TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY MUNICH - [TUM], MUNICH, BAVARIA

Munich, BavariaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1868Established Year
  39726Enrollment

Technical University Munich Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Technical University of Munich is a public, research-oriented university which was established in 1868. It is one of the oldest and biggest technical universities in Germany majorly focusing on disciplines in engineering, life & natural sciences, business, and medicine.

The university is a prominent member of TU9, which incorporates some of the most notable technical universities of Germany which were established before 1900.

According to the World University Rankings 2019, the Technical University of Munich is globally ranked at #44.

Technical University of Munich Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1868
Budget (2018)€ 1.451 billion
Number of Degree Programs 177
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time; Online
Total Number of Professors566
International Student Percentage29% 
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance€ 11,059
Contact International Office+49 89 289 22245
studium@tum.de

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • With 15 academic departments, the university offers a total of 177-degree programs, some of which are offered completely in English. Additionally, the university is globally renowned for its breakthroughs in research and operates a total of 13 research centers.
  • Apart from its main campus in Munich, the university has 4 other campuses, one of which is located in Singapore.
  • The Munich Student Union manages and provides accommodation for students of the university. In addition to residence halls, students can choose to live in hostels, guesthouses or shared apartments across the city of Munich.

Technical University of Munich Admissions

Application Deadlines

15 July (winter); 15 January (summer)

Some PG programs might have varying deadlines. Most degree programs only accept new incoming applicants in the winter semester and transfer or higher semester applicants in the summer semester.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Official Transcripts; Undergraduate Degree Certificate (master’s applicants)
  • Apply for Preliminary Documentation by Uni-assist
  • Uni-assist application fee: € 75
  • Proof of sufficient German language skills: Goethe Certificate (B2); DSH-2 or 3; TestDaF (4 in all sections); passed telc C1 Hochschule; passed telc Deutsch B2.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for degree programs taught in English): TOEFL/GRE/IELTS/GMAT
  • Resume (for PG)
  • Cover Letter, Essay, Letter of Motivation
  • Proof of Health Insurance

Technical University of Munich Fees & Other Expenses

TUM does not charge any tuition fee from its students since April, 2013. However, all students are required to pay a student union fee, and a semester ticket fee twice every year throughout their period of study.
In addition to the fees mentioned above, students are required to pay for living in the city of Munich, which can be quite expensive.

ExpenseAmount in EUR
Semester Fee (student union fee+ semester ticket) € 258.80
Estimated cost of living in Munich€ 900 per month
Total€ 11,059 (approx.)

The table above shows estimated annual cost of attendance for full-time students of TUM.

Financial Aid & Scholarships for International Students

  • TUM provides scholarships (€ 500- € 1500 per semester) for international students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs with a good academic record and proven financial need.
  • Graduate students of the School of Mechanical Engineering with extra-ordinary academic performance are eligible for a scholarship of up to € 550 per month.
  • The Nicolaus Scholarship Fund is available for students who have completed 2 years of study at TUM and demonstrate financial need.

There are several other scholarships and funding resources for international students at TMU. In addition, students can also choose to work. TUM job portal has more than 3,000 jobs that the students can choose from.

Click here to explore additional scholarships for international students in Germany.

Find a Program

Architecture, Building & Planning 3 Programs

18 monthsfull-timeEnglish
$147 - 293 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$147 - 293 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$147 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 7 Programs

2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$147 - 293 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 2 Programs

Arts & Social Studies 2 Programs

18 monthsfull-timeEnglish
$147 - 293 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$293 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$293 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Technical University Munich Overview

Student Population39726
Average Cost of Attendance$293 / Year

Attendance Cost

$293

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$293 / Year
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