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 2022/23
orientation weeks: Oct. 01 to Oct. 16, 2022
lecture period: Oct. 17, 2022 to Feb. 10, 2023

Summer semester 2023
orientation weeks: Apr. 01 to Apr. 16, 2023
lecture period: Apr. 17, 2023 to July 21, 2023

Registration for the orientation weeks takes place online via the TUMi app. The program of the orientation weeks for the summer semester 2022 is now available in 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.

The language takes place every Wednesday.

Locations are the following: At the main campus the StuCafé Audimax from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Garching campus in the Magistrale MI from 3 to 5:30 p.m., and at the Weihenstephan campus in the StudiTUM Freising from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Registration in the TUMi app.

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.

Currently the Länderabend is suspended. Future dates can be found in the TUMi App.



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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