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Welcome to Munich, Germany

UGA-LMU International Student Exchange

Set in a vibrant city rich in art, science, innovation, museums, architecture, and the performing arts, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the oldest universities in the world.

The LMU exchange is open to all majors. There is no prior German language requirement since LMU offers many courses in English. Please refer to the list of of courses taught in English (2019-2020). German language courses at LMU can be explored here (2022-23). Most courses are taught in German. To explore the course catalogue, and to see which classes are taught in English, click here.

Here's an excellent overview of what to expect--housing, Visas, student life, and more.

Priority is given to full-year exchange candidates. If you go for one semester only, it has to be spring. The First or “Winter” Semester runs October through February each year; the Second or “Summer” Semester runs April through July each year.

The UGA-LMU exchange is generously funded by the Halle Foundation with four competitive grants of $5000 each. The grants pay for a month-long pre-semester German course at a Goethe-Institute, transportation costs, and additional expenses related to study abroad.

After being admitted by LMU, students may apply directly for an assistantship in teaching English or a paid undergraduate research experience (PURE).

Students on the LMU exchange also have opportunities for full-time paid internships with the State of Georgia Europe Office in Munich. These internships, which take place during the German semester break from February to April, are ideal for majors in business, marketing, international relations, political science, or a similar field.

If you are a German minor or major, please look at our other long-running exchange programs in Bamberg, Heidelberg, Rostock and Erlangen/Nuremberg which all offer generous scholarships as well as inexpensive single dorm rooms. Erlangen even offers a well-paid part-time job at the language center in addition (!) to the university’s scholarship.

If you are a German major or minor, you should apply for a Kicklighter Travel Grant, to receive up to $1000 toward travel expenses. UGA-LMU grant recipients may apply and may receive this travel grant, depending on funds available.

If you are a German major, particularly with an additional focus on art or natural science, you are eligible to apply for the Erika C. & Ward B. Lewis Award. It offers one to two competitive scholarships of $4000-8000/each.

Please note that due to high demand, the number of UGA applicants may exceed LMU financial support.

Situated at the center of Munich, the historic capital city of Bavaria and a hub for technology and media, students have access to the nearby Alps and many outdoor experiences, as well museums, festivals, theater, galleries, and its legendary beer gardens.

Semesters in Germany run from October-February and April-July. See program details on the Program Information page and Fact Sheet link.

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