Tuition Fees for Students from Non-EU Countries

At the Technical University of Munich (TUM), tuition fees are charged for international students from third countries who newly enroll in a degree program starting in the winter semester of 2024/25.

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On this page, you can find out who these tuition fees apply to and how TUM uses them to improve studying and teaching for all students.

The most important facts in brief
  • Studying at TUM is free of tuition for
    • students from Germany, the European Economic Area (EEA, includes the member states of the EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or equivalent states as well as from states with corresponding agreements.
    • students who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) or an undergraduate degree (e.g. Bachelor) in the German education system.
    • students who are already enrolled at TUM prior to the winter semester 2024/25 and are continuing their degree program.
    • doctoral students and guest students
    • degree programs leading to a state examination, as well as modular and other studies.
    • persons who are enrolled at TUM as part of their participation in the Studienkolleg.
      Please note: Participation in the Studienkolleg does not exempt from the obligation to pay tuition fees for a subsequent Bachelor’s degree program.
    • the other groups of persons in the section “Who has to pay the tuition fees?”
  • Based on the Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act (BayHIG) (PDF, 1.08MB), TUM will charge tuition fees for international students from third countries from the winter semester 2024/25.
    • The tuition fee for a program is based on the field of study and will be announced in November 2023 for each Bachelor’s and Master’s program. The tuition fee per semester will usually be 2,000 or 3,000 euros for Bachelor’s programs and 4,000 or 6,000 euros for Master’s programs. You can find a list with the tuition fees for each program here.
    • The tuition fees will be used primarily to improve study conditions, such as the further development of teaching, the expansion of advising and support services, and the improvement of student infrastructure.
    • The introduction of tuition fees for international students will be structured in a socially responsible manner by creating opportunities for waivers and scholarship programs.
  • To get an initial assessment of whether you are subject to tuition fees, you can use the tuition navigator.

Tuition Navigator: Are your studies subject to tuition fees?

From the winter semester 2024/25, tuition fees for international students from third countries will only be charged for newly enrolled students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.


FAQs about tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees for the individual degree programs

Bachelor’s degree programs

Master’s degree programs