Info session for prospective students
April 19th, 2023, 4:00-5:00 p.m
Girls' Day 2023 on the TUM Campus Heilbronn
Studying, doing a doctorate, teaching - Get to know strong women and their career paths at the TUM Campus Heilbronn.
Let us, the campus "for the Digital Age", inspire you for digital technologies.
TUM Campus Heilbronn Bildungscampus 9 74076 Heilbronn
April 27, 2023 09:00 - 14:00
When can I apply?
- Online application and submission of required documents:
- For the winter semester:
- May 15 – July 15
- For the summer semester:
- November 15 – January 15: (only for direct admission to the second or a higher semester
If you have already acquired relevant achievements (min. 28 ECTS) in another degree program or at another university, you can apply for a higher semester (min. second semester) in the summer semester. Detailed information
Applicants for a Bachelor's degree program with a foreign university entrance qualification require a preliminary check of the certificates by uni-assist before applying online. Since this can take up to four weeks in total, we recommend that you initiate this early. Detailed information
Application procedure: digital application
The application process takes place via the TUMonline internet portal.
After creating a TUMonline account, you will be asked to enter personal data and information about your education as well as upload individual documents. The following documents must be uploaded to the TUMonline portal:
- your university entrance qualification (Abitur certificate or similar)
- a curriculum vitae in table form, up-to-date and without gaps up to the date of application
- Letter of motivation: a written statement by you explaining why you have chosen the course of study and why you have chosen TU Munich as your university (see also FAQs on application documents)
- from the winter semester of 2022/23: internationally recognized German language certificate (minimum A2)
- if applicable, application for semester classification and form for the grading system
- if applicable, subjects and transcript of grades from previous studies
- If applicable, module descriptions of the modules that are to be recognized
- If applicable, all relevant documents on previous education (school, vocational, study-related, etc.)
- If applicable, proof of internships, orientation studies (e.g. early studies Schüler.In.TUM, studium MINT at TUM), social commitment, etc.
- if applicable, pre-verification documentation (VPD) from uni-assist
- Copy of valid passport or identity card in compliance with data protection regulations
- if applicable, notification of the right to take an examination ("clearance certificate")
No paper documents need to be submitted for the application. Only in the case of admission do the relevant documents have to be submitted in paper form, if necessary also as a notarized copy, for enrollment.
An aptitude test is carried out for all applicants.
Based on the documents you upload, we make a preliminary selection as to whether you will be
- are directly classified as suitable and admitted to the study program
- or will be invited to an obligatory personal interview with a professor of the Faculty of Computer Science (stage 2)
- or be rejected directly.
What do we review?
- average grade in the Abitur certificate or your university entrance qualification
- subject-specific individual grades (mathematics, English and a science continued until the Abitur, including computer science)
- If applicable, additional qualifications outside of school (relevant vocational training; at least 4-week internship relevant to the subject; participation in studiumMINT at TUM; successful participation in "Jugend Forscht" or "Mathematics Olympiad").
The calculation formulas can be found in the statutes for the aptitude assessment procedure, which you can download on the right. Some case studies are also posted there under Guide.
Requests for the interview date can be made in TUMonline. Your personal interview with a professor will last about 20 minutes. Its purpose is to find out whether you are likely to be able to successfully complete your desired degree program. Subject-specific prior knowledge is not decisive. Rather, we check
- knowledge of the structure of the intended degree program and the job description of a computer scientist
- ability to think abstractly, logically and system-oriented and to formalize approaches to solutions
- additional qualifications specific to the course of study
- precise reasoning ability in English
After the interview you will be informed about the result via your TUMonline account.
Your invitation to the interview: by email at least one week before the interview date.
As soon as you receive an acceptance - in stage 1 or stage 2 - you are admitted to the program and can enroll. If you have received a rejection, you can apply one more time.
Further information on postponing the study start here (After admission).
Information about your application documents
In order for your application to be considered, all required documents (German certificate A2, certificates, etc.) must be submitted by the application deadline. Application-relevant documents cannot be submitted later. Provisional documents (e.g. provisional certificates) cannot be considered either.
The only exception is the VPD documentation from Uni-assist, which can also be submitted after the application deadline if you include a declaration with your application that you have applied for your documents to be checked by Uni-assist. Form: Confirmation Application VPD
Important information for applicants from abroad
In order to ensure a smooth start to your studies, applicants from abroad who need to apply for a visa to study in Germany are recommended to submit their application at the beginning of the application period and to request the VPD from Uni-assist early on.