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Student Financial Aid

For students who are unable to cover living expenses and tuition fees either on their own or with financial assistance from their parents, various alternatives are available, including student loans and scholarships. If you are uncertain which options are best suited to your situation and would like advice, following are the important points of contact regarding student financial aid.

The Munich Student Union offers a comprehensive range of information and advice in the area of student financial aid.

  • Government student loans
    The Munich Student Union can answer general questions regarding the German government student loan program "BAföG". They can also help if you are having initial problems with your BAföG application.

  • Education loans
    Students interested in borrowing money to finance their education can take advantage of the free and independent advice offered by the student union. Regardless of the program or financial institute involved, we encourage you to utilize this service before assuming a large debt!

For more detailed information, go to the
Munich Student Union website.

The Scholarship Office is your starting point for all questions related to scholarship alternatives. The office determines the appropriate point of contact for the various programs and offers direct advice regarding the following scholarships::

  • Maximilianeum Foundation,
  • Doctoral program funding,
  • Oskar-Karl-Forster program (financial aid for textbooks)
  • Scholarships created through TUM endowment funds
  • Scholarships for international students

TUM Center for Study and Teaching - Scholarship Office
Ms. Po Sang Lam

Tel +49 89 289 22252
Fax +49 89 289 22809

Personal consultation:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How to find us: Arcisstr. 21 (main campus in the center of Munich),
room 0157 and 0159.

Further information

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