TUM – Technical University of Munich Menu
The most popular support program for academic time spent abroad is the European Erasmus program.
The most popular support program for academic time spent abroad is the European Erasmus program. (Photo: Dirima / fotolia)
  • TUM in Rankings

TUM the most active German university in the Erasmus program for the fourth timeOver 1100 grants for stays abroad

For the fourth time running, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been the most active German university in the Erasmus program. 1141 students and staff in total took the opportunity to get to know the student and working life in another European country in the academic year 2014/2015 thanks to the EU support program, Erasmus+.

A stay abroad is a massively rewarding experience. Gaining an insight into other ways of working and thinking opens up new perspectives for one’s own everyday life. New contacts are made from which life-long friendships can often flourish. The most popular support program for academic time spent abroad is the European Erasmus program which since 2014 is integrated in the program Erasmus+.

A total of 1141 of these grants were assigned to students and staff members from the TUM in the academic year 2014/2015. 848 TUM students went to lectures and seminars at one of the 319 partner universities, while 180 spent their time abroad doing an internship. Furthermore, 113 staff members from the TUM used Erasmus+ in order to collect experience abroad as lecturers, to further themselves educationally or to promote an exchange of ideas and expertise. The most popular countries were Spain, France, and Sweden. In the same year, 760 students came to the TUM as part of the Erasmus+ program.

No other German university saw such high levels of participation from students and staff in 2014/15. The TUM already headed the national rankings in terms of Erasmus grants in the previous three years, topping 1000 on each occasion. The past ten years has seen the number of these grants at the TUM increase by some 300 percent.

The Erasmus program has developed into something of a success story at the TUM. The TUM supports the exchange: in each faculty and in the TUM International Center, there are specific support staff members to look after the Erasmus students.

"The systematic alignment of the two-tier educational format, bachelor/master, has contributed significantly to the internationalization of our students and the courses on offer," explains TUM-President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann. "One shouldn’t take the oft-perceived gloomy predictions so seriously nowadays; the new system has stabilized."

Corporate Communications Center

Technical University of Munich S. Reiffert
reiffert(at)zv.tum.de

Article at tum.de

Studierende im Gespräch

TUM students use Erasmus most frequently

Students of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) go abroad more often with an Erasmus grant than students of other German universities. This is shown by the final Erasmus funding figures for 2015/16, which have now been...

Studierende vor dem Haupteingang der TUM

One third of all new students are international

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is becoming increasingly international. Of the 13,000-plus new students who have registered for the winter semester, one third come from countries other than Germany – with...

Europa-Flagge

A week for the European idea

The European Union is essential for peace and prosperity on the continent. Nevertheless, the EU is increasingly questioned in recent times. Therefore, the TUM School of Management will hold the first „European Week“ from...

Naturwissenschaftlerin im Labor

TUM named best German university in QS Ranking

For the third time in a row, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has topped the German table in the “QS World University Ranking”. The list is seen as one of the world’s most prestigious university ranking systems. TUM...

BWL-Studierende auf dem Campus

Students give TUM very good marks

Students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have bestowed excellent marks upon their university for the Business Administration and Information Systems programs. This is the result of the latest ranking by the...

Studierende im Gespräch.

TUM students top the polls for Erasmus exchanges

Students at Technische Universität München (TUM) reveal the strongest uptake in Germany for the European Erasmus exchange program. In the 2011/12 academic year, more than 900 students availed of this EU grant and completed...