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UVA Exchange: Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 TBA TBA
NOTE: Accepted students must commit to the program by October 15.
Year 2018-2019 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: Accepted students must commit to the program by March 30.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Language Requirement:
2000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, German
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Abby Leake
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Aerospace Engineering, American Studies, Architectural History, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, German, Historic Preservation, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Internship, Landscape Architecture, Management, Marketing, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Nonprofit Management, Nuclear Engineering, Other Languages & Literatures, Physics, Structural Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning
Program Description:



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 symbolises 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 chemisty - 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.

As there is a such a high demand for housing in Munich, the International Office has taken over placement for exchange students and will automatically reserve a place for you. Dormitory rooms are typically single or double apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms or shared double rooms with community showers and kitchens. All dorms in Munich currently have internet access. Meals are not provided in the dorms, but there are student cafeterias on all 3 campuses where noon meals are served at very reasonable prices.


International Student Website
TU Munich exchange student information

TU Munich Fact Sheet

Courses in English:
Courses at TUM Conducted in English


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.

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.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses