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

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Buddy program and Facebook group

Our departmental buddy program helps you to settle in the new academic environment. Please don't forget to register for this program after the admission.

In our group "International Students and friends at Mathematics TUM" on Facebook you can find out about current events and activities for international students, and ask any questions you may have. Join up now.

students at TUM drinking coffee and talking

Language Café

The Language Café takes place in the Mathematics and Informatics building every Wednesday. Students offer their native language at several tables and talk to their fellow students in groups of 4 to 8 people. You can just come and meet students from other faculties, practice the German language, or even offer your own language table. There is also a Language Café on Wednesdays on the Munich campus.

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Buddy program

Starter assistance at the TUM and in Munich

A new town, a new university, new people: particularly the first weeks at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) 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 organized group trips. We look forward to your participation!


You would like to take part in the Buddy-Program of the Department of Mathematics? Then fill out the following application form as soon as you have accepted your study place at the TUM. 

Send the form via email to: international@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

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 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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