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Hochschule München Munich University

ESF is partnered with Hochschule München Munich University, located in Munich, Germany.


Term Academic Calendar Application Deadline
Winter Term (Fall semester - only possible if not returning to ESF for the spring semester) October 1 - February 14 March 1
Summer Term (Spring semester) March 15 - July 31 October 1

ESF Faculy Contact: Klaus Doelle

The Munich University of Applied Sciences (HM) is the largest university of its kind in Bavaria and one of the largest in Germany. Its great variety of well-structured study programs, instruction in small groups, its internationality and excellent contacts with industry and commerce make it a highly renowned university.

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. In this environment the University of Applied Sciences - München developed a high-quality, differentiated, and application-oriented program. Additional information about exchange student services at HM is available online.

City of Munich and Germany

Students typically find that it is easy to get around Munich using public transportation, bike, or walking. The public transportation system offers a semester ticket to university students for approximately 200€ for the entire semester.

In addition to exploring the many historical and cultural attractions in Munich, many students choose to visit different areas of Germany including Berlin, the Black Forest for hiking, and more. It is relatively easy to travel in Europe via train or bus, which is both a more sustainable and economical option than renting a car! Munich is a great city to live in, especially as a student. Check out the below resources to learn more:

HM offers many courses in English, as well as German language courses for non-native speakers. Click here to access full lists of courses in English.

Academic Departments include:

  • Architecture

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical, Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • Building Services Engineering, Paper and Packaging Technology and Print and Media Technology

  • Applied Social Sciences

  • Design

  • Applied Sciences and Mechatronics

  • Computer Science and Mathematics

  • Geoinformatics

  • Engineering and Management

  • Business Administration

  • General and Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Tourism

And more!


HM has a limited number of rooms reserved for exchange students at the Studentenwerk, a privately-owned student residence. You can request a room when you submit your exchange student application, but placement is not guaranteed. If you are not placed in a room at the Studentenwerk, or wish to live elsewhere, HM is able to assist you in locating a flatshare or student apartment.

It is important to note that there is no "on-campus" housing the way we are used to here in the United States. Housing options will be located throughout the city, and you will be responsible for buying groceries, cooking, etc.


Your semester at Munich can be affordable! You will pay your ESF tuition and fees and will then be responsible for additional costs which can include tuition differential, flight, housing, study abroad health insurance, food, and travel and incidentals. See below for a sample budget breakdown. Please note, the amount of money you spend will vary greatly depending on your lifestyle: for example if you travel often on weekends or during holidays, go out a lot, do a lot of shopping, etc.

*Note: all costs in USD. Costs are only estimates and are subject to change.

Munich Exchange Program Estimated Budget

Category Cost Estimate
Costs to be paid to ESF
ESF Tuition $3,435.00 (in state); $8,325 (out of state)
Study Abroad Charge $75
International Health Insurance $300/semester
Total to be paid to ESF $3,760 - $8,650
Additional Costs
Housing $300 - $400/month for a room in the Studentenwerk student housing
$450 - $700/month for a flat-share
Food $300 - $500/month
Flight $700 - $ 1,200
German Residence Permit $100
Passport $145
Miscellaneous (travel, entertainment, etc) $1,000 - $5,000
Total Additional Costs $4,345 - $11,245

When you arrive in Munich, you will have the option to sign up for an international "buddy" who will help introduce you to life at HM. You will also participate in Orientation which will acquaint you with available services, assist you in obtaining your German residence permit, and register for classes.

HM offers an International Student Club, University Sport Program including fitness facilities and classes, and other activities for international students. You will also have the opportunity to explore the city of Munich and the rest of the country!