Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS)
German | English
College/School of Engineering
German | English
Office responsible for International Exchange Students
International Office - (English)
Language of Instruction
- regular study programs: German
- selected Courses in English
- Most courses in English are taught at the undergraduate level.
- Munich Summer School of Applied Sciences: English
Munich University of Applied Sciences is the second-largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Quality and diversity are our strengths. Our course offerings are multifaceted and practice-oriented: 14 departments in the areas of technology, economy, social studies and design provide teaching in over 80 study courses. Munich University of Applied Sciences is not a typical campus university: in fact, the faculties are spread over three large sites. As well as each having their individual flair, each of the campuses has its own cafeteria and library.
TERMS OF EXCHANGE
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted, but most courses in English are taught in the undergraduate programs and in most of the Master programs the language of instruction is German.
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
Fall, Spring or Academic Year
Summer Program - MUAS Summer Schools
This summer program is available to Global E3 students as a fee-paying program and is not administered by IIE as part of the Global E3 program. For more information, please visit the summer program information sheet or the program website or contact the university directly.
01. Department of Architecture
02. Department of Civil Engineering
03. Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering
04. Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
05. Department of Building Services Engineering and Print and Media Technology
06. Department of Applied Sciences and Mechatronics
07. Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
08. Department of Geoinformatics
09. Department of Engineering and Management
10. Department of Business Administration
11. Department of Applied Social Sciences
12. Department of Design
13. Department of General and Interdisciplinary Studies
14. Department of Tourism
Additional application materials?
Online Application - and transcript of records, plus English language certificate (level B2, CEFR), if you are not an English native speaker or studying in an English speaking country.
When will students receive their acceptance package?
A welcome email will be sent approx. 4 weeks after the application deadline.
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Fall (Winter Semester):
Duration: 15 weeks
Semester and lecture period start: October 1st
Christmas semester break: December 24th including January 6th
Lecture period end: mid January
Exam registration: Beginning to end of November
Examination period: Mid January to mid February
Spring (Summer Semester):
Duration: 15 weeks
Semester and lecture period start: March 15th
Lecture period end: Beginning of July
Exam registration: Beginning to end of May
Examination period: Beginning to end of July
Before you book your plane ticket, please make sure that you understand not only our academic calendar but also when the Orientation Days and when final exams take place.
Course Descriptions | Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes):
As a general rule, final course selection and registration do not take place until you have arrived in Munich. If you have to put together a Learning Agreement or Study Plan beforehand, please use the lecture timetables from the previous semester as a guide or ask your departmental co-ordinator at Munich University of Applied Sciences for advice. Courses from the various departments are open to all exchange students enrolled at Munich University of Applied Sciences irrespective of their own field of study and as long as prerequisites are fulfilled and/or places are available.
Workload per semester 30 ECTS
|1,00 – 1,59
|1,60 – 2,59
|2,60 – 3,59
|3,60 – 4,00
|4,01 – 5,00
The transcripts of records will be sent to the student’s home university within 4 weeks after the grades have been published.
Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
Munich University of Applied Sciences doesn’t own any on-campus residence halls. We do get a certain number of rooms in the student union’s residence halls which can be allocated to our exchange students, but places are limited and none of that is on-campus.
When can exchange students who have received a place move into the residence hall?
- Winter semester: September 1st
- Summer semester: March 1st
For US-citizens there is no entry visa necessary. Students can apply for their residence title within the first three months in Munich. For other nationalities, visa requirements may vary.
Students from countries outside Europe and countries which the Federal Republic of Germany does not have a social security agreement with must provide evidence of sufficient health insurance. To do so, they can take out student health insurance with a statutory health insurance company here in Germany. Otherwise, they must present their insurance contract to a German statutory health insurance company to obtain exemption from compulsory health insurance. As representatives from German statutory health insurance companies usually attend the orientation events, evidence of health insurance can also be obtained directly at Munich University of Applied Sciences.
When should I arrive?
Exchange students should arrive before the Orientation Days. Orientation Days will be held at the beginning of March for the summer semester and in mid-September for the winter semester.
Can I be picked up from the airport?
Every exchange student can take part in our welcome service and will be contacted by his/her mentor. Airport pick-up can be arranged.
Is there a bank on campus?
No, but close by.
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
Monthly living costs
Food/meals - approx. 200 €
Housing - approx. 300-600€ (depending on accommodation: student residence hall or private flat)
Local transportation - via student ID and optional additional fee
Academic Expenses - N/A
Personal Expenses - approx. 150 - 200 €
Other Administrative fees
52€ student union fee (once), approx. 80€ health insurance per month (for students from non-European countries or from countries without social security agreement with Germany only)
In total per month: approx. 800 - 1000€
Office responsible for international exchange students
Munich is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is the safest city in Germany. International rankings rate the Bavarian capital among the cities with the highest quality of living in the world. This is the meeting point of traditional and modern flair, breathtaking nature and beautiful architecture – but it is the hospitable people above all that make Munich special. Munich more than lives up to its reputation as a city of culture with many attractive outdoor activities. For students, there are many opportunities to experience culture or become active yourself. After all, being a student is about more than just “swotting” for exams. In Munich itself, there are lots of options for going beyond the border of your studies. Whether you’re into art, partying or sport – everyone will find something to their taste.
The university is at the heart of Munich, meaning that our students can easily access diverse leisure activities and a rich cultural and social life. In addition to this, Munich offers even more advantages: you can profit from the good contacts and co-operation that the university has with the economy. Munich is a high-tech economic metropolis that is constantly growing: studying at Munich University of Applied Sciences can be the key for you to find a place of work and a home in Munich. Personnel rankings continue to confirm our graduates are in particular demand on the job market.