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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

LMU Munich is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition of academic achievement. It is the second largest university in Germany and is the highest ranked German university in the Academic Rankings of World Universities. The university was founded in 1472, but moved premises on a number of occasions. It has been in Munich since 1826.


Important: Final decision on your application rests entirely with the host institution and - unless you are a modern languages student - you will need to obtain a 60 percent average in your end of year exams in order to be able to go on the exchange programme. This exchange is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the department of Philosophy and undergraduate students from the department of German. However, undergraduate Comparative Literature students that are fluent in German can also study abroad here where space is available.

Estimated living costs

Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.



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