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JYM at LMU Munich

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About JYM

The Junior Year in Munich is America's oldest study abroad program in Germany, and is officially affiliated with Germany's #1 ranked university: Ludwig Maximilians Universit√§t M√ľnchen (LMU Munich).

Whatever your major, whatever your passion, imagine studying in one of Europe's most beautiful cities – minutes from the Alps and only hours from Italy – and all in German. You can have it all with JYM!

"I have been a fan of JYM for years and always advise Harvard students to choose this program.
I am firmly convinced that it is by far the best study abroad program in Germany."
(Prof. Peter Burgard, Harvard University)

What's New at JYM

What's the difference between a year or semester in Munich? Watch our Intro to JYM Slide Show!

Earn a Certificate in Intercultural Communication from LMU Munich while on the Full-Year JYM Program!

International Careers begin with JYM - See where recent JYM alumni are now working!

Explore our Photo Gallery & Videos

Check out the 2019-20 JYM Brochure on Issuu!

Why choose JYM

You'll live in Munich – rated one of the world's most progressive and livable cities, with the English Garden as your backyard and the Alps within reach.
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JYM students

You'll be immersed in German language and culture, and acquire valuable skills that have helped many JYM alumni begin exciting international careers.
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LMU Munich main building

You'll be enrolled at LMU Munich – Germany's #1 ranked university, take language courses at JYM, and design your own program of study.
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You'll become part of a 65 year tradition at LMU Munich. Discover what distinguishes JYM from all other study abroad programs in Germany!
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Admission Requirements

Juniors, seniors and graduate students from any accredited US or Canadian college or university are eligible for admission to JYM programs. Two years of college German or the equivalent are required.
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"The connections that JYM has are simply amazing. Whatever it is you could want to do here, JYM will find a way to make it possible." (Matt, University of Pennsylvania)


JYM distributes $60,000+ in program scholarships annually. The average of JYM scholarships awarded in 2018-19 was $4,150.