Study abroad

TUM wants to enable as many students as possible to gain valuable international experience during their education. The International Center offers various programs through which you can spend one or two semesters at an international university as part of your studies.

Study in Europe with Erasmus+

Erasmus+ students during an excursion to the Danish Wadden Sea Islands.
Photo: Michael Meier / TUM

Through Erasmus+, you have the opportunity to study within Europe for up to two semesters. You don't have to pay study fees at the partner university and you will get additional financial support.

See the world with TUMexchange

Students of TUM during their stay abroad in Brazil.
Photo: Lucia Steininger / TUM

If you are interested in a stay outside of Europe, TUMexchange is the right program for you. The application process starts at the beginning of the winter semester.

Study in Switzerland

View of Zurich's old town with the Limmat River
Photo: Marina Schreier / TUM

The Swiss-European Mobility Programme offers a three- to twelve-month stay at a Swiss partner university. Learn more about funding options, deadlines, and requirements.

Short stays abroad within Europe

ATHENS students in front of the Louvre in Paris
Photo: Michael Schwarz / TUM

Taster week abroad: Through the ATHENS program you can stay at one of 24 partner universities within Europe for one week. Applications are possible twice a year.

Scholarships for global stays abroad

A student of TUM during her stay abroad in China.
Photo: Franziska Zhu / TUM

TUM International Center offers various scholarship programs for stays abroad and internships. Moreover, we can inform you about external offers, such as the programs of the DAAD.

Additional grants promoting equity and inclusion

Two TUM students enjoying Israel
Photo: Carmen Pomp / TUM

TUM offers an additional funding opportunity which focuses on personal and socio-economic criteria, so students with limited finances also have the chance to enjoy a stay abroad.

Departmental partnerships

View from the TUM Department of Architecture
Photo: © Matthias Kestel, TUM Department of Architecture

Some TUM departments offer additional funding opportunities to those provided by the International Center. Inform yourself here about the options for your area of studies.

Stay abroad as a freemover

Three TUM students doing some research at the Garching campus
Photo: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

With this option, every part of your stay abroad is completely organized by yourself. Stays abroad as a freemover can include studies, internships, study trips, internships, and writing semester- and final theses.

Double degree programs

Students at the campus of the University of Queensland
Photo: University of Queensland

Double degree programs with partner universities offer you the opportunity to study abroad and acquire a second degree in addition to your TUM degree.

Summer schools

Aerial shot of the UBC campus in Vancouver
Photo: University of British Columbia

A good way to spend your summer vacation: Summer schools provide valuable experience in general and are ideal to prepare you for a longer stay abroad.