The Academic Board of the MISU defines the requirements and contact hours (1 contact hour comprises 45 minutes) for successful completion of the courses as follows:

  • regular attendance (four contact hours max. absence)
  • to be always on time in class
  • preparation for and active participation during seminars
  • self-study and homework assignments
  • written assignment: essay of 3500 words; deadline will be 30 September 2023

Contact Hours*:

  • 60 contact/class hours* worth up to 6 ECTS credits

* One contact/class hour comprises 45 minutes.


Every student will receive an official transcript after the successful completion of all program requirements. The transcript will show the course name and contact hours, the number of acquired credits as well as the achieved grades. Participants who do not fulfill the course requirements will receive an ungraded certificate of attendance.

Credit Transfer

Most international colleges and universities accept credits from the MISU LMU. However, each institution has its own policy regarding credit acceptance from other institutions. We strongly recommend students to consult their academic advisor and/or professor to receive credit transfer approval before applying to the MISU Summer School. Students who would like to transfer credits to their home universities should print out all documents and contact their professor or study abroad advisor and ask for credit and grade approval.

Grading Scale

Grades are defined by the Academic Board according to the general grading system of the LMU.

Please note: Extra credit is not available for this course.

Passing grades are 1,00 to 4,00

  • < 1,00 = exceptional 
  • 1,00 – 1,50 = very good (sehr gut)
  • 1,51 – 2,50 = good (gut)
  • 2,51 – 3,50 = satisfactory (befriedigend)
  • 3,51 – 4,00 = sufficient (ausreichend)
  • 4,00 deficient (mangelhaft)
  • NG - Not graded
     No course certificate was awarded, because the student has chosen to audit the course without any essay.
  • PNG - Passed, No grade
     An ungraded course certificate was awarded because of no essay was presented.

Grading Procedure

There are three grading sections in this course:

  • 55% = Essay (3500 words) 
  • 30% = presentation in class
  • 15% = Active participation in class and soft skills