We are happy to welcome you as an international student, wishing to gain experience abroad at the TUM. We offer much support, in order for you to use your time as a Master's student in Munich well, helping you to integrate into university life and improve your German language skills.
Should you wish to gain further experience abroad during your studies at the TUM, then we recommend your participation in the Athens-Program or writing your Master's thesis abroad.
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Master's thesis: research abroad
Finding a theme and supervisor
If you would like to write your Master's thesis abroad, you must find a professor at the TUM Department of Mathematics who will help you set a theme for your thesis and supports your efforts to write this abroad. Maybe this person can help you to make contact with colleagues abroad. Alternatively, students can try to organise a Master's theme and supervisor at a foreign university themselves. But please remember, you still must have a theme which is acknowleged by a supporting professor at the TUM. To this purpose, please make contact early with a chair, whose field of specialization matches your thesis plans.
Deadlines, scale of thesis, registration
Master's theses which are written abroad have to comply with the FPSO of the TUM Department of Mathematics.
Contacts and financing
Students can use already existant contacts of their theme-supervisor and chair at the TUM (for example department partners). Or you can find a contact independently.
An overview of scholarships for writing your thesis abroad is found on the pages of the TUM International Center. The DAAD also informs you here on scholarships for travel costs, subsidies and insurance (in German language only!)
Short trips abroad
Throughout Europe, 25 renowned universities offer intensive courses for one week, taking place annually in March and November. The courses are on natural sciences, mathematical or technical themes, and include a final test and evaluation which can be rated with 2 ECTS. Futher information can be found on the web pages of the TUM Global and Almuni Office.
Many universities around the world offer compact seminars of 6 - 10 weeks, mostly in the lecture-free periods of the year. Summer Schools are an ideal opportunity, to get deeper into a particular theme within an internationcal environment, and to test, whether a longer stay abroad would be an option for you. Further information can be found on the website of the DAAD.