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
Advisor outbound mobility
Questions on studies abroad?
Carola Jumpertz is your contact, if you wish to study in another country.
Her fields of expertise:
- first advice on studies abroad
- co-ordination of the department's exchange programs
- development of strategies for the internationalization of the department
- Erasmus Departmental Coordinator (outgoing students)
Consultation hours by appointment
Tuesday 9.00 - 15.00
Thursday 9.00 - 16.00
Tel: +49 (0)89 289 17552
Advisor for international issues (incoming)
Questions on studying at the TUM?
Julia Cyllok is the contact person for students coming from abroad to study at the TUM.
Her fields of expertise:
- Advice and supervision of international students
- co-ordination of the department's Buddy-Program
- Workshops for intercultural competence
- Erasmus Departmental Coordinator (incoming students)
Consultation hours by appointment
Monday 9.30 - 15.00
Wednesday 9.30 - 15.00
Tel: +49 (0)89 289 17596
cyllok (at) ma.tum.de
Keep informed: our events and activities
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.
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.
Paths to the TUM
Why come to the TUM?
TUM, a university of excellence, world class teaching in English, no study fees, learn German, experience the great city of Munich, make interesting contacts within the international environment at the TUM: the Department of Mathematics is not only attractive to students from abroad due to the high number of courses offered in English!
How do we help?
Competent and individual support for international students on our campus in Garching. The Buddy-Program makes your first weeks easier, numerous social activities further your integration. We look forward to meeting you!
What can you expect?
There are many good reasons to study at the Department of Mathemtics: in the internationalen environment at the TUM you can make interesting contacts, learn German, and experience Munich together with others. In addition, most of our courses are offered in English.
The International Office offers all the support and information that you need as a foreign student for a study visit at the Department of Mathematics. Feel free to contact us any time!
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!
Personal support through students of the Department
Your Buddy is also studying at the Department 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 Buddies 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
"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."
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."
- The TUM-Language Centre offers language courses and exams for DAAD-Certificates.
- It is possible to do a TOEFL-Test at the TUM.
- Further information on language courses and scholarships can be found on the webiste of the DAAD.
- The project Go Out of the DAAD informs you on possibilities abroad and gives tips for study trips.
- In the Scholarship Database of the DAAD you can find scholarship and other support options.
- Further information on the international programs of the TUM can be found on the website of the International Center.
- The TUM also offers international career advice.