Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

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Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

Munich, Germany

LMU Munich is not only one of the oldest universities in the world, it's also one of the best. The University is over 500 years and has always been one of the best Universities in Germany. The University is known around the world for it's top-tier research, teaching and scholarship programs. The strongpoints of Ludwig Maximilians are humanities and social/cultural studies, but you'll find it's a great university in pretty much every department. Most of the courses and degrees at LMU are taught in German - so if you're an interested student, you'll probably be asked for proof of understanding German when applying.

The university, with 44,000 students and 700 professors, has been called "Munich's flagship university." Besides its academic excellence, it's known for its tradition, history and diversity. 18 different faculties means you can study from hundreds of different degrees in different areas.

The main building of LMU Munich’s is in the city centre (close to all of the city's landmarks). You can reach it easily by train, subway and bus.


Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Munich, Germany

Phone number: +49 8921800

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#29 University in the World

Times Higher Education, World University Rankings (2016)

#13 Physics & Astronomy

QS World University Rankings (2016)

#33 Natural Science

QS World University Rankings (2016)

Quick Facts

Student community

  • 62 % male students
  • 38 % female students
  • 64 % undergraduate students
  • 36 % postgraduate students
  • 87 % national students
  • 13 % international students

University degrees

  • 95 undergraduate courses
  • 134 postgraduate courses

Tuition fee

  • 52€ per year for undergraduate students
  • 52€ per year for postgraduate students