UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD Exchange: Hochschule MÃnchen University of Applied Sciences (HM) (Germany)

Munich, Germany
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All students accepted to an Exchange program are automatically considered for an award of $1,000! See Cost tab for more information.

Host Institution
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.

Host City
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
  • Enrolled as a CMNS student 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.

  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), and may include requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript. If a letter of recommendation and/or official transcript are required, it will be listed in MyEA once you start an application for this program. 
  3. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  4. 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 must complete the host university application in accordance with the host university’s stated deadlines and instructions.
  5. 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.

Academic Planning

Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:


Courses offered in English change every semester, so students must be flexible.

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.


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.


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
1 ECTS Credit 0.72 UMD Credit
5 ECTS Credits 3.6 UMD Credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on October 22, 2015.


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 here. You can visit the MUAS website to learn more about the resident hall lottery system.

Exchange Program Cost of Attendance
UMD students participating in an Exchange program have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information about this Exchange program, please reference the Cost of Attendance Chart.

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 to help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Exchange Scholarship
All students accepted to an Exchange program are considered for an automatic award of $1,000! To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current degree seeking undergraduate UMD student (graduate students are not eligible for this award)
  • Not currently receive full tuition scholarship/benefits (i.e. Banneker Key, tuition remission, Frederick Douglass Scholarship, etc.)

Additional Financial Resources

Maximize your time abroad by taking advantage of resources at your host institution!

Student Clubs and Organizations
The International Club (I-Club) organizes different events, activities, day trips, and weekend trips for all international students to participate in! The University Sports Center at MUAS also offers sports classes that you can sign up for in order to stay active.

International Welcome/Orientation
A few weeks before the start of the semester, the International Office holds two Orientation Days. MUAS also has a welcome service that pairs you with a MUAS student who can offer you support and mentorship while you are at the university.

Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities*
Resource Guide for LGBTQ+ Identities*

*These resource guides provide general information about services at UMD’s partner institution. For more information, consult your EA advisor.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Year (Fall-Spring) 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 10/11/2023