German Matters

The program is open to international students of the Computer Science and the Mathemathics departments, who seek to attain a solid knowledge of German within a short period of time and thereby broaden their professional prospects in Germany or working with Germans.

The Program (new from winter semester 2022!)

You already have German skills at A1.1 level and now want to quickly reach B1 level? German Matters supports you in gaining German skills from A1.2 to B1.1 level. For three semesters, you may put together your individual German learning program, choosing from a variety of language courses and interesting additional offerings.


After successful application to the program, you will receive a ticket that is valid for three semesters.

With this ticket, you can participate in exclusive courses at levels A1.2 to B1.1. Especially for German Matters we offer, among other things, plus courses (e.g. A2.1plusA2.2) and courses in the coveted time from 4 pm.

If the times of the exclusive courses do not suit you, you can choose from all courses in our regular German program. You are thus guaranteed a place and can optimally integrate your German learning into your individual schedule.

During the lecture-free period, you can attend exclusive refresher courses or block courses. In addition, you can sharpen your skills for your studies and career in intercultural and career-oriented training courses. If you wish, the TUM Career Service will match you with TUM alumni – for a short job talk or longer-term as mentors.

Learning German with German Matters means learning to communicate! That's why we invite you to a social event every semester, for example a barbecue in the summer or a Christmas party with cookie baking in the winter.

Registration / Application

International Master students of the Computer Science and the Mathematics departments who are ideally still enrolled at TUM for three semesters can apply. You can start the program at levels A1.2 to B1.1. Please take our placement test to determine your current level.

You can apply for the program from February 1 to March 23, 2023 through our registration form. We will accept 70 new students into the program in the summer semester 2023. If more students apply, the decision will be made by lot.

Contact persons at your department

For questions concerning workload and compatibility of German Matters and the master's program please contact the responsible person at your department:

Contact persons for German Matters

For questions concerning German Matters please contact

Katharina Lechle

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 104, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

Claudia Hanke

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

Office Hours
On Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:30

By appointment during the semester break
Room 1011, Boltzmannstr. 15 (GAR)