Starting your Studies at TUM

First semester welcome, campus tours, a joint pub evening with the new fellow students – this is how the semester usually starts. But in Corona times, much of this is not possible in the usual form.

Nevertheless, we want you to get the best possible start to your studies. On this page you will find offers to get to know your campus, to network with other students and much more.

Discover your TUM!

Getting to know TUM

Introductory events, campus and library tours – make yourself familiar with the university.

What is a Faculty and which Faculties are there at the TUM? How is the university organized and what role does the Dean play? Here you will find everything you need to know about your university.

From 05. to 09.10.2020 the service fair for first-semester students “Fit for TUM”, offering information about numerous facilities and services, took place. Here you can view the presentations held there.


With the interactive campus tours of ExploreTUM you can get to know TUM in a playful way.

These videos and virtual tours also provide a lively impression of the different campuses:

ExploreTUM also offers campus guides (German) with which you can explore the university on your own.

The Welcome Winter offers special programs for international first-year students.

The TUM Global & Alumni Office offers various events for exchange students: from orientation weeks to the “Länderabend” to the Language Café. Find all offers here.

APSO, ASTA, ECTS, FPSO – our glossary on study and teaching will explain the most important terms and acronyms.

Here you will find information on organisational matters before the start of your studies – from getting yout Student Card to registering your place of residence.

Offers of the schools and departments

Guidance during your studies, information about courses or exchange with fellow students – your school or department will be happy to help you.

  • Buddy program for international students of Master’s degree programs – interested students please contact


TUMonline, Moodle & Co - learn more about the digital tools for your studies.

With Rocket.Chat, TUM's chat system, you can get in contact with all members of the university. More information can be found in the TUM Wiki.

Studying in times of Corona

Hygiene rules, contact tracing, online teaching – study safely and successfully in times of the pandemic.

In this instructional video you will learn the most important hygiene rules and protective measures against COVID-19 at the TUM.


If an infection occurs during courses or in study areas on campus, all contacts need to be traceable. Only in this way can chains of infection be broken. All information on contact tracing at TUM can be found here.


With the Digital Learning Commitment (PDF, 97 KB), TUM commits itself to common rules of conduct for digital courses to ensure the best possible teaching and learning.


Current information about studies, teaching and examinations under Corona conditions can be found at

Advisory Services

Whether it's student advising, help in finding accommodation or support for barrier-free education - here you find information and contacts.

The General Student Advising supports you with the various challenges of your studies.

International students face specific questions – here they find specific answers.

The Office for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students provides support and advice on barrier-free education.

TUM supports you in combining studies and family in the best possible way.

If you have any questions about the equality of women and men at TUM, feel free to contact the Gender Equality Office.

Finding accommodation in Munich is not always easy. Here you will find information and support.

If you have any questions about financing your studies, there are numerous advisory and support services available.

ProLehre Medien und Didaktik Studyskills offers workshops and online material concerning different topics of learning (online) .

Don't miss anything: Important dates and infos for students, stories from the campus, interviews and more – sign up for TUMstudinews.