Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – LMU was founded in 1472 by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut, is Germany’s sixth-oldest university in continuous operation, and it is located in the heart of Munich, Germany.Show more
In general, the programme is really good. It covers all scientific topics from traditional to new trendy topics right now in fields like for example in Marketing, Informatics and Technology & Innovation. Professors are approx. young, for professors, and make their lectures and tutorials interesting. All classes have their tutorials, which are directed from tutors. Basically half of the classes are in English, especially those related to new academical topics, who you can choose in your specialization in the end of your bachelor programme.
There are two things, that I don’t like in LMU. First, there too many people in classes and respectively, there isn’t any personal connection at all between the professors and students. The professors and most of the tutors don’t engage at all with you. If you are there or not, it’s not a big deal… So, if you want a more eyes to eyes small group educational experience, don’t pick LMU. Second, in Germany in general all classes have only one exam at the end of the semester. In LMU BWL and VWL, students can take exams only once at the end of each semester. If you failed your exam, you would take it again in the end of the next semester or next, etc. Most of the programmes have GOPs, which are exams that you should necessarily pass. You can make them only two times. So, if you failed one of them in your second turn, you can’t carry on. After that, you can’t study the same programme in Germany for 4 years, but you can switch to something else, which is good. It’s a tough university, so choose well.
I loved my university experience at LMU. The Programme was well thought through and offered many options to personalize and specialize on your personal interests. The uni also offered amazing study abroad opportunities which made my time as a undergrad very special.View more
All in all a very good university. Sometimes a bit unorganized and chaotic. The professors are really good and are definitely the experts in the field. The buildings and rooms of the university are good but sometimes a bit old (broken chairs or tables). You have a lot of possibilities to do an exchange to another country and the responsible person is always friendly and helpful.View more
I had a great time at this university. The professors are really good and they teach you very good and useful things. I had a great time. The location is great and the student life is great. They offer good programmes.View more
The prestigious Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in the heart of Munich/Germany annually ranks among the top 60 universities in the world. Student life outside the lecture halls offers a great variety of student services: An inexpensive cafeteria, yet also many cafés, student bars and restaurants in the area, the proximity to the Englischer Garten (one of the largest urban public parks in the world) and the river Isar, numerous free lectures and workshops by renowned scholars from around the world and access to a multitude of sources and libraries, including the famous Bavarian State Library only a 5-minute walk from the main University building.
Yet, Student life inside the two-storied auditorium, where famous people like the protestors Hans and Sophie School had studied, differs greatly according to your major. While degree courses like Business and Law offer elite programs, they are often considered overcrowded and impersonal. You sometimes have to be an hour early to your class in order to secure a spot on the stairs. And only the best of the best are able to stand out from the crowd.
However, when you decide to join a smaller faculty and degree program, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität opens doors to a world-class education. Especially, when you have worked yourself through the first one or two semesters of your basic studies, most programs provide a variety of interesting courses, even interdisciplinary, and professors who not only care about their field of study but also their students.
In the recent years, Munich has attracted more and more students and thus created new challenges it will face in the upcoming years. There are no tuition fees, but the living costs are an essential factor when considering a move to Munich. Still, Munich is regularly ranked in the top 5 of the most livable cities in the world and when you have your first beer during study break on a warm summer evening, overlooking the Isar or joining the summer street festivals outside the University, listening to the familiar sounds of Munich… you know that Munich is always the right choice.
Wide range of disciplines, good teachers, excellent refectory, good leisure opportunities around the university.
Located in the heart of the city, all within easy reach. Subway station directly on the campus.
A little bit of parking, but enough bicycle parking spaces.