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Learning Agreement & Credit Transfer

Preapproval of study credits before studying abroad

  • A consultation at the Economics Exchange Office (Dr. Sarah Weise) regarding possible credit transfer, as well as the integration of the study abroad semester/year into your individual study program, is highly recommended.
  • The possibility of credit transfer can be assessed before the begin of a study abroad semester.
  • Please submit a course list with course components/syllabi to exchange@econ.lmu.de. Please indicate which LMU module you want the course to be allocated to.
  • For practical reasons, a max. of 6 courses per semester/12 courses for a year abroad can be checked in advance for possible credit transfer.
  • Due to the capacity restriction of max. 6 courses per semester abroad, it is recommended that you first submit the preapproval form after you have received a study spot and after the final course offering of the university has been made available. Course lists of several universities cannot be checked in advance for preapproval.
  • While choosing your courses, please take into consideration that at many universities exchange students may only choose from a select offering. There may also be participation prerequisites as well. For that reason, you need to clarify with the host university in advance which courses you are permitted to enroll in.

ERASMUS+ Learning Agreement

  • If your study abroad is supported by ERASMUS+, please fill in your preapproved courses in the Online Learning Agreement. If there is any confusion please contact us (exchange@econ.lmu.de).
  • Please note, the Learning Agreement can only be signed, if the transfer of credits has been preapproved.
  • If changes should arise to your original Learning Agreement during your study abroad, please enter these alterations in the appropriate sections of the Learning Agreement and have it signed by the necessary persons. In the case of new or additional courses being added, the relevant information must be provided (e.g. syllabus, module handbook). Please note that changes in the course offering (e.g. canceled courses, postponement) must be confirmed by the host university.
  • Important: for ERASMUS+ only credits for the courses in the Learning Agreement can be transferred. It is not possible to transfer credits for divergent courses!
  • After returning to LMU, the application for the transfer of credits is to be submitted as described in the section Transfer of Credits to LMU.
  • In agreement with the International Office (RIA), Part III of the Learning Agreement is not needed for the Bachelor Degree Program in Economics or the Master Degree Program in Economics. A copy of your transcript that you print yourself serves as sufficient proof of credit transfer for the RIA.

Transfer of credits to LMU

The following documents are required:

  1. Please complete electronically
  2. Enter the semester in the form: "WS 20xx/20yy" or "SoSe 20xx"
  3. Enter the lecturer/examiner with the highest academic degree
  4. Enter the intended LMU module for the course to be transferred to
  5. Sign application
  • Transcript of Records
  • Syllabus/literature etc. list which corresponds to the credits (Important: only documents in German or English are accepted. For other languages please submit a translation). If the transfer of credits was already preapproved there is no need to again submit syllabi/course overviews again.
  • Important: for ERASMUS+ only credits for the courses in the Learning Agreement can be transferred. It is not possible to transfer credits for divergent courses!
  • Confirmation that the stay abroad has been recorded in LSF: Students are obliged to record all study-related stays abroad. For this purpose the function "Stays abroad" is available in LSF. Afterwards a confirmation can be downloaded as a PDF file from the "Stays abroad" function in LSF.
  • In agreement with the International Office (RIA), Part III of the Learning Agreement is not needed for the Bachelor Degree Program in Economics or the Master Degree Program in Economics. A copy of your transcript that you print yourself serves as sufficient proof of credit transfer for the RIA
Please submit the completed and signed documents to exchange@econ.lmu.de.
Important: The complete process of credit transfer is taken care of by the Economics Exchange Office on behalf of the ISC! It is not necessary to contact the faculty or department chairs!

Deadlines

PStO 2008 & PStO 2013 (Bachelor major and minor) / PStO 2013 (Master major and minor):

To transfer credits that were acquired after becoming matriculated (eg. study abroad semester) in the LMU Bachelor or Master in Economics Degree program or a corresponding minor, an application must be submitted at the latest by the end of the first semester after the acquisition of the ECTS-credits.

For a study abroad period of one year, an application for credit transfer must be submitted at the latest by the end of the first semester upon return to LMU.