Academic Advising

Student advisors at TUM Informatics are available for all students and covers topics including (but not limited to):

Adacemic Student Advising:

  • Transferring credits to and between TUM Informatics programs
  • Examination regulations
  • Individual study plans due to leave of absence or Master’s Informatics part-time program
  • Support for disabled or chronically ill students
  • Studies, internships, and thesis research abroad
  • Repeating exams and catching up after falling behind the regular program schedule
  • Dealing with lack of motivation
  • Learning methods

International Student Advising:

Advising on special situations and issues that are relevant to international students is also available, including the following topics:

  • Problems with resident permits/visas
  • Scholarships and financial problems
  • Guidance on working while studying in Germany
  • Information about the medical care System in Germany
  • First contact for international students in difficulties
  • Homesickness and adjusting to life in Germany
  • Advice for getting to know more German students or other students


  • Formal requirements for Master’s program admissions (e.g. which Bachelor degrees are accepted)
  • All questions related to the admissions process

Don't forget to check out our Tips for Sucessful Studies!


Overview important dates Summer Semester

Summer SemesterEventDeadline Summer Semester 2018


Meeting with the refugees and their buddies in Informatics from the Auditor Program For Refugees at TUM4th April 2018, noon, MI 00.08.059
Café with the student advisors for Master's students

4th April 2018,

2.00 pm, 

Interimshörsaal 2

Study introduction day

5th April 2018,

10.10 am

Presentation of examination regulations

5th April 2018, 

Master: Lecture hall

Incomings Welcome 5th April 2018, 2.15 pm,  MI HS 3
Workshop Intercultural Competence and Communication6th April till Sunday 8th April 2018
Collective opening hour

9th April 2018, 10.00 am, MI 02.11.018

Language Caféregularly every Wednesday, 3‐5.30 pm from 11.04.18

Information event Application Master8th May 2018, 6 pm, MI HS2
International Day16th May 2018, 11am, MI HS1

Let's talk about Courses & Exams@in.tum 5th June 2018, 4 pm, MI HS2
Information event Guided Research07th June 2018 (changed!), 10 am, Intermishörsaal 1
Bachelor's Thesis Information event (changed!, switched with Master's Thesis)12th June 2018, 6 pm, Intermishörsaal 2

Double Degree Progamme Master Infromatics

26th June 2018, 4.15 pm, MI HS 2

Let's talk about IDP@in.tum

28th June 2018, 6 pm, Intermishörsaal 2

German Matters Absolventenfeier: 29th June 2018, 4.15 pm, Garching Hochbrück
JulyMaster's Thesis Information event (changed!, switched with Bachelor's Thesis)July 03 2018, 4.00 pm, MI HS 2

Overview important dates Winter Semester

Winter SemesterEventDeadline Winter Semester 2018/2019


Orientation program for new international degree students
Language Caféregularly every Wednesday, 3‐5.30 pm from 17.10.18
Open House Day 2018 13th October 2018
Collective opening hour

15th October 2018, 10 am, MI 00.13.009A

DecemberMaster's Day at TUM4th December 2018, 12 am
Let's talk about - Courses & Exams @in.tum

14th December 2018, 4 pm, MI HS2

JanuaryLet's talk about - IDP @in.tum 23th January 2019, 6 pm, Interimshörsaal 2
Let’s talk about – Guided Research @in.tum 25th January 2019, 2 pm, MI 00.13.009A
Information event Master’s Thesis30th January 2019, 6 pm, Interimshörsaal 2

Contact the Academic and International Student Advisors

You can contact us in person in our offices during opening hours, or by telephone or email, If you would like to contact us in person (preferred) then just drop in during our opening hours without previous notice. The contact information for advisors can be found on the right of this page. All advising is strictly confidential!

Please be aware that our academic advisors have no access to your official study records, so we ask you to bring a print-out of your academic transcript when visiting us. You should always know by heart how many ECTS you have already obtained.

If you need support with personal matters, such as legal or social matters, please see our personal counseling services.

Please don’t hesitate to seek advice – the sooner you come, the better we can help you!



Vivija Simić

Academic Student Advisor

  • Office: MI 01.08.039
  • E-mail:
  • Tel.: +49 89-289-17296
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday 10-12 a.m. & Thursday 9-11 a.m.
    • Recognitions: Tuesday 9-10 a.m.
    • Vacation: September 24th - 27th, 2018
    • opening hours cancelled: October 2nd, 4th and 15th, 2018

Sibylle Roden-Kinghorst

Academic Student Advisor, in addition: Departemental contact for chronically ill and disabled students

  • office: 02.07.039
  • email:
  • phone: +49 89-289-18190
  • opening hours:
    • Tue 1 - 3 pm, Wed 9 -11 am, Fr 9 - 11 am
    • evening counseling: first Tue every month: 5.30-6.30 pm
  • attention!!!
    • no opening hours: Sept. 11 - 28, 2018
    • next opening hour: Tue, Oct. 2nd 0:30 - 2:30 pm
    • next evening counseling: Tue, Oct. 9th 5.30 - 6.30 pm

Lena Krone

International Student Advisor / Admissions 

  • office: 00.09.037
  • email:
  • phone: +49 89-289-17867
  • step-by consultation hours: Tue 3-5 pm; Wed 10-12am
  • no office hours: 10-19 Sept. 2018