International Department

Who are we?

The International Department is made up of motivated students who are enthusiastic about other countries, languages and cultures and are therefore dedicated to supporting exchange students at our faculty.

Most of us have already completed or are planning to complete a semester abroad and bring their experience to the program.

What do we do?

Our biggest project is the buddy program. Every incoming exchange student is assigned a TUM buddy as a contact person. You can find the application and more information here
Besides the buddy program itself, we are responsible for the "Exchangy", an information booklet for international students. We inform students from abroad who are interested in studying at the MW faculty and organize exchange rounds with incoming student groups (the organization of the visits are centrally organized by the International Center of TUM).
Since 2016, we are also represented at the esp with the International Shotbar. There, unit members together with our exchange students provide thirsty guests with drinks from all over the world.
If you have further questions about the Buddy Program or the International Office in general, please send an email to:

How can you join in?

Do you want to get to know people from all over the world, engage in intercultural exchange and contribute and implement creative ideas for events?

Then become a part of our department!

We are always looking for motivated students who want to help us organise events for the Buddy-Program and help with the other tasks of the department and the entire student council.

You can send us an email at any time, even in the middle of the semester (, and you are always welcome to join us!

The International Department in Pictures