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Admission Procedures

The TUM's admission procedures are as follows:

Unrestricted Degree Programs

As long as all required documents are completed and received on time by the TUM, applicants will be granted unrestricted admission to their degree program. Certain programs require that an internship be completed before the start of studies.
 When applying for a Master's program, the applicant's Bachelor's degree will be checked to confirm that it is accredited. This is especially true if the applicant is transferring from another university.

Unrestricted degree programs

Restricted Degree Programs (Numerus Clausus [NC])

NC degree programs have a fixed number of spots available, awarded primarily based on the applicant's grade point average and the amount of time the student has been waiting for a spot. This amount of time is defined as the number of semesters that have elapsed since completion of secondary studies and in which the applicant has not been admitted to a German university. Periods in which the applicant audited classes or studied abroad also count as waiting time. Applicants who are not admitted are automatically put on an alternatives list. These students may be admitted at a later date in the event a spot is not accepted by another student..

NC program eligibility will be based solely on the results of the past years. The grade point average of the last person to have been admitted constitutes the current NC standard. Since the number of applicants and their criteria (grades, waiting time, etc.) are unpredictable, it is still possible to apply with a lower grade point average than the current NC grades.

Degree Programs with Restricted Admission

Please note: The application and admission for NC programs is coordinated via the dialogue-oriented service procedure.

Aptitude Assessment for Bachelor's Degree Applicants

After submitting an online application, the applicant will automatically receive a list of documents that must be submitted before the deadline. The documents included on this list depend on the personal information provided in the online application, as well as the chosen degree program. Certain documents are mandatory, including: a university entrance qualification, a resume, a cover letter and proof of health insurance.

First, the applicant's grade point average and subject-specific grades will be evaluated using a point system. Which grades are evaluated and how they are weighted depends on the applicant's chosen degree program. Each program has a set of statues that defines the formula to be used. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to a 20 minute admissions interview carried out by the department faculty. The interview helps determine if the applicant is capable of successfully completing the desired course of study. There is no written test.

Please note: In contrast to the Numerus Clausus programs, the number of spots available (capacity limit) is not fixed. We accept all applicants we feel are qualified. As such, no lotteries will be held after final selections have been made, and there will be no list of alternatives for unsuccessful applicants to claim unwanted spots.

Degree Programs Subject to Aptitude Assessment

Aptitude Assessment for Master's Degree Applicants

Pease submit your online application as required by your chosen Master's program. You will automatically receive a list of documents that must be submitted before the deadline. Which documents are required depends on your personal information and the chosen degree program. Certain documents are mandatory, including: your high school diploma, your undergraduate degree, a resume, a cover letter and proof of health insurance.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your Bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the number of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to a 20 minute admissions interview carried out by the department faculty, in some cases interviews by telephone for international students are common.The interview helps determine if the applicant is capable of successfully completing the desired course of study. Applicants to programs in Mechanical Engineering must take a written test—held once per application period—in lieu of an admissions interview.

Degree Programs Subject to Aptitude Assessment

Advising and Information

You have questions about application, admission or administrative matters?

Please have your applicant or enrollment number ready.

Write us an email:
studium@tum.de

Give us a call:
+49 89 289 22245

Contact hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm

Visit us: 
Service Desk
Campus Munich
Arcisstr. 21, Room 144
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 12pm

On December 19 the service desk of the admission and enrollment office remains closed.

Dates and Deadlines

Lecture Period, Lecture-Free Days/Holidays, Enrollment periods- overview on all dates and deadlines of each semester

Advising and Information

You have questions about application, admission or administrative matters?

Please have your applicant or enrollment number ready.

Write us an email:
studium@tum.de

Give us a call:
+49 89 289 22245

Contact hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm

Visit us: 
Service Desk
Campus Munich
Arcisstr. 21, Room 144
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 12pm

On December 19 the service desk of the admission and enrollment office remains closed.

Dates and Deadlines

Lecture Period, Lecture-Free Days/Holidays, Enrollment periods- overview on all dates and deadlines of each semester