To study at the Munich School of Philosophy, you need to have a high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking German (European Reference Framework level C2). You need to provide evidence of this level of proficiency by the date of enrolment.
You require a German Abitur or international equivalent to enroll. Some study courses (e.g. the consecutive Master) require additional qualifications.
If you have a foreign school or third-level qualification, an advance check of your documents by the Munich School of Philosophy is necessary. Please get in contact with us in good time before all deadlines so that there are no schedule difficulties.
Important: You must enroll online via our Campus Management System. Please remember to bring the original documents to Germany.The HFPH reserves the right to check the originals at any time.
You will find more precise information here.
We urgently advise you to obtain information about the particularities of studying in Germany from the German Embassy in your country or the German Federal Foreign Office – here you can also access information on German courses and recognition of examination performances.
You may need a visa to travel to Germany. This does not suffice for a long stay as a student: you will therefore also require a so-called residence permit.
Please note: There are some very tight deadlines in this respect. Therefore, please obtain detailed information on this in good time. You will find more precise information here.
Unfortunately, we cannot personally assist you in finding accommodation. However, you can, for example, use the services of the Studentenwerk München (Munich Student Union) (please observe the deadlines!). In certain cases we may be able to assist you. If you are in need for an accommodation please contact the International Office.
5. Are there possibilities for student financing (e.g. scholarships) or explicit study programs at the Munich School of Philosophy?
There are no study programs at the Munich School of Philosophy.
We generally do not offer any scholarships. You need to take care of financing your studies.
You can obtain assistance and support from the Studentenwerk München (Munich Union) and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service).
Health insurance is obligatory in Germany. For this reason, you need to provide evidence of your health insurance or evidence of exemption from this requirement.
Please submit a valid certification of student health insurance for the corresponding semester.
International students can obtain more information on the topic of “health insurance” at the German Student Union.
7. How high are the costs of studying at the Munich School of Philosophy? Does the Munich School of Philosophy charge tuition fees?
There are no tuition fees for the BA, consecutive Master and PhD courses. Tuition fees need to be paid for the other courses.
A fee is incurred every semester that includes the administration costs and the Student Union fee which in turn comprises the basic fee for the student's public transportation ticket in Munich (Semesterticket) as well as the basic fee for the membership in the Student Union.
The Munich School of Philosophy is a full-featured member of the Student Union. This means our the students can profit of the wide range of offers that the Student Union provide. Those offers contain canteens, housing, family support, culture as well as a public transport ticket for each semester ("Semester Ticket"). You can find detailed information about the services on the website of the Student Union.
The Munich School of Philosophy belonging to the Catholic Jesuits Order in Munich has many years of experience in philosophical teaching and research.
It is open to anyone who is interested in an academically demanding course in philosophy – regardless of religion, ideology or social background.