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Applicants with an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

If you wish to apply at TUM with an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), there are a few things you need to know:

General Requirements

  • Your schooling must comprise 12 consecutive school years.
  • You have to fulfill the curricular requirements set out by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz) (pdf, 156kb). 

  • Please note that only an IB with German A as Higher Level is recognized as proof of German language skills. Otherwise, you need so supply separate proof of sufficient German skills with your application at TUM. 

Application:

  • During the TUMonline application, please select Foreign Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

For more information on the application process at TUM, visit our homepage. 

How to apply for the Notification of the Office for Certificate Recognition

Required Documents

The following documents need to be submitted by mail to the Bavarian Office for Certificate Recognition:

  • identity card or passport (copy)
  • a schedular curriculum vitae (CV) including info on your forms/grades
  • school report/certificate of 10th form
  • IB Diploma and Official Transcript of Grades (notarized copy or original)
  • IB-Results Summary covering all 4 semesters (original as issued by your International School)

Dates and Deadlines:

If you intend to apply for a degree program with restricted admission or need to comply with the application deadline July 15th at a Bavarian university, the documents listed as 1-3 have to arrive at the Bavarian Office for Certificate Recognition (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle des Freistaats Bayern) by the end of april.

Simultaneously, you need to apply to the International Baccalaureate Organization IBO (not your school) for an Official Transcript. It will be transmitted online to the Bavarian Office for Certificate Recognition as soon as the grades are disclosed at the beginning of July.

This is the only way the Office for Certificate Recognition is able to issue the official notification in time to meet the application deadlines.

N.B.:

Applicants with an International Baccaulaureate Diploma do not require a VPD certificate, even though the document is still listed in their application via TUMonline due to current restructuring processes.

Instead, you need to hand in your Official Transcript of Grades and the Notification of the Office for Certificate Recognition within the application deadline. You then need to hand in your IB Diploma in time for enrollment.

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

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

Dates and Deadlines

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