LMU Munich Summer Program

This hands-on European Studies Summer Programs takes you to Vienna, Prague and Munich and also includes an additional German language option. 

LMU Munich's European Studies Summer Academy offers students a unique introduction to the European Union, from the historical roots of European integration from an economic community to a political union, to modern EU crises due to external developments including migratory movements, Brexit, and the global financial crisis.

Application information

Application status


S20 deadline

June 28 for online Summer School

University-specific additional requirements

For the 2020 online summer program, no academic reference is required.

S21 applications

Open Fall 2020

Key information


The 2020 summer school takes place online.

Vienna, Austria

Prague, Czech Republic

Munich, Germany





Program type


Program details

Areas of Study: 
This program is designed for 3/4th year students with an interest in European history and politics, ideally in the fields of International Relations, Political Science, or other related fields. See courses here.

The Summer European Studies program 2020 will be offered online. For details see here https://www.es-misu.de/en/

Course requirements:
For this program, students are awarded credit for 9 ECTS, or 3 UCalgary units (1 half-course). 

The program runs from mid-July to mid-August. 

If students stay on for the German Language class, the course will run until late August.

Details are available here.

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees for 3 units (1 half-course) to the University of Calgary, and LMU tuition/registration fees are waived for accepted students. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider, including train transportation and health/accident insurance. 

    The European Studies summer program accommodation costs are estimated at roughly €820 for the program, plus additional costs like groceries/restaurants for food, cell phone costs, and transit/train travel. 

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations, independent travel, etc. in your budget planning.

    Munich cost comparison vs Calgary: Click Here 

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? 
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any 
    awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Internal and External Funding opportunities for study abroad in Germany, including DAAD awards, the AGEC award, etc. are available on our funding page.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

This program takes you to 3 different cities/countries:

In Vienna, all students will stay at the student residence OeAD-Gästehaus Sechshauser Strasse. Participants will be accommodated in double rooms. Each room is fully furnished and includes a fridge, microwave and its own ensuite bathroom. Wireless internet access is included.

In Prague, participants of the European Studies program are accommodated at the Orion Hotel. The hotel is located just 15 minutes from the historical center of the capital, and students will stay in shared apartments (double rooms) with breakfast included. All rooms are equipped with shower, toilet, WLAN, microwave, refrigerator and water heater. 

In Munich, LMU accommodates students in the student residence, Studentenwerk München. Each student will have his own private bungalow. The bungalows are equipped with a kitchen where you can prepare meals. If you need kitchen utensils you need to bring them from Vienna where a set of utensils will be provided to you (cutlery, cup, plate, muesli bowl). All participants will be provided with sheets and blankets. During your week in Munich, lunch can be purchased from one of the university's cafeterias (mensas) for €3-5. 

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at UCalgary, who have completed at least 2 full years (20 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

What's special about Munich?

Munich (founded in 1158) is the capital of Bavaria, Germany - the region is well known in Germany for its pride in cultural traditions. Bavarians often consider themselves culturally distinct from the rest of Germany - though it is often the part of Germany tourists imagine in a nostalgic light. Bavaria's traditional "Tracht" costumes which include Lederhosen and Dirndl, its annual Oktoberfest, and its traditional food and drink (try the Weißwurst!) make it a unique place to live and study. The 3rd largest city in Germany, Munich is also the economic powerhouse of the country and is a hotspot for German cinema and entertainment production. 

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Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Saskia Schaelicke

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.