Eligibility and Registration


TUM Language Center programs are free and available to all members of the TUM community:

  • Students and exchange students at TUM
  • TUM employees (if capacity allows)
  • doctoral candidates at TUM (if capacity allows)

You can participate in all Language Center courses and programs. The only exceptions are programs developed and financed in cooperation with faculties and limited to students of those faculties.

The TUM Language Center reserves the right, in case of low number of present participants to cancel the courses.

How to register

Students without a confirmed place should come to the first lesson and ask the instructor for a place.


Placement Test

A placement test is necessary from level A1.2 for the courses in German as a Foreign Language, English,  French, Italian and Spanish.

Read More about the placement test

Language level according to CEFR

The TUM Language Center has been part of the elaboration of the complementary descriptors „CEFR Companion Volume with New Descriptors":

CEFR Companion Volume with New Descriptors (p. 15)

The New Descriptors including Sign Languages, which is intended as a complement to the CEFR has been launched by the Education Policy Division of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in May 2018.