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Plan Your Exchange

Duration and study cycles

You may stay abroad from a minimum of three months to a maximum of twelve months. When planning your time abroad, keep in mind that the organisation of an academic year differs from country to country. Study cycles abroad often do not match the study cycle in Germany.

Suspension of studies

It is possible to suspend your studies for the duration of your time abroad. This means that this period of time will not be counted towards the limit of 9 semesters (Bachelor)/ 7 semesters (Master) of study. This may only be done for a maximum of two semesters. Despite suspending your studies, you can still have a liminted number of courses taken abroad recognized by the LMU and counted towards your degree. A suspension of studies may be obtained at the Studentenkanzlei (German website).