undergraduate study

Bachelor's Degree Program


Undergraduate Education

LMU Main Building  (Image Credit: LMU Munich)

LMU Main Building (Image Credit: LMU Munich)

Tuition-free education offers students the freedom to explore, discover, and embrace endless possibilities. Students develop independence, cross-cultural communication, and leadership skills, necessary for our increasingly interconnected world. 

Studying for a full degree requires sufficient knowledge of the German language and a university entrance qualification.

Most undergraduate degree programs are offered in German, with the exception of the North American Studies program at Freie Universität Berlin.  



  • German language requirement: Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich

  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) database on admission requirements help applicants verify if their qualifications are recognized in Germany. A more detailed database can be found at Anabin (in German). Please note that changes for eligibility of high school diploma holders will apply winter 2019/20.

Students also have the option to take a one year preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for direct admissions.

Application Process

After verifying the status of your university entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung), look at the specific steps needed to apply to Freie Universität Berlin or LMU Munich.

The university’s international office will also guide you during this process with all the necessary information and tasks for Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich.

Deutsche Auslandsschulen

If you attend a German School or partner school abroad and will be graduating with an Abitur, the same regulations are valid as  for German applicants. Start to explore the sections for “Schülerinnen und Schüler” at Freie Universität Berlin and LMU Munich.