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Studying at TUM involves more than attending lectures, taking exams and earning credits. TUM and its external partners offer a wide variety of services that afford you the opportunity to acquire skills useful not only during your studies, but also in your private life and professional career. Learn more and get involved!

The Student Life section of our website offers a variety of additional tips and ideas on how you can become involved both in and outside TUM. You will also find information regarding the various training and education services available for enhancing your skills.

New from Winter Semester 2019/20: Modular Studies in Philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy

As of Winter Semester 2019/20, students at TUM can enroll in courses and acquire credits at Munich School of Philosophy (Hochschule für Philosophie München, HfPh). Please contact your departmental student academic advisor beforehand to find out which courses can be recognized within the framework of your TUM degree program. 

At Munich School of Philosophy, faculty and students together have been facing the challenges of the present for more than 90 years. In Munich’s Kaulbachstraße near the English Garden, you will learn to analyse complex interdependencies on the basis of 2500 years of philosophy and to make use of this knowledge for conclusive argumentation. Courses at the interface of the natural, technical, human and social sciences offer ample opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange. 

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Language Courses and Intercultural Communication

The TUM Language Center offers students the opportunity to raise their foreign and professional language skills to a university level, offering courses throughout the semester in 15 languages. Its course offerings include basic, intermediate and advanced language seminars, as well as intensive courses in individual languages during lecture-free periods. Also included are courses in intercultural communication and organized events designed for intercultural exchange. The independent-learning centers at the Garching and Weihenstephan campuses offer students to possibility for independent study. 

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Software and Computer Courses

The Leibniz Computer Center (LRZ) offers courses each semester in PC applications such as Work, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Photoshop, in addition to high-performance computing, scientific visualization and more.

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Tutor Certification from ProLehre: Gaining Teaching Experience

Tutorials involve small group instruction designed to reinforce and deepen the content offered in the classroom. As a tutor you support other students during their studies while developing important skills in the areas of didactics, presentation, moderation, conversation and consultation. As part of the ProLehre tutor certification program, student tutors can participate in tutor training courses or earn a university tutor training certificate through a continuing education program based on roughly 45 work units.

E-learning courses: Learning via the Internet

TUM Pro Lehre | Media & Didactics offers courses on how to improve your study and exam-taking skills through digital scripts, podcasts, E-tests, videos, Wikis, forums and social networks. 

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Researching, Properly Citing and Managing Literature: The TUM Library Workshops

The TUM university library offers numerous courses designed to help you locate literature for seminar papers, theses or exam preparations. You will also learn how to properly cite, footnote and manage your literary resources. The library also offers classroom instruction on all TUM campuses in addition to E-learning courses enabling students to learn independently where and when it best suits their needs.

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Summer and Winter University at TUM

Each year the TUM Global & Alumni Office conducts intensive four- to six-week courses for international students. They combine language training with academic research work in engineering and the sciences. These programs also include trips to industrial locations and to historical sites in and around Munich. At TUM international evenings you can meet other international students at TUM.

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Working as a Student Assistant: Behind the Scenes of Research and Administration

TUM engages student assistants to support both the teaching and research functions of its schools and colleges. Available positions are often announced in classes, directly by the departments, or on the TUM job portal

Lectures, Seminars and Events at the Center for Innovation and Business Creation

The Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM (UnternehmerTUM GmbH) helps companies and startups face the challenges of our time by using these challenges as sources of innovation to create new, successful business concepts. UnternehmerTUM offers a broad spectrum of services that enable students to discover and develop their business talent.

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Continuing Education via the Internet: The Bavarian Virtual University (vhb)

The Bavarian Virtual University (vhb) offers students enrolled at Bavarian universities tuition-free courses that are either part of the schedule of courses or which can be used to acquire additional skills and qualifications. Access to the courses is available via the Internet from home or the university. 

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Improving Your Learning Skills: Learn to Learn

ProLehre offers all TUM students a comprehensive program of courses to enhance their learning skills. Course content ranges from self-management, self-motivation and methods for planning and managing time for work processes to tips on how to effectively review course content and identify most important concepts. More information about the available courses.

As part its "Successful Study" program, the TUM Carl von Linde Academy also offers courses aimed at enhancing learning skills. Contact Bettina Hafner for details.

Opportunities for Outstanding Students in Bavaria

Additional training and education opportunities and aid programs for outstanding students in all disciplines can be found on our pages on scholarships and awards.

Philosophy, Scientific Theory and Soft Skills: Thinking Outside the Box

At the Carl von Linde Academy, students learn key skills beyond the disciplinary constraints of their field of study. The program Science – Technology – Society offers interdisciplinary skills modules and public lecture series. 

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