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.

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.

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

Winter semester 2023/24
orientation weeks: Oct. 01 to Oct. 15, 2023
lecture period: Oct. 16, 2023 to Feb. 09, 2024

Registration for the orientation weeks takes place online via the TUMi app. The program of the orientation weeks will be available in the TUMi app in due time before the semester starts.

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

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

The language cafés take place weekly in Munich, Garching and Weihenstephan. At the main campus in Munich it is held on Wednesday at StuCafé Audimax from 02 to 04 p.m., in Garching also on Wednesday from 03 to 05.30 p.m. at Magistrale MI (Math & Informatics building, next to the slides) and at the Weihenstephan campus the day for the event is Tuesday in the StudiTUM Freising  (02 to 04.30 p.m.). 

In the winter semester 2023/24, the language café on the second Wednesday of each month at TUM main campus (Munich) is a "Green Language Café" with a focus on sustainability. The events are offered in cooperation with the environmental department of the TUM AStA. The dates are Nov. 08, 2023; Dec. 13, 2023 and Jan. 08, 2024.

Registration for all events is also 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.

After a long break the Länderabend has returned for the summer semester 2023. The exact 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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