Study in Munich

Study in Munich with EF and immerse yourself in Bavarian culture while living in Germany’s leading university center.

Enroll in German studies in Munich and benefit from a university city with one of the world’s most dynamic city economies. The headquarters of BMW, Siemens electronics and several international biotech and software companies call the city home. But despite Munich’s economic might, the 100,000 students packing this city define its identity as a university city.

EF Munich is situated in the Schwabing district, where the city’s medieval architecture blends with a vibrant youth scene. Our exam preparation courses ready students for higher education in Germany while our special interest classes have a local flavor so you’re fully acquainted with German culture. Our EAQUALS certification reflects the excellent academic environment and high level of personal attention that EF’s study programs in Munich provide.

The Heart of Bavaria

Munich’s festive atmosphere isn’t only on display during the annual Oktoberfest celebration; this international city is known for its spirit of goodhearted coziness, or Gemütlichkeit in German. And while the old Bavarian traditions of parading folk musicians appear during festival periods, Munich is a thoroughly modern city filled with many more residents wearing business suits and designer fashion than traditional lederhosen.

Study in Munich and discover a city that’s framed by the snow-capped Alps and as picture-perfect as cities come. Sample fresh fruit and local meats from the daily open-air Viktualienmarkt, a major destination for foodies. Share a table and a stein of beer in one of the sprawling tents at the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Lose your voice cheering on Bayern Munich at the ultra-modern Allianz stadium. On the weekends go beyond the city’s borders to discover the mystical Black Forest, snowy Alpine peaks, or the pulsating energy of Berlin’s nightclubs.

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Program Highlights
  • Combine language and academic studies
  • Study abroad for 6, 9 or 11 months
  • Achieve complete language fluency
  • Network with students from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Located in a university district close to the city center
  • Intimate, recently renovated building fitted with bright classrooms and computer lab
  • 2-minute walk from shops, cafés and restaurants
  • Explore the museums, theaters and entertainment of downtown Munich on foot
  • Ski in the Bavarian Alps, just one hour from one of Munich’s two rail stations

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Your pathway to fluency

Combined language and academic studies. You’ll achieve language fluency with your personalized program – while focusing on the career or academic pursuit of your choice.

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  • EF Intensive Program

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course

    32 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Beginner to Advanced

    9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

    32 of 40 min per week

    Start dates
    January, April, June and September

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      • EF General Program

        A well-rounded program of language study

        26 Lessons / weekFind out more

        Beginner to Advanced

        9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

        26 of 40 min per week

        Start dates
        January, April, June and September

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      • EF Exam Preparation Program

        Prepare for and take an internationally recognized language exam.

        32 Lessons / weekFind out more

        Beginner to Advanced

        9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

        32 of 40 min per week

        Start dates
        January, April, June & September

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      Live like a local

      Experience total cultural immersion. Experience German culture by living with a local family or live at EF’s residence in the Schwabing District.

      • EF Homestay

        Immerse yourself in the daily life of your new host country by living in a private local home. You’ll enrich your understanding of the culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and acquire a more authentic accent. Homestay hosts are conveniently located, so that you can come and go as you please.

      • EF Residence

        Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

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      • “What I like the most about EF is learning a new lenguage while meeting new people form all around the world.”

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      • “Munich is the best city in the world. Not only because it's nice, but also because it's the place where I had the best experience of my life.”


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      Student life in Munich

      Munich’s atmosphere is always festive and the city is renowned for its warm and welcoming spirit, or Gemütlichkeit in German. EF’s activities coordinators are onsite to introduce you to a city where locals are as comfortable in the seats of an opera as they are around the table in a neighborhood biergarten.

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      Visit Munich and step into the heart of Bavarian culture. Sip coffee at a sidewalk café in the shadow of Gothic spires in Marienplatz, the city’s main square for nearly 1,000 years. Tour the towering Frauenkirche cathedral, Munich’s tallest building. Stroll down Leopoldstrasse, the main pedestrian throughway in the historic Schabing neighborhood. Glimpse Bavarian monarchy at the stately Residence Palace and Nymphenburg Palace, whose palatial grounds rival the Chateau Versailles. And watch sparks fly on a tour of the BMW museum.
      The elegant avenue of Maximilianstrasse is lined with the storefronts of luxury boutiques, designer shops and high-end art galleries. Kaufinger Strasse is the city’s largest pedestrian shopping area, where you’ll find quaint boutiques among the city’s medieval architecture.
      Cheer on Bayern Munchen at the ultra-modern Allianz Arena. Kick around a soccer ball or picnic in the massive Englischergarten Park, a short walk from EF’s classrooms. Meander along the paths of the historic Hofgarten. Float down the Isar River atop a raft or, if you’re really brave, ride the river’s rapids atop a surf board. On the weekends, head to the nearby Alps for world-class skiing and snowboarding.
      Discover the alternative appeal of ultra-hip Berlin. Get your cultural fix on a trip to sophisticated Vienna. Explore one of the world’s most unique cities while gliding down the canals of Venice. And spend a weekend hiking the German Alps and touring the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein castle.
      Two of Germany’s largest universities call Munich home and the student scene is especially evident in the cafes, bars and music venues of the Schwabing neighborhood. See the Bavarian State Opera perform at the famed Nationaltheater. And sip beer, nosh pretzel and sing German songs at one of the city’s festive biergartens.

      Prices & Dates for Munich

      Personalized and flexible. Your program is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates in January, April, June and September and programs lasting 6, 9 and 11 months – you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

      Included in the Price

      • 20,26 or 32 German lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
      • EF Placement test and progress tracker
      • EF Course Certificate
      • EFELT report
      • Online pre & post course
      • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
      Lesson materials
      • Digital learning media (tablet)
      • Academic material
      • Welcome package and orientation
      • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
      • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
      • Weekends: all the meals
      • Twin room with homestay
      CourseStart DatesSemesterYear11 months
      16 Jun 2014, 08 Sep 2014, 05 Jan 2015, 13 Apr 2015
      € 11,090€ 14,990€ 19,190Get price details
      Exam Preparation
      16 Jun 2014, 08 Sep 2014, 05 Jan 2015, 13 Apr 2015
      € 11,790€ 16,005€ 20,625Get price details
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