International students (who are not yet studying at another university in Germany) can enroll at TUM for a maximum of three semesters as interns on our Internship program, for example if they are participating in a project, completing their thesis (or part of it) at a TUM chair or institute, or spending a few months at TUM within the scope of a grant program (e.g. Erasmus SMP, Fulbright, etc.). Interns are not entitled to sit examinations and will not receive a transcript.

Coronavirus: Current Information

Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus disease Covid-19 and the virus SARS-CoV-2, we ask you to get in touch with us by e-mail only until further notice. We will try our best to perform our consulting services as smoothly as possible this way. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Cancellation of the application deadlines May 15, July 15 and October 15 2020

Due to the current situation, we unfortenately cannot enroll any interns at the moment. Should you still want and be able to start an internship at TUM you need to discuss directly with the chair holder or your supervisor whether the internship is possible without enrollment.

In general, however, we recommend postponing internships (if possible) or looking for alternatives, as labs etc. will unfortunately only have limited options for receiving interns until further notice.

Things to bear in mind before applying

As per our administrative procedures, you can enroll at TUM for one semester at a time. You will be required to pay a student fee of € 142,40 per semester, including the Student Union fee of € 75 and the solidarity premium for the Semester Ticket of € 67,40.

All interns must submit a supervision agreement from a TUM institution along with further application documents. Please find important information regarding your application below.

Application deadlines

For internships starting on July 1: May 15

For internships starting on October 1: July 15

For internships starting on January 1: October 15

For internships starting on April 1: January 15

Please note: All documents must be received by the TUM International Center no later than by the corresponding deadline!

Application documents

You will be required to submit (single copies) of each of the following documents:

Alternatively: Confirmation from the organization supporting your internship in your home country (e.g. Fulbright)

  • CV in German or English
  • 1 passport-style photo   
  • Photocopy of your passport/ID card (if applicable)

Please send the online form and all other documents, combined into one PDF file, by Mail to

Please note that only complete applications which include all required documents can be processed and forwarded to the Admissions and Enrollment Office by the specified deadline.

Schedule of your stay at TUM

Please find below a summary of important information regarding the schedule of your stay at TUM (pdf, 502 KB). This should allow you to arrive prepared: Information regarding semester dates, admission and the TUM Student Card, enrollment (health insurance and student fee), the Semester Ticket and the Student Union fee as well as the end of your stay.

Important services and contacts

TUM offers a number of services and contacts that will be important for you during your stay at TUM. Who is responsible for what, who will you have to contact and when, and where will you find which service?

Whether the International Center, the Language Center, the Departmental Student Councils, TUMi, the Accommodation Office, the department representatives, the TUM libraries, the canteen, sports activities or pastoral care – this summary (pdf, 277 KB) includes all the right contacts for you to turn to.

Legal requirements

As you are coming to Munich from abroad, there are a number of legal requirements you must comply with. Please take a look at this overview to get all the information you will need concerning immigration requirements (Who will need a visa to enter Germany?), residence permits (Who must apply for one?), police registration (How does it work?), deregistration from the register of residents, working in Munich, etc.

Useful information about living in Munich

Are you looking to explore Munich, or would you like to find out more about living costs or how to open a bank account? This overview provides a summary of useful information about living in Munich.