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Study Abroad and Credit Transfer Policy

Students of the M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences may spend a study semester abroad. This, however, is not compulsory. The M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences is an international master’s program that builds on well-established networks with other German and international universities. The Munich Center of the Learning Sciences maintains a network with more than 30 universities with internationally acknowledged expertise in the field of the Learning Sciences.

Study semesters abroad may also be realized though the ERASMUS student exchange program (bilateral agreements exist with a number of prestigious European universities such as the Universidad de Barcelona, the Universidad de Zaragoza, and the University of Twente).

For further information on study abroad please contact the  International Office of the LMU. The Program Coordinator can also assisst you in the process. 

The credit transfer policy in the program complies with the standards introduced by the Bologna reform:

  • Study semesters and exams completed at other universities/vocational schools/vocational academies in Germany will be acknowledged if they are of value equal to those of the M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences
  • Study semesters and exams completed in another department at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich will be acknowledged if they are of value equal to those of the M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences
  • Study semesters and exams completed during distant studying will be acknowledged if the content of the courses is of value equal to the present courses offered in the M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences. The same applies to successful participation in courses offered by the Virtual University of Bavaria (http://www.vhb.org).
  • Study semesters and exams completed at foreign universities will be acknowledged if they are of value equal to those of the M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences

  • Study semesters and exams completed at foreign universities are considered of equal value if their content and workload correspond to the content and workload of comparable courses offered by LMU.
  • If the exams completed at foreign universities are acknowledged, the German equivalents and credit points of the grades will be transferred and included in the final grade point average.
  • Students are supposed to submit the necessary documents for credit transfer by the end of the first study semester after the courses are completed at the latest.
  • More information regarding credit transfer policies and the necessary documents are available at the Examination Office and at the Program Coordination Office.
    Please make sure to talk to your Instructors and the Program Coordination about your specific credit transfer procedure to avoid any disappointments.