HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences
University Info | Exchange Student Info
- Career success: HM always scores well in employer rankings because our students gain a practical understanding of their field and relevant on-the-job experience.
- Future-oriented education: We foster the entrepreneurial, sustainable and international thinking needed in the professional world of today and tomorrow.
- International services: Our many special services for international students and scholars help them feel at home in our intercultural campus community.
- Cultural life: With a rich culture, fascinating history, and countless cultural activities, Munich is a place where Bavarian traditions melt with international flair and a metropolitan lifestyle.
- Safety & comfort: Munich is rated #1 in Germany for quality of life and is one of the safest cities in Europe.
Hochschule München 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
- Students should be in their third or fourth year of study during the exchange period, as most courses taught in English are offered for students enrolled in higher semesters.
Language of Instruction
- Regular study programs: German
- Selected Courses in English (>100)
- Most courses in English are taught at the undergraduate level.
- Munich Summer School of Applied Sciences: English
English Proficiency Requirements
HM does not require English language certificates, but recommends level B2 CEFR.
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
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
Orientation: Beginning of March
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.
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
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 Hochschule München for advice. Courses from the various departments are open to all exchange students enrolled at Hochschule München irrespective of their own field of study and as long as prerequisites are fulfilled and/or places are available.
Workload per Semester
30 ECTS (exchange students should take 15 ECTS)
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to HM must complete the HM online application, and submit the 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.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
A welcome email will be sent approx. 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Hochschule München 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.
Estimated Cost of Living
Monthly Living Costs
Food/meals – approximately 200€
Housing – approximately 300-600 € (depending on accommodation: student residence hall or private flat)
Local transportation – via student ID and optional additional fee
Personal expenses – approximately 150 - 200 €
Other administrative fees
144,40€ semester contribution (once, subject to change), approx. 90€ 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
International Office | email@example.com
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 Hochschule München 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.