Virtual Orientation Program Master's

Winter Semester 2020/21

The TUM is planning a hybrid semester in which there will be both online and onsite courses. Due to the large number of beginners and because we do not know exactly when it will be possible for you to be in Munich, we have decided to hold our information events online.

The program for the winter semester consists of a beginners' café, the Study Introduction Days (SET) and the presentation of the examination regulations (FPSO).

At the IT Service Center you can find information and events about IT at the TUM .

Some of the dates and events have not yet been finalized, so this page is still under construction. But it should give you an overview of the events you can expect. Please check the program again at the beginning of the semester and also shortly before the events!

Fit for TUM (October 5th - 9th, 2020)

At the service fair Fit for TUM, first semester students can get information on all questions concerning the start of their studies and studying, such as financing their studies, housing, sports, university life and much more. They can get to know a variety of institutions and initiatives of TUM.

Fit for TUM will take place this year with various virtual presentations of the service facilities of TUM between October 5th and 9th, 2020

Café with the Student Advisors (October 22nd, 2020)

In a relaxed atmosphere, our study advisors Sandra Kemler, Vivija Simić, Sibylle Roden-Kinghorst and Lena Krone will answer all your questions about your upcoming studies and give you tips for a successful study. So please feel free to bring a cup of coffee or tea and maybe some cookies in front of the screen.

Please have a look at the "Important Links" further down on this page. We will not go through all the pages with you, but we will answer your questions and address the most important points for starting your studies!

The video chat will take place on October 22nd at 11 am (CEST) via zoom.
The link will be provided here shortly before the event.

We would be happy if you would turn on your camera so that we can see your faces and your reactions. This is nicer than talking into a black box. If you like you can also turn on your microphone to ask questions. You can also join the meeting using a pseudonym, turn off your camera and microphone and type your questions in the chat if you wish. We look forward to your participation!

No registration is required.

SET - Study Introduction Days (October 29th - November 2nd, 2020)

From Thursday, October 29th to Monday, November 2nd, 2020, the Study Introduction Days (SET) of the student council (Fachschaft) will take place. In numerous digital events you will be welcomed by the deans, get an introduction to university IT and have the opportunity to meet other new students. There will also be a city rally through Munich.

Further information, dates and links will soon be available on the student council's website.

No registration is required.

Presentation of the Examination Regulations

The Examination Regulations (FPSO) are (together with the APSO, see "Important Links") the contract you signed with the university at the time of enrolment. It is very important that you are familiar with the contents of these regulations.

On Friday, October 30th, 2020 there will be a presentation of the current examination regulations of each study program and the most important contact persons of the faculty. No registration is required, but this is an official event of the faculty and we expect all master's beginners to join this important event!

The exact date for each study programme and the access data for the virtual events will be announced here soon.

Here you will find the examination regulations of our master's programmes in the currently valid version:

  • Informatics: FPSO
  • Information Systems: FPSO
  • Informatics: Games Engineering FPSO
  • Data Engineering and Analysis: FPSO
  • Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence:  FPSO

Collective consultation hour of the Student Advisors (November 12th, 2020)

For all first-year students who were unable to attend the beginners' cafe or who have since found new questions, the academic advisors offer a virtual collective consultation hour in the second week of the lecture period:

on Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 1:30 pm (CEST) via zoom.
The link will be provided here shortly before the event.

Important Links

The following links will provide you with information, you have to know, to be successful with your study program. Therefore, please read them very carefully. We will talk about those information during our planned live chat. For further questions (after the live chat), please contact the academic advising team:

All links given in this section are webpages of the department of informatics ( We created those pages very carefully so that you can find a lot of information there. If you have any questions, now or in the coming semsters of your studies, please always check if you can find the answer on one of these pages online. If you cannot find anything there, you are always welcome to contact us.

Advising and Support

Modules and Courses

Administrative Matters

Services, Facilities & IT

Women in Computer Science: Equal Opportunit

Master's Programs

The Examination and Academic Regulations (FPSO) are (together with the APSO, see further down) your contract with the university. You signed it with your immatriculation. It is very important that you know what is in there. Please also attend the Presentations of the examinations rules (dates are above on this page), where you'll get a summarized overview about these regulations.

other (very) important links

General Examination Regulations: APSO  (english translation, legally binding is the german version)
It contains the rules for Examination Deadlines, Progress Monitoring (Credit Limits), Bridging Courses,..

TUMonline - TUM’s campus management portal
Here you can register for courses and exams, see your grades, print your examination report or other documents.

TUM Campus App :Calendar, Cafeteria, MVV, Roomfinder

RoomFinder: Garching, Munich City

Student Council (Fachschaft)

Munich Student Union and Student Union Fees
The Munich Student Union offers a big Advisory Network: accomodations, finances, studying with a child, psycological problems, ...

Medical Care in Germany