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Senior Vice President Müller and the participants of the auditor program at the kick-off event in the Friedrich von Thiersch Hörsaal.
Senior Vice President Müller and the participants of the auditor program at the kick-off event.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Auditor Program For Refugees

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is offering refugees who had already started or were about to start programs of study in their countries of origin the chance to attend courses at TUM as part of an auditor program. They will be able to audit (sit in on) course modules in German or English and have access to the university’s information and advising services. This program serves as an opportunity for refugees to familiarize themselves with the German higher education system. TUM students will act as mentors to offer individual support.

Our next registration period for the winter semester takes place from September 18–22 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. (Mon–Fri) and between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (Mon–Thu) at the Service Desk, Arcisstr. 21 on the Munich city campus. You can register for our advisory service regarding the Auditor Program at auditor@tum.de. It takes place every Wednesday 1–4 p.m. also at the ServiceDesk.

How do I take part in the auditor program?

  • The auditor program starts at the beginning of the lecture period in the summer and winter semesters. Length of the program is one semester.
  • To participate in the program, you must officially register as a course auditor. You will need to bring the following documents with you:

Refugees interested in applying to TUM as a regular student, please have a look at our degree programs.

More projects at TUM

Psychosocial care

In a consultation hour children and adolescents receive psychosocial support.
In a consultation hour children and adolescents receive psychosocial support.Image: Fotolia

­The Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho­thera­­py and the Chair for Social Pediatrics have launched a co­operation project, which is intended to offer a dia­gnos­tic and advisory consultation in primary care facilities for children and adolescents with war and cessation.

The developers of the "Integreat-App": Martin Schrimpf, Maximilian Schreieck, Julia Götz, Prof. Helmut Krcmar and Dr. Manuel Wiesche.
The developers of the "Integreat-App": Martin Schrimpf, Maximilian Schreieck, Julia Götz, Prof. Helmut Krcmar and Dr. Manuel Wiesche.Image: Uli Benz / TUM

Students and staff at TUM have developed a free app that provides key information about medical care and language courses. The app is available in five languages ​​and works offline after downloading for the first time.

MINT-Integration Course

The Student Research Centre (SFZ BGL) began the “Integration through MINT” Project in 2016.
The Student Research Centre (SFZ BGL) began the “Integration through MINT” Project in 2016.Image: Schülerforschungszentrum Berchtesgadener Land

Together with the TUM School of Education, the program introduces young refugees to the German language, as well as to the MINT subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology).

The Picturerise team mainly uses images and pictograms to be understood without language.
The Picturerise team mainly uses images and pictograms to be understood without language.Image: TUM: Junge Akademie / Dominik Irber

The pictures and pictograms of Picturise facilitate access to important topics from everyday life in Germany. In this way, all active persons in the work with refugees help to address individual topics in concrete terms.

Background: Press release from 18 September, 2015

"Timely help is doubly effective. Therefore we are opening our winter semester offerings to can­di­dates who can be expected to succeed in their studies. They will be supported by student men­tors who will receive special training.", says TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann in the press release on the immediate action program from 18 September, 2015.

Advising and Information

Student Service Center 
Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs 

Phone: +49 89 289 22737
E-mail: auditor@tum.de

TUM supports the initiative "Universities for openess, tolerance and against xenophobia" by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)!
TUM supports the initiative "Universities for openess, tolerance and against xenophobia" by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)!

Advising and Information

Student Service Center 
Student Advising & Prospective Students Programs 

Phone: +49 89 289 22737
E-mail: auditor@tum.de

TUM supports the initiative "Universities for openess, tolerance and against xenophobia" by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)!
TUM supports the initiative "Universities for openess, tolerance and against xenophobia" by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)!