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Year of Study in Munich

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Sponsor: Lewis & Clark College

Location: Munich, Germany


This full-year program creates an environment and academic experience that emphasizes the necessity of a long-term commitment to acquiring excellent language skills and a solid familiarity with the host culture. Northwestern students have access to leading research universities in Germany: the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) and the Technical University (TU) in Munich, both of which have played a major role in the development of Munich as a significant hub for research, education and high-tech industrial production.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year

Term Notes: This program follows the German academic calendar. Students typically arrive in Munich in September for the Pre-semester Program (a four-week orientation program that includes an intensive language course). Winter Semester typically runs from mid-October through February. Summer Semester typically runs from mid-April through mid-July.


  • Students must take at least one “regular” University course taught in German for local university students during the Fall Quarter and two regular courses during the Winter/Spring Quarters.
  • For regular courses at LMU and TUM:  Be sure to let your professors know that you must earn a letter grade in the course; otherwise you will earn a Pass/Fail grade, which is not transferable to Northwestern.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by January 15th.
  2. Complete a Lewis & Clark application by their February 9th deadline.

Languages: German

Language Requirements: 

2 years or the equivalent of college-level German


Students live in the Studentenstadt, "Student City," about 10 minutes by subway from the university
Meals self-catered

Program Costs: 

Full Year 2015-2016: $47,114

Billed by Northwestern: $41,558

  • Tuition: $29,803
  • Housing & residence permit: $7,585
  • SAAF: $4,170

Estimated additional costs: $7,362

  • Airfare: $1,360
  • Local transportation: $350
  • Books & supplies: $210
  • Meals & personal expenses: $5,100
  • HTH: $342

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