The TUM motto, 'At home in Bavaria, successful in the world' illustrates the link between provenance and posterity. 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. 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 roof.
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.
- 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.
Costs and expected expenses
There are a variety of associated costs and expenses when studying abroad. The information provided below is a guide to help you plan and budget. Additional resources are available on your host university’s website and in the Fact Sheet linked above.
Tuition and Fees: You will pay your regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term you are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to your SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals: You are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. You will pay the host institution or make your own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents: You are responsible for booking and paying for your own international airfare, as well as researching and obtaining any required visa(s) or residency permits. You should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
Insurance: UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page.
Additional Expenses: You should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Also budget for additional personal expenses, including laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
Education Abroad Expense Form
If you are required to complete an Education Abroad Expense Form, you can use the links above to identify costs and expected expenses to complete the form. If you are studying abroad for a semester, to calculate costs, divide annual costs in half.
If you are not able to find cost information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
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 processing can take a few months once your passport application is received. If you are a US citizen interested in participating in education abroad, apply for your passport now. See the State Department for details and to apply. 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.