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Education Abroad Office

LMU Munich

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Munich
Country: Germany
Term: Spring

The UofSC exchange program at LMU Munich is designed to give students the opportunity to study at one of the leading universities in Germany. The campus is spread throughout the city of Munich and has 18 faculty overseeing various departments and institutes. 

Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria, a major center of art, technology, finance, culture, and business in Europe. The university is the second largest university in the country. LMU Munich has a 500 year tradition and is constantly among Germany's "elite universities". The university is served by the Munich subway's Universitat station. 

Category: 1, no previous German language is required 

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

Students on an exchange program will pay tuition and fees directly to USC. Housing, books, meals, and personal expenses will be paid at LMU Munich. On-campus housing costs €270-340 per semester. Additionally, students can expect to pay between €300-400 per semester for insurance, meals, phone, and public transportation. Entertainment and travel costs will vary by student.

LMU Munich uses the ECTS credit system, where 0.5 US credits = 1 ECTS. On average, you should expect to take about 30 ECTS per semester. Course offerings are available online about two months before the start of the semester. Once admitted, students will receive comprehensive information about course registration. 

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Exchange students at LMU Munich have multiple opportunities to get involved. There are a number of humanitarian, international, religious, and career-oriented student organizations. Students can also get involved with The Student Union, a formal association for undergraduate local and international students with a variety of sports organizations, cultural events, and more. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

The Munich Student Union offers limited university housing in furnished rooms for €270-340 per month. You will generally be accommodated in a single room with shared kitchen and sometimes shared bathroom facilities. A limited number of all-inclusive apartments are available. LMU also can provide you with resources for finding private housing.

LMU Munich has two semesters. The winter semester is from mid-October to mid-February. The summer semester is from mid-April to mid-July. UofSC IB students will attend LMU Munich during their summer semester.

LMU offers both a Welcome Day and an Orientation where exchange students get to know each other, take campus and city tours, learn about the practical matters of an exchange semester, and attend workshops based on their interests and goals. 

If you are planning to stay in Germany for no longer than one year, you can get a special visa for study exchange that is valid for 12 months. When applying for your visa in the US, you must explain to the German Embassy that you need a visa for exchange purposes rather than for study. An entry visa for study purposes is generally issued for three months. If you will be staying longer than three months, you must go to the Munich Foreigners Office to apply for a residence permit after arriving in Munich and before your entry visa expires. Once you are accepted to LMU Munich, you will receive more information regarding the visa process. 

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