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.
The registration deadline for the summer semester has expired. We look forward to all of our new program participants!
For those of you who missed the deadline, save the dates of our next registration period in the winter semester from 18 -22 September between 9 am and 12 pm (Mon - Fri) and between 1 pm and 4 pm (Mon - Thu) at the Service Desk, Arcisstr. 21 on the Munich city campus.
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. A specific date for the next registration period will be published.
You will need to bring the following documents with you:
- Verification of your refugee status (BüMA, Aufenthaltserlaubnis or Duldung). If this verification does not contain a photograph, bring some other official form of identification with a photograph (e.g. passport).
- If this verification does not have a photograph in it: some other official form of identification (e. g. passport) with photograph
- Language certificate of German level B1 or higher. You can check your current level of skills with the onSET Deutsch test.
- Completed and signed registration form for auditors (the form is also available at the Service Desk. Here you may indicate, among other things, the department or school at which you would like to attend lectures.)
- A recognized higher education entrance qualification (General Higher Education Entrance Qualification) that has been verified by the University Application Service for International Students or other such verification service.
Refugees interested in applying to TUM as a regular student, please have a look at our degree programs.
- You want to become a student mentor for refugees?
All information about the mentoring program: Buddies for Refugees
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