Parallel Studies

It is possible to study in two degree programs at TUM at once. In some cases, permission is required, but in all cases, parallel studies pose a challenge that should not be underestimated. Here, you will find the most important information about studying in two programs simultaneously.

Student advising

Please note: parallel studies pose enormous challenges. It is therefore strongly recommended that you seek advice from the relevant departmental student advisor before deciding to take up parallel studies. You can find the contact details on the respective degree program page in the degree program overview.

What do I have to know about parallel studies?

Enrolling in two degrees at once is generally possible – with the following restrictions:

  • It is not permissible to be enrolled in the same degree program at two different universities – regardless whether the programs are part or full time.
  • If you want to enroll in two degree programs with restricted admission (numerus clausus), you have to submit proof of a particular vocational, scientific or artistic interest. 
  • You cannot enroll for the studium MINT if you are simultaneously enrolled in another degree program at TUM. However, simultaneous enrollment in studium MINT and a humanities or social science Bachelor’s degree program at another university is possible.
  • If tuition fees for students from third countries apply for the degree programs, they must be paid for both programs.

How do I enroll in two degree programs?

The first step is the regular application for both degree programs. You can then accept more than one study place offer in TUMonline and specify that you intend to study both degree programs at once.

You only require specific permission if you intend to enroll in more than one degree program with restricted admission (numerus clausus). In this case, you need to submit a written, informal application to the Admissions and Enrollment Office, proving a particular vocational, scientific or artistic interest. As soon as a decision on your application is made, you will be notified accordingly. 

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