The Bundeswehr University Munich was founded in 1973 in order to provide academic training for officers and officer candidates. Today there are around 3,500 registered students, including 575 women, approximately 30 international officers and nearly 290 civilian students.

The University offers a diverse range of studies in two domains: University and University of Applied Sciences. The trimester system, short distances on campus and individual support in small groups allow students to complete their academic studies successfully in a relatively short time. The intensive study environment forms the ground on which a bachelor’s degree and a consecutive master’s degree can be earned in a period of less than four years. The academic degrees are equivalent to those conferred by state universities. Teaching and research are conducted independently at the Bundeswehr University. Excellent scientific facilities enable internationally competitive research at a high level.