The Universität der Bundeswehr München is a state-approved, non-government university subject to the scope of the General University Education Act. The Bavarian University Act applies with some restrictions.
Based on the declaration of recognition by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, dated 29 September 1981, the Federal Ministry of Defense drew up the Framework Provisions for the Structure and Organization of the Universität der Bundeswehr München. These provision give the University the right to lay down – within the framework of its right of self-governance – policies and regulations governing academic matters in compliance with the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts and the Federal Ministry of Defense. These regulations form the basis of the University Statutes - implementing the framework provisions in greater detail - and of the University's academic regulations.