UMD: A Globally Connected University
UMD Exchange: Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) (Germany)
Munich University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971 through the amalgamation of seven colleges of technology and higher education, some of which date back to the early 19th century. Today it is the largest university of its kind in Bavaria and the second largest in Germany. Its great variety of well-structured study programs, and small study groups as well as its international activities and excellent contacts with industry and commerce make Munich University of Applied Sciences a highly renowned university.
Students can choose from over 60 Bachelor and Master Programs in 14 departments. Approximately 470 professors, 600 part time lecturers with industry background and over 460 technical and administrative staff members strive to provide around 15,000 students with the best education for their future careers. Munich University of Applied Sciences provides full-time and part-time degree programs with a strong focus on application-oriented teaching. Before they embark on their careers, our graduates will have gained a thorough practical and theoretical understanding of their field by acquiring relevant on-the-job experience.
Faculty members cultivate close contacts to industry and commerce. Most of the graduates' final projects, for example, are carried out in collaboration with national and international companies.
MUAS collaborates with around 200 partner universities in Europe, North and South America and Asia. International students currently make up 11% of the student body.
Munich is one of the leading economic regions in Europe and renowned for its educational landscape. The city is home to over 20,000 high-tech firms, a range of major banks and insurance companies, market leaders in the media sector and specialist branches of industry. Companies like Siemens, O2 and BMW have their headquarters and other global players like Apple or Microsoft have their German branch offices here. In this environment, Munich University of Applied Sciences has developed a high-quality, differentiated, and application-oriented program.
Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:
- 3.0 GPA
- Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.
Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.
- Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
- Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
- FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
- After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
- If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
- Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.
The language of instruction at MUAS is German. Each semester, a limited number of courses are taught in English. Departments that have courses available in English are Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship, German Culture, and Environmental Technology.
Courses offered in English change every semester, so students must be flexible.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at MUAS will be converted as follows:
|MUAS Credit||UMD Credit|
|.72 ECTS Credit||1 UMD Credit|
|5 ECTS Credit||3 UMD Credit|
The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on October 22, 2015.
You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
|MUAS Grade||UMD Grade|
|1-4 or "E"||C -|
MUAS does not guarantee placement in the student resident halls. Exchange students may apply for the housing lottery. Most exchange students find off campus accommodation.
Munich has a high demand housing market so it is recommended that students look for housing early. MUAS provides a housing guide for finding off campus accommodation: https://w3-mediapool.hm.edu/mediapool/media/dachmarke/dm_lokal/hm_intern.... You can visit the MUAS website to learn more about the resident hall lottery system.
UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet
Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.
You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:
|Term||Year||Application Deadline||Admission Notification||Program Start||Program End|