Talent Development, Scholarships and Awards

There are numerous organizations that foster highly engaged and talented students by offering material and non-material support, as well as special advisory services. Which program is right for you?  

The TUM: Junge Akademie promotes the talents of the most talented students and young alumni of TUM and its participating partner universities. The core idea of the academy, founded in 2010, is to strengthen the sense of social responsibility of young professionals and to offer them experience in scientific work at an early stage. In an interdisciplinary exchange, the fellows develop innovative ideas and methods for investigating their own hypotheses. They are accompanied and supported by professors.

The program usually runs for 20 months. The academy is open to students who are nominated by the deans of their faculties or who actively apply for membership by means of an unsolicited application - supported by a member of the professorial staff. 

Website of TUM Junge Akademie

Each year, the Bavarian Elite Academy supports up to 30 gifted students from all of Bavaria's universities. The three-semester continuing education program, which runs parallel to and enhances the student's academic program at TUM, is carried out under the guiding principle of "values-oriented leadership and responsibility." 

The Max Weber Program was established by the Bavarian government under the framework of the Bavarian Elite Network. The program is administered through the German National Academic Foundation and targets gifted university students in Bavaria. More

Many students rely on scholarships to finance their university education. If you are searching for a program that suits your needs, we have put together an overview of the most important scholarship programs and foundations. More

Every year, TUM is organizing the "Academicus" idea contest. The contest is designed to inspire all TUM students, employees, scientists, researchers, professors and alumni to take an active role in improving teaching and learning at the university. 

The database contains tips and information ranging from awards for bachelor's or master's theses and foreign scholarships to idea contests. More