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The international master program in Geophysics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is research-oriented, allowing students to specialize in one of the following fields: geodynamics, seismology, or paleo- and geomagnetism. 


The program in Geophysics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is noted internationally for its research expertise in numerical modeling and simulation. Therefore it strives to recruit not only students with a background in the geosciences, but students from physics, mathematics, and the engineering sciences as well.

This is a joint master program of LMU Munich and the Technische Universität München (TUM) under the roof of the Munich Geocenter. As lead university of the program, LMU is responsible for enrollment.

Students at Geophysics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich will:

  • be able to describe the evolution of our planet quantitatively from its origins to the present using the principles of physics, chemistry and biology.
  • know about the structure and dynamics of the Earth, its relation to other terrestrial planets, the behaviour of Earth materials, the origin and exploration for mineral resources, and last but not least seismic hazards. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology, 
  • Hazard research, 
  • Resource utilization, 
  • Urbanization and megacities, 
  • Demographic change 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an international student, make sure to additionally send the required hardcopies to the Program. We recommend to send them until May 15.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor degree in geosciences, geophysics, mineralogy, geology, physics, biology, mathematics, engineering sciences, or related subjects and must provide proof of excellent English. 
  • The program website offers details on the application procedure.
  • A copy of the bachelor’s certificate/diploma (or equivalent)
  • Transcript of records from the bachelor’s program, which includes all completed courses and obtained grades 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

In practice, Ludwig-Maximilians-University charges a solidary fee of approx. Euro 150 per semester. 

Living costs for München

1078 - 1689 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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