Welcome Winter

You come from abroad and start your studies at TUM in the winter semester? In September, you have the opportunity to participate in various events especially designed for international first-year students.

Review: Program 2021/22 - First Steps Info Sessions

You have received your admission and are preparing for your studies at TUM at home? With the First Steps info sessions, we would like to provide you with important and practical information even before you arrive at your place of study – for the best possible start to your new studies.

  • Language: English
  • Time: All sessions start at 1 p.m.
  • Places up to 800 students (exception: Intercultural Jump-Start)
  • No more registration possible.

1 p.m. (CEST), via Zoom

Do I still have to do something or am I already enrolled? What does enrollment actually mean? In order to answer these questions, the Student Information Team will explain the enrollment process and also describe the next steps after enrollment. Of course, there will be a question and answer session at the end.

Successful enrollment is a requirement for a successful start to your studies!

1 p.m. (CEST), via Zoom

Health insurance plays an important role during enrollment as well as for medical care during your entire study stay.

In this info session we introduce you to the system of health insurance and medical care in Germany. The speakers will be representatives of a public health insurance company.

You will learn about the specifics of each type of insurance in order to make the right decision for your situation. Mr. Kohl and Mr. Vicari (Techniker Krankenkasse) will answer your questions.

1 p.m. (CEST), via Zoom

Finding a suitable accommodation is always an important issue when moving to a new city and especially to another country! During this info session, Ms. Chiu-Li Tseng (TUM Housing Search Assistance) will show you how to organize a successful apartment search. You will receive practical tips, for example on applications and interviews, as well as advice on formalities. In addition, TUM students will talk about their experiences in the search for housing. Finally, real estate expert Ms. Doris Niedermeier will answer the most frequently asked questions about housing.

1 p.m. (CEST), via Zoom

After arriving in Munich, registering at the municipal administration is a next important step. For international students arriving from outside the EU, the Resident’s Office (KVR) is an important contact, as these students must apply for their residence permit there. In this info session, an employee of the KVR will explain the processes and answer questions.

1 p.m. (CEST), via Zoom

Studying costs money. Those who cannot pay rent, food and semester fees on their own or with the support of their parents have various options for financing their studies. In this info session, Ms. Klara Schuster from the General and Social Advisory Service of Munich Student Union will explain various options for financing studies (working as a student, scholarships, etc.) and what needs to be considered when evaluating each option. In addition, the Fees and Scholarships Department of the TUM Center for Study and Teaching will present selected support options for international students.

Both 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CEST), via Zoom

“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. During the workshop, you will talk with other international students in smaller groups and discuss cultural aspects of authentic intercultural situations.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid

Please note that there is a significantly limited number of participants for this workshop of 40 people per workshop.

Other Offers

Also during Corona there are interesting offers for everyone interested in languages at TUM.

The interactive online language café is your weekly opportunity to apply language skills in a relaxed atmosphere and to meet other students, especially internationals.

Don't worry, the language café is very interactive and not a static video call. Groups are created very intuitively and without a moderator. The language café is suitable for learners of all languages and language levels. Just drop by: Every Tuesday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Learn more on how it works in the TUMi app: tumi.esn.world/events

TUMi also organizes other interesting online events that you also find in the TUMi app.

Further Event for First-year Students in October: Fit for TUM Service Fair

The service fair Fit for TUM from 04. – 08.10.2021 is the perfect place for first-year students to find information on all topics concerning your studies and student life at TUM.