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University of Notre Dame (Master's Students only)

The exchange program with the University of Notre Dame in Indiana grants master’s students the opportunity to spend an academic year at one of the best universities in America.

The exchange students from the LMU attend University of Notre Dame courses which fall under their PhD program. The PhD program includes required courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and empirical economics. Courses taken at the University of Notre Dame can be counted towards your degree program at the LMU.

Program Costs and Financing

Students taking part in the Notre Dame program are exempted from paying tuition fees. In addition, you will receive a scholarship of approximately 19,000 USD for the academic year. For the scholarship you will be required to work up to 18 hours a week as a student assistant at the University of Notre Dame.


Applicants for the Notre Dame program should exhibit outstanding performance during their studies.

Be aware that the application for the Notre-Dame exchange program requires three letters of recommendation (in English). You must provide two copies of each letter of recommendation, each in their own sealed envelope (there should be 6 envelopes in total).

A TOEFL Test (min. score: 92 internet based) is also required as proof of English language skills, in addition to a GRE Test (GRE revised General Test, min. score in quantitative section: 163). The GRE Test can be handed in after one is successfully selected for the Notre Dame program.

Detailed information regarding the application for exchange programs through the LMU Department of Economics can be found under "Application".

If you would like to apply, please visit Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde during his office hours before the start of the application period. You can arrange an appointment with the secretary

Further Information

More information about studying economics at the University of Notre Dame can be found on their Department of Economics website. More information about the graduate (PhD) program with the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame University can be found on their Graduate Program website.

In case of questions, you can contact the LMU Economics Exchange Office via email at