• Students from any accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university are eligible for admission to Junior Year in Munich programs
  • Open to juniors and seniors for the full-year and one-semester programs
  • Qualified second-semester sophomores may apply for the spring semester program (Sommersemester)

Academic requirements

  • At least two years of college German with a B average, or the officially documented equivalent (we look for the level of German, not the actual number of courses)
  • Above average scholastic ability (a "B" average or better; e.g., 3.0 GPA or above)
  • Approval of the student's course of study (as indicated on the proposed schedule of courses) by their major advisor, study abroad advisor, and by the Junior Year in Munich
  • One supportive letter of recommendation from a German faculty member
  • For full-year and first-semester students, junior status must be documented on an official transcript by the time the program begins; for spring-semester students, three semesters of full-time academic work is acceptable


How to apply

Click on "Application Process" > "Apply Now."

Junior Year in Munich Application


Full-year program: 2024-25

April 1, 2024

First semester only/Wintersemester: 2024-25

April 1, 2024 (see program dates).

For the first-semester program, use the 2024-2025 academic year application and indicate that you only plan to take part in the first semester.

Second semester only/Sommersemester: 2025

November 1, 2024 (see program dates).

More about

  • Requirements
    • Transcript showing coursework and grades to date (student copy is acceptable)
      • If your application is accepted, you'll be requested to submit an official transcript at a later date
    • A meeting with your advisor to list courses you wish to take while on JYM
    • A letter of recommendation from your most recent German language instructor that includes their rank and department affiliation. These recommendations will be requested as part of the online application
    • Approval of your proposed schedule of courses by your major academic advisor
      • This will be requested as part of the online application
    • Approval of participation in JYM by your home institution's study abroad advisor
      • This will be requested as part of the online application
    • A personal statement in which you describe your interest in studying abroad in Germany with JYM and how you see this experience contributing to meeting your academic and career goals, as well as your personal interests, e.g., extracurricular activities and hobbies
  • Internship

    If you're interested in participating in an internship while on your junior year in Munich, please complete that section of the online application form.

  • Scholarships

    If you wish to apply for scholarship assistance, make sure to indicate this on your admissions application form.

  • Second semester program

    If you're applying for the second-semester program, please note that the second semester in Germany is called the Sommersemester (summer semester). That can be confusing because the second semester at Wayne State (where you will be registered) is called the winter semester. That's why you will see the term listed as winter on the application.

    First column corresponds to the second semester in Munich (Sommersemester). Last two columns correspond to the Sommersemester dates