Starting your Studies

When you launch into your studies at TUM, there are a lot of details to get in order. Read on to learn about what to put on your ToDo list. We'd also like to give you an overview of the TUM and make you aware of some of the most important terms you'll be hearing during your studies at the TUM.

To all newcomers! Many departments at TUM present their services and support for students at the service fair Fit for TUM at the start of the winter semester.

APSO, FPSO, ECTS? These are just some of the acronyms and key words you will encounter throughout your studies. Our glossary will explain the most important terms.

What types of introductory courses are offered? Where can I pick up my student I.D.? How do I register for a library card? Our checklist helps you get organized. 

What is a Faculty and which Faculties are there at the TUM? How is the university organized and what role does the Dean play? Everything you need to know about your university.

Visit the homepage of your department at TUM to find out more about their orientation programs.

Want to refresh your Informatics skills?

You would like to get an introduction into porgramming? Here you can find an onlilne course for the basics of object-oriented programming (LOOP).

The TUM offers preparatory math courses. 

Studying in Weihenstephan? Learn more about the pre-study courses in mathematics and physics at the TUM School of Life Sciences

Everything you need to know about IT services for students.


Studying is more than just exams and lectures: Student Life, Sports, Music and the Arts

The TUM Language Center can help you improve and develop your language and communicational skills.

What’s the deadline for the semester fee? And when will lectures start? Keep up to date with the dates and deadlines. 

It’s not easy to find a place to live in Munich – but it’s not impossible either. TUM offers support to help you find a place to stay.