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International Students

If you are a non-German AND neither received your bachelor's degree from a German university nor received your general university entrance qualification (“Abitur”) in Germany or from a German school abroad, you must apply to the LMU International Office for general admission IN ADDITION TO your application to the Faculty of Biology! The International Office reviews the qualifications obtained abroad in order to certify whether the applicant is eligible to study at the LMU Munich. The Faculty of Biology assesses the aptitude of the student and subsequently decides on the admission to the Master’s program. The selection procedure at the Faculty of Biology and the application to the LMU International Office are two independent processes, with different application deadlines.

For application for admission to the master’s program of the Faculty of Biology, see Admission. The application process for the Master’s program at the Faculty of Biology is the same for all applicants, regardless of their origin. The application deadline for the Master’s program starting in the winter semester 2021/22 will likely be March 31, 2021.

For application for general admission to the LMU Munich, please see the Admissions website of the LMU International Office. The LMU International Office requires its own application form and certified copies of all transcripts and certificates. The application deadline for general admission to the LMU for the winter semester 2020/21 is July 15, 2020. For the winter semester 2021/22, the deadline will likely be July 15, 2021. When you apply at the LMU International Office, please indicate on the application form to the LMU International Office that your application for the master's program is in progress.

Please note that applicants with a Chinese qualifying degree are required to provide an APS certificate with their application to the LMU International Office.

For information on student life in Munich, visit the LMU International Student Guide and our Student Life page. General information about studying in Germany can also be found on the DAAD website.

There is no tuition for the program, but please note that the LMU has no financial aid program. Different organizations that may award scholarships and/or financial aid are reviewed at the GraduateCenter LMU website. Please also check possibilities in your home country. In limited cases, you may be eligible for state funding (BAföG and student loans).