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.
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 higher upper-division semesters
If you are applying for enrollment in a higher upper-division semester, you must submit a credit transfer report or an application for a credit transfer report including a grading scale with your application – depending on the degree program. More information is available on our pages on application to higher subject semesters.
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 on our pages on recognizing credits.
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.