Study on Free Tuition at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: Application Process and Visa Requirements

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – the University found in the heart of Munich is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions. Founded in 1472, LMU continues to attract talented and inspiring students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change our complex world. What more? Tuition is free for both local and international students.

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How to Apply

International applicants ( i.e non Germans) who wish to study at the LMU will be required to submit their application to the International Office. However, in a few cases they will need to apply to the Student Office or the Foundation for University Admissions

Certification of Documents

International applicants will need to submit certified copies of school results, police & medical  report and school certificates. Certification of documents must be carried out by the following bodies:  German embassies and consulates.  The school or university which has issued the certificates. Educational institutions may certify copies of their own certificates. In such a situation, the certified copies must bear the official seal of the Head of School or of the Dean or President of the University. Certification by the administration office is not sufficient.  A notary who applies the apostille stamp to the copies.

Deadlines to Submit

January 15 for the summer semester

July 15 for the winter semester

How to Obtain Student Visa

To apply for and obtain a German visa, applicants will have to show concrete proof of their ability to finance their accommodation and feeding expenses during their time of study. This can be done in either of two ways:

(1) Submit a letter of finances to the German consulate or embassy. You can obtain this sponsor letter from your parents or a German relative who is willing to sponsor your studies in Germany.

(2) Open a German blocked account and deposit roughly 7000 euro. This can only happen once you’ve received your letter of admission. This blocked account is opened in the German embassy.

Required Documents:

  • A Completed visa application form
  • Valid international Passport
  • 2 photographs
  • Admission Letter
  • Transcript of academic records
  • Proof that you have sufficient amount to support yourself while living and studying in Germany
  • Declaration of authenticity of documents submitted

Note that you will also be required to have photocopies of all these documents, get proper insurance and pay an application fee of 60 Euros for the visa.

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Where and how to apply for a student visa?

You would be required to apply at your home country’s German Embassy. Except in rare circumstances you would have someone else submit a visa application along with the required documents for you. It is highly recommended that applicants apply for a student visa well in advance before your departure because the application of student visas can take up to 25 processing days.

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