Studying in Munich

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LMU muenchen 3651Like most big cities, Munich is a student stronghold. More than 44,000 students are currently striving to gain their degrees in the 18 faculties of the Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU).

Munich’s technical university (Technische Hochschule) has almost 20,000 students and the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) has around 13,000. If you also count the army’s university and a few other smaller universities, Munich has almost 80,000 undergraduates.

Munich’s university addresses at a glance

State universities


Akademie der Bildenden Künste
This academy is dedicated to promotion and training in various fields of the arts. Whether painting, sculpture, goldsmithing, stage design, interior decorating or costume design – this is the right place for Bavaria’s creative people, if they pass the entry tests.
›› Maxvorstadt, Akademiestr. 2-4, Tel. 38 520, www.adbk.de

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München  
This is Bavaria’s biggest applied sciences university and one of the biggest of its kind in Germany. It offers more than 60 courses in 14 faculties covering technology, business, social sciences and design. The faculties are located throughout the city at three different sites.  
›› Maxvorstadt, Lothstr. 34
›› Maxvorstadt, Karlstr. 6
›› Pasing, Am Stadtpark 20
›› Tel. 12 65-0, www.hm.edu

Hochschule für Fernsehen & Film  
Professional training in the fields of film and television. Here, professions of the media oriented toward the future are taught to a high level of standards. Such Oscar winners as Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Florian Gallenberger stem from this talent factory.
›› Maxvorstadt, Gabelsbergerstr. 33, Tel. 68 95 70, www.hff-muc.de

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
One of the largest universities in Germany with 18 faculties and about 47,000 students. Because of its size, the LMU is not located on a campus, but stretches over numerous sites in Munich’s inner city. The main building, which has an impressive architectural structure, also has a monument to the Scholl siblings and a memorial for the Weiße Rose in the atrium.
›› Maxvorstadt, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Tel. 21 80-0, www.lmu.de

Technische Universität München
Bavaria’s only technical university and, at the same time, one of the leaders worldwide, with 12 faculties ranging from architecture to physics. The central compound is in the region of the inner city near the LMU, while further sites are found in Garching and Freising.
›› Max­vorstadt, Arcisstr. 21, Tel. 289-01, www.tu-muenchen.de

Private colleges


Bayerische Akademie für Fernsehen  
One-year full-time or part-time further education courses in the television branch: TV journalist, cameraman/woman, cutter/video editor, TV producer, visual artist/animation. Entrance assessments in spring.
›› 85774 Unterföhring, Betastr. 5, Tel. 42 74 32 10, www.fernsehakademie.de

Bayerische Akademie für Werbung und Marketing 
Practice-oriented training and continuing education parallel to work in the areas of marketing, communication, PR, media and sales. Over 25,000 graduates since 1949. The BAW Alumni Club is one of the largest marketing networks in Germany (more than 3,000 members).
›› Haidhausen, Orleansstr. 34, Tel. 48 09 09 10, www.baw-online.de

European University Business School  
This private international academy is one of the world’s top business schools. It offers basic and postgraduate courses in English, leading to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and MBA degrees, as well as Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).
›› Schwanthalerhöhe, Theresienhoehe 28, Tel. 55 02 95 95, www.euruni.edu

FOM – Fachhochschule für Oekonomie & Management  
Germany’s leading economics academy with about 15,000 students on 21 campuses, evening and weekend lectures for employed people and apprentices. Bachelor and Master’s courses of study in international management, business administration, economy, information systems and economic law.
›› Maxvorstadt, Arnulfstr. 30, Tel. 0 800/1 95 95 95, www.fom.de

Globe Business College Munich  
Students can study for internationally recognized degrees and post-graduate qualifications at this well-known business college. All courses taught in English. Classes are small and lessons are practically orientated. Students can help further their business careers with courses such as a nine-month extra-occupational study program for the Advanced Professional Diploma in Management, which is an MBA alternative, or a Bachelor in Business Studies, among others.
›› Maxvorstadt, Art Deco Palais, Arnulfstr. 58, Tel. 59 99 08 41, www.globe-college.com

Hochschule für Philosophie  
A state-approved course at this Jesuit university represents an intensive examination of all fields of philosophy and such interdisciplinary, related subjects as theology, biology, political science, psychology and economics.
›› Schwabing, Kaulbachstr. 31a, Tel. 23 86-23 00, www.hfph.mwn.de

International School of Management (ISM)  
You can attend the compact, application-specific Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA courses in the areas of marketing and management not only in Dortmund, Frankfurt and Hamburg, but in Munich as well. Afterwards, you can count yourself as one of the future leaders for internationally oriented business. Also offers extra-occupational courses.
›› Maxvorstadt, Karlstr. 35, Tel. 20 00 35 00, www.ism.de

Macromedia Hochschule für Medien und Kommunikation 
Practice-oriented Bachelor’s courses that combine all the important aspects of digital and analog media production and management. Courses: media management, journalism, media and communications design, as well as film and television.
›› Schwanthalerhöhe, Gollierstr. 4, Tel. 54 41 51-0, www.macromedia-fachhochschule.de

Mediadesign – Hochschule für Design und Informatik  
University for design and computer science, where training is provided in a practically oriented manner for all important fields of the media, extending from game, fashion and media design to animation.
›› Ramersdorf, Claudius-Keller-Str. 7, Tel. 4 50 60 50, www.mediadesign.de

Munich Business School  
First state-recognized private university in Bavaria, training of executives for national and international economy. Courses in international business administration include Bachelor & Master of International Business, Master Sports Business and Communication. Also offers extra-occupational MBA General Management and MBA Health Care Management.
›› Laim, Elsenheimerstr. 61, Tel. 5 47 67 80, www.munich-business-school.de