How to complete your "Proposed Schedule of Courses" on the JYM Application Form
You must work closely with your undergraduate major advisor when completing the Proposed Schedule of Courses, so that you will be assured of receiving credit for coursework in Munich when you return to the States.
It is common that students make adjustments to their Proposed Schedule of Courses once they arrive in Munich. At the beginning of each semester, students submit a Final Course Schedule to the Resident Director that takes into account any substitutions or additions to the courses listed on their JYM Application. Students should email their advisor for his/her approval of any adjustments made to their original Proposed Schedule of Courses so that there are no misunderstandings later.
Please consult also with your advisor regarding any special instructions for study abroad specific to your institution (e.g. credit/course load requirements, credit for internships or independent study), and have them noted on the application.
All students are required to enroll in JYG 3100 and/or JYG 3200; all or part of this requirement may be waived if the Resident Director deems a student's German language competence sufficiently high.
Students should register for 15 credits per semester. Most courses are 3 credits, so you should plan on taking 5 courses per semester, which includes Advanced German Language. All students should consult with their home institution regarding any special requirements for minimum or maximum credit or course load while studying abroad. Most students take a combination of JYM, LMU Munich and TUM courses throughout the year.
LMU Munich or TUM Courses
There are three ways for you to list university courses on your Proposed Schedule of Courses:
1) simply list courses by general subject area, e.g. 19th Century Philosophy, International Relations, European History, German Drama etc., and when you arrive in Munich for Orientation, our Resident Director will help you find courses that match your interests, or
2) select University courses from the list of courses that JYM students have taken in the past, and when you arrive in Munich for Orientation, our Resident Director will help you find a similar courses currently being offered that match your interests
3) however, if your advisor needs a course description and syllabus, you will need to search for courses on your own using the LSF Online-Portal (for LMU Munich) or the TUMonline (for TUM). However, because you are applying to the JYM program 6-8 months in advance of the actual University semester(s) during which you intend to study in Munich, you will need to take into account that detailed information, e.g. the syllabus for a course to be offered at a future date, may not yet be available at the time you are researching possible course offerings. We've provided information and tips about how to search for courses online below:
When listing JYM courses, please take note when these courses are offered (e.g. WiSe or SoSe) as indicated on the course description.
Please note: Not all courses listed in the JYM brochure may be offered in any one year of the program, and new courses may be offered as well. The most up-to-date list of JYM courses can be found on the JYM website.
JYM reserves the right to require a minimum number of students to be enrolled in a JYM course before it will be offered.