Exams and Transcripts
At TUM, each department determines its own examination period. At TUM Informatics, written examinations take place over a four-week period each semester, starting with the last week of the lecture period and continuing an additional three weeks. An exam timetable will be published on the exams page before each exam period
Please remember that you must register for each of your exams in TUMonline in late November for winter semester exams and in June for summer semester exams. See the pdf guide available on the right for instructions on how to register.
Registering for exams - Rules and Guidelines
The registration for exams in winter semester starts in mid-November until January 15. During summer semester you register for exams from the beginning of May until June 30.
If you don't register in time, no credits will apear on your transcript. It is a very strict deadline, so keep the deadlines in mind. The Office of Academic Affairs as well as the Team International Affairs will send reminders by email.
In case you have issues with registering, the guideline for exchange students gives incomings a pathway how to register for an exam. Have a look there first!
In addition, the TUM step-by-step guideline explains, how to register for exams in TUMonline and gives you all necessary information. For further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the TUM Informatics Infopoint in due time.
TUM Transcript of Records (ToR)
A transcript (also called academic transcript or transcript of records) is an official document in English and German showing:
- A list of courses attended at TUM (lectures, seminars, etc.)
- Number of ECTS credits per course
- Grades earned
- Grading table
You will likely need a transcript to bring to your home university upon completion of your studies at TUM.
Transcripts can be easily produced by logging in to your TUMonline account and selecting “Student Performance Records” in the “studies” column. You will have two choices: "Print Examination Report" and "Print Grade Report". Select "Print Grade Report" to produce an official transcript. The bilingual transcript lists courses in German and English.
The transcript has the English title 'grade report', as TUM calls the final certificate of degree students a Transcript of Records only. Nevertheless your transcript is fully valid, it isn't possible to produce another certificate for non-degree/exchange students. It is valid without signature and stamp, you may use the following confirmation letter when submitting your transcript at your home university.
For ERASMUS+ students: Consequently, we don't sign the part 'after the mobility' of the ERASMUS+ Learning Agreements. Your TUM Transcript of Records is the official replacement for it.
Note: Due to the different semester dates at TUM, some grades will be published late!
Issue of Transcripts of Records
Transcripts of Records will be ready after the examination periods:
- Mid-March or the end of April/beginning of May for grades of winter semester
- Beginning of September or the end of October/beginning of November for grades of summer semester
Thank you for your understanding that Transcript of Records can not be issued before or in between these dates. By international comparison TUM semester dates and examination periods are later during the academic year. Please take that into account. Check your TUMonline account if all grades appear and are set valid. Otherwise they won't be indicated on your transcript of records (see grade report!).
We expect that most partner universities will accept TUM Transcripts of Records without signature and stamp! Please refer to the letter of confirmation by TUM International Center.
Only in the rare case that your home university insists on a signed and stamped ToR, you can request a signed and stamped Transcript of Records (ToR) by sending an email to Martina von Imhoff by the end of your stay at TUM with the postal address. Kindly check your TUMonline account if all grades appear and are set valid. It is your responsibility before you make the request for a signed and stamped ToR. You have life-long access to your TUMonline account after the removal from the register of students (Exmatrikulation).
Please also note, due to German data protection laws Grade Reports are generally not sent out to the students' home institutions directly. Exchange students from institutions which require that Grade Reports be sent directly to their home institutions need to authorize TUM Informatics Academic Programs Office (the Student Exchange Coordinator) and provide the address of the relevant contact person at their home institution.