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Certificate, Diploma & Co.: Final Graduation Documents of the TUM

Congratulations, you have successfully finished your degree program! When you graduate, you receive a series of documents that list your final grade, certify your academic degree, and provide future employers with further information on your university degree. On this page, you can find out how you will receive these documents and what information they contain

Please note: The following information applies to graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programs. To graduates of the diploma program which is phasing out, please inform yourselves about graduation documents at General Diploma Examination Regulations – ADPO.

When is the degree program completed?

The date of completion (= date of certificate) is the date of the last successfully passed examination and/or fulfilled degree requirements, often a colloquium or oral defense of your thesis (confer § 25 (1) General Academic and Examination Regulations).

How do I receive the final documents?

As soon as your last degree requirement has been fulfilled and recorded, your responsible  Examination Office will issue the final documents. Only your contact partner at the responsible Examination Office can give you information on the processing or completion status of your documents.

When your documents are ready to be released to you, you will be informed by mail. Therefore, remember to keep your address up to date in TUMonline. This is the first official notification regarding your degree. Retain this document in a safe place; it may be required at a later date for certain official matters, such as applying for a child allowance. We can also send you your final documents via post:

Which final documents will I receive?

Degree Certificate

Contents:  overall grade, academic title as well as grade and topic of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis
Language: German and English
Date: date of the last successfully passed examination and/or fulfilled degree requirements (confer § 25 (1) General Academic and Examination Regulations)
Signed by: Chairperson of the Examination Committee

Certificate Annex (grading table)

Content: overview of your individual grades showing your rank among the other graduates of the same degree program.
Language: German and English
Signed by: staff member of the responsible Examination Office

Diploma

Contents: certification of the awarded academic degree (e.g., Bachelor of Sciences, Master of Sciences). You may first bear the academic title after the diploma has been issued to you (confer § 26 General Academic and Examination Regulations).
Language: German and English
Date: same as listed on the certificate
Signed by: President of the TUM

Diploma Supplement

Contents: Information on the university degree and the qualifications that the degree entails, as well as information on the bearer of the certificate.
Language: English
Date: same as listed on the certificate
Signed by: Chairperson of the Examination Committee

Transcript of Records (ToR)


Contents:
documentation of the student’s academic performance listed in accordance to a European-wide standard

  • successfully completed courses and modules
  • semester in which each examination was taken
  • ECTS-credits
  • grades

Language: German and English
Signed by: Chairperson of the Examination Committee and member of staff of the responsible Examination Office

Preliminary Certificate

You can file an application for a preliminary degree certificate at your responsible Examination Office. As a rule, the preliminary certificate can be issued immediately when the overall grade and date of certificate are certain.

The preliminary certificate contains the following information:

  • date of graduation
  • academic degree program
  • date of certificate
  • overall grade

Certified copies of TUM-internal documents

The Central Examinations Office issues certified copies of documents, certificates and the diploma that have been acquired at TUM. To obtain a certified copy, you must present the original document at the Certification Office on Campus Weihenstephan.

The following fees apply:

  • for diploma, degree certificate, transcript of records and diploma supplement: € 5 (in total)
  • for the grading table: € 5

You may also obtain certificates of authentication at any seal bearing institution, for example your local Regional Administration Office (Kreisverwaltungsreferat) or city hall.

Contact
Central Examination Office

Campus Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München

Office Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 8.00 am - 12.00 pm
We: closed

Campus Garching
New Address:
Boltzmannstr. 17
85748 Garching

New Office Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th 8.30 am - 12.00 pm
We: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Fr closed

Campus Weihenstephan
Alte Akademie 1
85354 Freising

Office Hours:
Mo – Th: 8.30 am - 12.00 pm
Fr closed

Klinikum rechts der Isar
TUM School of Medicine
Nigerstraße 3
81675 München

Office Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 9.00 am - 12:00 pm
We: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Contact
Central Examination Office

Campus Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München

Office Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 8.00 am - 12.00 pm
We: closed

Campus Garching
New Address:
Boltzmannstr. 17
85748 Garching

New Office Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th 8.30 am - 12.00 pm
We: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Fr closed

Campus Weihenstephan
Alte Akademie 1
85354 Freising

Office Hours:
Mo – Th: 8.30 am - 12.00 pm
Fr closed

Klinikum rechts der Isar
TUM School of Medicine
Nigerstraße 3
81675 München

Office Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr: 9.00 am - 12:00 pm
We: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm