For one semester or academic year, attend Germany’s top-ranked university, Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU Munich) through the longest standing US study abroad program in Germany, the junior year in Munich.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Transfer Credit|
|Sponsor||Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||2 years college-level German|
For a semester or academic year, attend Germany’s top-ranked university, Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU Munich), through the longest standing US study abroad program in Germany, the Junior Year in Munich (JYM).
Open to juniors and seniors in any major with 2 years college-level German (or the equivalent) with a “B” average and a 3.0 GPA. Application deadlines are March 15 for full year or fall semester only, October 1 for spring semester only. See the JYM Academic Calendar at the JYM website.
Students are enrolled at LMU Munich and have access to the full university curriculum except medicine and law. A typical class schedule consists of a combination of JYM language and area studies courses, along with coursework at LMU Munich. All students are required to take Advanced German Language (JY 310/320). JYM area studies courses are electives that bridge the transition from US-style to German-style university studies, and include field trips to cultural events and sites of historical interest in and around Munich. Individualized research projects and internships are encouraged. All instruction is in German. You receive transfer credit and typical credit load is 15–18 credits per semester.
After you’ve chosen a program and identified the courses you want to take, departmental and college advisers can evaluate whether or not the course work can be used toward your major or to meet other requirements. Descriptions of JYM courses are available at the JYM website, as are instructions about how to find descriptions for LMU Munich courses. It is important to be somewhat flexible in planning your courses. Course information may not be immediately available, and you may need to correspond with your UofM academic adviser once in Germany to confirm your course selection.
The JYM Program fee includes tuition, housing, and German health insurance. Meals, airfare, and personal expenses are additional. The JYM Program Fee and estimate of personal expenses are posted on the JYM website. Special scholarships for University of Minnesota are available.
For additional information on this program, contact the Junior Year in Munich staff at Wayne State University. For questions about applying program coursework to your degree program, contact your departmental academic adviser or the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch for German major and minor coursework.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Be aware: This program is open to UofM-Twin Cities students only. UofM Coordinate Campus students (i.e. Morris, etc.) are not eligible. It is your responsibility to apply directly to the Junior Year in Munich. Once you have applied to the Junior Year in Munich program, complete the LAC online application process below.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Snapshot page for term options|
|Program Name||Junior Year in Munich|
|Track Name||Junior Year in Munich|
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. After you have been accepted to the Junior Year in Munich program, upload a copy of your acceptance letter to your Learning Abroad Center on-line application. A Learning Abroad Center representative will review your submission, and you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with JYM and the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch for pre-departure considerations.