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TUM - Technische Universität München
Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year,
The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Program Sponsor: Global E³ 
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Geoinformatics, Information Technology, Mechanical
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Technische Universität München
München, GERMANY

University Info

College/School of Engineering

Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Informatics (Computer Engineering)
Mechanical Engineering

Office responsible for International Exchange Students:

International Office -

Language(s) of Instruction

German and English

There are a limited number of English courses at the undergraduate level. Most English courses are at the graduate level, which are available to very advanced Bachelor's students with the necessary prerequisites.

Undergraduate students who are interested in applying to TUM through Global E3 should contact the international coordinator at TUM during the Global E3 application process to discuss their study plans:


TUM has been combining scientific expertise with entrepreneurial thinking for more than 140 years. Achievement of top results in all its core fields of education and research: engineering and economics, natural and life sciences, medicine and sports resulted in TUM being ranked the No. 1 university in Germany and among the top 100 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (

Our graduates are active around the globe and TUM professors are making important contributions to world research. With more than 500 professors and over 8,000 additional staff, we offer academic and research opportunities to over 36,000 students. More than 15 per cent of our staff and around 20 percent of our students come from abroad, creating a university culture which is cosmopolitan and hospitable. In Europe and worldwide, TUM maintains over 400 university partnerships and collaborates with many international research institutions.

At TUM, you have a unique chance to experience the energized spirit of an entrepreneurial university in the very heart of Europe.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate students:  Accepted
  • Graduate students:  Accepted
  • Computer Science majors:  Accepted

Exchange students are welcome to stay at TUM for a duration of either one or two semesters.

Summer Program - TUM Summer University
Available to Global E3 students as a fee-paying program, and not administered by IIE as part of the Global E3 program. Please see the website below, and contact the university directly for more information.


English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores (TOEFL, IELTS):

For courses in either German or English, we recommend a minimum language ability of B2 according to The Common European Framework in the language

Available Disciplines

  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Games Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (with the following specializations)

• Aerospace Engineering
• Automotive and Combustion Engine Technology
• Energy and Process Engineering
• Mechatronics and Information Technology
• Medical Technology and Engineering
• Nuclear Technology
• Product Development and Design
• Production and Logistics

  • Pharmaceutical Bioprocess Engineering
Additional application materials?
Students should submit the following documents (single copy):
  • Online application: students planning to attend German lectures should complete the German version of the online application; everyone else can fill in the English version. Note: Please select a partner university from the drop-down menu that you find under the desired mobility option. Please complete all the boxes on the form. Boxes marked with an asterisk (*) are definitely required. Be sure to click on "continue" each time. When all the compulsory boxes on the form have been filled in, the button marked "send" will appear. You can interrupt your application at any time and continue at some later opportunity. To do so, click on "end" and your application will be saved automatically. Now click on "create PDF document", print out the application form and complete the document with your signature and the signature of your international program coordinator. Important point: Application for admission to the TUM is an integral part of the online application procedure.
  • Letter of motivation in English or German (about 1 page giving the reasons for choosing TUM for your proposed period of study abroad).
  • Transcript of records (detailing your academic performance to date, written / translated in German, French or English and stamped and signed by the international program coordinator of your home university)
  • Document including the courses you are attending at the moment in your current semester (and so are still not listened in the transcript)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) in English or German.
  • 1 passport photo for your Student Card (not a scanned or copied photo!) - please stick on the online form
  • copy of your ID-card / passport (if available)
  • Study program: Please get in touch with your home university's program coordinator and the person responsible at TUM's International Center and the TUM International Student Advisers responsible for you in order to discuss your proposed course of study. Be sure to remember to ask your home university's international program coordinator to sign and stamp this document!
When will students receive their acceptance package?

TUM International Center will send students a letter of admission by email in July for applications for winter semester and in December for applications for summer semester.


Semester Dates

Lecture Period: Mid October to the mid of February,
Exam Period: Typically mid February to mid March

Lecture period: Mid April to mid July
Exam Period: Typically mid July to mid August

Academic Calendar

The academic year begins on October 1 of a year and ends on September 30 of the following year.

Course Descriptions

For courses taught in English, please also visit:

Workload per semester

While 30 ECTS is the normal fulltime study load for regular TUM students, we recommend a study load of 15 to 20 ECTS for exchange students.

Grading System
German Grade Translation
1.0 to 1.5 Very Good
1.5 to 2.5 Good
2.6 to 3.5 Satisfactory
3.6 to 4.0 Sufficient
4.1 to 5.0 Fail

Academic Transcripts

Students request a copy of their transcript from the International Student Advisors from their faculty once all grades are made available in the student’s online account.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

TUM’s International Center provides support to exchange students in finding accommodation:

In Munich, the majority of students live in private apartments. Only approximately 13% live in halls of residence. Unlike in other countries, German dormitories are not owned or operated by the university, but by external institutions. The “Studentenwerk” (Student Services) operates numerous large halls of residence in Munich. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to guarantee GE3 students accommodation in “Studentwerk” Halls of Residence or apartments.

When can exchange students move in to the hall of residence?

Move in procedures vary according to the type of accommodation


Entry Visa

As an international student you will need a visa to study in Germany. Applicants from EU/EWR nations as well as some other nations are exempt from this regulation.

You will need to apply for your visa at the embassy / consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in your home country. Please note, this should be your country of citizenship and not the country you are studying in. A visa must be applied for well in advance of your departure (at least 2 months ahead of time!).

Also see here about countries whose citizens require / do not require a visa.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

In Germany, all students must have health insurance, i.e. you must have proof of sufficient insurance in order to be able to enroll at a German university. It is important that you go about obtaining this proof of medical coverage well before your arrival at TUM approaches. It is not sufficient to present proof of insurance from your home country (e.g. insurance card or insurance policy) and travel insurances are not accepted.

Please refer to our website


When should I arrive?

We recommend students to arrive 1 to 2 weeks prior to the start of lectures.

Prior to the beginning of each semester we arrange Orientation Weeks and it is advisable to come in time for these weeks. Tutors accompany students to public authorities, to help set up bank accounts, to get along in general and much more. Besides this, the TUMi Program offers sight-seeing tours, visits to museums, excursions and parties.

Intensive Language Courses are also available:

Is airport reception available?

Airport pick up services can be arranged in exceptional circumstances.

Is there any bank on campus?

There are no banking facilities directly on TUM campuses.


Food/meals €250-300 per month


Dorms: ca. € 280 - € 350  per month
Private market: ca. € 250 - € 600 per month

Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) € 25-35 per month

Personal expenses € 50-100 per month


EU citizens and citizens from countries with a social insurance treaty: free of charge
All others: around € 76-78

Other administrative fees Student Services Fee: : € 52 plus € 59 solidary fee for semester ticket


Office responsible for International Exchange students

International Center


One of TUM’s advantages lies in its location. With a population of 1.4 million, Munich is often said to have a small town feel but all the advantages of a bustling metropolis. The city is clean and safe and this combined with a highly efficient public transport system makes living in Munich a pleasure. So it is no surprise that Munich consistently ranks among the World’s top 10 most livable cities.

Whether you are into mountain sports, rock concerts, opera or art exhibitions, watching a match of Munich’s favorite sons - FC Bayern Munich - or simply relaxing in the serenity of one of its nearby lakes, in Munich everything is right on your doorstep.

Even if Munich’s own countless offerings leave you wanting more, its central European location with quick and easy rail, air and road connections mean that other cities and regions such as Prague, Salzburg and Venice are only short trips away.

Last but by no means least, Munich is renowned for its world-leading companies in various fields including automotive and high-tech. The headquarters and R&D departments of companies such as BMW, Siemens, MTU and EADS are located here. As such, TUM students are well positioned to gain internships, research projects and permanent positions with these world leading companies.

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