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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Miami University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 11/02/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Label: Co-sponsored, Global Preferred Course(s) Available In: Art History, German, History, International Studies, Political Science
Internships: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
Program Description:

About the Program:

As a Junior Year in Munich student, you'll be enrolled at the prestigious Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich). Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich enjoys a centuries-old tradition and today is one of the most internationally renowned and strongest research universities in Germany. People go to LMU Munich seeking its unique academic diversity. Its 18 faculties give around 700 professors and 3,000 academic staff room to research and teach. They offer a wide and well-rounded range of learning opportunities that cover all areas, whether humanities and culture studies, law, economics and sociology, or medicine and the sciences. LMU Munich is part of 26 Collaborative Research Centers funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is host university of 14 of them. It also hosts 9 DFG Research Training Groups and four international doctorate programs as part of the Elite Network of Bavaria. LMU Munich regularly gets top marks in national and international rankings.

With degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combinations, the array of courses we have to offer is extremely wide. Some 47,000 students, 16 percent of whom come to us from abroad, are currently taking advantage of these opportunities. They view their studies as an investment in the future, a launching pad for their later careers. We put our faith in imagination, open minds and creative intelligence.


Germany, Oktoberfest, Porsche, Autobahn, and World War II are some of most common images that people think of when they think of Germany. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.


Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and is Germany's third largest city. The city has a population of about 1.3 million. Munich is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is assumed to be the founded in 1158 AD, which is only the earliest date the city is mentioned in a document. Residents of Munich typically enjoy a high quality of life. Mercer HR Consulting consistently rates the city among the top 10 cities with highest quality of life worldwide - a 2007 survey ranked Munich as 8th. The same company also ranks Munich as the world's 39th most expensive city to live in and the most expensive major city in Germany.


Courses & Area of Study:

Students can enroll in from art history, German, history, international studies, political science. Student will take all of their classes in German.



Two years of college level German. However, this is a competitive application process.


Housing and Meals: 

JYM students live alongside other university students in the popular Studentenstadt Freimann, located next to the English Garden, and about 10 minutes from the city center with public transportation. The "StuStadt" is where you'll begin to set down roots as Munich becomes your new home-away-from-home.

JYM students live in small but cozy efficiency apartments that come with their own kitchen space (countertop burners, refrigerator, cupboards), private shower/WC, bed, desk, balcony, and internet connectivity (photos). Students are placed in different Häuser, and each floor has its own common area (GAP) where students come together to watch tv, share meals, have parties (yes there are parties, from what we've heard), or just hang out and relax.

"Living in the StuStadt was one of the most valuable experiences of JYM. You cannot help but meet other people from other areas in Germany/Europe. Living there forces you to use your German and thus improve your speaking abilities." (William, University of Dallas)

But life in StuStadt involves more than just having a roof over your head. In addition to tutoring programs, extra-curricular workshops and courses, StuStadt has its own cafes and Diskotheken, e.g. the Tribühne and Pot (in the orange house), Bistro (in the red house), Manhattan (on the 21st floor of the green house), Cafe Dada and Mad Max (in the basement of the Max Kade House), and Underground (in the Egon Wiberg House). And StuStadt is also where the largest student theater and music festival in Germany takes place: StuStaCulum!


Wayne State’s Cost Sheet


Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available to all Miami University students studying in a Miami University study abroad program.  The amount of aid available to each student varies according to the program of study.  Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance in the 121 Campus Avenue Building, before they apply for their study abroad program.   



Students who currently hold any Miami Scholarships such as the Oxford Scholars, Harrison Scholarship, Honors Scholarship and many others can use those scholarships to study abroad. For specific information concerning Miami University scholarships students should check the Financial Aid and Scholarships information on the study abroad website. Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance in the 121 Campus Avenue Building, before they apply for their study abroad program to determine how their scholarships will be applied to their study abroad program.


There are a multitude of national and university scholarships available to Miami University students who study abroad. To determine which scholarships you would eligible for please review the Financial Aid and Scholarship information on the study abroad website. If you have specific questions about scholarships please contact Richard Menard at the Office of International Education.     


Orientation/Information Sessions:

Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation before they leave Miami University to participate in their study abroad program. The pre-departure session will cover your health and safety while abroad. But will also cover many other important travel details such as what to package and other important details.  


Additional Information:

Internships or volunteer opportunities may be arranged on-site in Munich.

Previous internship opportunities for JYM students have included:

Max Planck Institute
AC Innovation GmbH
Schleicher Fahrzeugteile GmbH
MindMatics AG
Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen
Wundermedia GmbH
Interim International GmbH
AiBE ver-rückte Konzepte
CScout Trendberatung GmbH
MDG Medien-Dienstleistung
Threeview GmbH
Sprachschule LbT-languages
Neumann & Kamp, Munich
US Consulate, Munich
St. Martin Kindergarten
Neumann & Kamp, Munich
Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Munich Found Magazine
Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin
Technische Universität Munich
Bayerische Amerika-Akademie
BMW Munich
Siemens AG, Munich
ISA Consult GmbH, Berlin
Sotheby's, Munich