Software Engineering, M.Sc. | Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich | München, Germany
24 months
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The Elite Master Program in Software Engineering at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is part of and supported by the Elite Network of Bavaria


Key facts

The program in Software Engineering at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is geared towards the top two percent of students in computer science and aims to educate an elite for the leading-edge areas of software engineering. 

It focuses on the following five central topics of modern software engineering: software engineering methods, formal methods and IT security, database systems, distributed systems and human-computer interaction. The integration of an individual study program, practice orientation, mentoring, and soft skills training further distinguish this program.

This is a joint master program with the University of Augsburg and the Technische Universität München within the framework of the Elite Network of Bavaria. Enrollment is through the University of Augsburg.

Programme Structure

  • The Department of Computer Science conducts research with a focus on mobile computing and IT management, database systems and data mining, semantic web, software engineering, logic, and formal methods as well as bioinformatics and media informatics. 
  • It is distinguished by its interdisciplinary connection with numerous partners in the sciences and humanities. 
  • The department offers programs and degrees in classical computer sciences, bioinformatics, and media informatics as well as teaching credentials for computer science, and it trains students from all fields in the basics of information technology.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a statement concerning the personal motivation for applying for our program
  • curriculum vitae including activities besides the study program
  • transcript of academic records
  • for applicants from outside Germany also: a brief description of the grading scheme
  • If you have any of the additional documents listed below please include them in your application PDF as well:
  • your Bachelor certificate
  • references from internships and other jobs in the IT industry or from academia
  • certificates and attestations for technical expertise (e.g. Scrum Master certificate, ISTQB Certified Tester)
  • certificates for awards, prizes, and special honors for extraordinary achievements, commitment and such
  • GRE scores
  • APS certificate (applicants from China and Vietnam only)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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