Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies
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International Applicants

The elite study course Eastern European Studies encourages international students to apply for the degree program. Here you can find all important information for applicant, who do not hold a German university degree.

Application procedure for international applications

International students with foreign education, who do not hold a German degree, have to additionally apply at the International Office of the respective university. The deadline for both universities is July 15 of each year. Please check the respective websites for formal requirements. In addition, please consider that different deadlines apply for the admission at the Studentenkanzlei and International Office - so we kindly advise you to thoroughly examine to which group you belong to. You are going to receive a final notification of admission only, if you are able to fulfill the formal requirements of the Studentenkanzlei respectively International Office in time.

Procedure at LMU Munich

If you want to study at LMU Munich, you need to apply additionally at the International Office of LMU Munich until July 15 of the respective intake year. You also need to enrol yourself after you have received an additional letter of acceptance issued by the International Office. A very helpful guideline is the available "Guide to Master Studies for International Students at LMU".

Procedure at University of Regensburg

If you want to study at the University of Regensburg, you need to apply additionally at the Studentenkanzlei of Universität Regensburg until July 15 of the respective intake year. You need to enroll yourself after you have received an additional letter of acceptance issued by the Studentenkanzlei.

German language proficiency

Lectures are held in German and English. For this reason, students should have a high level of proficiency in German and a good level of proficiency in English.

To improve your German language proficiency, your chances of admission and your academic performance, the LMU Munich offers German language courses.

Evidence of proficiency

Evidence of proficiency in German must be supplied in one of the following forms:

  • advanced leaving certificate from a German institute of advanced education (grammar school, technical college, preparatory course etc.);
  • DSH 2: Certificate stating that you have passed the LMU German language test for university admission for international students;
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule: European language certificate;
  • KDS or GDS or Central Advanced Language Test (ZOP) certificate from the Goethe Institute (until 2011);
  • Goethe Certificate C2: GDS certificate of Goethe Institute (since 2012);
  • level II language certificate from the German Kultusministerkonferenz (conference of ministers of education);
  • German language test II” by the Munich Institute of Languages and Interpreters;
  • German as a Foreign Language” test (TestDaF), level 4 in all 4 sections (www.testdaf.de).