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Established in 1472, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) is a for-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Munich (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Bavaria. Officially recognized by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational German higher education institution. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 552-year-old German higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. LMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Control Typepublic


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Entity Typefor-profit


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Acronym LMU
Founded 1472
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University Location

Address Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Bavaria
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Phone Number +49 (89) 21800
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Fax Number +49 (89) 2180 3656

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
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0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's admission information.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has more than 6600 international students.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Admission Office Admission Office

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Munich 80539
(89) 21 80 28 23

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Control Type Control Type

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a public higher education institution.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Entity Type Entity Type

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a for-profit higher education institution.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's main facilities:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Library

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Housing University Housing

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's main services:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • European University Association (EUA)
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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