Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June 1st, 2018. Although students may apply before the deadline, only a small number of applicants will receive an admissions decision before the middle of July.
Your application should be submitted electronically to the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Application MA in Logic and Philosophy of Science" as the subject. Please ask two references to send confidential letters of recommendation to that same email address.
Please include the following in your application:
- A cover letter in which you explain why you would like to join the program.
- A CV (including the list of courses that you have taken as an undergraduate).
- A copy of your undergraduate transcript. If your transcript is in neither German nor English, please send a separate document (in English or German) explaining the meaning of your grades.
- A philosophical paper in English. You may submit a seminar paper, part of your undergraduate thesis, a published paper, or any other piece of writing that indicates your ability to understand, critique, and develop philosophical arguments.
- Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or equivalent), in case your first language is not English.
If you are not a German citizen and you apply after June 1st, 2018, please also follow the following application instructions for international students. The instructions explain that you will need to apply for admission to the university through the office of international affairs, which makes sure that you meet certain minimal requirements for studying at the Masters level at LMU. The instructions explain how to find information about which documents to submit to the International Affairs Office, how to submit them, and whom you can contact about this other part of the application process in case of questions. If you apply before June 1st, 2018 and are admitted to the program, we will help you submit your application to the office of international affairs.
Academically: an average mark in your undergraduate studies of at least 2,0 in the German system is required (which corresponds to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the British system or the international equivalent thereof).
It is possible to apply for the MA program even if you haven’t finished your undergraduate studies. Many of our current students applied during the final year of their undergraduate educations. However, if you are an international student, the office of international affairs must receive a physical copy of some document that certifies that you have finished your undergraduate studies by July 15th. That is, if you cannot ensure that the office of international affairs receives a physical copy of your undergraduate diploma (or some equivalent document) by July 15th, you will not be admitted to the university by the office of international affairs. No exceptions.
The program is not just open to philosophy and logic undergraduates but also to undergraduates from relevant scientific disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, economics, linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, the social sciences or related disciplines.
Language: Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or equivalent), in case your first language is not English and you do not have a degree from an English-speaking university. There is no minimal score that is required, but most of our current students received a combined band score of eight or higher on the IELTS. There is no requirement of German proficiency.
Fees and Funding
There are no tuition costs, but each student must pay 111 Euro per semester. Paying the fee entitles you to reduced fares on public transportation in Munich.
Internal Financial Support:
At the time, there are no internal scholarships available to masters students. It is important to note, however, that comparable masters programs in other countries (especially the United States) often have very high tuition costs.
External Financial Support:
There are a number of external organizations that offer financial support for master students. One useful resource is the DAAD's (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship Database
The DAAG itself mostly offers scholarships for international students wishing to enroll in a program in Germany, but their database also includes grants for German students.
American graduate students can apply for a Fulbright grant. Application cycles usually open in spring and close mid October for courses starting in September of the following year. More information on Fulbright grants can be obtained from their website.