Required Application Documents

In a first step, all documents are handed in electronically. In case of an admission, applicants must then send several documents to the TUM Center for Study and Teaching by post.

A list of the required documents will be also displayed in your TUMonline account. Therefore, please register in the campus management system TUMonline and complete the application form. Useful instructions for TUMonline are available on

Please upload the following application documents in your TUMonline applicant account:

A valid English language certificate (certified copy)

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); minimum 605 points TOEFL paper based (PbT); minimum 234 points TOEFL computer based (CbT); minimum 88 points TOEFL (IbT); The test centre can send the test report directly to TUM admission office (TOEFL code: 7806, department: 99); For winter semester 2021/22: iBT Special Home Edition: 88. (Please note: Only the Test Date Score is valid, MyBest Score will not be accepted.) Please upload a screenshot of your Test Taker Score Report to the online application form. TOEFL ITP is not accepted.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic), minimum 6,5 points; Please note: If you cannot receive your Test Report Form (TRF), please upload a PDF document with your TRF Number on it instead. Every passed IELTS test has a TRF Number (Test Report Form Number).
  • Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations (CAE/ CPE, level A,B, C).
  • For students whose language of instruction was English, this must be officially confirmed (e.g. on the certified graduation documents).
  • Alternatively, adequate knowledge of the English language is also demonstrated with an amount of 60 credits achieved in undergraduate courses with English as the medium of instruction and examination.

A Bachelor’s degree certificate (certified copy)

The copy must include the aggregate mark or graduate average, including explanation of the grading system (maximum grade, minimum passing grade, etc.). Information about certified copies can be found on If the certificate is not issued in English or German, we need an officially authenticated translation as well.

A transcript of records (certified copy)

The semester mark sheets listing your subjects and grades; If the transcript is not issued in English or German, we need an officially authenticated translation as well.

Please note: If the final degree certificate and/or the final year transcripts are not yet available on the date of application, complete certification of the first degree coursework and examination results (transcript of records) issued by the responsible examination authority or the responsible university office must be submitted.

A curriculum vitae

Formatted as a table and written in the English language;

A motivation letter

Written in the English language (2 pages at maximum); Applicants should demonstrate what specifically qualifies them for the Master’s Program in Transportation Systems. Hereby, you should explicate why you are particularly eligible for the Master's Program in Transportation Systems. Please justify your exceptional motivation and commitment by, e.g. statements about vocational trainings in the transportation sector, internships, extra-curricular courses in transportation science or periods abroad (Please do not forget to prove this with confirmations or certificates in the enclosure!).

Please do not forget to add a document where you justify that the motivation letter for the Master’s program represents your own work and that no other sources than those listed were used. This statement is to be signed by you.

A presentation portfolio

Please hand in an English copy of your Bachelor’s thesis or an English abstract of it (to be uploaded in the applicant account). If you cannot provide neither copy nor abstract of the Bachelor's thesis, please submit a sample of your previous academic works (e.g. scientific papers, homework assignments), preferably in the field of transportation.

A German language certificate

If you cannot submit any certificate of basic proficiency in the German language (e.g. A1.1) at the time of application, TUM will still accept a later submission. Please consider that basic proficiency in German has to be proven before the end of your second semester at TUM (final deadline).

A Preliminary Documentation (VPD) from uni-assist

Applicants who achieved their qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. Bachelor's degree) in a country outside the EU/EEA, have to submit a preliminary documentation (VPD) by uni-assist.


After admission, please send your documents to:

Technical University of Munich
TUM Center for Study and Teaching (Enrollment)
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich

For questions about the status of your enrollment, please check your TUMonline applicant account. For further questions, please directly contact the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (e-mail:

Further Conditions for Some Applicants