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OIE Program Adviser
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Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Munich, Germany. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
With about 20.000 students, 480 professors, and approximately 8.500 total staff (Rechts der Isar University Hospital included), the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) is a university of manageable proportions. It has three main campuses to its name, namely in Munich (where the central campus is located), Garching and Weihenstephan/Freising.
TUM holds a unique position in Europe in terms of the choice of fields it offers. The courses cover all areas of the natural and engineering sciences, along with medicine and life sciences.
Watch the videos below to see TUM's facilities, learn about its research, and meet some of its students!
TUM -Technische Universität München (You Tube)
Engineering at TU Munich - ME, AE (You Tube)
The Cognitive Factory - TU München (You Tube)
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- on-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
The Centre for International Affairs offers assistance to find accommodation for exchange students, placing them in residence halls and private accommodations. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a room because the TUM, unlike many other universities, does not have its own residence halls.
For this reason, it is very important that you apply to the Housing Office as soon as possible. If you are fortunate enough to be assigned a place in a residence hall, your contract will be limited to one year and cannot be renewed or extended.
Contacting other institutions which provide housing assistance is worthwhile because they generally have a wide range of private rooms at their disposal. For information on these institutions/organizations, click here.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For TUM's course catalog, click here. Select "courses" in the search bar.
Almost all courses are taught in German. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level German or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.
An intensive German language session is offered before the start of the semester to help you prepare for your time in Germany. You may also choose to participate in the German Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT) summer program before you study at TUM. German LBAT information is available online: click here
For information about a summer program, Finding Nano, please click here. This six week intensive program has a
nanotechnology lecture and lab course in English with site visits to leading research centers and industrial sites and a German language course. Finding Nano is NOT related to the TUM Exchange Program. Fees would be paid directly to TUM and students would be responsible for applying on their own.
There is also the option of studying at TUM for the fall term and participating in an internship with corporations such as Siemens for the spring and summer. This International Study and Internship Program is jointly coordinated by the School of Modern Languages and the Office of International Education. Internship opportunities are available for Engineering, Computing, GEML, IAML, and Management students. For more information on the International Internship component of this program, see the web site for the School of Modern Languages: click here or for more information contact the Global Internship Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
TU Munich uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 1 ECTS = .714 GT credits.
German Grade = US Grade
1.0-2.7 = A
2.8-3.9 = B
4.0-4.9 = C
5/6 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.