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An international university

Winning the world's best brains. Forging alliances with leading universities and companies. Maintaining the alumni network. These are the goals that the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has set for itself as an internationally competitive university. It is not one’s origin that counts at TUM, but talent and passion for science.

The world of TUM in Munich: Studying together in the beer garden.
The world of TUM in Munich: Studying together in the beer garden.Image: Uli Benz

New to Munich? The Welcome Office will gladly help you further. This is the information center for international students, graduate students and visiting scholars. We advise you on how to find accommodation, inform you about taxes and insurance, visas and right of entry or on how to use mobile phones in Germany. Contact and advice

TUM Asia: The futuristic campus of the TUM in Singapore.
TUM Asia: The futuristic campus of the TUM in Singapore.Image: TUM

TUM feels at home all over the world. It has offices and representative offices on several continents: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. It initiates research collaborations and exchanges with scientists and students. As the first German university in 2002, it opened its own branch abroad: TUM Asia in Singapore. All TUM-locations worldwide

Signed and sealed: Four major technical universities in Europe join the alliance “EuroTech Universities”.
Signed and sealed: Four major technical universities in Europe join the alliance “EuroTech Universities”.Image: Eckert

With over 170 partner universities on all continents, the TUM is interconnected – promoting the exchange of students, researchers and joint research projects. The University is active in international networks with the aim of pursuing strategic objectives collaboratively. For no country, and no university can master the challenges of our time on its own. International alliances

Go Global

TUM stands for openness and international academic exchange.

  • Going Abroad: ERASMUS-exchange, internships or research abroad. We support our students and staff, who wish to gain international experience. More about going abroad
  • Studying at the TUM: Master's programs in English and double-degree agreements make studying at the TUM attractive for students from all around the world. International study programs
  • Researchers from abroad: We want to attract talent from around the world to the TUM - and we offer you excellent working conditions that meet high international standards.
Technologist - The science magazine by the four EuroTech Universities.
Technologist - The science magazine by the four EuroTech Universities.

"Innovation. Explained" is Technologist's motto. The science magazine is an initiative by the EuroTech Universities Alliance, bringing together the best and most exciting research from Europe and beyond. It is published in 20 European countries and avalaible in English, French and German. Read selected articles online

Research

TUM sees itself as the handmaiden of innovation society. In international projects, it seeks answers to the pressing issues of our time. For example:

  • Electric-taxis for the tropics: the TUM Research Campus in Singapore CREATE plans to sustainably reduce CO2 emissions in tropical mega-cities with electric taxis.
  • Green technologies: solar and wind energy and energy-efficient construction. In the project “GreenTech”, young researchers at the four EuroTech-Universities intend to develop innovative approaches to renewable energy.
  • Forests in the Desert: In just seven years, in the desert of Egypt, forests reaching up to 15 meters have been grown – in an area ten times as large as Munich's English Garden. The idea: pre-clean waste water from the Nile Delta and grow trees in the Sahara with it. This has a positive effect on the climate and, at the same time, is easy on the water of the largest river in Africa. Read the article
  • ESA’s GOCE satellite: The research satellite has been orbiting the Earth since 2009, mapping the gravity of the planet with unprecedented precision. Its data helps us to better understand the world. TUM is significantly involved in this project. GOCE