Changing Subjects or Courses of Study

If you want to change your subjects or courses of study, you need to submit a regular application via TUMonline. Here is what you need to know.

Changing Subjects or Courses of Study

In order to change your subject or degree program, you need to meet the same criteria as applicants who do not yet study at TUM.

You need to submit a regular application via TUMonline within the designated deadlines and complete the normal process of admission. A change in your subject or program can only be effective at the start of a new semester. 

Visit our homepage for more information on the application process and the criteria for admission as well as the deadlines for specific programs. 


Attention: If you want to apply now for a numerus clausus program, your attendance to date will not be factored into the waiting period.

Enrolling in later upper-division semesters

If you are applying for enrollment in a later upper-division semester, you must submit a credit transfer report with your application. More information is available here

Enrolling in the first upper-division semester

If necessary, you can request recognition of individual credits after you begin your studies. Please contact the examination committee of the respective school. Further information is available here.

Special advice: There can be many logical reasons for changing subjects, such as a lack of preparation when selecting the subject or evolving interests. Above all, changing subjects does not mean the end of the world.

You should nevertheless understand the academic, administrative and social consequences involved, plus what steps must be taken before and after the change. Oftentimes it also worth examining the types of problems or hurdles that can or can't be overcome by changing subjects.

The central student advising office  or the student advisor for the respective school are good starting points for examining the academic pros and cons of changing subjects or a course of study. 

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