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How to apply for a Master's Degree Program
Step by Step

You would like to apply to a master’s degree program at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)? Here, you will find all the information you need.

Important notes for international applicants

This globe highlights the aspects you need to pay special attention to when applying with a qualification for graduate studies acquired outside the EU, EWR or Switzerland.

1. Prepare your application

1.1 Note for international applicants

2. Apply via TUMonline

The first step is the application via our portal TUMonline. Our application wizard will guide you step by step through the online application procedure.

All data submitted electronically needs to be verified by paper-based documents. So at the end of the online application, you will receive an application for admission as well as a personalized list of required documents. Both the signed application for admission and the relevant documents need to arrive at TUM has hardcopies before the designated deadline.

3. Submit your Documents

The admission or enrollment application form will be automatically generated at the end of the online application process, as well as a list with all required documents

Depending on the desired degree program, the required documents include:

Please send your signed admission or enrollment application form as well as all required documents to the address stated in the application. Your application documents need to arrive at TUM within the application period. We cannot accept submissions of the application form via fax, scan etc. When sending documents via post, always be aware of the mail delivery time. Particularly when sending documents from abroad, we recommend using a track & trace service.

The submission deadlines can be found on the pages of the degree programs. All documents not originally issued in German or English need to be translated.

You must submit a full set of application documents each time you apply, including notarized certificates. TUM does not assume any liability for unsolicited original certificates. Please note that all application materials are digitalized and destroyed after the end of the application period.

You wish to apply for a double degree? Please apply as described here. Make sure you include a note in your documents, stating that you are applying to a double degree program. 

More information:

4. We review your documents

Only when all required application documents have been filled out completely and received by the specified deadline, will they be processed by the Admissions and Enrollment Office. Due to the large number of applicants the process may take several weeks. Check the status of your application in your TUMonline Account

Learn more about the status options shown in TUMonline.

Complete the Aptitude Assessment

Master degree programs are subject to aptitude assessment. As soon as all required documents have been submitted and processed, applicants will receive an email including an invitation and useful information about the aptitude assessment procedure. 

Aptitude Assessment is a two-step procedure:

  • In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to a 20 minute admissions interview conducted by the department. In some cases, telephone interviews are carried out for international students.
  • The interview represents the second stage of the procedure  and helps determine whether the applicant is capable of successfully completing the desired course of study. You will find more information in appendix 2 of the Academic and Examination Regulations of your desired degree program.

5.1 We notify you about your admission

You will be informed by e-mail if you have been accepted to TUM. The admission offer will also appear in your TUMonline Account.

5.2 Accept your spot

The admission procedure that follows your acceptance of admission will also take some time. Therefore, accept your admission offer as soon as possible! You can do this in your TUMonline Account. Upon accepting your admission offer, you have the option to download your admission notification in TUMonline.

If you have applied to more than one program and have not yet received an admissions offer for your preferred course of study, please wait to confirm your acceptance. It is possible to accept your offer of admission to a program up until 15 September for the winter semester and 15 March for the summer semester.  

You have received an admission offer, but due to some reason have to postphone the start of your studies? Here you will find everything you need to know about reserving your spot.

6. Complete your Documents

To enroll, all documents required for enrollment must be received by TUM by the specified deadline. Please check your TUMonline account to see which documents you still need to submit. The deadlines are listed in the Info pages about our degree programs 

7. Pay the semester fees

After accepting your admission offer, please transfer your student union fees.

All information you need about student union fees and the bank transfer process can be found in your  TUMonline Account.

8. Be enrolled at TUM

As soon as 

  • all documents are registered and designated as correct in your TUMonline Account
  • you accepted an offer of admission,
  • and transfered your student union fees,

you will be enrolled at TUM and notified by email. Please remember to check your TUMonline Account regularly to keep up-to-date. For technical reasons it may take up to 24 hours until your status of enrollment is verified in your account.

After enrollment you can download your student documents in your TUMonline Account. These include

  • proof of enrollment
  • certificates for local public transportation,
  • confirmation of payment of fees.

9. Pick up your Student Card

The student card is student I.D., travel ticket for Munich’s public transportation system (MVV), library card and electronic payment card - and therefore an important prerequisite for studying at TUM.

Where and when to get your Student Card

10. What's next?

Congratulations - your studies can now begin. Ahead of the first lecture there are still things to be taken care of: From registering at the university library to finding a place to live. Here you will find valuable tips and services to help you get started.

Any questions?

Please refer to TUM’s extensive advisory service anytime.