Dear international exchange students, WELCOME!

We are very pleased that you have decided to spend one semester or academic year at SDI Munich. To help you get started in Munich we have put together some useful information on this website.

We are happy to help!

Admission requirements

In a first step you need to be nominated by your University.

The language of instruction at our institution is German. Students must therefore have sufficient German skills in order to be able to follow lectures.

Although no certificate is required, a minimum level of B1 is indispensable. We recommend a B2 level of German.

German intensive courses with excursions in and around Munich are offered in July and August.

Why study at the SDI?

International environment
State approved
Native speakers
Experienced instructors
Personal care

Application Process for international exchange students

Step 1: Nomination

Your Home University (Sending Institution) will contact our International Office (via Email or the EWP network) to nominate you by

  • May 15th (for Fall/Winter Semester)
  • October 31st (for Spring/Summer Semester).

Step 2: Application

We will confirm your nomination by email and ask you to complete the application process by sending the application form, your CV and a screenshot/scan of your health insurance to the International Office by

  • May 31st (for Fall/Winter Semester)
  • November 15th (for Spring/Summer Semester)

Step 3: Confirmation

After the International Office has verified your details, you will receive a confirmation of your registration and enrolment with further information (e.g. accommodation booking procedures).


Academic calendar


23 December 2023 – 5 January 2024

Christmas break

6 January 2024No classes (Epiphany)
November 2023 – February 2024Exams (depending on level) – classes will take place
12 February 2024 – 16 February 2024Spring break
29 February 2024Official end of semester
1 March 2024Official start of semester
4 March 2024Welcome Day for new international exchange students
25 March 2024 – 6 April 2024Easter break
April 2024 – Mid-Jul 2024Exams (depending on level) – classes will take place
21 May 2023 – 1 June 2024Whitsun holidays
27 July 2024Official end of semester
9 September 2024Welcome Day for international exchange students
10 September 2024Official start of semester and orientation for all new students
3 October 2024No classes (German Unity Day)
28 October 2024 – 31 November 2024Autumn break
22 November 2024No classes (Day of Prayer and Repentance)
23 December 2024 – 3 January 2025Christmas break
6 January 2025No classes (Epiphany)
November 2024 – February 2025Exams (depending on level) – classes will take place
3 March 2024 – 7 March 2025Spring break
28 February 2025Official end of semester


Living on Campus

In Munich, accommodation for students is notoriously scarce. With Campus SDI student apartments, we offer student accommodation directly on the SDI campus! The apartments are all ready to move in and equipped with the most important daily necessities.

Campus SDI offers a perfect living concept for students. Discover a new form of “student living” – student apartments that are different:

  • no time-consuming search for accommodation
  • not far away from university
  • no unnecessary compromises as in conventional student apartments!

Feel free to contact us for more information!

Your apartment

  • Stylish, high-quality furnished apartments with a bed, desk and built-in wardrobes

  • Bathroom with a shower in a timeless, stylish design

  • Kitchenette with all necessary appliances including a refrigerator, microwave, stainless steel sink, ceramic hob, crockery and cutlery

  • Multimedia connection available, enabling high-speed internet access of 50 Mbit (downstream)

  • WiFi router

  • Common areas

  • Self-service laundry


Studying in the beautiful city of Munich at an international campus

Any questions?

Auslandsamt / International Office

Nikamehr Abedishal
Student Services

nach Vereinbarung | Raum A208

Anja Wunderlich
Student Services

nach Vereinbarung | Raum A208

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