Ludwig-Maximilian University

As one of the top ten universities in Europe and the highest ranking in Germany, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) is a large, historic, and highly acclaimed center for academic learning and research. Located in the heart of Munich, Germany’s most ‘livable’ city, many foreign students apply to LMU in order to gain both a world-class degree and an unforgettable life experience.

This article will give you an introduction to the university as well as information about student visas and admissions.


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LMU Munich in Numbers

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International Students

LMU was founded in 1492, making it the sixth oldest university in Germany. Today, it is one of Germany’s elite universities and 46 Nobel laureates are associated with it. LMU is home to 50,000 students. Just over 15% of these students hail from abroad. Students enjoy a vibrant life both on campus and in the city. Most first-year students are able to secure student accommodation. The university has 18 faculties overseeing many smaller departments. Notable faculties include the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Law, which are the largest of their kinds in Germany.

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Study at one of the most renowned universities in Germany.

LMU delivers over 200 degree courses. It is particularly well-known for medicine, with its 18,000-bed university hospital; it’s the most prestigious medical studies center in Germany. It’s also one of the most globally renowned institutions for studying the physical sciences, humanities, art, and literature.

LMU adopted the Bologna System for degrees in 1999, along with most German universities. However, it does still offer a handful of Diplom and Magister degrees. Many students are also able to learn two subject areas by choosing a Minor and Major element of their degree. It’s a leading choice for English-taught programs, particularly in the areas of psychology, business, and physics.

LMU Munich

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Explore LMU English-taught master's degree programs:

  • American History, Culture and Society
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • English Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolution, Ecology and Systematics
  • Geobiology and Paleobiology
  • Geomaterials and Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Human Biology — Principles of Health and Disease
  • Insurance, Executive Master
  • International Health
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • Management - European Triple Degree
  • Management - International Triple Degree
  • Management and Digital Technologies
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Psychology Master's Program in the Learning Sciences
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

To know more about LMU study programs follow the link

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  • Customizable health insurance coverage with up to €90 cashback2
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TK - Your health insurance partner at LMU

Take care of your studies - we take care of the bureaucracy!

Health insurance cover is mandatory by law for all residents in Germany, including international students.

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is one of Germany's leading public health insurance providers3 and a trustworthy partner of Expatrio. TK insures more than 10 million customers, making it Germany's best and largest health insurer. TK offers you:

  • Discounted rate for university students aged under 30
  • English language support and registration
  • Dental hygiene and basic dental treatment coverage
  • Coverage of vaccinations recommended by the International Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO)
  • TK Bonus Program

At Expatrio, we partner with TK to help register international students into the public healthcare system, ensuring they can apply for their visas and are legally covered during their studies.

Your TK contact
Lea Schwarz

Lea can help you with your health insurance to study at the LMU.
Feel free to reach out!

Everything you need to apply in Germany:

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  3. In the issue 07/2023, Focus-Money business magazine awarded TK “Best Student Health Insurance Fund”.
  4. DR-WALTER has been awarded the Super Star Award by the Study Travel Magazine