Proof of basic German language skills for students in master’s degree programs in English

International students in English taught master’s programs have to provide proof of a basic command of the German language. If you do not have any proof of German language skills at the time of your enrollment at TUM, you are obligated to hand in the missing proof within the first year of your studies. Make sure you check first with your department about what will be accepted as proof of your German language skills. This can differ from one department to the next. The following certificates are examples of what can count as proof:

  • successful completion of an A1 level German language course at the TUM Language Center
  • certificate of a successfully passed A1 level language exam (midterm and endterm test) at the TUM Language Center

The TUM Language Center offers many courses each semester at level A1, both during the semester as well as during the lecture free periods in October and March. If you have questions regarding our courses, please come to see us during our consulting hours at the beginning of each semester.

Check the following links for information on our program and course registration:

Please note: Aside from the courses at the TUM Language Center, there may be other options to receive the required proof of your basic German language skills. For further information, please ask your department for the specific details.

For students on TUM Campus Weihenstephan

The following applies for students enrolled in the master’s programs: Sustainable Resource Management, Horticultural Science, Life Science Economics and Policy and Nutrition and Biomedicine.

If you require a certificate to prove your basic German language skills, please register online for one of our German courses, using the following registration form. From there you can choose your preferred course. We have reserved places in these courses for you, for which you cannot register yourself. Therefore, please come to see one of our lecturers, Ms. Kraut-Schindlbeck in Weihenstephan or Ms. Steidten in Munich, during their office hours (see below).

Renate Steidten

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

Office Hours
On Mondays from 15:00 to 16:30

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 105, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29328

Sabine Kraut-Schindlbeck

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

Office Hours
On Tuesdays from 12:00 to 13:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Lecturer's room, Weihenstephaner Berg 13 (WZW)
Tel.: 08161/71-5335