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 and exchange students at TUM can register via TUMonline.
Please note that you can only register once your enrollment at TUM is completed. For more information, please visit www.tum.de/en/studies/
- How to register in TUMonline
- Guidelines for Eligibility and Registration
- Further information about German as a Foreign Language
- How to register for exams
If you are having problems with your account, please contact the IT Support Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Doctoral students (who are signed in for a PhD program and therefore have student status in TUMonline)
Register only via TUMonline.
Please do not register as staff member and as student at the same time!
For information on our staff program please see the point TUM employees.
- TUM employees and doctoral candidates (without student status in TUMonline) should write an email to the lecturer of the course beforehand and then come to the first lesson.
For German as a Foreign Language and English please use our staff program:
Students with previous experience with the language, please check your language level using either our placement test, or choose a course either one level up from your most recently completed course in this language, provided the course was at the TUM or based on a certificate issued according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The placement test is available in German as a Foreign Language, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
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.
Credits are credit points awarded upon successful participation in a module (often the terms and abbreviations credit points, ECTS points, CP or ECTS credit points are also used).
The higher the student workload associated with the module, the more credits are awarded. The following applies: 1 credit ≙ 30 h student workload.
ECTS will be awarded for passed semester-accompanying academic work. The module handbook, which is available in TUMonline, tells you how many ECTS are awarded for each TUM language course.
Further information can be found in our statute.