Auditor Program For Refugees
TUM is offering refugees who had already started or were about to start programs of study in their countries of origin the chance to attend courses at TUM as part of an auditor program. Starting in October, they will be able to audit (sit in on) course modules in German or English. This program serves as an opportunity for refugees to familiarize themselves with the German higher education system. TUM students will act as mentors to offer individual support.This offer is aimed at refugees who had already begun or were about to start a program of study in their country of origin. Sufficient knowledge of German or English is required to take part.
Refugees interested in applying to TUM as a regular student, please have a look at our degree programs.
How do I register for the Auditor Program?
- The program begins at the start of each lecture period.
- For winter semester 16/17, you can register for the auditor program from September 19 to 23, 2016 at the Admissions and Enrollment Hall. You will need to bring the following documents with you:
- Verification of your refugee status, e.g.: BüMA, Duldung, Aufenthaltserlaubnis
- If this verification does not have a photograph in it: some other official form of identification (e. g. passport) with photograph
- Language certificate of German level B1 or higher. If you do not have a certificate verifying the level of your language skills but are certain you have mastery at level B1 or better, you take a language test at TUM (19 – 23 September 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) to verify your skills for the purposes of the auditor program. You can check your current level of skills with the onSET Deutsch test.
- Completed and signed registration form for auditors (the form is also available at the Service Desk. Here you may indicate, among other things, the department at which you would like to attend lectures.)
- Once you are enrolled in the Auditor Program for Refugees next semester, you will have the opportunity to apply for an intensive course (German as foreign language) starting at level B1 (German language). After 2 semesters, this intensive course ends with a test, to prove the applicants sufficient knowledge of German language (TestDaF level 4, DSH, German TELC C1 university or Goethe Certificate C1). You find more information on the intensive course at the pages of the TUM Language Center.
If you need more information and a detailed advising relating to our study opportunities for refugees, please contact our Student Advising. Or visit our information session about the auditor program for refugees. The next one will be held on September 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Theresianum (Room 0602) at the TUM downtown campus. The event will be held in German. Please register via our online registration form.
- You want to become a student mentor for refugees?
All information about the mentoring program: Buddies for Refugees
"Timely help is doubly effective. Therefore we are opening our winter semester offerings to candidates who can be expected to succeed in their studies. They will be supported by student mentors who will receive special training.", says TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann in the press release on the immediate action program from 18 September, 2015.
Student Service Center
Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs