about this scholarship opportunity is available on the DAAD web site: click here

Federation of German-American Clubs (FGAC); €6,000 stipend disbursed as €600 per month, for 10 months. For more information about this scholarship and academic-year study in Germany, please contact Ms. Sara Spiegler at sara.spiegler@oie.gatech.edu

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    U.S. citizens are allowed to stay in Germany for 90 days without a visa. For stays of more than 90 days, you must apply for a visa. For visa information, contact the German Consulate in Atlanta: click here.

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.