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Year of Study in Munich

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Sponsor: Lewis & Clark College

Location: Munich, Germany


A unique, full-year program, Year of Study in Munich is a good fit for independent-minded students committed to improving their German and integrating with local students. Students have access to leading research universities in Germany: the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) and the Technical University (TUM), 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. Students combine German-taught program courses with a wide variety of regular courses at LMU or TUM in the humanities, science and engineering.

The 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.  During the semester break from mid/late February through mid/late April, students can pursue a non-credit internship at a local corporation or a study project while travelling through Europe. 

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year


  • Regular courses at LMU and TUM:  Make 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. Review Choosing Courses to Take Abroad for more information about transferable courses.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete the Northwestern Application by the February 10, 2018 deadline.
  2. Complete the Lewis & Clark application by their February 5, 2018 deadline.

Languages: German

Language Requirements: 

  • 2 years or the equivalent of college-level German


Students live in the self-catered residence hall, Studentenstadt, or "Student City," about 10 minutes by subway from the university. S

Program Costs: 

Full Year 2017-2018: $55,850

Billed by Northwestern: $44,975

Estimated additional costs: $10,875

  • Meals: $4,500
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Local transportation: $500
  • Books & supplies: $300
  • Personal expenses: $4,500
  • Residence permit: $75

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