Information for international students

Welcome to TUM School of Education!

We are delighted that you are interested in studying at TUM School of Education.

Munich is not only a great place to study, it’s also a great place to live. Every day you will encounter new cultures, interests and backgrounds. Your Munich experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career.

Here are the tools, tips, and advice on preparing to study and live in Munich and what to do once you arrive.

We want to help you ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible.

Degree & Exchange Students

Living in Munich

Finding a room in Munich is quite challenging. Therefore you should start looking for a room as early as possible. Unfortunately the TUM School of Education cannot offer you any guidance when looking for a room, however, we recommend the following website:

Public Transport

Since the winter semester 2013, students of the TUM and other Munich universities get the new Semester Ticket. The basic semester ticket authorizes students to use all forms of transpor­tation within the entire MVV network on week­days be­tween the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, as well as on weekends and holidays.   

Further information can be found on the relevant TUM webpage and via the Munich public transport network (MVV).

Working during studies

For many students it is very important to pursue a side job. The Deutsche Studentenwerk offers many detailed information concerning working during studies (primarily legal advice). Since it is not easy to find a side job TUM offers help to find jobs and internships.

Orientation weeks

Our Global & Alumni Office organizes orientation weeks for international exchange students at the beginning of each term. The aim is to help international students at the beginning of their studies in Munich. Have a look at this website:


TUM School of Education offers for its students welcome sessions as well.

Course venues

Technische Universität München (TUM) has three major campuses: Munich, Garching and Freising/Weihenstephan. Most lectures and courses offered by the TUM School of Education take place in Marsstraße 20-22 (inner city), some take place in Arcisstraße 21(inner city).

The Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences are located in Garching and the Departments of Biology and Chemistry are located in Freising/Weihenstephan.

If you are unsure where your lecture or seminar is taught do not hesitate to contact our student advisor or have a look at the following link:

Student Association

The TUM School of Education Student Association ( provides peer advisory services for students and is responsible for organizing several events and gatherings for "Freshers" (pub crawl, weekend at a local cabin, parties).The student union serves and represents the interests of fellow students through its involvement in university politics, such as its participation in the university council, committee for student affairs, etc.

During the semester Student Association meetings regularly take place at 6.30 pm, Marsstraße 20, room 130, first floor.

Leisure activities

Munich and the TUM offer manifold ways to spend your leisure time. Whether you are interested in sports, music and arts, languages or festivals and movies there is a vast number of opportunities to spend your free time and to meet other interested people.

Exchange Students


Exchange students are students who have been selected by their home university for studying at TUM for a maximum of three semesters within the scope of an exchange program (e.g. Erasmus+ or TUMexchange) or a bilateral university agreement.

The TUM international center has gathered all information you need to know about application.

Study proposal/Learning agreement

You should send us your study proposal as early as possible. Tell us which courses you intend to take and explain how much you have done in the relevant subject at your home university. This will prevent disappointments (e.g. the courses you intend to take are already full, not your level, etc.).

Please note that students from a university with which the TUM School of Education has an agreement will be given priority.

Please send your study proposal to:

Technische Universität München
TUM School of Education
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
Tel.: +49(0)89/289-24300

Language skills

If your German might not be sufficient enough to take courses at the Technical University of Munich you are invited to visit the website of the Sprachenzentrum.

The Sprachenzentrum offers a wide range of courses in German (and also in other languages).

Please note that basically all of our courses are taught in German (exception: Master's Program Research on Teaching and Learning)!