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 SemesterEventDates Summer Semester 2018
AprilOrientation program for new degree 
Beginner's Café Master17th April 2019, 10am - 1pm,
Interims lecture hall 2
Study Introduction Days (SET)18th April 2019, 10am,
Presentation of examination
18th April 2019, 12pm
Master: Lecture hall MI HS1
Incomings Welcome 18th April 2019, 10.30am - 2pm,
Workshop Intercultural Competence
and Communication
19th April till Sunday 21th April 2019
Collective Counselling
for Latecomers
23rd April 2019, 10am,
Language Caféregularly every Wednesday, 3‐5.30pm
from 24.04.19
JuneInternational Day5th June 2019, 11am,
Let's talk about Master's Thesis@in.tum12th June 2019, 10.15am - 11.45am,
Interims lecture hall 2
Let's talk about Guided Research@in.tum19th June 2019, 10.15am - 11.45am,
Interims lecture hall 2
Let's talk about Courses & Exams@in.tum26th June 2019, 10.15am - 11.45am,
Interims lecture hall 2
JulyLet's talk about IDP@in.tum3rd July 2019, 10.15am - 11.45am,
Interims lecture hall 2
German Matters Absolventenfeier5th July 2019, 4pm,
Garching Hochbrück

Overview important dates Winter Semester

Winter SemesterEventDeadline Winter Semester 2018/2019
OctoberOrientation program for new degree
Incomings Welcome10th October 2019,
11.30 am - 2 pm,
Language Café

regularly every Wednesday,
3‐5.30 pm
from 16.10.19

Open House Day 2019 tba
Collective opening hour

14th October 2019,
10 am,
MI 00.13.009A

NovemberLet's talk about - Master's Thesis @in.tum

28th November 2019,
12 - 2 pm,
Interimshörsaal 2

December Let's talk about - Courses & Exams @in.tum5th December 2019,
12 - 2 pm,
Interimshörsaal 2
Let's talk about - IDP @in.tum12th December 2019,
12 -2 pm,
Interimshörsaal 2
JanuaryLet’s talk about - Guided Research @in.tum 9th January 2020,
12 - 2 pm,
Interimshörsaal 2
MarchMaster's Day at TUMPresumably
26th March 2020,
Audimax Foyer

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!