Sports classes at the University Sports Center in Munich

The University Sports Center (ZHS) offers classes in team sports, climbing, fitness and health, martial arts, dance, new and intramural activities, gymnastics and track and field, and water and winter sports. With approximately 600 classes each semester, we have a diverse program for every target group. Besides the large selection of activities, ZHS makes it possible for students to participate in national and international university championships. Many top athletes’ careers started with student competitions. Because of their numerous national and international successes, ZHS plays a leading role in Germany.

What classes are for which levels?

The sports program is for everyone, regardless of ability.

In order to offer a wide variety, classes are divided up based on ability.

Class A: for beginners who want to try out the sport.
Class F: for students at an intermediate level who already know the basics and can improve from there.
Class L: for advanced students with special training methods and a foundation for participating in student competitions.

Signing up for a course - general information

The prerequisite for taking part in courses is the ZHS-Card with valid semester entitlement (Basic Ticket).
Please inform yourself BEFORE booking on our website about the requirements and the procedure for obtaining the ZHS Card.
The courses at the TUM Campus in the Olympic Park for the semester break winter will appear at a later date.

The courses are always held in German, unless otherwise stated in the course description.

Who is entitled to participate?

Eligible to participate in university sports are the members according to Art. 17 (1) BayHSchG of the state universities in Munich, Freising and Landshut as well as of the non-state universities and employees of the authorities or institutions within the remit of the Central University Sports Office Munich who are directly involved in university education. Participation does not apply to members of higher education institutions funded by the federal government.

Students at other universities (including those abroad) are also entitled to admission, provided that their main place of residence is Munich or they can prove that they are staying in Munich for study purposes.

Relatives of the above-mentioned persons are also eligible, but must provide proof (e.g. joint tenancy agreement or certificate of registration).

Members of the booster club of the ZHS are eligible to attend. Former students have the opportunity to join the booster club. You can find more information here.

Further information on entitlements can be found here.


It is possible to cancel up to one month before classes begin. For classes during semester breaks, you may cancel at least one month before the class begins and at the latest before the end of the semester program.

We charge a one-time 20.00 € processing fee for cancellations.
You may cancel in writing by mail or by sending an email using our contact form  When dealing with high class fees, we recommend buying a trip cancellation insurance policy. The class fees are not being refunded until all payments have been settled.
Class availability forum: If a student cannot participate in a class that is already reserved and paid for and they miss a cancellation deadline, or a class is already completely booked, students can use our ZHS Class availability forumi , which is a course exchange platform. Arrangements made here, be it course details or financial matters, are made among the exchange-partners themselves. The ZHS ultimately only needs the name of the person moving up. Please inform us using the contact form using Courses_exchanges as concern - thank you!