Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Double Master Degree with Stockholm University (SU)


Stockholms Universitet (SU) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) are proud to launch a new Double Master Degree. The Department of Political Science at SU and the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science (GSI) at LMU Munich have teamed up to offer a double program by taking the Master in Political Science of Stockholms Universitet and the Master Program in Political Science of LMU Munich.

The study program at each institution will comprise one year. In the first year all students participating in the double degree program will follow the program at SU and the second year of the program will take place at LMU Munich. Students successfully participating in the program and fulfilling all academic and administrative requirements will be awarded the following degrees:

  • LMU: Master of Arts (M.A.) Politikwissenschaft
  • SU: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Political Science

The SU degree will be awarded after the successfully completion of the LMU Munich Master program.

Study plan

The study plan that will lead to the Double Degree graduation in both degrees is established as follows:

During Year 1 students will enroll in 60 ECTS of the Master in Stockholm. They will have to follow the study plan as established for the students of the Master in Political Science, but as the master thesis will be written during the second year at LMU in Munich. Participants are therefore admitted to year 2 of the Master Program in Political Science. All students of the double degree will write their master thesis according to the LMU program, but tutors of SU staff may also be chosen as tutors of the thesis.


In order to participate in the double degree program, applicants have to satisfy the academic and admission requirements of both institutions. However, students decide to apply either at SU or at LMU.

Admission at SU

For information on the admission requirements for the SU Master, please refer to the SU website.

Admission at LMU

Regular students have to apply at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Sciene. International students have to apply at both the Geschwister-Scholl-Instittue of Political Sciene and the International Office of LMU. Students admitted by the LMU are eligible for a monthly DAAD-scholarship during the study period abroad.

Application Deadline

Deadline for application is April 1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


The Double Degree program has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since 2017. The DAAD funding allows us to give grants to five double degree students admitted by LMU. DAAD grants cover a monthly stipend during the study period abroad, travel expenses and costs for insurance (lump sums).

What students say about the program

Instagram account run by double degree students from LMU

Interview with Tara Barani Hassanlangi, one of the first SU students of the double degree option, on the website of Stockholm University




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