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    Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich Courses, Ranking, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, also known as LMU is a public research university. In the winter semester 2019-20, the total number of students studying at the university was 53,901, amongst which 9,818 were fresh enrollments and 9,392 were international students. International students represent more than 130 countries.

    The Ludwig Maximilian University offers over 300 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are 18 faculties of the university that offer programs in English and German languages. The university has more than 600 partners that offer joint degrees and exchange programs. According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, the LMU ranked 32nd worldwide and 1st in Germany. The university has a 500-year long history in teaching, and is one of the premier research institutes in Germany.

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Rankings

    Given below are the rankings of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich:

    Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings:

    • 32nd in the World University Rankings 2021
    • 42nd in the World Reputation Rankings 2020
    • 51-75th in the European Teaching Rankings 2019

    The subject rankings of the university are given below:

    Subject 2021 Rank
    Arts and Humanities 18
    Clinical, pre-clinical and health 45
    Life sciences 32
    Physical sciences 21
    Social sciences 73
    Business and Economics 44
    Computer Science 52
    QS World University Rankings 2021:
    • 63rd in the QS World University Rankings
    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich QS subject rankings 2020 are as follows:
    QS Subject Rankings 2020 Subject
    Life Sciences and Medicine #33
    Natural Sciences #36
    Arts and Humanities #49 
    Social Sciences and Management #83
    Engineering and Technology #173


    University Type Public
    Establishment Year 1472
    Annual Budget (2017) € 1.727 billion
    Number of Study Programs 200+
    Mode of Programs Full-time; Part-time; Online
    Total Appointed Professors 762
    International Student Percentage 16.7%
    Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international) € 8, 418- € 12,018
    Contact International Office +49 (0)89 2180- 3156

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Programs

    • Ludwig Maximilian University has 18 faculties offering over 200-degree programs and over 150 PhD degrees.
    • You can choose to opt from around 28 English taught PG programs at LMU. There are no bachelor programs taught completely in English.
    • Some of the top-ranking programs at LMU are: 
      • Philosophy- #14
      • Physics & Astronomy- #22
      • Biological Sciences- #25
      • Veterinary Sciences- #30
      • Life Science & Medicine: #33

    LMU, Munich Campus & Accommodation

    • Ludwig Maximilian University offers a range of housing options to its international students. However, as per current data, only 13% of students live in university housing. 
    • University housing is managed by The Munich Student Union. They offer limiter university housing in furnished rooms. The deposit to be submitted is around 350 Euros.
    • The housing cost range from 270-340 Euros per month. For Indian students, this estimates to 23,000 to 29,000 INR
    • Candidates can also choose to live in privately rented apartments. Shared apartments are comparatively cheaper and more popular among university students.

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Admissions

    Where to Apply: International applicants are required to apply for most of the programs through the international office of LMU. For some programs, you will be required to submit applications to both the international office and fill-in the application form of the specific graduate department. 

    Application Deadlines: July 15 (winter); January 15 (summer). Amid COVID-19, the deadlines for admission to LMU, Munich winter semester have extended to 20 Aug, 2020

    Admission Requirements

    • Higher Education Entrance Qualification; Bachelor’s Degree (required for graduate programs)
    • Proof of German Language Proficiency: DSH 2; TestDaF Lvl 4; telc German C1 University [The European Language Certificate]; German Language Diploma [DSD 2]; German Language Test 2 [Munich Institute of Languages and Interpreters]; Goethe Certificate C2
    • Other tests required to study in Germany- English language proficiency, GMAT for MBA, and others. 

    Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich Tuition & Other Costs

    Apart from some summer programs and English-taught master’s programs, Ludwig Maximilian University of Berlin does not charge a tuition fee from its students. However, other costs that students are required to pay have been mentioned below:

    Expense Amount in EUR
    Semester Fee (twice every year) € 129.40
    Room in Private Housing € 350- € 600 per month
    Room in University Housing €240- €370 per month
    Health Insurance € 80 per month
    Meals € 250 per month
    Public Transport & Mobile € 50 per month
    Total Yearly Expense (if opted private housing) € 9,018- € 12,018
    Total Yearly Expense (if opted university housing) € 8,418- € 9,318

    The table shows estimated costs a student should be prepared to incur during their time at the university. Actual costs may vary depending on the choice of accommodation and personal spending habits.

    LMU Scholarships for International Students

    Limited scholarships and funding options can be availed by international students from non-EU/EEA countries studying at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Berlin.

    • Students in the third year of their study at the university may apply for scholarships. Eligibility for the same is decided on the basis of academic performance and financial need.
    • Deutschlandstipendium awards € 300 per month to highly-talented students. International candidates are eligible to apply.
    • Doctoral candidates can access funding by working without any time restrictions as to academic assistants.

    Scholarships and funding from the German government is hard to obtain for international students. It is recommended to look for a study abroad scholarship awarded by your home-country/government.

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Placements

    Ludwig Maximilian University Munich provides career services known as Student und Arbeitsmarkt, which enables students to gain information about qualifications and also get hands-on experience in their respective professional fields. The university also conducts Career Fairs, wherein big firms amongst all sectors of the economy who are looking for potential employees hire the university’s graduates.

    Graduates of the Masters in Management from Ludwig Maximilian University graduates have the highest salaries of around 150,000 EUR as per emolument. Consulting, accounting and professional services professionals earn around 139,250 EUR which is the highest average salary among all other professionals.

    $ 2871st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 15

    Application Deadline


    3 years

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    Jul 15

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    3 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 15

    Application Deadline

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Economics

    full time | Thesis Based
    $ 2871st YEAR

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    Jul 15

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    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $287 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    36 : 1

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich comparison

    Ludwig Maximilian University of MunichHeidelberg UniversityTechnical University Munich
    collegedunia score6.2 Out of 105.7 Out of 106.2 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 32 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 32 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 46 US News 2021
    # 35 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 42 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 54 US News 2021
    # 41 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 46 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 50 QS World University 2021
    subject strength# 18 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 18 for Humanities by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 21 for Sciences by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 28 for Sciences by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 33 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 33 for Humanities by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 14 for Computer Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 24 for Engineering by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 24 for Technology by Times Higher Education 2021
    programsUG Programs -63
    PG Programs -30
    UG Programs -55
    PG Programs -93
    UG Programs -22
    PG Programs -53
    Doctorate Programs -1
    exam scoreGRE - 330
    GMAT - 700
    IELTS - 8
    TOEFL - 110
    GRE - 320
    TOEFL - 105
    IELTS - 7.5
    GRE - 320
    GMAT - 700
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 104
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   287 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   287 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 12920 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   382 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   382 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 22375 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   144 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   144 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 23310 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability rankings: #121-130.
    Masters in Management: $180,000
    PhD: $130,000
    Masters (others): $101,000
    MA: $91,000

    Graduate Employability Rankings (THE- 2019)- #45; Average salary 62,000 EUR; Top recruiters- Heidelberg Cement, SAP, ABB Ltd., etc.; Highest paid degrees include: Masters (163,000 USD), Masters in Finance (114,000 USD), Masters in Science (112,000 USD), Bachelor of Arts (108,000 USD), Doctorate (78,000 USD), etc.

    Tie-ups with around 800 start-ups set up by alumni and faculty. 
    PhD: $172,000
    Masters in finance: $119,000
    Masters in Science: $72000-85000 

    application requirements

    German language proficiency is required for most UG program and some PG programs, aptitude tests are conducted for various advanced courses

    German language proficiency (DSH); English language proficiency (for programs taught in English); higher-education entrance qualification equivalent to German qualification; assessment test (if the higher education qualification does not meet the German equivalency); Professional experience; other subject-specific requirements; Academic transcripts; writing statement; Additional documents (motivational letter, CV, language certificates, etc.)

    Applications are invited through Uni-assist, German language proficiency is required for most UG program, GRE/GATE scores are required for some masters programs.

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    Admission & dates

    Winter Deadline Deadlines

    June 1

    Application deadline

    Summer Deadline Deadlines

    November 15

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich enrollment

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $287 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $287 / Year
    On Campus
    Student Residence Room
    $4,928 / Year
    Private Room
    $7,992 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

    8.7 out of 10
    7.5/10Social Life


    9.2 /10

    One of my super senior at school who joined this university told me about it. He told me everything about the university and how much helpful and profitable it will be for me in the near future. I have applied to the university online through the course website.

    Course Curriculum :

    My program aims to educate us about the leading-edge areas of software engineering. It focuses on five central topics of modern software engineering which include software engineering methods, formal methods, and IT security, database systems, distributed systems, and human-computer interaction. The curriculum is providing in-depth knowledge needed by the genius software engineers.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    My life in Munich is absolutely wonderful. Here, there’s something for everyone, from organized field trips to various tournaments on campus. For me, student life is so much more than just studying and spending time in the library. I see it as an opportunity and a privilege to find new friends and build a network for the future.

    Course Curriculum :

    My curriculum includes practical courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry and in the related fields. I am learning the theoretical and practical fundamentals of this program while receiving an introduction to the methods and techniques used in modern biological research. I can also choose to emphasize various fields in biochemistry, biodiversity, developmental biology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, neurobiology, ecology, and other various fields.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München

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