Application Procedure

The application procedure for all master's programs at TUM is similar.

This webpages describes all steps from application up to enrollemnt in many details.

Infomation given on our webpage is only additional information for your convenience.

Application deadline

The application deadline is explained here.

Apply online via TUMonline

To apply for admission to the Master's program in Computational Mechanics, you first have to register and apply in TUMonline. (How to fill an online application at TUM)

Detailed information about the application and enrolment process can be found at the respective TUM website
Before you start the application process, please read the information about the general eligibility requirements for Computational Mechanics given here.

Proof of your documents by uni-assist

Applicants who have obtained their qualification for postgraduate studies (i.e. a bachelor's degree) in a country outside of the EU/EEA need to have their documents additionally processed by uni-assist. Uni-assit will charge you 75 Euros for the so called preliminary documentation (VPD).

More information about the application via uni-assit can be found on the preleminary documentation website of TUM.

Collect and upload the required documents

During the online application process you will be asked to provide your personal information and upload the following documents:

  • A copy of your academic record (listing your subjects and grades), including information about your universities' grading system and translation.

  • A proof of your English language proficiency, e.g. a copy of your score report of English proficiency exams (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS). The FAQs provide further information about the required tests and the respective minimum scores. Please note that the test results have to be handed in at the latest until the application deadline.

  • Optional: A proof of very basic German knowledge (if your language of instruction was not German in your previous education). This proof can be a certificate of any German course (any level) of the Goethe Institute or another language school (including your home university). If you cannot proof basic German knowledge during your application, you have to complete a basic German course at our university during your first two semesters at our University. Further inormation on German courses is given on our information page on German courses.

  • Applicants with a degree from an Indian university have to submit their recent GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) results of papers:
  • Applicants with a degree from a Vietnamese, Chinese or Mongolian university have to submit a valid APS certificate.

  • If your bachelor's degree was issued in a country that is not part of the EU/EEA/EFTA signatory nations: Preliminary review documentation (VPD) by uni-assist (see above).

  • A personal statement - Letter of Motivation (why would you like to take part in the COME program?), please also read our FAQ.

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Optional/if possible: A ranking list, i.e. a statement (certified by your university) that you, for example, completed your Bachelor as the 3rd best student among 50 other graduates in your term.

  • At least one letter of reference. Please use the appropriate form (available in .pdf  in the download section below). Please fill in your name, sign the form, and give this form to a professor or other person who is well acquainted with your academic work (no job reference). The form consists out of two pages: on the first page the recommender is asked for a ranking of the student, the second is the letter itself. The recommender also can use the own institutional letter paper to write the recommendation letter. Upload the filled out form and the letter.

  • A copy of your passport (no authentification required)

After having completed the online application you will be provided with an application form. Print out this form, sign it and upload it. The application for admission is only valid if it has been uploaded with your signature.

Please follow the instructions of the online application carefully and refer to the application guide when in doubt. During the online application process you will be told exactly which further documents are required. If you have any further questions contact us.

Decisions on admission are made by the Board of Examination. All applicants are informed immediately.

After admission to our program:

In case of admission, you will have to accept your spot and submit the application together with documents for enrollment.

For this you will need an officially authenticated copy of bachelor, diploma degree or equivalent. Please consider these hints about notarization and how to get an officially authenticated copy.

You also must have a proof of sufficient health insurance in order to be able to enrol at TUM.


Letter of Recommendation   

Further Information

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