Ways abroad for LMU Physics Students

ERASMUS+

ERASMUS was launched by the European Union in 1987. All EU member states as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Turkey participate in the programme. The ERASMUS+ funding line offers you:

  • Free tuition fees at the host university
  • Monthly financial support
  • Online Linguistic Support
  • Credit transfer at the LMU
  • Support from the Faculty of Physics and the partner university

For further information on financial support, please visit the ERASMUS page of the International Office.

In order to receive the full amount of financial support, you must complete at least 10 ECTS-Credits during your stay at the partner university.

The Faculty of Physics maintains a large number of cooperations with partner universities abroad.

LMU's current partner universities can be researched via LMU's MoveOn platform.

Detailed information on participation requirements, application documents etc. can be found on the ERASMUS page of the LMU International Office (available only in German).

Application steps

1. Fill out the online application form and upload all required documents in the application portal. The Faculty of Physics does not require any further documents beyond this.

2.Send all application documents in a PDF file to studium@physik.uni-muenchen.de. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt and a few weeks later an acceptance or rejection as well as information on the further procedure.

Application deadline: 31 January for a stay in the following academic year. Later applications are not accepted. However, you can apply for the ERASMUS+ postponement procedure (available only in German).

In the online learning agreement, you specify which courses you would like to attend at the partner university and which courses you would like to receive credit for at LMU.
After successful application, you will receive access to your Online Learning Agreement from the LMU International Office (end of April / beginning of May) and detailed instructions on how to complete the document. It is possible to make changes to the Learning Agreement during the course of your stay. The submission of the Learning Agreement is one of the basic conditions for the payment of the ERASMUS+ scholarship.

We recoomend the following procedure:

  • Step 1: Search the course catalogue of the partner university and choose the courses you want to attend. If the course catalogue for the upcoming term is not yet available, choose the courses acoording to the course catalogue of the current or previous semesters. It is also possible to attend courses you do not want to recieve credits for your studies at LMU.
  • Step 2: Email a list of the courses via email to studium@physik.lmu.de. Please include weblinks to the course description of each course. Only on the basis these course descriptions we can estimate, if the courses are recognizable for your physics degree program at LMU.
  • Step 3: We will check your suggestions and ask you to make adjustments if necessary.
  • Step 4: After our final feedback, you will complete the Online Learning Agreement (Tables A and B).
  • Step 5: You will be informed about the further procedure via the online platform. Ideally, the Online Learning Agreement can be confirmed by us and by the partner university. Otherwise, you will receive instructions for any necessary changes.

Courses that are listed in your Learning Agreement as well as courses that are comparable in content and level to the corresponding courses offered by the Faculty of Physics can be recognised as academic credits.

To do this, you must submit the to the Examinations Office the form request for a credit transfer after your return to LMU. Please add the following documents:

  • the transcript of records from the foreign university (only signed and sealed or electronically verifiable transcripts can be accepted),
  • any certificates from passed courses abroad
  • a copy of your Learning Agreement

Your documents will be checked by the Examination Office. This can take up to 4 weeks.

LMUexchange

With the help of the LMUexchange program, you can study at partner universities in North and South America, Asia, Russia or Australia and many other regions.

LMU offers exchange places at over 150 non-European partner universities worldwide. As part of the LMUexchange program, you will be free of tuition fees at the partner university.

Information about the program can be found on the LMUexchange page of the LMU International Office (available only in German).

You can search our partner universities in the MoveOn database of the LMU International Office.

Applications are handled by the International Office of the LMU.
For application procedure, application deadlines, selection criteria etc. seeLMUexchange page of the LMU International Office (available only in German).

Unlike ERASMUS+, no additional application to the Faculty of Physics is required.

However, we recommend that you conclude a Learning Agreement with the Faculty of Physics. In this way, you can make a binding agreement in advance of your stay abroad on the crediting of study achievements for your physics studies at LMU. Please read the information in the section Learning Agreement.

To participate in LMUexchange, we recommend that you conclude a Learning Agreement with the Faculty of Physics. The Learning Agreement determines which courses you will take at the partner university and which of them can later be recognized in your physics studies at LMU. To complete the Learning Agreement correctly, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the document LMUexchange Physics Learning Agreement (PDF, 239 KB) and enter your personal data.

Step 2: Search the course catalogue of the partner university and choose the courses you want to attend. If the course catalogue for the upcoming semester is not yet available, choose the courses acoording to the course catalogue of the current or previous semesters. It is also possible to attend courses you do not want to recieve credits for your studies at LMU.

Step 3: Email a list of the courses to studium@physik.uni-muenchen.de. Please include weblinks to the course description of each course you choose. Only on the basis these course descriptions we can estimate, if the courses are recognizable for your physics degree program at LMU.

Step 4: We will check your suggestions and ask you to make adjustments if necessary.

Step 5: Fill out the LMUexchange Physics Learning Agreement completely. Email the completed form back to studium@physik.uni-muenchen.de as a pdf.

Step 6: After we have finally checked your Learning Agreement, we will send you back a signed copy.

If you have any questions during the process of finding relevant courses, please contact the Program Counseling Service.

If you would like to make changes to your Learning Agreement during your stay, this is possible via a second Learning Agreement.

Upon your return, you will likely want to apply for credit for courses taken abroad. Therfore, please read the section After Your Return.

Courses that are listed in your Learning Agreement as well as courses that are comparable in content and level to the corresponding courses offered by the Faculty of Physics can be recognised as academic credits.

To do this, you must submit to the Examinations Office the form request for a credit transfer after your return to LMU. Please add the following documents:

  • the transcript of records from the foreign university (only signed and sealed or electronically verifiable transcripts can be accepted)
  • any certificates from passed courses abroad
  • a copy of your Learning Agreement

Your application will be checked by the Examination Office. This can take up to 4 weeks.

Other exchange programs

Within the framework of ERASMUS+, funding for internships is also possible.

The application is made through the LMU Career Service. Information about the program and the application can be found on the page The Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme.

Unlike ERASMUS+ study program, you do not need to submit an additional application to the Faculty of Physics. However, for the Learning Agreement for Traineeships you need a signature of the examination office or the program counseling service (see program counseling & contact information).

Since Switzerland currently cannot officially participate in the Erasmus program, the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) was created. The SEMP is very similar to the Erasmus+ study program. The main difference to Erasmus+ is that the scholarships are provided by the Swiss side.

The application procedure for a scholarship at a Swiss partner university is integrated into the application procedure for a scholarship within the Erasmus program.

You apply to LMU quite regularly through the Erasmus application procedure and list your Swiss universities of choice.

Therefore, please note our instructions for applying for study visits within the framework of ERASMUS+.

Venice International University (VIU) was founded in 1995 as a joint initiative of several universities. VIU's special focus is on scientific exchange in an international context. Every year professors, scientists and about 150 students from more than 20 nations are guests on the island of San Servolo.

LMU students who want to go to Venice for a study visit to Venice International University (VIU) can find program information and application modalities on the VIU pages of the International Office.

LMU is a member of the network EUGLOH: European University Alliance for Global Health. Together with the partner universities Paris-Saclay, Lund, Porto and Szeged, LMU develops interdisciplinary projects in the field of Global Health. Further information can be found on the EUGLOH pages of the International Office.

As part of the cooperation, LMU offers an EUGLOH Mobility Program for Doctoral Candidates. For more information, please visit the Graduate Center's project page.

The Faculty of Physics cooperates with the City University of Hong Kong.

A study stay at the City University of Hong Kong is possible within the framework of LMUexchange. If you are interested, please contact the cooperation representative at the Faculty of Physics Prof. Dr. Mark Wenig and inform yourself on the LMUexchange pages of the International Office.

Counselling

You can find your counsellor at the Faculty of Physics for internatinonal affairs in the section Program Counselling &Contact Infrormation.

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