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GE3: Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS)
Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English, German
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Dormitory, Off Campus Apartment
Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email Courses Offered: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Description:

Sildes in Technical University of Munich buildings by Brunner / Ritz called Parabel, 2002 (aka “parabolic slides”) Courtesy of photgrapher User:Martinroell, Wikimedia Commons.

About GE3:

Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.

Tuition Swap: Global E3 students pay tuition at their home institution, and enjoy the benefits of attending an overseas one!
Flexible Timing: Students can study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, or the entire school year.
Overseas Internships: Global E3 students are able to take on a supplemental internships after their study abroad experience. Not all member universities offer this option, but those that do help provide students with industrial placements near the university, co-op internships within the university, and more.
Through participation in the program, Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the multinational/multicultural business environment of the 21st century. The importance of this unique program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, all of which provided the start-up funds for the program. The program is sustained with membership fees from participating universities and from corporations.

Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS)

University Info:

College/School of Engineering: (German) (English)

Office responsible for International Exchange Students:
International Affairs Office (German) (English)

Language of Instruction

Munich University of Applied Sciences is the second-largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Quality and diversity are our strengths. Our course offerings are multifaceted and practice-oriented: 14 departments in the areas of technology, economy, social studies and design provide teaching in over 70 study courses. Munich University of Applied Sciences is not a typical campus university: in fact, the faculties are spread over three large sites. As well as each having their individual flair, each of the campuses has its own cafeteria and library.


Study Level
  • Undergraduate students accepted? Yes
  • Graduate students accepted? Yes, but most courses in English are taught in the undergraduate programs and in most of the Master programs the language of instruction is German.
  • Computer Science majors accepted? Yes

Fall, Spring or Academic Year

(If applicable) English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores (TOEFL, IELTS):
No tests required from students coming from US universities

Disciplines Available:

01. Department of Architecture
02. Department of Civil Engineering
03. Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering
04. Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
05. Department of Building Services Engineering and Print and Media Technology
06. Department of Precision- and Micro-Engineering, Engineering Physics
07. Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
08. Department of Geoinformatics
09. Department of Engineering and Management
10. Department of Business Administration
11. Department of Applied Social Sciences
12. Department of Design
13. Department of General and Interdisciplinary Studies
14. Department of Tourism

Undergraduate Programs: 34 full-time Bachelor programs
Graduate Programs: 35 Master programs

Additional application materials?

Online Application - and transcript of records

When will students receive their acceptance package?
A welcome email will be sent approx. 4 weeks after the application deadline.

Semester Dates

  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Semester and lecture period start: October 1st
  • Christmas semester break: December 24th including January 7th
  • Lecture period end: mid January
  • Exam registration: Beginning to end of November Examination period: Mid January to mid February

  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Semester and lecture period start: March 15th
  • Lecture period end: Beginning of July
  • Exam registration: Beginning to end of May
  • Examination period: Beginning to end of July

Before you book your plane ticket, please make sure that you understand not only our academic calendar but also when the Orientation Days and when final exams take place. Information can be found here:

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

As a general rule, final course selection and registration do not take place until you have arrived in Munich. If you have to put together a Learning Agreement or Study Plan beforehand, please use the lecture timetables from the previous semester as a guide or ask your departmental co-ordinator at Munich University of Applied Sciences for advice. Courses from the various departments are open to all exchange students enrolled at Munich University of Applied Sciences irrespective of their own field of study and as long as prerequisites are fulfilled and/or places are available.

Workload per semester 30 ECTS

Grading system
Numerical Mark Local Grade
1,00 - 1,59 Very Good
1,60 - 2,59 Good
2,60 - 3,59 Satisfactory
3,60 - 4,00 Sufficient
4,01 - 5,00 Failed
mE Consisted

Academic Transcripts
The transcripts of records will be sent to the student’s home university within 4 weeks after the grades have been published.

Student Life:

Is on-campus accomodation available to exchange students?
Munich University of Applied Sciences doesn’t own any on-campus residence halls. We do get a certain number of rooms in the student union’s residence halls which can be allocated to our exchange students, but none of that is on-campus.

More information on the residence halls can be found under:

When can exchange students who have received a place move into the residence hall?
  • Winter semester: September 1st


Entry Visa
For US-citizens there is no entry visa necessary. Students can apply for their residence title within the first three months in Munich.

Health Insurance
Students from countries outside Europe and countries which the Federal Republic of Germany does not have a social security agreement with must provide evidence of sufficient health insurance. To do so, they can take out student health insurance with a statutory health insurance company here in Germany. Otherwise, they must present their insurance contract to a German statutory health insurance company to obtain exemption from compulsory health insurance. As representatives from German statutory health insurance companies usually attend the orientation events, evidence of health insurance can also be obtained directly at Munich University of Applied Sciences.


When should I arrive?
Before Orientation Days. Orientation Days will be held in mid-September for the winter semester.

Can I be picked up from the airport?
Every exchange student can take part in our welcome service and will be contacted by his/her buddy. Airport pick-up can be arranged individually.

Is there a bank on campus?
No, but close by.


Office responsible for international exchange students 

Life in Munich:

Munich is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is the safest city in Germany. International rankings rate the Bavarian capital among the cities with the highest quality of living in the world. This is the meeting point of traditional and modern flair, breathtaking nature and beautiful architecture – but it is the hospitable people above all that make Munich special. Munich more than lives up to its reputation as a city of culture with many attractive outdoor activities. For students, there are many opportunities to experience culture or become active yourself. After all, being a student is about more than just “swotting up” for exams. In Munich itself, there are lots of options for going beyond the border of your studies. Whether you’re into art, partying or sport – everyone will find something to their taste.

The university is at the heart of Munich, meaning that our students can easily access diverse leisure activities and a rich cultural and social life. In addition to this, Munich offers even more advantages: you can profit from the good contacts and co-operation that the university has with the economy. Munich is a high-tech economic metropolis that is constantly growing: studying at Munich University of Applied Sciences can be the key for you to find a place of work and a home in Munich. Personnel rankings continue to confirm our graduates are in particular demand on the job market.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.