For international / ERASMUS-students
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International Office LMU
At the LMU Munich, the International Office is in charge of coordinating international affairs. As such, it is – among other things – responsible for international academic exchange and should be the first point of contact for international students interested in studying at the LMU.
Organisational information specific to your studies at the Institute of Theatre Studies Munich (twm):
- Guidance counseling for Erasmus and other international students before/during/after the stay
- Information about procedures, requirements and contact persons at the LMU
- Guidance with the creation and granting of Learning Agreements
- Granting of other necessary certificates (for the International Office or for the respective home institutions)
- Guidance in selecting the appropriate classes
Programme-Coordinators for the Bachelor-Programme and for the Master-Programme are in charge of:
- Guidance specific to the course of study for Erasmus and other international students DURING their stay at the Drama Department
- Guidance in choosing the appropriate classes and information about specific credit requirements
- Enrollment for courses, etc.
Selection of Classes
- You can find classes currently offered by the Institute of Theatre Studies with details about the content, professor, times, dates, locations and the latest modifications on the twm-website Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen and on the Online Course Catalogue of the LMU: LSF
- Most classes are held in German. Exceptions are few and will be accordingly marked in the Course Catalogue.
- There are very few restrictions for international students: As a B.A student you can choose out of all obligatory (P 1-9) and optional units (WP 1-4). As a M.A. student you can choose out of all optional units – with the corresponding classes.
- You can choose to enroll in whole units (usually comprised of more than one class) or individual courses.
- You will decide for yourself which and how many classes you want to enroll in, whether you will complete whole units or singular courses. This decision should be based on personal interest, and the necessary amount of credits that was agreed upon in your Learning Agreement (ETCS-Points).
Enrollment in Classes
- Enrollment has to take place in time, before the start of the semester via Email to the respective programme-coordinator: Dr. Rasmus Cromme for the Bachelor-Programme and for the Master-Programme
- Your Email should include all requested classes with the complete title, name of the lecturer or course number. Additionally you should include your own LMU-matriculation number (if possible)
- full credit (ECTS-Points) with academic transcript: International students can receive full credit, if they complete the required course work and examinations. The amount of acquirable credits and the corresponding required course work can be looked up in the Course Catalogue (on the twm-website Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen and on the Online Course Catalogue LSF). In order to receive the credit you will have to print out a "Schein" at the end of the semester that has to be presented to and signed by the respective lecturer.
- 3 ETCS for participation: International students will be granted 3 ETCS-points per class that they attended and participated in regularly. No exams will need to be taken for that and they won't be graded in the end. This excludes "Tutorien" (student-thought classes) which can only be attended on a volunteer basis. If you wish to get participation points for a lecture, you should use the so-called "Laufzettel". Please print it out and present it to the lecturer at the end of each individual lecture for him or her to sign it. In order to receive the credit you will have to print out a "Schein" at the end of the semester that has to be presented to and signed by the respective lecturer.
- Other exceptions specifically for international students: As international students you can get credit for individual classes even if exam regulations would usually call for completion of the whole unit. For individual arrangements please talk to your programme-coordinator.
- For M.A students this generally means: 3 ETCS-Points for participation in a research seminar (Forschungsseminar) or project course (Projektübung), 9 ETCS-Points for research seminars with both graded assigments (Presentation and Paper) handed in, 6 ETCS-Points for research seminars with only the paper handed in (no presentation) and 6 ETCS-Points for project courses with one assignment (presentation or lesson minutes) handed in.
- All assignments are meant to be done in German. Exceptions can be arranged with individual teachers if language barriers are too high.
- Please present all of your credits ("Scheine") to the Erasmus-coordinator for verification at the end of each semester
- Download forms for "Scheine" and "Laufzettel": here