How to Apply
To be eligible for the program, applicants must have completed a university degree of at least four or three years respectively, with a total grade corresponding to at least “gut” (2,3) in the German system. In both cases, proof of basic knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin (either by completing the Graecum or Latinum or otherwise attaining a comparable level) is required. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017. International applicants must, in addition, and independently of the application to the Philosophy department, apply to the International Office of the LMU for permission to study at the LMU by July 15, 2017.
In order to apply, the following documents are required:
1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A copy of the university diploma; in case the diploma is not yet available at the time of application, a transcript of records showing completion of the equivalent of 150 ECTS points (roughly 5 semesters), and documenting all coursework completed thus far, should be presented.
3. A statement of up to 1000 words, in which the applicant explains his or her choice of studying in the Master’s Program in Ancient Philosophy, and if possible, specifying a mentor among the professors involved in the program.
4. Proof of having acquired the Graecum or Latinum or equivalent knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin.
5. A sample of the applicant’s written work in the area of ancient philosophy or ancient literature.
All documents as well as any questions about the program can be directed to:
On the basis of the submitted documents, the admissions committee will invite qualified applicants to an interview. Decisions about admission to the course of study will be made at the latest by the end of September, 2017.