Before Your Studies

Before Your Studies

There are an incredible amount of resources at TUM if you are just thinking about what and if you want to study at TUM. For our departments, we have listed some important resources and contacts here. If you have additional individual questions for someone who is studying what you are interested in, we are of course here to help and advise you.

TUM Open Campus

The study information day is an open day for prospective students. On this day, all schools invite prospective students to take a closer look at the research and courses offered on site. Both the schools and the student councils have an information booth with contact persons and flyers.

More information and current dates can be found here.

Lecture series “Ran an die TUM” (Come to TUM)

In this lecture series, which takes place every year from October to June, the individual schools of TUM introduce themselves and their study programs. All those interested in studying will learn how the individual courses are structured, what requirements they place on first-year students and what prospects they offer.

We, the student council, will also be there to answer your questions. No matter if you have questions about studying in general, about the focus of the study programs or about our personal assessment. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Here you can find the registration.

Study Program MINT

Out of school and off to university!

If the choice of study programs is a bit too much for you, TUM offers the MINT study program every summer semester. Here you can gain first-hand experience in the fields of math, computer science, natural sciences, technology and all subjects in between.

During the summer semester, i.e. from April to September, you will learn about the different fields of study, possible professions and research areas in five modules. In addition, you will be taught basic learning techniques such as soft skills and project work.

You can find more information about the MINT program, the application procedure and deadlines here.

Fit for TUM - Service fair for the start of studies

This event starts a little later: You have your admission to your desired degree program in the bag and are ready to tackle your studies. But the many offers - what can, should, must I do? - can be a bit overwhelming at first.

That’s why TUM offers an introductory fair for its first-year students in the winter semester. Various university institutions present themselves there, e.g. the Central University Sports Center Munich (ZHS) or the Language Center. In addition, there are presentations on various things that are particularly important at the beginning of studies and cause many grief: How can I finance my studies? What options are there besides BAFöG? How can I find an apartment in Munich? Where can I get involved in the university? Can I plan a stay abroad and if so, when?

In addition, the fair offers a great opportunity to talk to older students, because the student councils are also represented with a booth. There you can ask questions about the timetable, courses, exams, TUMonline or whatever else is on your mind, directly and personally.

Current information about the fair can be found here.


Get to know biochemistry as a field of study and research - that’s the plan at the biochemistry taster program GoBioChem. The program is aimed at all 11th and 12th grade students interested in biochemistry, chemistry and biology. The weekly seminars pick you up at your high school level of knowledge and take you into the wide world of biochemistry, biology, chemistry and medicine. If you are particularly interested in a particular subject area, you can bring it in as a suggestion. The program is complemented by a lab practical, a workshop on molecular modeling and a field trip to a real research lab.

More information, a program of the last years and the registration can be found here.