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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • 66 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a university in the heart of Munich and recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. Since the founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the complex world.

Campus information

Sports facilities:

  • The university sports facilities are located on campus at the former site of the 1972 Summer Olympics, the Olympiapark.
  • The 45-acre ground is worth visiting for the Olympic swimming pool, Ice Sport Center, Olympic Tennis Complex, Socca Arena, and a golf practice facility.
  • Additional facilities are available beyond this complex, including the water sports area on Lake Starnberg (for sailing, surfing, etc.), the Olympic Regatta Course (for canoeing, rowing, etc.) 

LMU Munich is divided into 18 faculties which group together major areas of teaching and research.

  • Faculty of Catholic Theology
  • Faculty of Protestant Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of History and the Arts
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Faculty for the Study of Culture
  • Faculty of Languages and Literatures
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Geosciences

The architectural centerpiece of LMU Munich is its historic Main Building in the heart of the city. Primarily home to the social sciences and humanities, this world-famous building also houses the main university library in its south wing, with collections comprising nearly half of LMU Munich’s total stock of 6.6 million volumes in the university’s central and more than 150 departmental libraries.

The main library is close to the Bavarian State Library and several important museums and archives, providing an ideal infrastructure for research and study. 


It is very difficult to find housing in Munich, particularly at the beginning of the winter semester, in the months of September, October and November.

The majority of the approximately 100.000 students in Munich live in private rooms, flat-shares or apartments. Only about 13% of students actually live in student housing which is mostly managed by the “Studentenwerk München”.

The average rent for sublet rooms is about 400€ per calendar month.

Rooms in flat-shares and apartments cost between 400€ and 650€, depending on the location and facilities, whereas rooms in student housing can cost between 200€ and 390€.


Courses available 9

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Law 1


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