Munich University of Applied Sciences, also known as Hochschule München (HM), is one of the largest unviersities in Germany. HM offers degree courses in areas such as engineering, business management, tourism, social sciences and design. The teaching staff consists of 440 professors and 600 lecturers who work toward ensuring that the university's 14,000 students acquire not only knowledge, but hands-on experience and know-how in their field.
Munich is the leading region for high-tech in Germany and an important center of business and industry in the expanding European market. The city is home to over 20,000 high-tech firms, a range of major banks and insurance companies and market leaders in the media sector and specialist branches of industry. An excellent infrastructure and the synergies generated by this concentration of business and industry have prompted many multinationals to choose Munich as their base.
The city of Munich is over 850 years old and is a vibrant center of cultural activity. Situated close to the mountains, with opportunities for climbing, hiking or mountain-biking, the outdoor activities available are almost unlimited. In Munich, tradition and innovation, industry and science, cultural and tourist attractions all contribute to the outstanding quality of life it offers. In fact, the city of Munich ranks among the top 10 most livable cities in the world.
Munich offers a variety of courses in English for students in Graphic Communications Management (GCM); Hotel Restaurant and Tourism (HRTM); Packaging; and Business. Students will work with their academic advisor or program director to select courses that will transfer back to UW-Stout. Remember to select more courses than you will actually take to allow for flexibility.
During the semster, HM offers German courses for beginners and advanced students. While language courses are not required, they are strongly encouraged.
Courses that will be taught in English may be found here. Please note that the Munich summer semester is equivalent to the University of Wisconsin-Stout's spring semester and their winter semester is equivalent to UW-Stout's fall semester. We suggest students to participate on this program either a full year or for spring semester. The fall semester dates at Munich run until mid February so you would need alternative spring semester plans (i.e. internship, graduation, etc.) if you plan to study at Munich for the fall semester.
The Studentwerk (Munich Student Union) in Munich has a limited number of rooms which are offered to exchange students. The monthly rent ranges between 250 and 400 Euros. You are also required to pay a deposit of aorund 200 Euros which will be fully refunded upon you departure, provided you left your room in good condition. The monthly rent will be deducted from your bank account.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Germany. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students do not need a visa to enter Germany. Upon arrival, students will register his or her residency with the relevant residents' registration office. More information will be provided during your orientation session at HM.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Germany. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Germany before or after the program.