Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU)

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

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General information for exchange students

Faculty information

Choosing Courses

Course Catalogue

Welcome Guide


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.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Languages & Literature, History & Arts. Subjects taught here are: 

  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Musicology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Theatre Studies

40% of courses can be taken in no more that 2 other departments. Note that the Faculty of Languages and Literatures counts, in this case, as one department.

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. 

The Jugendinformationszentrum (Youth Information Center) also have resources that can help you find a place to stay.

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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. 

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