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International Students

Anyone considering university study in Germany has a lot to think about: How can I finance my study and stay? How good must my German language skills be? Where do I apply? How do I get to know other students - and what kind of services does TUM offer for international students? Here we have compiled the most important things you need to know. 

Studying at TUM

Which academic subject is best suited to me?
Which academic subject is best suited to me?Image: Astrid Eckert

Degree programs at TUM • Student advising • English-language degree programs • Choosing the right course of study: Self assessment • Summer school • more

Step by step through the application process (Photo: Andreas Heddergott)
Step by step through the application processImage: Uli Benz

Application bachelor’s/master’s  • Degree recognition • Pre-study course • Verification of language proficiency • Notarization • Health insurance • Visa • more

Want TUM to feel like a 'home from home'?

Induction events are a great way for new students to quickly get their bearings around TUM. (Image: Uli Benz)

New to TUM? Our orientation program will help you settle in quickly to the university and your studies. Preparatory courses, orientation weeks and welcome events will give you an idea of what is on offer.

A helping hand – off to a great start with a ‘buddy’ at your side. (Image: Eckert/Heddergott)

Settling into new surroundings can be difficult. But it’s a lot easier if you have someone to call on for support, whether that be a mentor, a tutor or a ‘buddy’. Some of these support services are 1:1 while others are aimed at groups. Either way, we will help you find a ‘buddy’ so you always have someone to turn to. 

Interactive course makes learning German fun. (Image: Merve Simsek)

Language and intercultural skills have become “must-haves” for the engineers and managers of the future. Discover the services laid on for TUM’s international students here.

Students get together for a field trip (Image: Raymond Chua)

You can network with TUM students from other courses by taking part in leisure activities. There are also student groups for different nationalities. They are a great way to get valuable advice and enjoy a spot of your home culture here in Munich.

View over Munich
View over MunichImage: Gebhardt, Tourismusamt München

Everything you need to know about living and studying in Munich

Welcome events at TUM (Image: Heddergott)

Here you will find an overview of start-of-semester orientation events for international students held by the Student Service Center.

Exchange Programs

Two exchange students obtain advice
Image: Astrid Eckert

You are enrolled as an exchange student (Erasmus, TUM-Exchange, partner universities) at TUM? Please contact the TUM International Center for details about the specific regulations applying to students in these programs. TUM International Center

Studying abroad - maybe in Cambridge?
Studying abroad - maybe in Cambridge?Image: Astrid Eckert

TUM offers a broad variety of exchange programs. It is the aim of TUM to raise the mobility of German students and to offer every student the opportunity of spending a term or completing an internship abroad. TUM International Center

Contact & Advising

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Contact & Advising

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