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University Choices... [Nov. 13th, 2005|01:27 pm]
Muenchen - Alles was mit Minga zu tun hat


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Just wondering if anyone here can give me some info about Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. I'm just away to begin applying to German/Austrain uni's for my year abroad and Munich is at the top of my list. But, unfortunately, I've never been there! So if anyone could let me know about accommodation/classes/student life in gerneral I would be really greatful!

Vielen Dank!

[User Picture]From: iiine
2005-11-13 06:26 am (UTC)
"Keine andere Stadt in Deutschland hat so viele Studenten wie München: allein an den drei großen Universitäten LMU, TU und FH sind zur Zeit über 80.000 Studenten immatrikuliert. Die vielen kleinen Hochschulen noch nicht einmal mitgezählt!" :O

.. and I've heard that stundent-life in Munich is very very good. + The Germans are friendly people. :D
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From: kaiserscott
2005-11-23 09:46 am (UTC)
There is approximately no student housing which means that you will have to find a Wohnung or WG or something of the sort where you will be able to live. This can be at times incredibly hard in Munich; however, If you really want to move here, I would definitely suggest it.

The LMU itself is composed of a lot of different buildings in different areas throughout the city. The primary building area is in the Geschwister Scholl Platz and is beautiful. Umm... I have been to a few lectures at the Uni and they were good, but I am going to be observing a lecture as a Gasthörer starting next week.

Munich itself is an amazing city. There is a wide variety of entertainment ranging from elite (P1) to the Kunstpark (a whole lot of discos together on the Ostbahnhof). The location can be somewhat unattractive if you want to do a lot of traveling as flights will rape you and expenses can be incredibly unattractive. Public transit is also incredibly expensive; however, if you live in the city center (unlike moi), it is actually quite reasonable.

Umm... Oktoberfest ranges between incredibly entertaining and downright annoying with the number of people who are here. The mountains are very accessible and amazing.

The German uni system is also interestingly liberating. You can study just about everything that you want.

I would definitely choose Munich over Heidelberg if that is an option. Heidelberg does not compare to this city. You should, however, visit auf jeden Fall.

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[User Picture]From: lifehouse_rocks
2005-12-09 04:31 am (UTC)

Thanks thats really useful!
I didn't realise that the uni didn't provide accomodation, so will definately head over to Munich asap to have a look.

I ended up putting Munich as my number one choice, so hopefully should get it!
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[User Picture]From: self_praise
2006-04-04 07:59 am (UTC)
Did you get it? I'm off to Munich for my year abroad too.
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[User Picture]From: lifehouse_rocks
2006-04-04 10:08 am (UTC)
Yup I got it :)
Off to Munich in September/October. I'm gonna be at LMU, how bout you?
Cant wait to go, though I worry my German isn't as good as it should be...ah well, plenty of time to work on it!
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[User Picture]From: self_praise
2006-04-04 10:18 am (UTC)
Same here, same here! What do you study? Does your university get you accomodation?
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[User Picture]From: lifehouse_rocks
2006-04-04 02:25 pm (UTC)
Ooohh how ace!!
I'm doing history so most of my courses will be in that.
(I'm thinking of doing the courses in Bavarian/American/Modern history) What are you going to be studying?

I have no clue whats happening about accommodation. I think we have to wait for LMU to send us out application forms. I know there is a student house for erasmus exchange students so I'll probably end up in there. But I think if you're just a normal student you have to find your own place :oS
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[User Picture]From: self_praise
2006-04-05 12:49 am (UTC)
Oh cool! I'm doing English language and literature, I'm gonna try and trick my university into letting me do all literature credits and exchange them for language ones haha.

I read a .pdf on the uni's website that said there is no such thing :| Do you have MSN?
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[User Picture]From: lifehouse_rocks
2006-04-05 04:50 am (UTC)
Ahhh cool!
I'm gonna see if I can do English lit while I'm there to! I figured if it's in English it might not be tooo bad. I dont know exactly how many classes I'm supposed to take though, better check that one out.

I'll see what I can find out about accomodation from my Uni's international office and let you know what they say.
My msn email is jenni_hears_voices@hotmail.com, I'm not at my flat atm so I might not be on for a couple of days, but I'll catch you when I get back. :)
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