Leisure time and networking
A wide range of leisure and networking opportunities are available at TUM. Discover Munich and its surroundings – while getting to know TUM students from around the world.
International Campus Life has a variety of offers, mostly for international students. The program includes events organized by the TUM Global & Alumni Office as well as offers by the student association ESN TUMi München. All events can be found in the TUMi App. A wide range of events is available to international students all semester long. Of course, German students can participate as well.
A number of schools and departments offer a semester program with outings and other leisure activities to complement the TUMi offering.
- TUM School of Engineering and Design
- The Architecture student body organizes a leisure activity program as part of its meet-and-greet events. Exchange students in the Department of Architecture receive e-mail notifications of events.
- The BGUmentoring program organizes a variety of excursions during the semester. Exchange students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering receive e-mail notifications of events.
- Physics: The Department of Physics organizes a regular get-together, which gives students from the department the chance to make new contacts.
- TUM School of Management: The buddy program run by the TUM School of Management organizes a wide range of excursions during the semester. Exchange students in the School of Management receive e-mail notifications of events.
- TUM School of Management – Master’s Program in Consumer Science (MCS): The Quality Circle Team of the MCS program organizes a variety of leisure activities. Students in the MCS program receive e-mail notifications of events.
- TUM School of Medicine and Health: The Erasmus team in the Department of Medicine organizes a range of leisure activities. Exchange students in the Department of Medicine receive e-mail notifications of events.
Are you looking to connect with students from your home country? Students of various countries have set up local student groups. These groups can be a great way to get valuable advice and enjoy a piece of your home culture here in Munich. Some of these groups are structured as associations with their own committee while others are informal in nature. There are also some groups that are only active in Munich and others that reach out across Germany:
- AIS-Munich: Association of Iranian Students in Munich
- Association of Ukrainian Students in Germany (Contact: vorstand(at)sus-n.org)
- BRASA Local Munique: Association of Brazilian students in Munich
- CSSA: Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Munich
- LATUM: Students from Latin America [Instagram]
- MISA: Munich Indian Students Association
- MSI: Muslim student initiative
- OSSD: Organization of South Slavic Students in Germany
- PolSoc: Polish Student Community (Facebook)
- PPI: Association of Indonesian Students in Munich
- Studenci.de: Polnische Studenten und Absolventen in München e.V. [Facebook]
- Taiwan Student Association (Kontakt: tw.std.verein(at)gmail.com)
- Association of Turkish Students and Alumni at TUM [Instagram]
- VIPASD: Association of Iranian Professors, Academics and Students in Germany
Services offered outside of TUM may also be of interest to international students. We have listed a selection of these below.
- Munich Students Union: The Culture Bureau of the Munich Student Union offers a wide-ranging program every semester. As well as promoting cultural events in Munich, it organizes outings to places of interest outside the city.
- Catholic academic society at TUM (KHG):The KHG at TUM provides a rich variety of opportunities to meet other students. As well as advisory services, it organizes group leisure activities. The offering is open to all students at TUM, regardless of religious affiliation.
- Protestant academic society at TUM (EHG): The semester program of the EHG at TUM is also well worth checking out. Again, the program is open to all students at TUM, regardless of their religion.
- Halls of residence: Many halls of residence – both those run by the Students Union and other operators – offer organized leisure activities. Notices keep residents informed of events. Tutors are also on hand to provide support at many halls of residence.
- Nightline München: Nightline München is a night-time telephone advice line run by students for students. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish and the service is operated by students on a voluntary basis.
- Munich Meetups: The Meetups platform allows new students to make new acquaintances in Munich soon after their arrival. Groups are organized around an extremely wide range of interests.
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