The Hochschule für Angewandte Sprachen (University of Applied Languages) was founded in Munich in 2007 as a private, non-profit institution within the more than 50-year-old SDI, Languages and Communication Institute (Sprachen- und Dolmetscherinstitut, Munich).
The University of Applied Languages offers officially recognised courses of studies in the fields of languages, economics and technology.
The University of Applied Languages at the SDI opened its doors at the beginning of the winter term 2007/2008 and counts today around 230 students.
The contacts the SDI has worldwide make it possible for students to gather valuable international experience while they are studying and also to become aware of the opportunities that are available to them in a global market. The status of being a non-profit private university guarantees intensive contact between students and teaching and research staff.
The Language and Interpretation Institute in Munich is an institute with international appeal. It is in contact and exchange with numerous associations, organizations and other universities around the world. Here teach and learn people from over 70 different countries.
This cultural diversity is reflected in numerous encounters and intercultural events.
The campus in the Baierbrunner Straße 28 consists of three buildings. The plot is about 6000 square meters and the total net floor area amounts to more than 10,000 m². .
In addition to the library of the SDI, the new bistro and a number of computer rooms, the building also houses the new conference centre of the SDI.
Spring Semester: March - September
Lecture period March - July
Examination period July & August
Autumn Semester: October - February
Lecture period October - January
Examination period January & February
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The minimum language level required to study at SDI in German is B1.
With its small classes and work-groups as well as personal and individual support, the University of Applied Languages attracts more and more intercultural interested students who would like to combine foreign languages with technical or business know-how.
The work and learning environment is characterized by respect and confidence. An essential foundation of their success is the focus on the international market and its ever-changing requirements.
The global contacts of the SDI education network enable the students to gain valuable international experience during their studies and to explore the opportunities of a globalized market.
GERMAN SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, although you may want to register for more if you wish.
Please note the following when selecting your modules:
You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution
GERMAN SPA passing requirements:
Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS credits per semester during their Study Period Abroad.
Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.
If you fail to meet these requirements, you will be obliged to make up the missing credits.
Students are permitted to take resit exams on SPA should resit opportunities be offered at the host institution.
Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at SDI München.
Study languages in Munich - in the midst of a booming economic region in the centre of Europe.
Munich, capital of Germany’s southernmost state, lies on the Isar River north of the Bavarian Alps. Home to almost 1.3 million, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city after Berlin and Hamburg. Known for all things beer-related (including the world famous Oktoberfest), and its vast cultural and recreational offering, Munich is also a strong economic engine, with major players in the high-tech, electronics, and automotive industries based there.
Those who decide to pursue studies on SDI, benefit from the advantage of the location of the Institute: Munich offers technology and culture, is the seat of the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. There are numerous publishers and foreign cultural institutes. As before, Munich is also a media capital of Germany.
To many Munich facilities - as well as to world companies such as BMW, Siemens and Munich Re - the Institute has good relations.
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Affordable student accommodation is not easy to find in Munich and surrounding areas. To help counter this problem, the student union “Studentenwerk München” offers to students a total of almost 11,000 rooms and apartments in Munich, Freising and Rosenheim. The rental costs for student accommodation lie between €160 and €330 per month, and the waiting times between one and four semesters, depending on the halls of residence.
Those students who cannot initially be offered a room may want to contact the private room rental service. For answers to all your questions concerning accommodation, please contact the staff of the Advisory Network, who can also help you in your search for alternative modes of accommodation.
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Munich is a very attractive city with a high standard of living and a relative abundance of job opportunities. For these reasons, many people are drawn to come and live in the Bavarian capital. The other side of the coin are the high living costs. Students should calculate with about 900€ per month - the greatest part of which is usually made up by accommodation costs.
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Students who have been nominated to study at Hochschule für Angewandte Sprachen- SDI München will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.
You must provide evidence of having an appropriate health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.
If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.
Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) do not require a visa to study in Germany. All other nationalities need a visa and should contact the local German consulate or embassy. Below are details of the German Embassy in London:
Embassy of Germany
Address: 23 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PZ
Tel: (020) 7824 1300
Fax:(020) 7824 1449 Website : http://www.london.diplo.de
This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.
Baierbrunner Str. 28
Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.
Language of tuition: German
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange
Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: