We would like to inform you that the exchange application period for the summer term 2019 at TUM starts on September 15th.
We continue testing an online application procedure this semester and you are part of the test group. Please read the instructions under point 3 carefully.
The deadline for receiving your e-nominations (see point 2) and your students’ completed application documents via e-mail (see point 3) is October 31st, 2018. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider applications that arrive after this date.
(This information is only for partners who want to e-nominate students to start in summer term 2019 and stay at TUM for one or two semesters. Students who only want to start at TUM later in the winter term 2019/20 should only be nominated starting from March 2019 on – the winter term application process will be from March 15th 2019 to May 15th 2019. An e-mail regarding this application process will be sent to our partners in March.)
1. Semester dates
Summer term: April 1st, 2019 – September 30th, 2019
Courses: April 23rd, 2019 – July 27th, 2019
Examinations: depends on the TUM department, but often take place between mid of July and end of September 2019. If you have questions about the time of examinations at TUM – if your students need to do examinations – please contact TUM's International Affairs Delegates (see point 6). Unfortunately, earlier or extra examination dates for exchange students cannot be arranged! Students need to take part in the regular examinations as all other TUM students!
Orientation weeks / obtaining TUM Student card: beginning of April before the lectures start
Many of you are probably already familiar with the e-nomination procedure (nomination using "moveonnet") that we introduced some years ago. TUM can only consider your students’ applications if you nominate them in time using e-nomination. Once e-nominated, the students (and you) will be informed directly via e-mail about the application procedure at our institution (see attached fact sheet):
To nominate your students, please see the attachment containing a short instruction of the e-nomination procedure (“Instruction_e-nomination_ISCED code”) and follow the link: http://www.moveonnet.eu/mymoveonnet/enomination to nominate your students. Please select me (Anna Schwark) as contact person at TUM in the e-nomination.
Those of you who used e-nomination the last years only have to log in with your user name and password to get into the portal.
New partners, who have not used e-nomination via moveonnet before, need to register before they can proceed with the e-nomination. Registration is free of charge! After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from "moveonnet" containing your user name and password for login. If you cannot register in moveonnet because a colleague of yours has already created an account for your institution, please contact the moveonnet coordinator (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
To nominate a student, you will be asked to select your students’ “field of study.” Please make sure that the existing bilateral agreement between your university and TUM includes student exchanges in each student’s field of study. For the 14 TUM departments, please only nominate students for the exact fields of study indicated in the attachment “”Instruction_e-nomination_ISCED code”!
The e-nomination process is important both for our partners, to enable the real-time notification of students of their application status, and for TUM in order to maximize the speed of processing applications (which is good for your students as well).
3. Application documents
The required application forms and a list of all supplementary documents can be found here:
- TUMexchange: https://www.international.tum.de/en/coming-to-tum/exchange-students/tumexchange/
- Departmental Program: https://www.international.tum.de/en/coming-to-tum/exchange-students/departmental-partnerships/
è The portal for the online application will be activated on September 15th or the week after.
The application process for the students is as follows:
1. Fill out the online application form in the portal indicated at the link above
2. Upload all necessary application documents and
3. Finalize the process in the portal and submit the complete application
4. Send the “Full Application PDF” that will be generated in the online portal as ONE pdf document containing all required application documents via e-mail to Anna Schwark email@example.com.
All application documents need to reach Ms. Schwark by the deadline on October 31st, 2018.
4. Language skills
If your students want to attend courses taught in German at TUM, proficient German skills are key. If they want to attend courses in English, they should have excellent English skills. Please note that we continue to offer many courses in German (see point 5)!
TUM departments request a German respectively English certificate of at least B1 (exceptions: TUM School of Management, School of Education and Center of Life and Sciences in Weihenstephan: here a level of at least B2 is requested).
Required language confirmation(s): see point 3 “Application documents”.
5. German skills
At TUM many of the offered courses are conducted in German. If your students participate in courses conducted in German and don't have a reasonable knowledge of German, they could have problems studying here. Even if your students will be attending lectures in English at TUM, a basic knowledge of the German language is recommended to make the most of your stay and make daily life in Munich a smoother and more enjoyable experience.
Therefore, we always recommend that our incoming exchange students participate in German courses:
1. German courses at TUM: http://www.sprachenzentrum.tum.de/en/languages/german-as-a-foreign-language/
Important: In the summer term 2019 TUM can only offer German courses during the semester (starting April 23rd) to exchange students. Intensive course before the semester / academic courses starts are, unfortunately, not available for exchange students coming to TUM in summer term 2019!
2. Some other online courses: https://www.study-in.de/en/discover-germany/german-language/learning-german-online_41116.php
6. Courses, course languages and examinations
If your students have questions regarding courses and examination dates at TUM, please have them contact their responsible TUM International Affairs Delegatein their TUM department: http://www.international.tum.de/en/contact-and-counseling/international-affairs-delegates/
Courses offered at TUM are listed at the following link: https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/webnav.ini (important: students should NOT register in TUMonline by their own! Registration for all exchange students will be done automatically by TUM after they have been accepted! Thus, until then they should only use TUMonline without registration!)
To access the course catalogue, your students can switch the language to English in the top right hand corner and select «courses» in the search bar. If there are no courses listed for the semester they want to study in (which usually is the case as they are planning their studies in advance of faculty timetabling), they should choose the same semester in which they are planning to come but for the previous year (the offered courses in each semester usually remain the same).
The main number of courses (at least 60%) your students will attend at TUM need to be in the TUM department where they are nominated for / will registered with (at TUM). In addition to that, they can choose courses from other TUM departments.
Please note: many courses are only held in German – not in English – and it is very important for students to confirm the language of instruction for the courses they intend enrolling in! The fact that a course description is written in English does not necessarily mean that the course is also taught in English! You can find the course language within the course description.
è Please see the bilateral agreement regarding requested language levels. It is very important to check the agreements, as the requested language level differs depending on the TUM department! Please stick to the level laid down in the agreements, as acceptance cannot be guaranteed if disregarding it.
Please note again (see “semester dates”): examination dates depend on the TUM department, but usually take place between February and end March 2018. Unfortunately, earlier or extra examination dates for exchange students cannot be arranged! They need to take part in the regular examinations like all other TUM students!
7. Further steps: acceptance, admission letter,...
· After receiving all students’ application documents we will forward them to the concerned TUM department where the final decision of acceptance is made.
· After students are accepted by the TUM departments, they will receive their official TUM admission letter via e-mail, which will be sent to them from December on! In the admission letter they can find further information about the next steps:
- Every student attending TUM has to pay the Student union fee of € 62 and the solidary contribution for the semester ticket of € 67,40, in total € 129,40 / semester (as of today).
- Additionally, every student needs to have proof of a German national insurance (see “Legal Requirements”) to enroll at TUM (only if students are over 30 years old, they do not need an insurance for their enrollment at TUM).
All detailed information regarding the application process, health insurance, German courses at TUM and in Munich, formalities in Germany, etc. can also be found in our attached Fact Sheet or at the following link: http://www.international.tum.de/en/coming-to-tum/exchange-students/.
Do not hesitate to contact me for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be happy to be of assistance and to answer any question that you might have.
Technical University of Munich
TUM International Center
Phone +49 89 289 22536
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday : 10:00 - 12:00 am, 2:00 - 4:00 pm