The TUM motto, 'At home in Bavaria, successful in the world' illustrates the link between provenance and posterity. TUM measures its success on numerous components: competence in one's field of special interest; communicativity with associate departments; cross-curricular, transdisciplinary team spirit, and alliances with professional practice. Ingenuity and normality, ivory tower and workbench, lecture room and laboratory, traditional beer brewing and 'virtual reality' - the Technische Universität München nurtures all these features under its collective roof.
Ever since the Technische Universität München was founded as a 'polytechnic school' at the heart of Europe in 1868, it has played an active role in transforming Bavaria from an agricultural state to a high-tech location. The four-leaf clover symbolizes the university's scientific spectrum: natural sciences, engineering sciences, medicine, life sciences.
TUM has contributed towards the development of the German economy since the economy's mainstays - mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, electrical engineering and chemistry - all take their foundations in practice-oriented teaching and research conducted at technical universities, of which TUM is one. A new focus of TUM's work in this respect concerns information technology and engineering informatics.
Munich - this name has come to be associated with the Oktoberfest and the Hofbrauhaus, and the Olympic grounds and Fasching. However, Munich also has an international reputation as a metropolis of art and culture. Once the war damage was cleared away after World War 2, Munich gleamed again in its old luster and continues to attract tourists from all over the world.
Whoever takes a closer look at the history of Bavaria and Munich will soon find out that the conservation of art and culture has always been given a high degree of priority here. 700 years of rule by the Wittelsbach family gave the trading and residential city of Munich its present-day importance as a center of European culture.
Courses are available in both German and English. The number of courses offered in English is constantly increasing. Consult TUM's online course listings for more information about course availability.
Please confirm the language of instruction for your courses of interest.
Proficiency in the language of course instruction is required, that is, German proficiency is required for courses taught in German, while proficiency in English is required for courses taught in English.
While not mandatory for all TUMexchange students, some German proficiency is highly desirable even for students who are only taking courses held in English in order to fully participate in the wider community and student life.
Year: Early October- August
Summer Session: Early May- August
Due to the fall semester calendar, fall semester-only study is not possible. Students may study for the year or for the spring semester.
Housing in Munich is very limited. Students should begin their housing search early since housing is not guaranteed for UVA students. In general, international exchange students can use the same methods to find accommodation in Munich as regular TUM students. These include searching for an apartment or a room on the private market, as well as applying for a room in a dormitory run by a social or private organization. For more information, see TUM's Accommodation for Exchange Students page--be sure to look at the section referring to bilateral exchanges.
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a residence permit to participate in this program. All students should consult the German Missions website for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.