The Master’s Program in Transportation Systems starts every October (winter semester).
Application period: From 1st January until 31st May (date of receipt)
We advise international applicants to submit their applications before 15th March, in order to get an earlier result. The application form is available on our campus management platform "TUMonline" (https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/), only during the application period. Please register in TUMonline and create your applicant account. All required application documents will also be listed there.
If you did not achieve your qualification for postgraduate studies (usually a Bachelor's degree) in a country within the EU/EEA, you will also have to apply for a so-called preliminary documentation (VPD) via uni-assist. For more information, we recommend the following website: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/application/uni-assist/.
Please note: We will first evaluate the complete applications that are sent before 15th March. Then, we will handle the remaining applications. The aptitude assessment process will take approx. 3 to 4 months, i.e. the admission letters will be available approx. mid of June if you apply before 15th March and approx. mid of August if you apply before 31st May. For several reasons (e.g. visa, housing) we highly recommend that international students apply already before 15th March (to TUM and uni-assist). However, the legal application deadline for all applicants is 31st May (date of receipt).
Interviews usually take place in June and July (early applications) and in August and early September (applications before 31st May).
A video about how to apply at TUM is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsYs4tnQkWk!
For information about the general application procedure at TUM, please refer to the website of the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) on www.tum.de/nc/en/studies/application/master/application-master/.
After submission of your application
Please refer to your TUMonline applicant account if you need information about:
- The status of your application
- Missing documents or
- Incomplete documents.
Aptitude Assessment Process
The central TUM Center for Study and Teaching will first check the formal criteria of your application. If relevant documents are missing or not submitted in the required way, they will be marked as “not OK” in your TUMonline applicant account. The application will be forwarded to the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, as soon as all formal criteria are considered as “OK”.
At the department, the aptitude assessment will be conducted. There are two levels of the aptitude assessment:
In level 1, applications are evaluated on the basis of the documents. Applicants receive points for the following parts of their application:
- Subject-related qualifications of the undergraduate studies (max. 60 points)
- Average grade of the undergraduate studies (max. 10 points)
- Motivation letter (max. 30 points)
Applicants with 70 points or more will receive an admission letter. Applicants with 59 points or less will receive a rejection letter. Applicants with scores between 60 and 69 points will be invited to an aptitude test (second level).
In level 2, applicants will have a personal interview about their motivation for the degree program and their academic and personal background. For applicants living abroad, the interview can be conducted via video conference. Usually, the interviews take place in June and July (applications received before March 15th) or in August and early September (applications received after March 15th); applicants will be informed about the interview date one week in advance.
More detailed information about the aptitude assessment can be found in the statutes of the degree program (annex 2).
Upon receiving an admission letter, please log in to your TUMonline account, accept the study place and take care of the remaining modalities for the enrollment (required documents in hard copies). The documents are listed in your account.
Relevant deadlines as well as the beginning dates of the semesters and lectures (incl. semester breaks) are published on www.tum.de/en/studies/application/dates-and-deadlines/dates-periods-and-deadlines/.
Students currently have to pay 144.40 EUR per semester for the students' union and the basic public transport ticket (subject to change). Currently, there are not any additional costs for non-EU students!
For up-to-date information about fees at TUM please refer to https://www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/.