The shaping and implementation of TUM's internationalisation process enjoys the collective support of senior university management, all departments and administration. This is expressed in the increased numbers of exchange visits, new partnerships and programs. About 20% of TUM's students, who total more than 37,000, come from other countries. It is the aim of TUM to raise the mobility of German students to a similarly high level and to offer every student the opportunity of spending a term or completing an internship abroad.
About 1,500 TUM students take part in the exchange programs offered by TUM every year. In addition, there are departmental exchange agreements and programs run by other organisations. With the ERASMUS program, TUM students who show a satisfactory academic performance can incorporate a term at a university in another European country to supplement his/her course of studies. This is by the TUMexchange program, which enables selected students to study for a term or two at one of TUM's reputed associate universities outside Europe.
As a student at TUM you benefit from a close-knit network of partner universities: TUM has signed Memoranda of Understanding with about 170 partner universities, complemented by about 400 exchange agreements within the Erasmus and TUMexchange Program. The following pages of our website will provide information on the exchange programs, matters relating to the recognition of these programs, funding schemes for your stay abroad and much more. This may also be followed up by a personal consultation, on request.
Read on for advice on which program suits you best.
Exchange Programs offered at TUM
TUM is offering five different types of exchange programs:
- Erasmus-Program (studies und interships within Europe)
- TUMexchange (studies and internships outside Europe)
- EU Mobility Programs (studies/doctoral studies in selected regions outside the EU)
- Double Degree (one course of studies leading to the award of two degrees at partner universities world wide)
- ATHENS (one-week courses within Europe)