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Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU): Ranking & Acceptance Rate

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Ludwig Maximilians University Munich Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1472
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Also Known AsLMU
Accepted Exams
Total International Students8515
Male/Female Ratio1.49
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses2296 Euro for 1 sharing (UG),2755 Euro for 1 sharing (PG)
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On Highlights

Q:   How many campuses does LMU Munich have?


 Ludwig Maximilian University has its campuses located strategically throughout Munich.



Geschwister-Scholl-Platz Campus

It is the main building of the university and houses the Humanities, Economics, and Social Science Departments.

It also houses the Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, Law and Economics or the Munich School of Management

Physics Campus

This campus has a state-of-the-art Nano Institute and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Sendlinger Tor Campus

It is home to specialised Hospitals, Medical Research Institutes, and Other facilities affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine

Grosshadern/Martinsried Campus

This campus is a showcase of renowned research in medicine, the biosciences, and natural sciences.

Oberschleissheim Campus

This campus has several of the institutes and clinics as well as the teaching and research farm of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Q:   Is Ludwig Maximilians University Munich free for international students?

Yes, Ludwig Maximillian University Munich fees for both domestic and international students are zero. The State of Bavaria funds LMU completely and therefore the university does not charge any tuition fees. However, there are many administrative-related fees that are required to pay. Zero tuition fee makes LMU one of the most desired universities among international students. Therefore, it is one of the most sought-after universities in Germany for international students.

Ludwig Maximillian University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(29 courses)
– / –Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 5.5 - 7, TOEFL: 79 - 88, GRE
MIM(6 courses)
– / –Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 80 - 100, GMAT: 600 & Above
BBA(2 courses)
– / –Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
M.A.(3 courses)
– / –Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
– / –Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
B.A.(2 courses)
– / –Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
B.Sc.(2 courses)
– / –Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
INR 25 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
M.Agri.(1 course)
– / –Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS
Others PG(1 course)
– / –Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above
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Commonly asked questions
On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   Is the IELTS Writing section hard?


For some candidates, the IELTS Writing section can be hard, but with a proper strategy and the right preparation tips you can score high in the IELTS Writing section.

Q:   Is IELTS speaking very difficult?


No, on the contrary, for the majority of the candidates, the speaking section of IELTS is very scoring. However, with certain rules and a proper strategy candidates can score very high in the IELTS Speaking section.

Q:   How can I score 8.5 in IELTS listening?


IELTS Listening is a scoring section and it is possible to score 8.5 with a plan and strategy. Candidates can use some tips and rules to score 8.5 in IELTS Listening.

Q:   Is IELTS reading very difficult?


In comparison to other modules of the IELTS examination, the reading section is one of the most difficult sections. Candidates can develop their skills using some IELTS Reading tips and tricks for a higher score in the reading section.

Q:   What are the English Language requirements at Ludwig Maximilians University?


International students need to submit proof that their proficiency in English equals at least a B2 level, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or proof of equivalent proficiency in English. To be eligible for master’s programs at LMU international students require a minimum score in the following tests.









Q:   Does Ludwig Maximilian University teach in English?

Yes, Ludwig Maximillian University teaches in English. The majority of the master’s degree programs offered in LMU are taught in English. In addition to English-taught master’s degree programs, LMU also offers several double degree programs in English, German or French at selected partner universities. However, the majority of the bachelor’s degree programs are taught in German. However, international students seeking English-taught master’s degrees are required to prove that they have a good command of English.

Ludwig Maximillian University Scholarships 2024

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Ludwig Maximillian University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :No Fees
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall15ᵗʰ May - 31ˢᵗ Aug 2023
Winter15ᵗʰ Feb - 15ᵗʰ Aug 2023
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Commonly asked questions
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Q:   What is the acceptance rate of Ludwig Maximilians University Munich?


The Ludwig Maximilians University Munich acceptance rate is not published by the university on its official website. However, some unofficial website claim that LMU’s acceptance rate is 10%. Which makes it one of the hardest universities to get into. Each year thousands of students from all over Germany and around the world apply at LMU. The Ludwig Maximillian University is very popular among Indian students. LMU has a huge population of Indian students.

Q:   Can international students get an exception for submitting an application after the 2023 summer semester deadline?


Yes, international students can get an exception if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have successfully completed the pre-registration process or academic advising and orientation for your desired degree program
  • You have successfully completed the aptitude assessment for your desired degree program
  • You have been accepted for a master’s degree program

Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Fun loving
  • Stressful
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work2
Post study jobs3
Quality of faculty5
Student Life4
Value for money4
Public transportation5
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration4
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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Tips: Make sure your CV is good and that you have done a lot of internships. Be prepared for the interview and the entrance exam. Make sure your basics are strong. Also, you should have a strong purpose of why you are applying for this university and what is your goal.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The faculty here at LMU is best. They teach what they are currently researching on. All the syllabus is on the current laboratory status. The faculty is very friendly, easy-going, helpful, encouraging and fun. They know what they are teaching and they really have interest to teach the students and clear their doubts.
Dislikes (Part time work): It's difficult to get part time work even if there is an offer of a good job, there will be a lot of applications. There is always a possibility of you not getting a part time student job. So, the competition is very high to apply for a student job.
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Ludwig Maximillian University Rankings 2024

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On Rankings

Q:   Is Ludwig Maximilians University Munich a good university?


The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked LMU #59 in the world. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked LMU #33 in the world. Meanwhile, the U.S. News & World Report 2023 ranked LMU #47 among the global universities. LMU is one of the finest German universities in the world. The university is known for its research in leading and cutting-edge technologies. Ludwig Maximilians University Munich ranking is among the top universities in Germany and the world.

Studying in Germany

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 3 L (based on 2 colleges)

Part Time Work

International students from other countries are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year.  Read more about part time work

Post Study Work Permit

Students can apply for and get a post study job seeking work visa of upto 18 months after completion of the... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
Euro 75 = INR 6,685.5
Visa Application Process

Germany issues National Visas if the intended period of stay in Germany is longer than 3 months. This is th... Read more about visa application process

Hot Job Sectors

Healthcare, Mechanical & Automotive, Electrical, Construction and IT & Telecommunications. 

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Economy Growth Rate

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University CityMunich, Other - Germany, Germany
Size of cityLarge
Population of City14,64,301

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80539 Munich

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