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.

Key information




Spring, Summer

Program type


Application information

Application status



Summer 2022 applications

Apply from November 1, 2021 to January 10, 2022

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

Summer 2023 applications

Open November 1, 2022

Program details

European Studies Summer program:

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 2021 will be offered online in July. For details see here https://www.european-study.eu/en/content/es_summer_school_july and in this flyer.

The program also offers beginners German classes beforehand in June.

Course requirements:
For this program, students are awarded 6 ECTS, or 3 UCalgary units (1 half-course). 

For the online European Studies summer program 2021 you can apply for a UGo Virtual Global Learning Grant for this program, valued $500 per grant. Deadline to apply: March 10, 2021

Quantum Science and Technology Summer Program:

Areas of Study: 
This program offers an introduction to Quantum Science and Technology for selected bachelor students from all around the globe. Discuss cutting edge research in virtual one-on-one meetings with Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) experts and at a student conference!

Details are available here  and in this program poster.

Please note: students participating in the Quantum Science and Technology Summer Program are not eligible to apply for the UGo Virtual Global Learning Grant. The program is free of charge and no tuition is charged.

Course requirements:
For this program, students are not awarded credit and will not be charged tuition at UCalgary. Students will receive a certificate after successful participation.


European Studies Summer program:

The online summer program runs from July 5-23, 2021. 

A beginner German language course is available before from June 7 - July 2, 2021.

Details are available here.


Quantum Science and Technology Summer Program:

The online summer program runs from July 11-16, 2021. 

Details are available here: https://www.mcqst.de/support/summer-program/ 

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees for 3 units (1 half-course) to the University of Calgary, and LMU tuition (750 EUR)/registration fees are waived for accepted students. Other expenses (not applicable for online version) are paid directly to the service provider, including train transportation and health/accident insurance. 

    For the Quantum Science Online Summer School 2021 students will not be charged any tuition at UCalgary.

    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 (not applicable for online version). 

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations, independent travel, etc. in your budget planning (not applicable for online version). 

    Munich cost comparison vs Calgary: Click Here 

  2. Funding

    For the online European Studies summer program 2021 you can apply for a UGo Virtual Global Learning Grant for this program, valued $500 per grant. Deadline to apply: March 10, 2021

    Please note: students participating in the Quantum Science and Technology Summer Program are not eligible to apply for the UGo Virtual Global Learning Grant. The program is free of charge and no tuition is charged.

    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.

Only applicable for in person program:

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-).

The Quantum Science Online Summer program 2021 is also for 1st year Bachelor students.

For the European Studies online summer program 2021 no academic reference is required for the application.

For the Quantum Science Online Summer Program 2021 please first submit your application to the Study Abroad office using the apply link in the top of the page (this application only requires a statement of purpose). Application deadline March 10.
After you can submit your application directly to LMU for the Quantum Science Program, a reference letter and other documents will be required for this second application, details on their page under How to apply (left side when you scroll down). Their application deadline is March 15 at 11:59 pm CET.

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. 

Have questions?

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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: David Boggs

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.