Let Us introduce ourselves
The Collegium Oecumenicum Munich offers more than just a student residency. We offer a spiritual and academic community of Christians from all over the world and different churches, creating a christian study community in the center of Munich. In this way we offer ideal surrounding conditions for a sound university life. We are integrated into an international ecumenical network. The COe is run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
A diverse program offers the residents the opportunity to gain both experience and knowledge beyond their field of study. We host speakers from civic, religious, academic, and cultural institutions to discuss topics of the residents’ choice, share a meal, and discuss the learning outcomes. Visits to the theaters and museums are also part of the Dies program.
At the beginning of the winter semester, we go on a study trip lasting several days to a city in another European country – in past semesters, for example, to Florence, Paris or Ljubljana. There we enjoy a lively program with a game hunt, a visit to a museum and a community meeting, and we have the chance to get to know each other better as a group. At the beginning of the summer semester there is a weekend retreat or a visit to a local parish.
Students who would like to volunteer for social work have the opportunity to do a one-week practical training organized by the COe in a local social institution in Munich.
Whether it’s a game night, a sports tournament, a reading circle, wine tasting or playing music together, there’s always something going on at the COe: the community life at the COe is as diverse as its residents.
We look forward to welcoming all new students who bring their talents and interests and who want to contribute to and enrich the community. The COe is partially managed by the students themselves. This includes quarterly general assemblies, semester responsibilities, and committing to working groups.
The tutor is offering support for the academic and career related projects of the residents such as exams and theses, applications and decisions. The tutor offers special support to the theologians preparing for their final exams.
Living in C-Oe
All rooms are furnished and equipped with a sink. The kitchen, bathroom and toilets are shared on the floors accommodating 14 to 16 residents.
In addition, there are various shared rooms: the dining room, which is used for common meals and events, a theological library with some workplaces, a devotional room with a piano, a bar and a sports hall, several living rooms, a music practice room and a creative room and, last but not least, a bicycle storage room and a repair workshop.
Room for creativity
Sharing a meal enhances the community. For this reason, the Collegium Oecumenicum Munich offers its residents breakfast and a warm meal every working day, which are eaten in the common dining room and can be reheated at any time.
The Collegium Oecumenicum is located in the heart of the university district. Here you can find student life at its best between lecture halls, pubs, libraries and the English Garden. The popular green areas around the Pinakothek are our front yard for reading, drinking beer and playing spikeball.
Apart from that, essential stores (supermarkets, drugstore, bakery) are within walking distance. By bike, you are just as quickly at the main train station and in the city center as in the Olympic Park (10min). The connection to public transport is numerous:
Tram 27/28 – Pinakotheken
U3/U6 – University
U2 – Theresienstraße
U1 – Stiglmaierplatz
The rent for a room with half board is currently € 405.- per month. In September we will have to raise the rent. This includes all utilities, half board on weekdays and the program.