Language Requirements for Admission

All degree programs at TUM Informatics require proof of proficiency in German, English, or both. 

Check TUM’s central admissions website for information on accepted language proficiency certificates here

Please remember that you often will need to sign up for language tests several months in advance.

Should you have no knowledge in German at all, you should plan to devote approximately 9 to 12 months to intensive courses in order to reach the required level. You must be able to prove proficiency in the relevant language for your program in order to be admitted.

For Master's applications at the department of Informatics: if the language of instruction of your Bachelor's degree was English (100%), this can be accepted as English language proof for the Master's application. 
Bachelor's thesis written in English can also be accepted as English proof. In this case a document from your university (signed and sealed) confirming that the BSc. thesis was passed and was written in English must be submitted. Applicants with a BSc. degree from TUM Informatics, please contact: efv(at)in.tum.de


Requirements by Program

For bachelor's programs, you only need proof of German language proficiency.

For the following master's programs, you need proof of both German and English language proficiency:

•    Automotive Software Engineering
•    Information Systems
•    Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence
•    Informatics (Certificate Program)

The following master's programs can be completed in English and all applicants must submit a proof of English language proficiency for the application. Although knowledge of the German language is not relevant for your admission, the the Bavarian State Government insists that all students acquire at least a basic level of German language knowledge during their course of study. Therefore, applicants who did not provide proof of proficiency in German are admitted on condition to complete one module providing integrative knowledge of the German language within the first two semesters of their studies (more information on the website of the respective program):

•    Informatics
•    Informatics: Games Engineering
•    Biomedical Computing
•    Computational Science and Engineering
•    Data Engineering and Analytics