TUM – Technical University of Munich

Arcisstraße 21 d, 80333, Munich, Germany
Theresienstraße München Bayern 80333 DE
+49 89 289 01+49 89 289 01
+49 89 289 22000

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) (German: Technische Universität München) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan. It is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology.

The TUM is one of the best universities in Europe regarding excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary methods and talent drawn from them. The strong collaboration amidst various companies and several other academic institutions around the world make for an optimal international environment.  TUM is one of the first three Universities of Excellence in Germany.

Degree programs

TUM offers more than 150 degree programs in the natural sciences, engineering, medicine, life sciences, business and economics, teaching and educational research. The overall majority of study programs at TUM are generally free of tuition fees, with exception, e.g., for MBA programs. We encourage you to browse through our offerings and learn more about the individual programs in detail.

Browse this section for an overview of all degree programs offered by TUM – from A (architecture) to U (urbanism) Programs.

Within the scope of the Bologna Reform, TUM has converted all of its degree programs to bachelor’s and master’s programs with the exception of state medical exams and teaching programs for secondary schools in Germany (in connection with physical education disciplines). TUM also offers a selection of programs with special degrees.

Each degree program has a predefined application process. The following pages provide information on the three admission categories, together with the corres­ponding bachelor’s and master’s programs. The admission categories are:

TUM offers a range of programs taught partially or completely in English.

Students from Asia, the United States and Europe have the opportunity to pursue an engineering degree at the German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) – TUM Asia Pte.

Elite graduate programs are designed to prepare and qualify outstanding students for top-level research posts or management positions in the business world.

TUM offers several advanced studies master’s programs for which special fees are charged and some of which offer greater flexibility to facilitate the combination of work and advanced study. Participation in continuing education programs requires at least one year of work experience.

Select courses can be attended within the scope of our auditing program. Student auditors are not officially enrolled at the TUM and do not have student status.

Upon completion of a master’s degree, the doctorate opens the path toward a career in science and research.

In addition to its standard courses of study, the TUM offers students a broad spectrum of organized events, courses and continuing education programs ranging from philosophy lectures and language courses to tutoring certification.

The accreditation of bachelor’s and master’s programs was introduced as part of the Bologna Reform. The goal of accreditation is quality assurance. Rather than accrediting each individual program (program accreditation), TUM elected to carry out a system accreditation, which focuses on the university’s internal quality management system instead of individual bachelor’s and master’s programs. Once the University’s quality management system has successfully undergone system accreditation, all of it’s bachelor’s and master’s programs are automatically accredited.


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