UMD: A Globally Connected University

ENGR Exchange Global E3: Technische Universitat Munchen (Germany)

Munchen, Germany
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
EA Advisor: 

Technische Universitat Munchen is a member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E3), an exchange program for engineering students with partner universities in 21 countries. Students pay University of Maryland tuition. Visit the Global E3 website at http://globale3.studioabroad.com/ for information on the Global E3 partner universities and application procedures.

Host institution
'At home in Bavaria, successful in the world'. That is our motto, linking provenance and posterity. Our graduates are active throughout the globe, our professors at home on an international platform. The secret of our success comprises numerous components: competence in one's field of special interest; communicability with associate departments; cross-curricular, transdisciplinary team spirit, alliances with professional practice. Unafraid of taking risks, we are breaking new scientific ground. Ingenuity and normality, ivory tower and workbench, lecture room and laboratory, traditional beer brewing and 'virtual reality' -- the Technische Universität München nurtures all these features under its collective roof.

TUM has been combining scientific expertise with entrepreneurial thinking for more than 140 years. Achievement of top results in all its core fields of education and research: engineering and economics, natural and life sciences, medicine and sports resulted in TUM being ranked the No. 1 university in Germany and among the top 100 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Our graduates are active around the globe and TUM professors are making important contributions to world research. With more than 500 professors and over 9,000 additional staff, we offer academic and research opportunities to almost 36,000 students. More than 15 percent of our staff and around 20 percent of our students come from abroad, creating a university culture which is cosmopolitan and hospitable. In Europe and worldwide, TUM maintains over 400 university partnerships and collaborates with many international research institutions.

At TUM, you have a unique chance to experience the energized spirit of an entrepreneurial university in the very heart of Europe.

Host City
One of TUM’s advantages lies in its location. With a population of 1.4 million, Munich is often said to have a small town feel but all the advantages of a bustling metropolis. The city is clean and safe and this combined with a highly efficient public transport system makes living in Munich a pleasure. So it is no surprise that Munich consistently ranks among the World’s top 10 most livable cities.

Whether you are into mountain sports, rock concerts, opera or art exhibitions, watching a match of Munich’s favorite sons - FC Bayern Munich - or simply relaxing in the serenity of one of its nearby lakes, in Munich everything is right on your doorstep.

Even if Munich’s own countless offerings leave you wanting more, its central European location with quick and easy rail, air and road connections mean that other cities and regions such as Prague, Salzburg and Venice are only short trips away.

Last but by no means least, Munich is renowned for its world-leading companies in various fields including automotive and high-tech. The headquarters and R&D departments of companies such as BMW, Siemens, MTU and EADS are located here. As such, TUM students are well positioned to gain internships, research projects and permanent positions with these world leading companies.

To apply to this program, click "Apply Now" at the top of this page and review the application process for Exchanges.

Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR/a BMGT major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website Click Here for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

What the university offers and link to course offerings

Not all courses are offered each semester. You are advised to check the semester availability of courses based on the current academic year: click here

Course restrictions for exchange students, and describe if there are limited course options in English

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

[Enter University Name] Credit UMD Credit
__ credit __ credit
__ credit __ credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on ____

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

FOR ENGR: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university. You can also refer to the full list of ENGR course equivalencies.To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide.

FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.

FOR BMGT: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents by viewing the BMGT course list for this university.


There are several options in regards to accommodation. Students can look for accommodation on the private housing market, using the General Accomodation Homepage Exchange students can also apply to stay in one of the halls of residence. More information about housing for exchange students can be found on this website.


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates and fees to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 10/11/2016 03/30/2017 09/30/2017
Da¿tes reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/29/2017 03/31/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor/host university website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/29/2017 09/30/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor/host university website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 04/07/2018 07/14/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.