Application for the Master's Program in Transportation Systems

Thank you for your interest in our degree program!

Start of the Program: Every winter semester (October)

Application Period: From January 1st until May 31st (date of receipt)

An application form is only available during this period on the campus management platform "TUMonline" (https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/).

Please register there and create your applicant account. All required application documents will be also listed there. For information about the general application procedure at TUM, please visit the following website of the Student Service Center (SSZ) on www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/masters-degree-programs/application-master.

Please note: 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 www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/uni-assist/.

After submission of your application

Please refer to your applicant account in TUMonline if you need information about:

  • The status of your application
  • Missing documents
  • Incomplete documents.

If you have further questions, please directly contact the Student Service Center (SSZ) by sending an e-mail to studium@tum.de.

Please note: TUM cannot consider any incomplete applications and/or applications containing documents that have not been properly authenticated.


Aptitude Assessment Process

There are two levels of the aptitude assessment of the Master's Program in Transportation Systems:

  • In level 1, applications are evaluated on the basis of the documents submitted (admission/ rejection).
  • In level 2, applicants who cannot be directly admitted or rejected will be invited to an aptitude test (interview); they will be informed one week in advance. International applicants are allowed to take the test via skype. Usually, the interviews take place in June (applications received before March 15th) or in August and early September (applications received after March 15th).

For detailed information about the aptitude assessment please click here for download.


After Admission

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 enrolment. 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/.

Tuition fees

Students currently have to pay 129,40 EUR per semester for the students' union and the basic public transport ticket (subject to change). There are not any additional costs for non-EU students!