Learning German as a Foreign Language at TUM Language Center

If you live and study in Munich, German language skills are essential for everyday life and integration - whether at university, in your private life, in professional contexts or in Germany in general.

Do you have questions about German as a Foreign Language at the TUM Language Center?

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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 about the German courses during the semester

Program overview in TUMonline

Intensive 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.
Read more about the intensive courses

Additional offers for specific target groups

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 about offers for students in English master's degree programs

Integrative German language skills for students in master’s degree programs in English

You have no German knowledge at the start of your master's program and you need to prove integrative German language skills within your first year of study. We offer a lot of courses on the A1 level.
Read more about how to earn integrative German language skills

Technical German and German for specific purposes – 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.
Read more about offers in technical German

Writing Assistance in German as a Foreign Language

You need help with your academic texts or your job application? Our Schreibberatung offers one-to-one sessions to improve your writing.
Read more about the writing assistance

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. Read more about TUMtandem

For TUM staff, visiting scholars, postdocs and doctoral candidates

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.
Read more about the program "DaF for Staff"

Find your contact person on the corresponding web pages.

Further Information

Offers at the Language Center

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 to present it to the authorities, please contact steidten@zv.tum.de.

Organized via the MDCO, newly appointed international professors receive a sound introduction to the German language and culture with German language coaching of the TUM Language Center.

Online-Courses at the vhb

The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers online language courses for German as a foreign language. The courses can be a useful supplement to the DaF courses at TUM. They are especially recommended if you do not need to earn ECTS. All courses at vhb are free of charge for TUM students and registration is done with the TUM ID. 

More detailed information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions.

Programs at TUM

The TUM Center for Study and Teaching supports international students in their start at TUM. It offers exciting workshops and events where you can get to know TUM and your fellow students.

For applicants

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 for TestDaF or DSH as a proof of sufficient German language skills.


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