Ludwig Maximilians Universität München is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Munich, Germany.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Semester): approximately October –  February
Semester II (Summer Semester): approximately April –  July

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in German or English is required.

See the LMU website for further information.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students are allowed to take courses at two departments: Department II (Griechische und Lateinische, Romanische, Italienische und Slavische Philologie, Sprachen und Kommunikation), and Department für Kunstwissenschaften. Subjects taught here cover French, German, and Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, and Theatre Studies. 

Students can take the up to 50 percent of their course modules in no more than two other departments (for example: 50 percent of courses in the Department of German Philology, 25 percent of courses in the Department of History and 25 percent of courses in the Department of Politics).

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

German and English

Housing assistance

The “Studentenwerk München” provides the International Office with a number of rooms under their “service package” scheme for exchange students. However, rooms are limited and therefore cannot be guaranteed for all exchange students. 

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Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

  • Rooms in private accommodation including extra costs: 350€ – 600€
  • Rooms in student residences: 300€ and 370€ including extra costs
  • Health insurance approx. 80€
  • Food approx. 200€ – 250€
  • Mobile phone approx. 15€ – 20€
  • Public transport approx. 33€

With a valid student identity card, you have access to price reductions for public transport, at the student cafeterias, and at cultural events (e.g. theatre, concerts, museums, etc.).

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

4 places per year. 

Additional information

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

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to