International Students

Studying in Germany takes preparation: How do I finance myself? How good does my German have to be? Where do I apply? How do I get to know other students? Here, we have compiled the most important things you need to know.

Fraudulent Application Agencies

We are currently receiving an increasing number of reports of fraudulent activities in connection with applications to TUM. On this occasion, we would like to point out once again that

  • the Technical University of Munich does not cooperate with agencies. To study at TUM, you should only apply directly to the university.
  • the Technical University of Munich never requests payments to agencies during the application process.
  • the Technical University of Munich only sends e-mails from official e-mail addresses: @tum.de, @zv.tum.de or @mytum.de.
  • the Technical University of Munich never requests payments of any kind before admission to the program has been granted. If you require a VPD by uni-assist, you will have to pay a processing fee to uni-assist. However, uni-assist will only check certain documents and not issue admission statements or similar.
  • always makes notifications or other official documents available via the online portal TUMonline.

Finding your Place of Study

Degree Programs

We offer 178 degree programs, including plen­ty of them in English. Here you can find information about our de­gree programs.

Application and Admission

You are interested in ap­plying for full or part-time study? Here you can find information about the process of applying and reg­is­tra­tion.

Starting an Exchange Study Program

Exchange Students at TUM

You are enrolled as an exchange student (Erasmus, TUM-Exchange, partner universities) at TUM? The TUM Global & Alumni Office has compiled all important in­for­ma­tion about the exchange semester at TUM.

Studying Abroad

TUM offers a broad variety of exchange programs. It is the aim to raise the mobility of German students and to offer every student the opportunity of spending a term or completing an internship abroad.

Getting Acquainted on Campus

Your Start at TUM

From the first-years’ event via preliminary courses to campus tours and game nights: At TUM, there are numerous opportunities to get to know your studies and the university.

Tutoring & Buddy Programs

Settling into new surroundings is a lot easier if you have someone to call on for support. We will help you find someone to turn to. 

Events for Internationals

Here you will find an overview of a wide variety of events aimed in particular at international students.

Leisure Time & Networking

Taking part in leisure activities is a great way to get valu­able advice and enjoy a spot of your home culture here in Munich.

Languages & Intercultural Services

Language and intercultural skills have become “must-haves” for many jobs. Here you can find information about our services laid on for international students.

Housing & Work

From finding a place in a dormitory to assistance with starting a career – here you will find a wide range of information on housing and employment.

Financing your Studies

Whether it's semester fees, tuition fees, scholarships, or taxes: Here you will find answers to many questions about financing your studies.

TUMint Student Relocation Service

TUMint Student Relocation Service – an all-inclusive onboarding package from TUM International GmbH with accommodation service for international students.

 

Info sessions: visa and residence permit

Navigating the student visa and residence permit process can be daunting. That's why we're hosting a Zoom info session to provide essential information on obtaining a student visa and residence permit for your studies at TUM.

Dates: 11.01.2024, 08.02.2024, 11.04.2024, 16.05.2024, 13.06.2024, 11.07.2024, 08.08.2024, 05.09.2024
Time: 3 p.m. (CET)

During this session, we will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of the student visa and residence permit requirements for international students at TUM
  • Understanding the application process and necessary documentation
  • Tips and recommendations for a successful visa and residence permit application
  • Q&A session to answer any specific questions you may have.

This info session is designed to help you gain a clear understanding of the procedures involved in obtaining your student visa and residence permit. By attending, you will be better prepared to navigate the process independently.

No registration is required for this event. Simply mark the date and time on your calendar and join us at

https://tum-conf.zoom.us/j/69428219076?pwd=MGE4Q0g5RndFY2xUZ1lsaVJyOXREQT09.

Meeting ID: 694 2821 9076
Passcode: 940978

Contact & Advising

International Students

For questions about application and admission:
E-Mail: studiumspam prevention@tum.de
Phone: +49 89 289 22245
In Person: Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144

Contact Hours

Further questions about studying:
General Student Advising

Exchange students:

TUM Global & Alumni Office

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.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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