Welcome Summer

Are you an international newcomer at TUM in the summer semester? Would you like to share experiences with fellow newcomers at your new university? Then TUM’s Welcome Summer events are 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 tips. We look forward to meeting you there!

Unfortunately, in the summer semester 2022, the Welcome Summer cannot take place.

Reviow Welcome events

Meet us during the following events and connect with other students. According to your personal needs, you will get an insight in different topics and get helpful tips for your start at TUM.
Afterwards, you have the opportunity to meet and talk with other newcomers online at our Welcome Summer Lounge in an informal atmosphere.

  • Language: English
  • Places: up to 300 students
  • Registration: The events are offered online via Zoom.

Finding accommodation is always an important topic when people move to a new city! 
During this session we would like to give you some useful tips – like how to apply for an advertised apartment, how to contact the property owner/manager, how to master German bureaucracy and registry Residence Registration Office etc. 

Speaker: Chiu-Li Tseng, Housing Service at the TUM Center for Study and Teaching 

The Housing Service at the TUM Center for Study and Teaching supports students and staff in their search for accommodation.

The session will take place twice. Please choose your prefered time slot.

Studying at TUM gives you a lot of freedom and choice but also requires some planning and structure from the start. In this session, we will give you an overview of what to expect in your first semester at TU Munich. We talk about the structure of the semester. We present ideas about how to plan your learning cycles and how to get ready for the exams at the end of lecture period. And we will also talk about the special Corona situation and its challenges. 

Speaker: Marein Orre, Academic Coaching

When faced with learning difficulties, lack of motivation, nervousness before exams or self-doubt during their studies, many students feel alone and overwhelmed. The Academic Coaching at TUM offers support and guidance in challenging times.

Are you an international newcomer? New study program, new university, new home, new country and being in a new environment – we can imagine there is a lot you want to talk about. We want to support you in meeting your new challenges. Find out in what ways student advisers could help you. You can also learn more about events offered by the TUM Global & Alumni Office and the student association ESN TUMi München. These events offer the great opportunity to get to know Munich and its surroundings and make new friends.

Corina Veselý, TUM General Student Advising
Thomas Bergmann, TUM Global and Alumni Office

For all questions regarding studying as an international student, the General Student Advising is at your disposal.
You can find all events for international students, offered by the TUM Global & Alumni Office and the student association ESN TUMi München, in the TUMi app.

After the Welcome events you can connect with other newcomers in our Welcome Summer Lounge. The link to the lounge will be provided during the events. The lounge is hosted via wonder.me

Technical notes: 
Wonder is not supporting mobile devices and is optimized for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Mozilla Firefox is not supported.

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 interactive workshop reveals cultural characteristics in Germany. You will get intercultural advice and recommendations that will help you to survive at a German university.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid

  • Date: Thursday, April 8th, 2021, 13:00 - 15:15 h (CEST, Munich time)
  • Language: English
  • Places: 25 students
  • Registration: The workshop is offered online via Zoom. The workshop is booked out.

Gathering during the Semester: Language Café at TUM Main Campus

Also in times of Corona, there are interesting offers for all those interested in languages at TUM: The interactive language café takes place on site at TUM main campus. This is your weekly opportunity to practice your language skills in a relaxed atmosphere and to meet other – especially international – students.

Don't worry, the language café is very interactive and easily accessible. Language learners of all languages and levels can participate. Just stop by: every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the StuCafé Audimax. As the capacity of the event is limited, please register in the ESN TUMi app.

ESN TUMi Munich also organizes other interesting events, which, too, can be found in the app.