TUM Mathematics: We are international

Whether you are interested in studying abroad, in a Double Degree, an internship, an international thesis or short study visits: the Department of Mathematics supports students on an individual and intensive level when planing and organising foreign studies related to their course subjects.  

Furthermore, the department is an attractive and welcoming host for students of all nationalities. The wide range of events offered in English, as well as our personal support programme mean that international students can quickly and easily settle in to life and studies on our Garching Campus. 

Please contact the International Office for all queries

International Office

Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

Raum:  MI 02.12.019

Keep informed: our events and activities

Students at the International Day

International Day on 5 June 2019

Feel the international flair in our Magistrale - at the International Day of the Departments of Mathematics, Informatics und Physics: at Wednesday, 5 June 2019 from 12:00 to 14:30, students inform themselves on the numerous stands in the FMI building about the different TUM programmes for studying abroad and find out about the experiences of others, who have already been there. Find out more about the diverse Programme on International Day with dance, music and culinary specialities.

Here you can watch a video and the pictures of the International Day 2018.

Paths to the TUM

Buddy-Program: intercultural exchange and assistance amongst students

The program: starter assistance at the TUM and in Munich

A new town, a new university, new people: particularly the first weeks at the TU München are not easy for international students. The time consuming search for an apartment, and the lack of orientation on the TUM campus at the beginning of the term are especially demanding on foreign students. Therefore we have created our Buddy-Program to offer you assistance! 

 The Buddy-Program could be of interest to you, if you 

  • are coming from abroad and are starting a Masters Course or exchange term at the Faculty of Mathematics.
  • want to get to know fellow German students, who can introduce you to the Munich campus and student life. 
  • would like support from other students for your first steps in your new environment.

Through a wide variety of social activities, we enable you to get to know other German and international students and exchange your experiences. For example with our monthly international "Stammtisch" (a regular pub meeting) and with organised group trips. We look forward to your participation!

The advantages: personal support through students of the Faculty 

Your Buddy is also studying at the Faculty of Mathematics and is a competent advisor on student issues.  He can answer your questions on all study-related issues at the TUM, and on student life in Munich, such as:

  • how do I set up my timetable?  
  • how do I register for exams?
  • how can I take part in a sports program of the TUM?
  • which is the best Biergarten in Munich?

As most of our Buddys have themselves spent one to two terms abroad, they know how it feels to start somewhere new. They are therefore more than happy to answer all your questions!  

Your application

You would like to take part in the Buddy-Program of the Faculty of Mathematics? Then fill out an application form as soon as you have accepted your study place at the TUM. Send the form via Email to: international(at)ma.tum.de. We are matching partners all the time, so you will be able to contact your Buddy before term starts. 


Buddy-Program: my experience

Matthias Wissel, Master Mathematics in Science and Engineering, war im Buddy-Programm.

Matthias Wissel, Master Mathematics in Science and Engineering:

„In the process of applying for my TUM exchange semester in South Korea I basically stumbled into participating in the Buddy-Program without really knowing what it meant. It was just fun getting to know a lot of new people from different cultures and also being able to make their arrival at the TUM a little easier.

After my own exchange semester and the experiences I had, I signed up for it again right away. I realized how important it can be to have someone around you can ask questions and who might help you smooth out some adjustment problems that pop up especially at the beginning of your stay."

Sergehei Mogoreanu, Master Mathematics in Science and Engineering, war im Buddy-Programm.

Serghei Mogoreanu, Master Mathematics in Science and Engineering:

„When I received a letter of admission to the TUM, I was simultaneously very excited and terrified. On the one hand, I just got into the study program that almost perfectly matches what I was looking for. On the other hand, it meant that in just two months I'm going to find myself in a completely new environment and face such challenges as settling in a foreign city, getting used to an unfamiliar education system and building up a new social circle, all while having certain language difficulties.

And – as it happens – I had no one to ask for an advice. Although it was not the only reason I signed up for the Buddy Program, it was definitely the catalyst for my decision."

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