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Medicine (Clinical Work)

State Exam Program

Only clinical work can be done at the TUM. The first year of medical studies (pre-clinical work) is done at LMU.

TUM School of Medicine

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • German
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 12 semesters fulltime

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

Medicine (Clinical Work)
Only clinical work can be done at the TUM. The first year of medical studies (pre-clinical work) is done at LMU. It is not possible to complete the early part of your medical studies at TUM. Interested candidates in Germany must apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (university admissions foundation) at www.hochschulstart.de. International applicants must apply directly to LMU. All applicants who have not yet completed the federal medical exam should contact LMU for information.

Student Exchange
Students who are enrolled in medical studies at another German university can transfer to TUM. You must, however, have an exchange partner lined up in the same semester.

PY (Practical Year)

The last year of medical studies consists of the practical year (PY). During this final stage, student training revolves around working with patients.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How do I apply? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

  • Students transferring from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München:

In the fourth semester at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU), students can choose whether they wish to continue their studies at LMU or transfer to the TUM. After successfully completing the first phase of the federal medical exam, students may choose whether to enroll at LMU or the TUM.

If the capacity of one of the two universities is exceeded, the outcome of the student's federal medical exam will decide to which of the two universities the student will be assigned (results-oriented assignment method). The assignment is made by the LMU and cannot be influenced by the TUM!

Students who pursue their studies at the TUM will be given a letter of acceptance and the necessary documents. This letter of acceptance is usually received just before the beginning of the semester (early October or early April). Enrollment must then be completed before the start of classes.

  • Students applying externally (non-LMU students)

Students from other universities, or students who completed their preliminary examination abroad and have had it recognized by the State Examination Board (Landesprüfungsamt) apply via TUMonline.

Which documents do I need to submit? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

We may require additional documents depending on the type of secondary school diploma you earned and your country of origin (e.g. GRE, GATE, APS). After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.

What application deadlines do I need to meet? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)

Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01. 

Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. 

You must submit the signed application form and all documents before the application deadline

Given that the preliminary examination usually isn't completed until after the application deadline for the first higher-upper division semester in clinical work, it may be submitted until 30.09 for winter semester or until 31.03. for summer semester. A further extension of the deadline for submission may be granted  in individual cases upon request as far as it is possible within the due process of admission.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

Current information on the maximum number of students who can be admitted to the clinical studies portion of the program can be found in the admissions statutesLMU and TUM students have admissions priority. Any spots not claimed by these students will be made available to students from other universities. 

For specific legal provisions pertaining to admissions, see in §35 Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Bayerischen Hochschulzulassungsverordnung [Bavarian Higher Education Admissions Regulations]

Where can I find the online application portal?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline

Information about the Application Procedure