Incoming Students

Dear prospective student, we are very pleased that you have decided to study at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich - a very warm welcome to you. The following information is designed to help you to plan your stay in Munich, to guide you through your arrival, and to assist you with the process of registering with the local authorities and with enrolling in the University.

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General Information

If you want to apply for an Erasmus exchange semester at our faculty, your home university must be a LMU partner university. In addition, you must be nominated by your home university to study at LMU.

You can check on LMU’s moveON website to find out if your home university is one of our partners or contact the responsible person at your home university.

Before reading the following sections please visit the website Applications for Erasmus+ and LMUexchange of the LMU International Office.
There you will find all the information you need about applying for and organising your study visit at LMU. The content presented on this page adds regulations that additionally apply at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy to the information provided by the International Office.

You can find your contacts for international students at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy here.

Application Guidelines

After you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive further information from LMU's International Office regarding the application process.

If you have further questions concerning your application, please contact:

Bachelor Degree Programs
Our Bachelor degree programs, are taught in German. It may occur that particular elective courses are offered in English. You are required to have sufficient knowledge of German.

Please note that you will need to include a proof of your language proficiency in German (B2) with your application.

Master Degree Programs
The language of instruction in our Master's programs (Chemistry and Pharmacy) is predominantly German. The Master in Biochemistry is in English. For the Master's program at our faculty it is therefore necessary that you have sufficient knowledge of German or English.

Please note that you will need to include a proof of your language proficiency in German or English (B2) with your application.

Language Courses
There is a wide range of language preparatory programs to help you get ready for your studies in Munich. Therefore, please check out LMU's page on German courses and foreign languages for international students at LMU.

Submitting a Learning Agreement is mandatory for ERASMUS+ students.

We ask other exchange students to fill in such an agreement as well.

Please read the information on the pages of the LMU International Office. .

In the Learning Agreement, list the courses you wish to attend at LMU Munich (usually 30 ECTS-credits per semester).

The courses can be found in the LMU course catalog (LSF). The course catalog is publicly accessible.

The course catalogue (LSF) for the upcoming winter semester is usually published at the end of July, the course catalogue for the upcoming summer semester usually at the beginning of February.

At the time you prepare your Learning Agreement, the course catalogue for the semester of your study visit has therefore often not yet been published. In this case, we recommend that you choose courses from the course catalogue of the previous winter or summer semester. A guide to working with LSF is available to help you.

If you have any questions regarding the Learning Agreement, please do not hesitate to contact our contact persons for international students.

As soon as you have been enrolled at LMU, you will receive the access data for your personal LMU account. When you log in to LSF with your data, additional functions are available to you. For example, you can register for classes and create a timetable.

For some of the courses offered by the Faculty you have to register in LSF. The enrolment period is announced at the corresponding courses.

How to register for a course:

  • In LSF , find the course for which you would like to register.
  • Click on the button belegen/abmelden.
  • To check whether your registration was successful, check the status of the course in your LSF timetable.
  • If other registration modalities apply to a course, this will be described in LSF for the respective course.

Further infos for the beginning

It is possible for you to do your Bachelor's or Master's thesis during your stay at LMU.

Please note that we do not assign topics for theses. It is therefore necessary that you apply at and contact a supervisor for your thesis in advance of your stay at LMU and agree on a topic with him or her.

If you would like to do your Bachelor's or Master's thesis during your stay at LMU, it must be listed in the Learning Agreement along with the name of the supervisor at LMU.

Examination Periods

  • Two examination dates are set per semester for all mandatory courses.
    • The first examinations usually take place in the first two weeks of the lecture-free period (winter semester: from mid/end of February; summer semester from mid/end of July).
    • The repeat examinations take place approx. 2 weeks before the end of the semester (winter semester from mid-March; summer semester from mid-September).
  • For compulsory courses (compulsory elective lectures, practicals, seminars), the lecturers set the dates. Usually, examinations take place in the last week of the lecture period.

Registration for examinations
Registration for examinations varies from course to course. Registration formalities are announced in the respective course.

All exams are graded on a scale from 1.0, being the best, to 5.0, having failed.
In order to get a more accurate evaluation, each grade can be raised and lowered by 0.3 (however, 0.3, 0.7, 4.3, 4.7, 5.3 and 5.7 are not assigned).

To pass an exam and to receive ECTS-credits, you need to obtain a grade of 4.0 or better.The number of credit points you will receive depends on the workload of the course.

At the end of your stay at LMU, you will receive a Transcript of Records listing all the courses you have attended with grades and ECTS points. Please, be aware that the Trancript of Records will not be issued automatically in a printed form. You therefore need to take the following steps to create a transcript:

  • Register for the exam in LSF
  • The study coordination and/or examinatoin office enter your grades and ECTS credits into LSF
  • Generate your transcript of records in LSF

Please, follow the detailed LSF guide Transcript of Records for exchange students at LMU Munich in the section Generated via LSF.

Please note:

  • Not all passed results are automatically transferred to the LSF system.
  • For certain courses - especially elective lectures and practical courses - please make sure that you have registered for the exam in LSF.
  • Courses that are not offered by the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, such as language courses or courses at other departments, cannot be booked by the Examinations Office. Please contact the lecturer of the course in question directly.
  • Due to the high workload in the Examinations Office after the examination period, it may take a little longer to book your achievements. We therefore ask for your patience.
  • If your home university requires a Transcript of Records with stamp and/or signature, please contact the International Office of the LMU ( or

If you have any further questions regarding the Transcript of Records, please get in contact with the corresponding student office.


No, there are no special events in chemistry and pharmacy. Please get in contact with the corresponding study program coordinators.

Information about the courses are specified in the respective study programs: Study programs
In addition all courses are listed in the course catalogue LSF - the campus management system of LMU Munich.

Contact persons are the study program coordinators or other persons in Contact points and helpdesks of the Faculty.