Services for Students

Studierende beim Biochemie-Praktikum (vom Lehrstuhl für Biologische Chemie)
Prof. Dr. Steffen Glaser mit Sohn Niklas im TUM-Institute for Advanced Study
Lehramtstudenten für Innenausbau und Raumgestaltung bei der Erklaerung ihres Klassenzimmermodells fuer Raum 007
BIOTechnikum des BMBF
Johanna Brüggenthies und Andreas-David Brunner beim ersten Probelauf der schwimmenden "Moos-Kläranlage" in der Freisinger Moosach

Courses during the Semester

We offer over 430 courses in 17 languages every semester. All courses are free of charge, except for the German courses offered during semester breaks. Most courses are worth 3 ECTS points, and registration is done through TUMonline.

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Block Courses

Block courses are offered for some languages during the semester breaks, often focusing on a special subject or skill.

Writing Consulting - German & English

Visit the English Writing Center or Deutsche Schreibberatung to receive one-to-one consulting in your writing. You can make as many as 3 appointments in a week and 12 throughout the semester. This free service is an excellent way to learn long-term writing skills while improving your thesis, articles, essays, CV, or any other text you have to write during your studies.

Language Tests & Certificates

We offer DAAD language testing and certificates for the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. These certificates can be used for internships and study abroad programs, namely DAAD, LAOTSE, TUMexchange and BWL. The TOEFL test is also offered through the International Center

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TUMtandem

We connect you with another TUM student as a tandem partner for the following languages:

  • French – German
  • Swedish – German
  • Spanish – German
  • Arabic – German 
  • Portuguese – German
  • Chinese – German

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Intercultural Communication

Intercultural competence is essential for fruitful communication among people from diverse cultures. The Language Center offers numerous opportunities for global learning, with a special focus on building awareness of the distinct character of different cultures. 

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Photo 1: Eckert, Astrid/TUM; photo 2: Battenberg, Andreas/TUM; photo 3: Benz, Uli/TUM; photo 4:  Stephan, Marion/BMBF; photo 5: Heddergott, Andreas/TUM