International Programmes 2023/2024

Munich Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, GS OSES (LMU) Munich Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Teaching language
  • German
  • English

Courses are held either in English or German. 

Programme duration
9 semesters or more
Only for doctoral programmes: any time
Application deadline

An application is possible at any time of the year. 

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Modern area studies play an important role in understanding the effects of historical and ongoing globalisation. Social and cultural phenomena in the modern world can no longer be understood in isolation, and consequently, regions must be studied in the context of their links and relationships with other regions. We therefore support the claim that East and Southeast Europe cannot be understood in isolation; they can only be understood in the context of their interrelations with other world regions.

Our research focuses on the period commencing in approximately 1800, a period of dramatic and continuing change in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. This was a period which distinguishes the region in a European context and has generated not only a rich field of study but also a great need for research. We support our Graduate students in pursuing these agenda. 

Additional Support is offered by the GraduateCenter


International elements
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Language training provided
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated internships


Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Basic fee of 75 EUR + additional fee for the "Deutschlandticket"

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) range from 1,000 to 1,400 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Doctoral positions (according to the German public salary scheme TV-L). LMU Travel Grant, LMU Completion Grant

Academic admission requirements

Relevant Master’s or equivalent degree with a very good overall grade

Research project proposal related to East or Southeast Europe. The selection committee takes into account particularly the originality of the proposal, the viability of the work plan, and your academic record and potential.

Language requirements

Applicants must be able to read and write in German and/or English fluently and to communicate in an East or Southeast European language (depending on the respective topic / object of research).

Application deadline

An application is possible at any time of the year. 

Submit application to

Please submit your application by e-mail to the Graduate School's coordinator, Dr Felix Jeschke, at

For more Information, please visit the website:


The International Office helps visiting academics, PhD students, and postdocs who are travelling to Munich for a set period of time to find accommodation.

For further information, please visit the following link:

Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and are typically priced at 600-1,000 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

Research training / discussion
Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Visa matters
  • Support with registration procedures

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