A record 13,000 new students enrolled this winter semester:
TUM enrollment tops 40,000 for the first time
Monday will mark the beginning of the first semester for approximately 6,900 students in basic curricula (primarily Bachelor's programs) at TUM, more than any before. A total of approximately 40,000 students are now enrolled at TUM, an all-time high.
The number of enrolled students doubled within a period of only 15 years; 9,000 new students arrived in the last five years alone. According to provisional data from the Bavarian State Office of Statistics, this means TUM has overtaken the FAU (Friedrich-Alexander-Unversität Erlangen-Nürnberg) as Bavaria's second-largest university.
Foreign students: 24 percent
At the same time, international attendance is increasing: Approximately 4,000 foreign first-semester students have enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, 600 more than last year. 40 percent of all freshmen in Master's degree programs are from various countries around the world.
The total share of foreign students is now 24 percent. One special factor this year: Participants in the auditor program for refugees have been approved for admission to regular degree programs.