• 10/11/2013

TU München welcomes more than 10,000 new students

TUM continues to attract ever-growing stream of new talent

The 2013/14 winter semester at Technische Universität München (TUM) is starting with overcrowded lecture theaters. In all, more than 10,000 students will register for courses – a new record (with the exception of 2011, when two secondary school classes did the Abitur exam in Bavaria). There is a 10 percent increase in the total number of first semester students. Around 35,000 talented young people are now studying at TUM. On Monday, TUM will welcome its new students at an enrolment party.

Packed lecture hall at TUM.
TUM has grown from 20,000 to 35,000 students in 10 years. (Photo: A. Scharger / TUM)

TUM continues to attract a record number of new students. This winter semester sees around 6,000 students again commence a bachelor’s or state examination course – just as many as last year.

Particularly sharp increases in new enrolments were reported by the Faculty in Weihenstephan (Center of Life and Food Sciences; up 27%), the teacher training courses (up 12%), and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (up 11%). The most popular bachelor’s degree courses are in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and in Mechanical Engineering, with around 700 first semester students each, followed by Management and Technology, with approximately 650 new students.

The total number of students in the first semester will again exceed the previous year’s intake by 10 percent, since considerably more students are commencing a master’s course (up 26%). Almost half of those commencing a master’s come from universities other than TUM.

TUM now has more students registered than ever before: approximately 35,000. Ten years ago, the figure was only around 20,000; five years ago it was around 23,000.

Enrolment party
Monday, October 14, 2013, 17:00
Technische Universität München
Arcisstraße 21
Inner courtyard of the main campus

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