technical university of munich acceptance rate

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by

For almost all programs at TUM, there is no specific acceptance rate. The offer of admission is based on several factors, and the grades only play a certain part. But ideally one out of every 12 students that apply for admission usually get accepted into their first choice. So from this information, we can say TUM acceptance rate is 8%. 

All applicants who complete the admission process successfully receive an offer of admission – there is no limited amount of places, and consequently there is also no waiting list or decision by lot.

Detailed information on the admission process and the factors considered in it are described on our degree program pages. There, you will also find the contact details of the departmental student academic advisor if you have further questions about the admission process for a specific degree program.Read: >>> Easiest Universities to Get Into in USA

About Technical University of Munich Admission Requirements for International Students

When seeking admission to TUM, international refers to the country where you have completed your secondary school or your undergraduate studies. It does not refer to your country of origin or the place you live. So what this means is that you are an international bachelor applicant if you have completed your secondary education outside of Germany and you are also an international masters applicant if you have completed your bachelor or masters degree outside of Germany.

TUM offers various financial aids in the form of awards and scholarships to its national and international students, based on outstanding academic record, defined skills, strong leadership qualities, good recommendations or testimonials.

Technical University of Munich Rankings

  • Ranked #41 in “World University Ranking,” by Times Higher Education in 2021
  • Ranked #50 in QS “World University Rankings,” 2021
  • Ranked #6 in the “Global University Employment Ranking,” by THE 2021
  • Listed among top 3 Technical Universities in Europe by Shanghai Ranking, 2021
  • 11 subjects offered by TUM ranked among top 50 in “QS World University Rankings by Subject,” in 2021


University TypePublic
Establishment Year1868
Budget€ 1.553 billion
Number of Academic Departments15
Number of Degree Programs179
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time; Online
Top CoursesArchitecture, Business, Management, Biochemistry, Engineering
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses
International Student Percentage34%
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance€ 10,460
Contact International Office+49 89 289 22245
Website[email protected]

Technical University Munich Campus 

TUM has four major campuses in Bavaria: Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, and Straubing. These houses 15 TUM Schools and Departments and research facilities. Students enjoy a variety of services and amenities in the campus that help in their overall development.

You can have a detail idea of its major campuses below-

  • Munich: It is the oldest and the main campus is spread through three locations: the downtown campus, Olympic Park, and the university hospitals. The departments of Architecture, Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Medicine, Department of Sport and Health Sciences and the Schools of Management, Governance, Education are here.
  • Garching: Largest of all, it has the department of Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics Informatics, research centre and other interdisciplinary networks.The Garching campus is close to Downtown Munich and easily accessible if one travels via subway.
  • Weihenstephan: Home to the TUM School of Life Science, the Weihenstephan campus is located on the fringes of Freising- an old cathedral town rich in history. The campus was established in 1930 and since then has been involved in interdisciplinary research and study of agriculture and life sciences.
  • Straubing: The department Biotechnology and Sustainability lies here and is the fourth main research and study campus of the university.

Apart from this, it also has other campuses in Heilbron and an international campus in SIngapore.

Campus Facilities

  • International libraries to read and learn
  • Sports facilities
  • Student Union
  • Religious Society
  • Orchestras, choirs and bands
  • Festivals: TUNIX, GARNIX and Co.,1972 Summer Olympics
  • Legendary uni film club

Technical University Munich Accommodation

There is no on-campus housing available at TUM. However, the institution is committed to assisting foreign students in finding off-campus accommodation in Germany.The following types of accommodation are available:

  • Single room with shared washroom and kitchen.
  • Apartment with shared kitchen and own washroom.
  • Single apartment.
  • Flat with 2-3 rooms for couples with children.
  • Single-parent apartment with 1.5 rooms or shared flat for 2.
  • Apartment or single room in shared flat for the disabled.


Room TypeMinimum Average Costs (EURO)Waiting Time
Studio Apartment276,405 semester
Shared Apartment274,905 semester
Single Room in Apartment319,003 semester
Family Flat416,804 semester
Single room for disabled person285,401 semester
Couple Apartment507,002 semester

Less expensive alternative ,living in a dormitory, is also in the option which can cost about EUR 280-350 per month.

Technical University Munich Admission 2021

Admission at Technical University of Munich is quite competitive as it has an acceptance rate of only 8%. The University intakes students through its semester based admission offering around 179 degree programs. Most of the degree programs only accept new incoming applicants in the winter semester, and transfer or higher semester applicants in the summer semester.

The following sets of documentation are needed for admission, as per TUM:

  • Academic Transcript
  • English and German language Test Score(IELTS,TOEFL,DSH,DSD II)
  • Aptitude Test Score
  • Entrance Assessment Test
  • Visa
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • VPD Certificate
  • Essay
  • GRE and GATE score
  • Work experience (for certain program)
  • Portfolio of Work
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Relevant Extra Curricular Activities Certificates

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