General Student Advising

The TUM General Student Advising provides information and advice to prospective students as well as current students concerning general study-related issues, such as guidance in determining the course of study best suited to their needs and skills and support in dealing with various related challenges.

Talking helps! Your personal advising session

The reasons to arrange an advising session with us are diverse and include: getting an overview of all course offerings, determining the course of study best suited to your interests and skills, changing your course of study, having doubts about your choice of study, facing difficulties during your studies. We take time to examine your individual situation. Working together, we develop options to help you to take decisions. In this process, we focus on your needs, experiences and skills. Most personal advising session are around 45 minutes.

Our advising service is voluntary, free of charge, confidential and neutral.

Personal advising sessions – via videocall or telephone

We are currently offering our advising services via videocall or telephone. Make an appointment for a personal advising session by using this request form.

I have / I will soon have a German secondary school-leaving certificate

Reasons for seeking advice can be (but are not limited to):

  • I will soon graduate from school – how do I find the course of study which is best suited to my needs and interests?
  • I found a couple of degree programs which are interesting – how do I decide which one to take?
  • I have got a vocational education and would like to study at TUM – how does it work?
  • I do not have the general qualification for university entrance – can I study at TUM? And if so, what?
  • I failed a GOP or GOP examination – what does it mean for my studies?
  • I feel like I’m not in the right degree program – what options do I have?
  • I would like to switch from another university and study at TUM – what do I have to consider?
     

Personal advising session

Make an appointment for your personal advising session by using this request form.

 

Chat

Get in touch easily via our new chat function: every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm!

I have / I will soon have an international secondary school-leaving certificate

Reasons for seeking advice can be (but are not limited to):

  • I am an international student – how can I be admitted to TUM and what do I have to consider?
  • I am about to complete my secondary school and would like to study in Germany – how can I find the degree program that fits me best?
  • I found a couple of degree programs which are interesting – how do I decide which one to take?
  • Studying in Germany and at the TUM – what will help me adapt to the new environment?
  • I failed a GOP or GOP examination – what does it mean for my studies?
  • I feel like I’m not in the right degree program – what options do I have?
  • I would like to switch from another university and study at TUM – what do I have to consider?

 

Personal advising session

Make an appointment for your personal advising session by using this request form.

 

Chat

Get in touch easily via our new chat function: every Monday from 9am to 10am!

I have / I will soon have an undergraduate degree from a German University

Reasons for seeking advice can be (but are not limited to):

  • Which Master’s program is best suited to my needs and interests?
  • What goals do I want to achieve through completing a specific Master’s program?
  • What is required for admission to a TUM Master’s program? 
  • How do I transition properly from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s program?

 

Personal advising session

Make an appointment for your personal advising session by using this request form.

 

Chat

Get in touch easily via our new chat function: every Monday from 1pm to 3 pm and every Thursday from 9am to 11am!

I have / I will soon have an undergraduate degree from an international university

Reasons for seeking advice can be (but are not limited to):

  • I am an international student – how can I be admitted to TUM and what do I have to consider?
  • I am about to complete my undergraduate degree from an international university and would like to study in Germany – how can I find the study program that fits me best?
  • I found a couple of study courses which are interesting – how do I decide which one to take?
  • Studying in Germany and at the TUM – what will help me adapt to the new environment?
  • I failed an examination – what does it mean for my studies?
  • I feel like I’m not in the right course of study – what options do I have?
  • I would like to switch from another university and study at TUM – what do I have to consider?

 

Personal advising session

Make an appointment for your personal advising session by using this request form.

Events organized by our department

During our events, you will have the chance to gather information and seek advice, no matter if you are already studying at TUM or if you are interested in studying at TUM. Below you will find an overview of upcoming events.

You have obtained or are about to obtain your Bachelor´s degree and you are interested in a Master's degree program at TUM? You want to know more about the application process and requirements? Then register for our infosession!

When? 26.04.2021, 3pm to 4 pm (CET)

Language: German

Where? Online via Zoom, link will be sent via e-mail after successful registration.

Registration at events.cst.ze.tum.de/infosession-bewerbung-master/

 

Topics:

  • How to find information and contact persons
  • Eligibility and aptitude assessment
  • Language certificates
  • VPD and uni-assist
  • Application portal "TUMonline“
  • Question time

Please note that for privacy reasons we cannot answer personal questions regarding specific applications during this infosession. For questions on your own open application you can contact us by email or phone: www.tum.de/en/studies/support-and-advice/support-during-studies/student-information/

More info sessions for other target groups will follow soon.

At TUM4Mind it is all about your mental health. A conscious approach to one's own psyche and mental health is a cornerstone for a high-performance and successful course of study and a sustainable lifestyle. 

Find more information on the TUM4Mind Awareness Week from 03.05. – 07.05.2021 here.

You have an impairment or a chronical diseasse? You want to start your studies this wintersemester? You want to get to know how you can be supported during your studies at TUM?

The online info session informs you about support possibilities at TUM like disadvantage compensation, contatcs etc. as well as about accessibility (digital and buildings) at TUM. You will be informed about how your impairnment can be considered for your application. And of course you have the opportunity to ask your questions!

The online info session will be held via zoom. There will be no recording. 

 

Monday,17.05.2021 from 2pm to 3 pm (in German)

Register here for May 17th 2021.

 

Thursday, 17.06.2021 from  2pm to 3 pm (in German)

Register here for June 17th 2021.

 

Monday, 12.07.2021 from  2pm to 3 pm (in German)

Register here for July 12th 2021.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, suggestions etc. at handicap(at)zv.tum.de.

During application period May to July 2021 once a week for about 1,5 hour

If you have a German Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Abitur), and would like to start your studies at TUM in the upcoming winter semester, we have a webinar especially for you. In this online event, we give you an overview of the degree programs at TUM and provide information about the application and admission processes. TUM students will talk about their own experiences and tell you something about student live at TUM. In small groups of maximum 15 people you can ask your questions and get a first impression about studying at TUM 

The virtual event is offered via Zoom and will not be recorded.

As soon as the registration for the events starts, you get a notification from us. Register here to receive the information as soon as it is available.

Thursday, 27.05.2021, from 1pm to 2:30 pm

Friday, 04.06.2021, from 2pm to 3:30 pm

Monday, 07.06.2021, from 11 am to 12:30 pm

Monday, 14.06.2021, from 10am to 11:30 am

Monday, 21.06.2021, from 1pm to 2:30pm

Thursday, 01.07.2021, from 10am to 11:30am

Thursday, 08.07.2021, from  10am to 11:30am 

Thursday, 15.07.2021, from 10am to 11:30am

Thursday, 22.07.2021, from 11am to 12:30pm

Wednesday, 28.07.2021, from 10am to 11:30am

Additional Services offered by our department

Academic Coaching

The colleagues from Academic Coaching will support you in all situations where you are not satisfied with the progress you are making in your studies.

The Service Office for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students

The Service Office for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students will help with all questions or problems regarding studies for people with a disability or chronic illness. The service is offered to current as well as prospective students.

ExploreTUM

Together with our schools and other institutions , ExploreTUM offers events to provide an overview of STEM subjects at TUM for prospective students as well as parents and teachers.
 

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