Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität is an exchange destination in München, Germany. This destination is specifically for bachelor and master Computing Sciences students of the Faculty of Science.

Academic calendar

International Student Guide
Semester I: October - February
Semester II: April - July


Language requirements
We require that students taking courses taught in German have at least CEFR level B2 when commencing their studies at LMU. The same applies for students taking courses in English.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Bilateral agreement between Science UU and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität is based on Computing Sciences.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction
Housing assistance

It is very difficult to find housing in Munich, particularly at the beginning of the winter semester, in the months of September, October and November.

Given the high demand and low supply of student accommodation, the majority of the approximately 100,000 students in Munich live in private rooms, flat-shares or apartments. Only about 13% of students live in student residences.

Rooms in student housing is very reasonably priced and can cost between 250€ and 390€. Rental costs for private housing in Munich are high. Rooms in flat-shares and apartments easily cost between 450€ and 800€ (if not more) per calendar month, depending on the location and amenities.

Incoming students who do not receive student accommodation are strongly advised to begin the search for accommodation as early as possible. In some cases it can take several months to find something suitable.

More information

Estimated living costs per month

At LMU, credit for Bachelor’s and Master’s courses is given in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On average, you should aim to take on a workload of about 30 ECTS per semester, since Bachelor students must complete 180 ECTS in three years, and Master students must complete 120 ECTS in two years. Your coursework will be graded in accordance with the German grading system (1–5), with 1 being the best and 5 being the worst grade, and with 4 or above being a passing grade.

Credit and Grading system

Number of places available

2 places per year. Selection was not necessary in the past few years.


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officer at the Faculty of Science is Liesbeth Achterberg.

Our open office hours are cancelled until further notice. However, you can e-mail us, via, or call via Microsoft Teams. You will then have to use the personal e-mail address

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.