Higher education and Bavarian life style

As one of Europe’s leading universities, LMU Munich is committed to offering students a stimulating academic education that opens a wide range of career opportunities. Study programs at LMU are closely integrated with ongoing research at all stages of academic education.

LMU does its utmost to provide its students with a top-class learning environment and create the best possible research infrastructure for early-career researchers.

Munich is a major center for higher education, research, technology, and the media. LMU, the University in the heart of Munich, forms an integral part of the urban landscape and has campuses throughout the city.

Sources: Jan Greune / LMU Munich; Aleksandar-Radovanov / Fotolia.com; Michael-Nagy, Presse und Informationsamt

Sources: Jan Greune / LMU Munich; Michael-Nagy, Presse und Informationsamt

Munich is not only Germany’s primary hub for higher education and research, it also has its own inimitable appeal. Its location within easy reach of the Bavarian Alps, its urban flair, its rich palette of cultural institutions and the wide variety of leisure activities available attract visitors from all over the world.

Munich is the capital of Bavaria, the southeastern German state known for far more than its soccer, beer, and lederhosen. A vibrant and culture-rich metropolis, Munich is located on the River Isar some 80 kilometers north of the Bavarian Alps. With 1.4 million inhabitants, Munich is the largest city in Bavaria and the third largest in all of Germany. It is a major center for higher education, research, technology, and the media.

Munich is one of the world’s most friendly and vibrant cities. With its renowned museums and galleries, theater and festivals, art and ballet and music, including the world-class Bavarian State Opera and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Its proximity to the Bavarian Alps and the variety of lakes, castles, and leisure activities in the surrounding countryside add to Munich’s uniqueness. It is indeed a city like no other.

LMU locations in Munich

4 Campus locations in and around Munich

HighTechCampus at Großhadern / Martinsried

Downtown Campus



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Two semesters: winter and summer

The academic year is officially divided into two semesters:


1 October – 31 March


1 April – 30 September

Classes are held during the lecture period, or Vorlesungszeit, and term papers are usually written afterwards during the semester breaks. There is no set exam period.

MISU: Summer Academies

A summer of knowledge, and fun

MISU Summer Academies are demanding courses or short-term research programs that cover the whole gamut of the natural sciences, social sciences, economics, and the humanities. MISU offers programs for all levels of study – for international bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students, and for young professionals as well. The array of Summer Academies and Partner Programs has been continually expanded over the last years.

  • All summer academies are conducted in English.

  • The courses last between two and ten weeks.

  • The Summer Academies are complemented by a cultural program designed to be enriching as well as great fun.

  • Each Summer Academy is responsible for its own admissions.

We are pleased to welcome students from our PR of China partner universities to the Munich International Summer University (MISU) in Germany:

  • Peking University

  • Tsinghua University

  • Renmin University

  • Fudan University

  • Shanghai Jiaotong University

  • Tongji University

  • Zhejiang University

  • Nanjing University

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • The University of Hong Kong