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Exchange Studies and Research for International Students and Scholars

The University of the Bundeswehr Munich (UniBw M) was founded in 1973 with the aim of providing officers and officer candidates with a thorough university-level education that would also prepare them for civilian careers. Since the university first opened its doors, the number of students has steadily risen. Today there are around 2,900 registered students, including 470 women, approximately 30 international officers and 240 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 University of the Bundeswehr Munich. Excellent scientific facilities enable internationally competitive research at a high level. It is a modern university with a beautiful green environment in the outskirts of Bavaria’s capital city Munich.

Since November 2005 Professor Merith Niehuss has acted as president of the university.

Officers in the German Armed Forces are committed to military service for at least 13 years. This includes studies at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, after first passing the assessment center process (high school or A-level diploma required). But the university is also open to civilian students: via an industrial scholarship or via university partnerships. On the basis of bilateral cooperation agreements, it is possible for civilians from foreign countries to complete a portion of their studies at UniBw M. Currently, we offer foreign students the opportunity to stay for up to 12 months.

Connections around the globe

The University of the Bundeswehr Munich is globally networked. It has partnerships with more than 70 internationally renowned universities and institutes in Europe, the USA, Latin America, Japan, South Korea, Israel, among others. In cooperation with the International Office on campus, students can participate in a variety of exchange programs without having to pay tuition fees. Around eight percent of the student population and researchers come from abroad. The International Office provides counseling to all exchange students and visiting scholars from abroad, who would like to study or carry out research at our university.

In addition to assist with all of the necessary administrative preparation, the International Office also manages the Buddy Program and helps finding German language courses.



If you have questions regarding

  • exchange students from partner universities and guest students
  • visiting scholars (scholarship holders) from abroad
  • administrative aspects of hosting international students/visiting scholars at the Universität der Bundeswehr München and visas
  • cultural and social programs for international students
  • UniBw M buddy program

please contact:

Susanna Nofal, M.A., Inbound Mobility Coordinator
Tel: +49 89 6004 4682
Bldg. 33, part 300, room 1351
E-Mail:  susanna.nofal@unibw.de
(Office hours: Mo and Wed: 1-4pm)

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