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

Placement Test

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.

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.

ECTS-Points (Credits)

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.