Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich (TUM) transcribed as Technische Universität München (German) is a famous and renowned research university in Germany, Europe founded in 1868 by King Ludwig II who was the king of bravia. The university has more than 400 buildings across three campuses in the state of Bavaria: Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. The institution is spilt into 13 departments, and also has an Olympic park and university hospitals.
In 2006, the university launched a new institutional strategy, positioning itself as “The Entrepreneurial University”. More than 800 start-ups have been developed by students and staff at the institution.
Germany is a sovereign state in central–western Europe. It includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 397,021 square kilometers (153,291 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate with nearly 83 million inhabitants. Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany’s capital and largest metropolis is Berlin.
TUM is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology. The university is ranked the 4th position overall in Reuters 2017 European Most Innovative University Ranking.
The motto of the school Die unternehmerische Universität translated to English as “The Entrepreneurial University” is evident in the results. Over its years of existence, it has yielded several academic affiliations which include ATHENS CEASAR, EAIE, EURO TECH etc. In 2006, TUM was recognized as one of three successful universities in Germany’s excellence initiative. In 2009, TUM School of Education was established and in 2012 again, it became one of the 11 successful universities in Germany’s excellence initiative.
In its capacity as an academic stronghold of technology and science, the Technical University of Munich has played a vital role in Bavaria’s transition from an agricultural state to an industrial state and Hi-Tech centre. To this present day, it is still the only state university dedicated to technology.
Technical University of Munich Ranking:
TUM amongst World University rankings 2018 is 41
- Teaching – 60.3
- Research – 71.2
- Citations – 88.4
- Industry Income – 100.0
- International outlook – 66.8
- Overall – 73.5
Clinical pre-clinical and Health 2018 ranking : 46
- Citations – 78.9
- Industry income – 100.0
- International outlook – 62.0
- Research – 64.2
- Teaching – 50.2
- Overall – 50.2
Engineering and technology 2018 ranking : 20
- Citations – 80.6
- Industry income – 87.2
- International outlook – 99.8
- Research – 83.2
- Teaching – 72.7
- Overall – 80.6
Life Sciences 2018 ranking : 43
- Citations – 83.0
- Industry income – 97.0
- International outlook – 56.4
- Research – 64.7
- Teaching – 52.7
- Overall – 68.0
Physical sciences 2018 ranking : 30
- Citations – 80.8
- Industry income – 94.2
- International outlook – 60.5
- Research – 78.3
- Teaching – 69.1
- Overall – 75.7
Computer Science 2018 ranking 16
- Citations – 84.7
- Industry income – 90.3
- International outlook – 94.1
- Research – 90.9
- Teaching – 79.5
- Overall – 84.7
Over years the Technical University of Munich have risen in world ranking.
Technical University of Munich Tuition Fees
Amazingly, tuition Fee in TUM is free. This is as a result of a decision reached on 24 April 2013 by the Bayerische Landtag to eliminate the university’s tuition fees. As of winter semester 2013/2014, students were required to pay only the student union and basic semester ticket fees in the amount of 129.40 Euro (from summer semester 2018).
The basic fees must be paid every semester before students are permitted to enroll or re-enroll. Fees are also due for students taking leaves-of-absence from their studies. An exemption from these fees is not possible. The basic student union fees amount to 62 Euros per semester. While the fees for the basic semester ticket must be paid every semester before students are permitted to enroll or re-enroll. Fees are also due for students taking leaves-of-absence from their studies. Exceptions only apply to students studying in Straubing or Singapore. Basic semester ticket fees amount to 67.40 Euros per semester (from summer semester 18).
Whether you are commencing or continuing your studies at the TUM, you must pay your semester fees in the amount of 129.40 Euros within the designated period before the start of each semester.
For the First time enrolment:
- For the summer semester: Not later than Mar. 15
- For the winter semester: Not later than Sep. 15
Students must endeavor to pay their semester fees in full as soon as possible after notification of admission. Only after your student fees have been paid in full that you’re officially enrolled as a regular student at TUM. Once you are officially enrolled, you will be able to print your student documents (enrollment verification and enrollment record) or register for courses and exams.
For Continued Enrollment:
· For the summer semester: Not later than Feb. 15
· For the winter semester: No later than Aug. 15
If you have not paid your semester fees within the time frame stipulated, your enrollment at the university will be terminated automatically. Only after your semester fees have been paid in full will you be able to print your student documents (enrollment verification and student progress certificate) or register for courses and exams.
Technical University of Munich Scholarship Opportunities:
A variety of foundations offer grants to students at all levels of study and eligibility is not limited to students with outstanding marks.
Technical University of Munich SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Who is Qualified? Currently-enrolled undergraduates and graduates with non-German university entrance certificates.
Scholarship Worth: One-time financial aid of €500 to €1,500 per semester
Qualification Requirements: Good academic record (merit), proven need (low income)
Germany Scholarship (Deutschland Stipendium)
Who is qualified? Currently enrolled undergraduates and graduates with university entrance certificates from Germany or abroad.
Scholarship Worth: €300 per month
Qualification Requirements: Primary criteria are academic achievement and aptitude. Social engagement, a sense of responsibility and special circumstances such as physical handicaps or a minority status (immigrant background) are also taken into consideration.
Nicholaus Scholarship Fund
Who Is Qualified? Currently-enrolled undergraduates and graduates with university entrance certificates from Germany or abroad.
Scholarship Amount: (single scholarships and financial aid for travel) one-time scholarship between €150 and €450
Qualification Requirements: Students demonstrating financial need, who have completed at least four semesters at the TUM
Who is qualified? Undergraduate and graduate students of the School of Mechanical Engineering (in the field of thermal engineering) with university entrance certificates from Germany or abroad
Scholarship Amount: up to €550 per month
Qualification Requirements: applicants should demonstrate an above-average academic performance
Technical University of Munich Scholarships for Developing Countries
Travel cost support is available from the International Center for academic activities in developing countries.
With this grant, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) wishes to provide its students and employees with an opportunity to perform academic activities in developing countries (according to DAC list) and to make both new contacts and to strengthen already existing contacts and projects.
Employees and/or full-time students at TUM are eligible for funding. For each trip, up to three persons can be sponsored by these funds. Students must have a strong recommendation from the university department chair to carry out the trip to the developing country.
Exclusion of double funding
TUM employees may not receive any additional financial funding and may not claim the travel cost from TUM or from any other institution.
Travel costs (normally flight costs) of TUM students and/or employees for
- Short stays in developing countries, e.g. for coordination or initiation of projects.
- Research stays in developing countries
- Stays in developing countries in order to perform projects can be funded.
Projects in close cooperation with an institution in the developing country will be given preference for funding (in contrast to field research without closer contacts in the developing country). This means that the promotion of new projects and the expansion of existing cooperation are possible.
The maximum is 1,000.00 Euros of the travel costs actually incurred (normally flight costs) per person and application. Costs of visa, rental cars, accommodation and costs of the stay will not be assumed.
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
Leonhard Lorenz Foundation
Who Is Qualified? Doctoral and Post-doctoral candidates
Scholarship Amount: up to €1,500 for conference participation and up to €5,000 for research projects.
Qualification Requirements: Applicants are chosen based on academic performance.
Technical University of Munich Notable Alumni:
Prominent graduates from Technical University of Munich include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more.
Several inventors with specialization in natural sciences, have studied at the institution. This includes Carl von Linde, who invented the refrigerator; and Rudolf Diesel, who conceived the diesel engine.
In addition, 13 of the university’s professors or alumni have been made Nobel laureates since 1927. The most recent recipients include Gerhard Ertl, a former lecturer at the institution who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2007, and alumnus Wolfgang Ketterle, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. In 2014, 165 inventions were made by scientists at the university; while in 2015, 69 patents were submitted.
The institution is also a home to five Humboldt professors – academics who are internationally recognized in their field. Moreso,18 Leibniz prizes have been awarded to its scientists since 1987.
Other notable alumni are:
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him as Commander of the Replacement Army and General Plenipotentiary for the administration of the entire Third Reich. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and directly responsible for the Holocaust.
An Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Mechanical engineer famous for the invention of the diesel engine. Diesel was the subject of the 1942 film Diesel.
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of electromagnetic waves theorized by James Clerk Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory of light. Hertz proved the theory of engineering instruments to transmit and receive radio pulses using experimental procedures that ruled out all other known wireless phenomena.
Walter Kaufamann was also a German physicist. He is best known for the first experimental proof of the velocity dependence of mass, which was an important contribution to the development of modern physics, including special relativity.
Technical University of Munich Admission Requirements for International Students
Who is “international”?
In terms of applying to TUM, international refers to the country where you have completed your secondary school or your undergraduate studies. It does not refer to your country of origin or the place you live.
- When applying to a bachelor’s degree program: You should have completed your secondary school education outside of Germany with something other than a German Abitur.
- When applying to a master’s degree program: You have completed your undergraduate studies (i.e. your bachelor’s) outside of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
As an international applicant, you have to be aware of your eligibility.
For Bachelor’s degree:
Check your qualification for university studies in Germany
Not every secondary school diploma directly qualifies you to study at a German university. A first assessment of your qualification is possible via
The admission database of the German academic exchange service
the information system on recognition of foreign qualifications (anabin) – available in German only (these can be found on the school’s website).
If you are qualified for university studies in Germany, then you can apply for a bachelor’s degree program at TUM.
If you are not qualified for university studies in Germany, then you cannot apply for a bachelor’s directly. Nevertheless, you have other options to qualify for a degree program – for example via Studienkolleg (preparatory study).
For Master Degree:
Check your qualification for graduate studies in Germany
To qualify for a master’s degree program, you need first an academic degree, e.g. a bachelor’s. The exact requirements for every degree program are stated in the Academic and Examination Regulations.
Regardless of the program you are interested in, you need an undergraduate degree which is at least equal to a German bachelor’s degree with duration of 3 years (6 semesters) to be eligible to apply for a master’s program.
You can look up your degree in the anabin database (note that this is available in German only) to get a first orientation whether you are generally qualified for a master’s degree program in Germany.
Some required steps necessary while applying to study in TUM includes.
- Apply for a preliminary documentation
- Prove your language skills
- Ensure you have your documents notarized and translated
- Be aware of specific regulations for certain countries which include Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Austria, Pakistan, South Tyrol and Vietnam
- Submit your proof of your health status
Technical University of Munich Courses
There are 14 departments that forms the academic basis of TUM. They represent a portfolio of subjects focusing on natural sciences, engineering sciences, life and food sciences and medicine that is virtually unraveled. Technology-oriented business management and the TUM School of Education complete these focus areas.
- TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
- Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- TUM School of Medicine
- Sport and Health Sciences
- TUM School of Education
- TUM School of Governance
- TUM School of Management
Technical University of Munich Computer Science:
Virtually all areas of our lives ranging from automotive engineering to medicine and from telecommunications to satellite navigation; components, systems, methods of electrical engineering and information technology are used. The Electrical Engineering and Information Technology takes this broad range of topics within its research areas. The focus of the research is on Centers of Competence, in which professors and teams of different orientation jointly research current scientific and technical tasks. For this purpose, the following Centers of Competence have been set up:
- CoC Electronic, Optoelectronic and Hybrid components
- CoC electronics for the life sciences
- CoC communication technology
- CoC Design of Electronic Circuits and systems
- CoC Embedded and Cyber-physical systems
- CoC Electromagnetic Sensors and Measurement systems
- CoC Neuro-Engineering
- CoC Power Systems of the Future
- CoC Robotics, Autonomy and Interaction
International Study Program
Opportunities for International students
The TUM department of Electrical and Computer engineering welcomes International students from the world. About 600 new students come from abroad for undergraduate and graduate studies, for student exchange, and for various forms of projects. Together with its programs in Singapore about 40% of the department’s students have an international background.
Opportunities for students proficient in English
If you hold one of the accepted proofs of English proficiency, your choice is between one of the specialized graduate programs either at TUM’s home campus or at our TUM Asia branch campus. Undergraduate programs in English are also offered by TUM Asia.
Opportunities without special language proficiency requirements
While full time programs require either a German or English proficiency certificate, TUM offers building blocks to integrate into your education, either as exchange students, for internships or summer schools.
In case you already hold a Master or equivalent degree, you might be interested in pursuing a PhD in one of the department’s exciting research areas.