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Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) reviews

248 reviews
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Nicolas
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Make sure everything is clear with your home university before going (equivalence, scholarship,...)
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Big uni, well located in the city (check out the Englisher Garten next to it). Be autonomous, don't expect a great help from teachers or administration. I mean they're nice but not really available for students...
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Munich is an attractive city, clean and safe, but make sure you taste the Real Bavaria (Chiemsee, the Alps...) and MittelEuropa (CH, CZ, A, SK). Take part in most excursions & the Orientierungskurs offered at the beginning. A first a Münchner might look sober and not willing to talk much, but wait till you share a Mass of Helles with him! Mit freundlichen Grüssen.
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kevin_M_Steel
University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
That you have to pay to register for courses (not a lot - about 10-15DM per course) and you also have to pay for the photocopies from the lectures (which cost anything from 5 to 50 DM). This put me off some courses as I didn't think it was worth paying for the lectures.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Nightlife is excellent. The university itself is probably a bit too big and impersonnel and I found it quite hard to get a lot out of lectures. There are probably too many English/Irish/American students there (i.e. I spent a lot of my time with them as it was hard to meet other German students and my German suffered as a result).
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
When you register for health insurance make sure they give you your health insurance card (they didn't give me one so I had to pay for medical treatment). Go (from British Airways)offer the cheapest flights to Munich from the UK and it takes about 40 mins on the train to reach the city centre. Munich is probably one of the more expensive places to live in Germany (which makes it about the same as the UK so its still not too expensive). There are also a lot of tourist trap bars and shops in the city centre so beware.
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Studying in Germany-how is this legal??
Megan
Germany, Graduate
Medical Sciences
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
4.0/5
Overall
For such a discounted education compared to the US, I would recommend to anyone wanting to get a masters, to get it in Germany. Although you will have to do much more self-learning, they provide you with everything you need as long as you have the work ethic to perform at the necessary level.

LMU has been a wonderful university with almost as many student incentives/opportunities as any university back home.
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Pros
Cheap, high quality professors and program staff
Cons
Extremely fast-paced classes, not as many
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vermeer
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not really.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
I think it is a good university for economics, I think it is the second one in Germany, but students try hard, very hard, and sometimes it is difficult to pass the exams, they don't make many concessions with erasmus students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I went to Berlin, Innsburg, Salzburg, Prague, there are a lot of pretty close places to go! Students Hostals are very cheap and most of them are nice and clean.
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Pleasant winter semester at the LMU
Catherine
Germany, Graduate
Language
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
4.0/5
Overall
I spent one winter semester at the LMU at the faculty of Literature and it was overall an enriching experience. Classes start relatively late (October) but the university gives enough time and support for Erasmus students to choose adequate courses. Teachers also take into account each individual exchange student, and I felt mostly included in the German student life and community.
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Pros
good quality classes, kind teachers
Cons
expensive city
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Hye-ji
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, South
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
To send a message or to make a call was more expensive than in my home country. Furthermore, i used pre-paid phone as i was supposed to stay only for a year and that's one of the reasons why the bill was higher. When it comes to traveling, i came from Asia, therefore, it was a lot cheaper to travel around other European countries, other than that, i found many special offers for student and that is why i could travel around in a reasonable price.
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Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Food, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Well, the insurance fee is quite high and in Germany, you always have to give tips and that was surprising. Cost-saving tips.... there are many grocery stores in Munich such as Rewe, Plus, Tengelmann and Lidl. Lidl is the cheapest though sometimes the quality is bit lower. If you are a student, buy a monthly ticket with which you can use U-Bahn and Bus freely. If you are to travel a lot especially within germany, buy Bahnkarte, this is a card with which people can buy a travel ticket cheaper. You can get additional discount when buying this card if you are a student.
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