Learning German as a Foreign Language at TUM Language Center

For all students and staff: Courses during the semester – A1 to C2

You are enrolled at the TUM and would like to take a course in German as a Foreign Language. You can choose from more than 50 language courses at all levels. Read more

For all students and staff: Courses during the semester break – A1 to B2

You want to take advantage of the semester break. We offer intensive courses during the day or in the evening.
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Additional offers

For international students in master’s degree programs in English – A1 to B1

You are enrolled in an international master’s degree program and would like to learn German. There are ample opportunities to do so on all campuses as well as in special programs. Read more

Subject-oriented Offers for international students – B2 to C2

You have already attained good German skills and want to expand your language skills in your field of study and for your prospective work.
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For international TUM staff, visiting scholars, postdocs and PhD students

You work or do research at the TUM and only have time in the evenings to study German. Our eight-week evening courses run year-round.
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For Participants in the Auditor Program for Refugees – B1 to C1

You can take courses in German as a Foreign Language or prepare in a compact program for a proficiency test in German needed for martriculation in a German university in a course of study taught in German. Read more

Assistance with German academic writing

You need help with your academic texts or your job application? Our Schreibberatung offers one–to-one sessions to improve your writing.
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Learning in Tandem for TUM students

You would like to learn a language and have an interesting conversation at the same time. TUMtandem brings TUM students together into guided conversation.
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Find your contact person on the corresponding web pages.

Further information

In our program you also find seminars on intercultural communication (IKK).

If you need a language certificate in order to apply for a scholarship or an internship, please contact lechle@zv.tum.de.

Applicants wanting to study in Germany need to provide a certification that their German skills meet the university’s language requirements. The TUM Language Center does not offer exams or preparation courses like TestDaF or DSH as a proof of sufficient German language skills.

To prepare for studying at the TUM in a master’s degree program, students can take a pre-study course at the Student Service Zentrum (SSZ). TUM Summer School offers students interested in doing a master’s at TUM the opportunity to learn German and to gain insight into research, university culture and campus life in Germany.



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