Career Opportunities

As a student at one of the leading technical universities in the world, you have a wealth of career opportunities available to you during and after your studies. 

TUM Informatics Job Database 

TUM Informatics cultivates subject-specific job databases, regularly updated with new offers: 

TUM University-Wide Resources

  • TUM’s Career Service offers career guidance and planning services for all students at the university, including workshops, advising, and on-campus interview events.
  • On the TUM Recruiting-Portal you can find postings for internships, thesis research, temporary jobs, doctoral positions, full-time jobs, and more.
  • UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM, can advise you on how to create your own company in Germany.

Tips for Working as an International Student

During Your Studies

As an international student in Germany, you may choose to support yourself during your studies by finding a job. Depending on the type of visa you hold and the length of your program (i.e. summer vs. semester/year), you will be eligible to work maximum of 120 days/year or part-time work for 240 days/year. In addition, you can work as a student assistant (Hiwi) at the Department of Informatics. Full-time work in the private sector is limited to 20 hours per week for students  You may work more hours during semester breaks.

After You Graduate

Regulations for working in Germany after you graduate can seem confusing at first – but it’s simpler than you might think, and the Make it in Germany portal is here to help! German companies are increasingly looking to recruit well-qualified professionals – particularly in the technology fields. “Make it in Germany” is designed to give you the information you need to launch a successful career in Germany. It includes information about the sectors in which qualified professionals are being sought and the necessary conditions you must meet in order to start working. 

After having succesfully completed your studies at TUM, you essentially have free access to the labor market. Your residence permit may be renewed for up to 18 months to enable you to look and apply for a position in keeping with your academic degree. More information here.

It is also possible to create a start-up in Germany and have your own company in Germany. IHK, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Munich offers business support for start-ups.

Of course, there are also many opportunities to continue your studies to earn a PhD or become a research associate at a higher education institution or research facility. Learn more about some of your options at the Department of Informatics and about TUM Graduate School.