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Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Munich University of Applied Sciences

The Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Munich University of Applied Sciences (FH-Munich) is one of the largest UAS in Germany. More than 470 professors and nearly 650 part time lecturers are devoted to one goal:They are there not just to pass on knowledge to our students – but know-how.

Local conditions could not be better. Excellent contacts to companies in the Munich high-tech region guarantee students the opportunity to apply in industry what they have learned in the classroom and develop their creative potential. Every program includes one to two practical semesters in industry, giving students the opportunity to experience real work places and real working conditions. In addition, 170 laboratories provide students with the opportunity for practical application of what they have learned in the classroom.

International markets need dialog between cultures. The Munich University of Applied Sciences is firmly committed to intercultural competence. Ten percent of students come to FH-Munich from abroad and many of students take advantage of a semester abroad at one of 100 partner universities in Europe. Asia, North and South America. Furthermore, FH-Munich has agreements for double degrees with eight institutions in Great Britain, France, and Spain.

Munich (München in German) is Germany's third largest city and one of Europe's top tourist destinations. Located just 50km north of the Alps, Munich has something to offer just about anyone. As the capital of Bavaria (Bayern in German), Munich is an important cultural, political and business center. Munich lives up to the motto of the city: "München mag dich," or "Munich loves you." Founded in 1175 and capital of Bavaria since 1255, Munich is a cosmopolitan city with 22% of the population being non-German. It was recently named number 8 out of 215 cities in the world for quality of life by Mercer Human Resources Consulting. Munich is an important cultural destination, full of important architecture, museums and cultural activities. Munich was named number 30 in the world for best historic destination by National Geographic. The Deutsches Museum, the State Museum of Ethnology are two of the most famous museums in Munich, but the most famous are the various Pinkothek art museums which house arguably some of the most important art collections in the world. Mozart, von Weber, Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Reger, and Orff are composers who lived and worked in Munich. The Bavarian State Opera, the National Theatre, and the München Kammerspiele keep Munich's musical legacy alive. Munich has been the home and inspiration of many famous writers including: Rainer Marie Rilke, Henrik Ibsen, Thomas Mann, and Bertolt Brecht.

Perhaps Munich is most famous for the annual Oktoberfest. For 16 days at the end of September and early October, nearly 6 million people from around the world descend on the Theresienwiese to celebrate Bavarian culture and eat and drink to excess. Munich is also home of the world's most famous beer garden, the Hofbräuhaus, here and at Okotberfest, you can eat your fill of such Bavarian delicacies as Weißwurst, Beze,Haxn, Reiberdatschi, Apfelstrudel, and Prinzregententorten, then you can wash it down with a Maß (a half liter beer) of Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten Franziskaner Bräu.

Munich is not just a cultural center but a sport center as well. Munich played host to the Olympics in 1972, and nearby Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Innsbruck, Austria have hosted the Winter Olympics. Munich is home to two professional soccer teams: the powerhouse FC Bayern München, and the second division 1860 München. FC Bayern München is one of the best teams in European soccer and it is consistently one of the best teams in Germany.

Munich is also one of the most important business cities in the world. It is ranked 9 in the world by Fortune Magazine in the number of Fortune Global 500 companies that call that city home. A total of seven Fortune Global 500 companies are headquarters in Munich. Among these are: Siemens AG, BMW, Man AG, Linde, and Allianz. Other companies such as Microsoft, and McDonald's have their European headquarters in Munich. Munich is a major publishing, high tech, and media center, and is home to several important German newspapers, magazines, IT companies, and television networks.

As an important center of international business, Munich has excellent connections to the rest of the world. The Deutsches Bahn (German Railroad)has hundreds of daily departures a day that connect Munich by rail with destinations all over Germany and Europe (German Railway Website). Seventy-one airlines fly into Munich's Franz Josef Strauß International Airport, which serves 34 million passengers a year. Munich has direct flights to destinations all over the world, including direct flights to the US. Although Munich is the second busiest airport in Germany and the 27th busiest in the world, Skytrax recently named it the best airport in Europe.

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UNO ISEP Exchange

The regular International Exchange students can go for one semester or for a full academic year. The exchange agreement between UNO and FH-Munich allows students to pay tuition at their home institution but they must pay all other expenses, such as housing, transportation, insurance, meals, etc.UNO students at FH-Munich must pay a "Semester Fee" of approximately €200 every semester they are at FH-Munich. The Semester Fee pays for a variety of services for students, including Internet access and a rail pass good for all public transportation in Munich and local rail service in the state of Bavaria.

Please keep in mind that the German academic calendar does not coincide with that of UNO, so those students wishing to study abroad for only one semester may find it beneficial to attend the "summer" semester in Germany. The winter semester starts October 1 and finishes at the end of February with a break for Christmas. The summer semester starts April 1 and ends the beginning of July.

Courses

While FH-Munich offers courses in English, fluency in German will increase the availability of courses. Without enough language skills students will be restricted to classes within special programs, or to a small number of courses offered in English. German language courses are offered in all levels and will be credited by FH-Munich yet may not be included in the exchange program.

Accommodation

UNO students on exchange at FH-Munich are given priority for rooms in one of the university's residency halls. Students are responsible for making their own living arrangements while in Munich and the cost of these arrangements are borne solely by the student on the exchange. The cost for student housing in Munich is approximately €250-€400 per month. The estimated cost of living for a student in Germany is €700/month (about $900). This includes housing, food, transportation and recreation. More information on availability and the type of housing offered, as well as application forms, can be found at: Studentenwerk München

Munich International Summer Schools are not included in the exchange, but may be an attractive study option for the ambitious student.