Disclaimer: Please note that we cannot guarantee absolute completeness of the information provided and that we do not take responsibility for information on external links. We cannot rule out incorrect information, so please always double-check on other websites.

Content

  • Covid-19
  • Contacts
  • Semester dates
  • Room numbering systems
  • Apartment search

 


 

Current: Covid-19

The situation regarding COVID-19 is highly dynamic and can change within a matter of a few days. Because of this it is very important to regularly inform yourself about current regulations and guidelines especially when travelling to Germany.

 

So here are some official links that are frequently updated:

 

TUM Guidelines:

www.tum.de/en/corona

 

Robert Koch Institute (RKI) - government agency responsible for disease control:

RKI - COVID-19 - COVID-19

 

Dashboard:

RKI COVID-19 Germany

 

Stay safe and healthy!

 

 


 

Contacts

Information for Outgoings (MW) in the TUM Wiki

https://wiki.tum.de/display/edschoolofficeintern/Internationales+MW

 

Information for Incomings (MW) in the TUM Wiki

https://wiki.tum.de/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=920880026

 

Contact persons at the Faculties/Schools

https://www.international.tum.de/global/fakultaetskontakte/

 

Coming to the TUM with TUMexchange

https://www.international.tum.de/global/comingtotum/tumexchange/

 

Coming to the TUM from Europe

https://www.international.tum.de/global/comingtotum/erasmus-semp/

 

General Information for international students at the TUM

https://www.international.tum.de/global/austauschstudium/allgemeine-informationen/

 

Disclaimer: not all contacts may know the correct procedures or information for international students

 

Advising for international affairs and responsible person for Online Learning Agreement in Mechanical Engineering

Dipl.-Geogr. Saskia Ammon, MBA
Tel.: +49 89 289 15021
E-Mail: saskia.ammonmw.tum.de

 

Student Office

Dr. phil. Ingrid Mayershofer
Tel.: +49 89 286 15020
E-Mail: ingrid.mayershofer@tum.de

 

Course guidance

Dr.-Ing. Anna Reif
Tel.: +49 89 289 15022
E-Mail: anna.reif@tum.de

 

Bachelor exam board

 

Master exam board

 


 

Semester dates

To give you a quick orientation, we provide the key information regarding the academic calendar here. For the full information please visit https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application/application-info-portal/dates-periods-and-deadlines.

 

Quote from the above website:


Academic Year

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

Semester

The winter semester begins on October 1st and ends on March 31st. The summer semester begins on April 1st and ends on September 30th.

Lecture Period

The lecture period falls within the semester. In the winter semester lectures take place from approximately mid-October to mid-February, in the summer semester from mid-April to mid-July. Courses and examinations may take place on Saturday or during lecture-free periods, as necessary. For more information on specific examination periods, please contact your school or faculty.


In other words, a semester usually consists of 3 to 4 months of lectures followed by 2 to 3 months examination period in which the exams are spread more or less equally. There are no holidays except 24th of December until 6th of January, some days easter vacation and the legal holidays which are mostly in spring. However, you usually can arange a free week or two in the examination period.

 

Some lab courses take place in blocks at the end or the beginning of the examination periods.

 


 

Room numbering systems

As a new student at the TUM it can be very disorientating and confusing trying to find a specific room at one of the many faculty buildings. (It is a running joke that once you are in the chemistry building you will never find out again. If you are daring and have good sense of direction you could try it out for yourself.)

Campuses

  • Main Campus in the city center ("Stammgelände") : Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich
    • U2: Königsplatz, Theresienstraße
      Tram 27/28: Pinakotheken
      Bus 58/68/100: Technische Universität
    • This is where most of the administrative offices, the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty, the School of Management, the School of Social Sciences and Technology and a few others are located.
  • Garching Research Campus: Boltzmannstraße 15, 85748 Garching
    • U6: Garching-Forschungszentrum
      Bus 230: Garching-Forschungszentrum
      Bus 292: Garching-Forschungszentrum
      Bus 690: Garching-Forschungszentrum
      Bus X660: Garching-Forschungszentrum
      S1: Neufahrn (from there take bus 690)
      S8: Ismaning (from there take bus 230)
    • This is where most of your courses will take place if you are doing mechanical engineering. Here you will find the Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics buildings. Additionally, there are a few research institutions like the Max Plank Institute, the European Southern Observatory abd the supercomputing center (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Olympic Park:
    • Here you can find the indoor swimming pool, climbing facilities and other sport facilities. Munich's central organization for university sports (ZHS) offers many courses here, ranging from swimming lessons over acrobatics to fencing.
  • Freising/Weihenstephan: Alte Akademie 8, 85354 Freising
    • Bahn: Freising-Bahnhof (station)
      S1: Freising-Bahnhof (station)
      Bus 635: Weihenstephan (from airport)
      Bus 637: Weihenstephan (from station)
      Bus 638: Weihenstephan (from station)
      Bus 639: Weihenstephan (from station)
      Bus X660: Weihenstephaner Berg (from station and from Garching Forschungszentrum)
    • The location of the School of Life Sciences
  • Straubing: Schulgasse 22, 94315 Straubing
    • Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability

Mechanical Engineering (MW)

  1. nr.: floor (0 is the ground floor)
  2. nr.: building/court
  3. + 4. nr.: room number

Chemistry (CH)

  1. nr.: (1 is the basement, 2 is the ground floor)
  2. nr.: part of the building
    • CH1: dark green
    • CH2: bright green
    • CH3: yellow
    • CH6: orange
    • CH7: violet
  3. nr.: compass direction
  4. + 5. nr.: room number

Physics (PH)

  1. nr.: floor (1 is the basement, 2 is the ground floor)
  2. + 3. + 4. nr.: room number

Mathematics and Informatic (MI)

  1. + 2. nr.: floor (00 is the ground floor)

      3. + 4. nr.: building part
      5. + 6. + 7. nr.: room number
      sometimes the unnecessary zeros are left out (e.g. 0.6.36 instead of 00.06.036)

 


 

Apartment search

Coming to the TUM from abroad can be quite the challenge, as you may have heard, one of the main reasons being the search for accommodation in the city of Munich.

But fear not!

As we, the International Department of the TUM, are here to give you an introduction, some tips, and links where you can navigate through the various living spaces the beautiful city of Munich has to offer!

(Please note that we cannot guarantee absolute completeness of the information provided and that we do not take responsibility for information on external links. Furthermore, we cannot help you find a flat, we can only give you tips and links.)

 

Official Information and Tips from the TUM-Website:

https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/living-and-working/accommodations

https://www.tum.de/en/studies/during-your-studies/living-and-working/accommodations/tips-for-finding-accommodation

 

Tips from us:

  1. Start searching early! The apartment market in Munich is very competitive and it can happen that only one of twenty applications even gets a reply.
  2. Use Google Maps for every location to calculate the time it takes to go to the university! (As a consideration point)
  3. Be careful of scams. If a landlord doesn't want to provide extra information or pictures, won't let you see the flat in person, wants money before you have visited the flat or signed the contract or pressures you to sign something very quickly, that can all be warning signs that something may be not right.

 

Real Estate Websites:

  1. https://www.wg-gesucht.de/ (for flat shares, although you might sometimes find whole flats for rent)
    1. https://www.wg-gesucht.de/wg-zimmer-in-Munchen.90.0.1.0.html (specifically in Munich)
  2. immowelt.de (usually for flats, not flat shares)
    1. https://www.immowelt.de/liste/muenchen/wohnungen/mieten?sort=relevanz (specifically in Munich)
  3. https://housinganywhere.com/
    1. https://housinganywhere.com/s/Munich--Germany (specifically in Munich)
  4. https://www.immobilienscout24.de/
    1. https://www.immobilienscout24.de/Suche/de/bayern/muenchen/wohnung-mieten?enteredFrom=result_list (specifically in Munich)

 

Writing an Application Letter (For Accommodation)

The application letter which you'll eventually be sending to the landlords / real estate providers is also a crucial step to getting the place itself! That way, the landlords will be convinced that you are the right person they should rent to.

In this E-Mail you would normally put the following details:

  • your name
  • your age
  • your job/ that you are a student
  • your hobbies (for a flat share)
  • your compatibility with others (don't exaggerate too much otherwise you wil have a problem later on)
  • what you expect from a flat share and whether you want to socialise or not
  • how important cleanliness is to you and if you would be okay with a cleaning plan
  • from what date on you can move in
  • your contact details (email, phone number, social media)