Welcome to TUM Informatics!

As a student at one of our department’s international partner universities, you can spend a semester or year on exchange with us here in Munich. Read through this section for all the details on application, courses, practical arrangements, and more.

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Current Information

Please note the information for students of TUM Informatics on our website about the corona effects on teaching and studies in general 

Welcome Meeting for exchange students

Our welcome meeting for exchange students at TUM Informatics usually takes place the week before the lecture period starts. Make sure to participate, then you will be well prepared for your semester abroad at our department.

For Summer Semester 2022, the Welcome Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 2 pm.

The academic calendar of TUM Informatics is defined as follows:

Winter semester: 1st October – 31st March

Lecture period:  early/mid October  – early February
Examination period of lectures: mid February – early March (may differ in other departments)
(see prospective exam periods of future semesters)

Summer semester: 1st April – 30th September 

Lecture period: early/mid April – mid July/early August (differs every year)
Examination period of lectures: mid/end July – early/mid August (may differ in other departments)
(see prospective exam periods of future semesters)

The TUM academic calendar divides our academic year in two semesters. Please consider the different teaching and examination periods of each TUM School/Department when planning your exchange stay! Depending on the lecture start, the examination period differs from year to year, in particular with regard to the summer semester. It is crucial that exchange students are present in Munich in time for the very beginning of the lecture period. If possible, arrive earlier.

A regular semester has 30 ECTS credits, for exchange students we recommend a workload of 20-25 ECTS. Please see the section about courses (=lectures, practical courses and seminars) for more information. Practical courses and seminars are examined by project work, presentations and essays respectively during and at the end of the lecture period. In contrast, only lectures are examined by a written exam during the examination period. 


1. Courses - how to find them

The website guides you step by step through TUMonline, our online course portal, so that you find courses and can prepare your study program or learning agreement respectively.

2. Application for Exchange stay

How to submit your application to TUM Global & Alumni (HR3) - information for exchange students or non-degree seeking students. Include our course wish list or an unsigned learning agreement (pdf). 

3. Plan Your Exchange

Academic and logistical information to help you prepare your application and your stay as an exchange or double-degree student at TUM Informatics - after admission. 

4. During Your Exchange

Practical information for current exchange students, including medical care, registering for exams, student activities and working in Germany.

5. Exams and Transcripts

Practical information on examinations and transcripts at the end or after your exchange studies. 

Application for Double Degree Students

Information on our international double degree programs. Students in these programs come from one of our partner universities and combine study at their home university with study at TUM Informatics in order to earn two master’s degrees.