TUM First Steps

From enrollment to finding accommodation or financing studies: At TUM First Steps, admitted international degree-seeking students learn everything they need to know to get off to a good start at TUM.

Everything internationals need to know to get started at TUM

You come from abroad, have been admitted, and are preparing to start your studies at TUM? Before the summer and winter semesters start, TUM First Steps will provide you with all the information you need to get off to the best possible start.

In the TUM First Steps Info Sessions, experts will answer your questions about arrival in Germany: What do I need to enroll at TUM? How does the German healthcare system work, and which health insurance suits me? How do I obtain a residence permit and register with the residents’ office? How do I find accommodation? And how can I finance the costs of living during my studies?

At the TUM First Steps Student Experiences, experienced international students from TUM will be on hand to answer your questions: in peer-to-peer discussions, they will talk about their experiences of arriving in Germany and at TUM, report on how to avoid a culture shock in unfamiliar surroundings, and give tips for a good start to the new phase of your life.

Key info at a glance

The next TUM First Steps will take place from September 2 to 7, 2024. Registration and login details will be published here shortly.

  • Target group: Admitted international students who are preparing their arrival in Germany and their start at TUM
  • Language: English
  • Format: virtual presentations via Zoom
  • Presentation + Live Q&A: After the presentations, you can use a Q&A tool to ask your individual questions.
  • Participation in the TUM First Steps Info Sessions: Registration is required. The registration link will be published here shortly.

  • Participation in the TUM First Steps Experiences: Registration is not required. The login details will be published here shortly.

Please note: The number of partecipants is limited to 1000. It may not be possible for all interested persons to participate in all sessions.

TUM First Steps for starting in the winter semester 2024/25

TUM First Steps Info Sessions

TUM First Steps Student Experiences

Student Advising and Information Services

+ 49 89 289 22245 
studiumspam prevention@tum.de

Please observe the e-mail etiquette.

Personal advising sessions with General Student Advising by appointment

Service Desk

Campus Munich
Arcisstraße 21, Room 0144
80333 München

Monday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Student Information only)
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.