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Students at the main entrance of TUM (Image: Heddergott)
Students at the main entrance of TUM (Image: Heddergott)

Welcome Summer 2017

Are you a newcomer at TUM in the Summer Semester 2017? Would you like to benefit from the experiences of your fellow students? Then TUM’s Welcome Summer event is the place to be! In the week before the semester starts you can learn more about student life in Munich, get to know other students and get useful tipps. We look forward to meeting you there!

Program 2017

The events of TUM's Welcome Summer 2017 will take place during the week from April 18th - April 20th 2017 at the Munich downtown campus (Arcisstraße 21). They will be held in English language.

April 18, 2017 | 14:00 - 18:00

Kick-Off Event

We would like to invite you to the Kick-Off Event at Vorhoelzer Forum on the downtown campus. TUM students will share their experiences of their student life at TUM. Afterwards, you can socialize with fellow students and finish off with some refreshments.


  • What TUM students say…

Living in Germany on a budget and succeeding it
Andrés Felipe Mahecha, Master Sustainable Resource Management

How to spend your spare time in Bavaria
Michaela Groll, Master at TUM School of Education

Flashback: The Start of an International Masters at TUM
Sneha Chattopadhyay, Master Communications Engineering

Join the Network – Projects & Events of ESN TUMi (TUMinternational) Munich
Clemens Böhler, Master Environmental Engineering

Shape your University! - Projects of the Student Representation
Jan Hendrik Cordes, AStA (Student Councils)

  • Speed-friending and Buffet

Venue: Vorhoelzer Forum, Arcisstraße 21, 5th floor

April 19, 2017 | 14:00 - 18:00

Meeting Point: Bavarian Culture and Lifestyle

"Hock di hera, dann samma mehra" - how to become a Bavarian in no time

For students who are newcomers to Bavaria and who want to get their first taste of Bavarian lifestyle. Come and join us at the meeting point on Bavarian culture, get to know your fellow students, and get a glimpse of the cultural identity of your new place of study.


  • Get to know Bavaria: Presentation and Games
  • Get to know the TUM-Campus: Interactive Campus Tour
  • How to become a Bavarian Mountaineer: Presentation of the German Alpine Club (DAV)
  • Buffet with Bavarian Snacks

Venue: Munich downtown campus, Arcisstraße 21, room 0120: 0501.EG.120

April 20, 2017 | 10:00 - 13:00

Intercultural Jump-Start

"They don't mean it like that" - how to understand German university life

Studying in a foreign country is both exciting and challenging at the same time. This lecture reveals cultural characteristics in Germany. You will get intercultural advice and recommendations that will help you to survive at a German university.

Intercultural lecture
Trainer: Dr. Stefan Schmid
Target group: international students new to TUM
Language: English

Venue: Munich downtown campus, Arcisstraße 21, room 0120: 0501.EG.120

Contact Newcomer Support

Student Service Center
Student Advising & Prospective Student Programs

Gabelsbergerstraße 45, room 305, building 0203 (map)
80333 München

Ms. Isabell Fischer

Tel.: +49 89 289 25544
E-Mail: isabell.fischer@tum.de

Consultation by appoint­ment (phone or email)


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