There are incredibly many resources at TUM if you are thinking about what and if you want to study at TUM. We have listed the most important sources and contacts for our programs here. If you have additional individual questions for someone who is studying what you are interested in, we are there to help you. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Advisory Service
The student advisors are usually academic staff members of the department, who have been working for many years on one study program and its students. They assist students with study guidance, recognition of courses completed at other universities, changes of program, etc. And they have certainly heard every “stupid question” – so don’t be shy!
For all our bachelor’s degree programs, as well as all master’s degrees except food chemistry.
For the Master in Food Chemistry, the TUM School of Life Sciences is responsible.
Study Information Day
The study information day is an Open Door Day for prospective students. On this day, all departments invite prospective students to take a closer look at the research and teaching on site. Both the department and the student council have an information stand with contact persons and flyers. Our department also offers experimental lectures on this day.
Lecture series “Ran an die TUM” (Get to the TUM)
In this series of lectures, which runs from October to June each year, the individual departments of TUM introduce themselves and their study programs. Under the motto “More than mixing substances in the laboratory”, the department of chemistry explains how the study courses in chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering are structured, what demands they make on students and what prospects they offer.
We, the student council, will be there with one student from each of these four fields of study and will answer your questions. It doesn’t matter whether it’s about studying in general, about the focal points of the courses of study or about our personal assessment. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Getting to know biochemistry as a field of study and research – this is the program of the biochemistry taster program GoBioChem, which is aimed at all 11th and 12th grade students interested in biochemistry, chemistry and biology. The weekly seminars pick you up on your high school knowledge level and take you into the wide world of biochemistry, biology, chemistry and medicine. If you are interested in a particular subject area, you can also make a suggestion. The programme is complemented by a lab internship, a workshop on molecular modelling and an excursion to a real research laboratory.
Further information, a program of the last years and (very important) the registration can be found here.
studium MINT: the orientation semester
If the choice of courses is a bit too much for you, TUM offers MINT every summer semester. MINT is the German abbreviation for what is known as “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in English. Here you can gain first-hand experience in maths, computer science, natural sciences, technology and all subjects in between. That’s why the MINT programme is offered jointly by the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environment and the Munich School of Engineering (MSE).
During the summer semester, i.e. from April to September, you will get to know the different subjects, possible career fields and research areas in five modules. In addition, you will be taught basic learning techniques such as soft skills and project work.
Further information about the MINT programme, the application procedure and deadlines can be found here.
Fit for TUM – Service fair for newcomers
This event starts a little later: You have your admission for your desired course of study in your pocket and are ready to start your studies. But the many offers – what can, should, must I do? – can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning.
That’s why TUM offers an introductory fair for its first-year students in the winter semester. There, various university institutions will introduce themselves, e.g. the Zentrale Hochschulsport München (ZHS) or the Language Center. In addition, there will be lectures on various things that are particularly important at the beginning of your studies and cause a lot of grief: How can I finance my studies? What other possibilities are there besides BAFöG? How do I find an apartment in Munich? Where can I get involved at the university? Can I plan a stay abroad and if so, when?
In addition, the trade fair offers a great opportunity to get into conversation with older students, as the student representatives are also represented with a stand. There, questions about the timetable, courses, exams, TUMonline or whatever is on your mind can be answered directly and personally.
Current information about the fair