In addition to the programs of the International Center, you may also choose to organize your stay abroad on your own. Freemover stays include study semesters, stays for thesis or dissertation completion as well as study trips and internships. Please ensure that you have your independently arranged stay entered in the Diploma Supplement by the International Center well in advance.
In order to enter your stay abroad in the Diploma Supplement, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
The stay must
- Have a meaningful connection with the study objective and
- Have been at least 2 months in duration or, if the stay was shorter, credits must have been acquired (e.g., ATHENS, Summer Courses).
- Registration of the self-organized stay in MoveOn
- Please select the form: Outgoing - Registration other mobilities (free mover and other programs)
- Upload the Confirmation of Stay. You can find a template here.
- The Confirmation of Stay must contain the following information:
- Start and end date of your stay
- Name and country of the institution visited
- Signature of the responsible person, function of the responsible person, stamp of the institution
- Submission of the printed and signed online sheet together with the confirmation of stay from the International Relations Officer of your TUM faculty.
- Hand in the signed and approved online sheet to the International Center.
The approved stays abroad will be published in the Diploma Supplement in field "6.1 Additional Information". The entry contains the following information:
- Study related stay abroad - "Type of stay"
- DD-MM-YYYY - DD-MM-YYYY: "visited institution / university" in "country"
The data in TUMonline is entered on the database four times a year: at the beginning of March, June, September, and December.
The following programs, funded by the International Center, are automatically added to the Diploma Supplement. However, please note that this automatic recognition necessitates that you have submitted the required documents after your stay, e.g. Confirmation of Stay, and that the program is completed.
- Erasmus+ study and internship
- Swiss European Mobility Programme (studies)
- Swiss European Mobility Programme (Internship)
- stays abroad scholarships of the International Center*
- Faculty partnerships (arranged via your faculty and already registered in MoveON)
*Stays through a scholarship program (PROMOS / Ministry Scholarship) will automatically be recorded in the Diploma Supplement, regardless of whether they have been accepted or rejected, if a confirmation of stay has been received.
Credits can also be recognized for self-organized stays abroad after consultation with your faculty.
Besides Erasmus+ und SEMP, there are other possibilities for grants for internships abroad. Learn more about all your options here.
Need help with your application? The service team of TUM Alumni & Career will support you at all stages of your career planning.
The Diploma Supplement (DS) is issued as per the Bologna reform as an English language supplement to the university degree certificate. It describes the qualifications associated with the study program according to universal criteria. The aim is to facilitate the assessment and grading of academic degrees, both for study and professional purposes, at home and abroad.
The DS is divided into a total of 8 chapters. In Chapter 6.1 "Additional Information", you can provide individual information about your extracurricular activities during your studies. This may also include, for example, journal entries on stays abroad.