International Campus Life – orientation and support for incoming students

Discover a colorful program for international students at TUM: The services offered by the International Campus Life team provide initial assistance at the beginning of your studies in Munich as well as an extensive cultural program throughout the semester. The program is primarily aimed at international TUM students, but of course German TUM students are always welcome. Local TUM students can also join the student association ESN TUMi as tutors and organize events for internationational students. Learn more.

Event offer

In addition to the activities organized by the International Campus Life team of the TUM Global & Alumni Office, there are also offers from the student organization ESN TUMi Munich. You can find all events in our joint event calendar in the ESN TUMi app. Here is a selection of the activities: 

At the beginning of the semester, the TUM Global & Alumni Office offers international exchange students support for settling in Munich and TUM.

Among other things, the International Campus Life team provides orientation how to get the most important paperwork done after arrival and also supports you finding your way around the university. In cooperation with ESN TUMi München the orientation weeks also offer city tours, museum visits, and other leisure activities.

A detailed schedule will be published in the TUMi app in due time before the orientation weeks start. Participation in the is not mandatory. You simply register for the events you are interested in.

Winter semester 2021/22
orientation weeks: Oct. 04 to Oct. 17, 2021
lecture period: Oct. 18, 2021 to Feb. 11, 2022

Registration for the orientation weeks takes place online via the TUMi app. The program will be published there in due time before the orientation weeks. Registration for the events will only start when the events have been added to the TUMi app.

Get to know Munich, Bavaria, and all of Germany on ESN TUMi Munich excursions and trips.

Due to the current situation activities of this kind can only be offered in case regulations permit them.

You can find the current program in the ESN TUMi app.

In the Language Café you can speak foreign languages and meet other students. As an international student, you can also improve your German here.

At TUM main campus, the language café takes place every Tuesday from 03 pm to 04 pm at StuCafé Audimax. Places are limited, so you have to register in the TUMi app beforehand. As with all events on campus, the "3G rule" (vaccinated, recovered, tested) is a prerequisite for participation.

Discover the culinary diversity of the world! Each Länderabend (country evening) is hosted by students from a different country or region.

The Länderabend is a meeting place for international and German students alike. Admission is free, registration is not necessary. All dates can be found in the TUMi app.

As a measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, the Länderabende are currently held exclusively in virtual form.



Each week, we send out the International Campus Life newsletter, in which we report on upcoming events, news from partners, announcements, and other interesting topics for international students. You can subscribe to the newsletter using this online form.


In our Checklist for exchange students you will find a lot of information about the most important steps after your arrival in Munich. You will receive a printed copy of this brochure with your welcome package when you pick up your student ID (StudentCard).

Checklist for international exchange students of TUM

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