Application for International Applicants

Learn about everything you need to know as an international applicant.

Fraudulent Application Agencies

We are currently receiving an increasing number of reports of fraudulent activities in connection with applications to TUM. On this occasion, we would like to point out once again that

  • the Technical University of Munich does not cooperate with agencies. To study at TUM, you should only apply directly to the university.
  • the Technical University of Munich never requests payments to agencies during the application process.
  • the Technical University of Munich only sends e-mails from official e-mail addresses:, or
  • the Technical University of Munich never requests payments of any kind before admission to the program has been granted. If you require a VPD by uni-assist, you will have to pay a processing fee to uni-assist. However, uni-assist will only check certain documents and not issue admission statements or similar.
  • always makes notifications or other official documents available via the online portal TUMonline.
Who is “international”?

In terms of applying to TUM, international refers to the country where you have completed your secondary school or your undergraduate studies. It does not refer to your country of origin or the place you live.

International means

  • when applying to a bachelor's degree program: You have completed your secondary school education outside of Germany with something other than a German Abitur. Learn more
  • when applying to a master's degree program: You have completed your undergraduate studes (i.e. your bachelor's) outside of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

Application for a bachelor's degree program

All information on how to apply for a Bachelor’s degree program for internationals.

Application for a master's degree program

All information on how to apply for a Master's degree program for internationals.

At a glance: What you need to know

Check whether you have to pay tuition fees

From winter semester 2024/25, TUM will charge tuition for international students from third countries for most Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.

Apply for a preliminary documentation

You need to have your qualification verified by uni-assist.

Prove your language skills

You always need to prove your language proficiency when applying.

Have your documents notarized and translated

Everything you need to know about correct notarization and translation.

Submit proof of your health insurance

All students in Germany need to have health insurance.

Dates and Deadlines

Lecture period, lecture-free days, or enrollment periods – all semester dates and deadlines at a glance.

FAQs about your studies at TUM

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Student Advising and Information Services

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