Study abroad

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

Coronavirus: Information for students seeking advice on our programs

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 phone or e-mail only until further notice. All face-to-face services including the personal submission and collection of documents are currently suspended.

We will try our best to perform our consulting services as smoothly as possible this way. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Going abroad in times of Covid-19: Where can I study?

Please see the website of the European University Foundation and find an overview of universities offering student exchange in the framework of Erasmus+ and the Swiss European Mobility Program (SEMP)

Information platform of the EU Commission: How to plan your travels within the EU

The European Commission has launched the web platform Re-open EU to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe.

Study in Europe with Erasmus+

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

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

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

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

TUM Global & Alumni Office 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 equality and inclusion

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

Departmental partnerships

Some TUM departments offer additional funding opportunities to those provided by the Global & Alumni Office. Inform yourself here about the options for your area of studies.

Stay abroad as a freemover

Besides the programs offered by the G&A Office, you can also organize a stay abroad by yourself. Those freemover stays may be registered in your Diploma Supplement as well. Find out about the requirements.

Double degree programs

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

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.