“Although we are again expecting a record number of new students this winter semester, with over 12,000 registrations, we as an international university want to support refugees from crisis regions in finding a new academic home and acquiring new skills and qualifications. 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. Thus our contribution in the current situation is targeted symmetrically in two directions: We are helping refugees and also preparing future leaders of our society for the challenges associated with the integration of the refugees,” explains TUM President, Wolfgang A. Herrmann.
Refugees will receive advice and support from TUM’s Student Service Center (SSZ). While auditing courses, they will also have access to TUM’s service offerings and facilities. What’s more, TUM students will act as mentors in collaboration with the university to offer the refugees individual support.
Student mentors will receive special intercultural training on how to support the refugees and promote integration. This mentoring program will furthermore help to integrate the new arrivals into campus life at the university, with activities such as group trips and sports activities with TUM students.
Information session: 30 Sept, 2015
Those who are interested in the immediate action program can find out more on 30 September, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon at TUM (Arcisstrasse 21, ground floor, room 0606, Theresianum).
Information will be provided in German and English.
We will be answering questions such as
- How does the higher education system work in Germany?
- What courses of study are available at TUM?
- What requirements must I fulfill to audit a course and how can I apply?
- How can I find the right course for me?
Individual advising will be available at this event, as well as information on other TUM support services for refugees – and of course, there will be time to get to know students from the university.
This immediate action program is aimed at refugees who had already begun or were about to start a program of study in their country of origin. Sufficient knowledge of German or English is required.
Actualization January 2016:
Registration for the program is not possible at the moment.
All information: www.tum.de/refugees
Technical University of Munich
Student Service Center (SSZ)
Advisory service and course programs
Phone: +49 89 28922737