The LMU Munich, the University of Paris Saclay (UPS), and the University of Bologna (UNIBO) jointly offer a double degree program called International Master in Business Mathematics, which enables students from the three universities to study abroad for a period of one or two semesters at the partner universities and to obtain a double or triple (depending on the student's track) degree: Laurea Magistrale in Quantitative Finance of UNIBO, Master Degree in Financial and Insurance Mathematics of LMU and/or Master Degree Ingénierie Mathématique Spécialité Ingénierie Financière of UPS.
How to apply
Students applying for the International Master in Business Mathematics will be selected by each university according to their own criteria and modalities based on academic merit, past work, extracurricular experiences, as well as a demonstration of strong motivation to participate in the program.
Students from LMU who want to attend the course of study of the multiple degree program at UNIBO or at UPS must be enrolled in the Master Financial and Insurance Mathematics of the LMU and must have adequate knowledge of the English language (equivalent to CEFR level B2). In order to apply, please send your CV and a letter of motivation together with an updated Transcript of Records of your Master and Bachelor study program to Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini by January 31 of every year.
Whether formally requried, e.g., by a stipend such as Erasmus, or not, it is strongly advised to create a Learning Agreement. Please contact, the Student advisory to align the planned courses and provide the information described here (Q&A How can I get my courses recognized for credit?).
Further information about current courses and programs can be found on the host university websites:
- Further information can be found on the website of UNIBO
- Further information can be found on the website of UPS
Incoming students visiting the LMU
Applicant students from UNIBO and UPD, whether required for a stipend, such as Erasmus, or not, are also strongly advised to create a Learning Agreement with their respective home university's student advisor. Those, from UNIBO and UPS, who have been successfully selected to take part in the program, must send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15 of every year:
- Application form (PDF, 114 KB)
- An official, certified translation of the university qualifying documents (documents in Danish, Dutch, English, French, Icelandic, Italian, Catalonian, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Romanian or Latin need not to be translated)
- An official, certified copy of your university qualifying examination certificate and of the university certificate and diplomas in the language of the country in which the documents were issued, together with official, certified translations of all documents
- It is necessary that applicants from the following countries present a formal evaluation of academic equivalency issued by the Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern (Office of Academic Credential Recognition of the Free State of Bavaria) Pündterplatz 5, 80803 München, Tel: 089 - 38 38 49-0: Georgia, Cameroun, Afghanistan, IB (International Baccalaureate)- holders. This applies also for US-Education (except Bachelor Degree). Applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam need to present the original of the APS evaluation issued by the "Akademische Prüfstelle bei der Deutschen Botschaft" (APS)
- A curriculum vitae up to date of application
- If applicable, a marriage certificate or official name change document
- If the applicant has studied at a German university: documentation about the study program
For all inquiries except for the formal application which are not answered on this page, please contact the Student advisory.
Tuition fee waiver
Students participating in the MDP will enroll and pay the required enrollment fee at their home university (the university of first enrollment). Students will have to pay the diploma fee at the host university if any. All other charges, including health insurance, shall be borne by the students themselves.
How to request the final Diploma
Visiting students at the LMU are required to formally request their Diploma for the International Master in Financial and Insurance Mathematics by sending an email to Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini and providing the following documents:
- the "final and complete transcript of records" from the home university;
- the "final diploma" from the home university.
For incoming students from Paris Saclay: Please provide us with the date of your last exam and final grade expressed as a numerical value.
Outgoing LMU students need to clarify how to obtain the final International Master Diploma at the respective host university.
Before your stay at the host university
Please prepare the list of courses you want to attend in the respective learning agreements before your stay at the host university. See Q&A - How do I find my course websites and online material? in order to browse the available courses.
Furthermore, before your stay and at the time of enrollment, it is very important to activate the respective campus user accounts and check whether it is also working. At the LMU, a campus user account is necessary to access all online course materials. After your enrollment at the LMU you will receive a letter from the IT-Servicedesk with your first time login credentials and first steps to activate the account. In case you lost that letter, you can apply for a new one at the IT-Servicedesk by sending an email request describing your issue and including your "Matrikelnummer", matriculation number.
- Possible scenarios (PDF, 51 KB) for incoming and outgoing students
Frequently asked questions
Formal processes, student advisory, and further information
Before all inquires, please check the website, and in particular, the Q&As, thoroughly. Common topics are typically described in great detail.
If you have further questions regarding the formal processes of the study program (pre-registration, account statements, recognition of examination results, confirmation letters, etc.), please contact the Contact Desk of the Examination Office.
If you have further questions regarding the content of the study program (recognition advice, planning a study abroad program, etc.), consult the Student advisory section and, if your question is not answered there, contact the Student advisory.
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