The Master's Program in Transportation Systems requires a background in engineering, e.g. civil or environmental engineering. Besides, you need at least basic knowledge in transportation systems as well as good proficiency in English.
English is the language of tuition in our study program. However, upon decision of the Bavarian government, also students of English taught programs must have at least basic German language skills. If you cannot submit any German language certificate at the time of application, you will have one year to achieve and hand in the required German certificate.
The semester starts every year on 1st October. However, the lecture period usually starts in the mid of October. Due to covid-19, the start of the lecture period is likely to be postponed to 2nd November 2020. For information about important semester dates and deadline please directly refer to the websites of the Student Service Center on www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/dates-and-deadlines/dates-periods-and-deadlines/.
Students are required to pay the student's union (incl. basic semester ticket) fees in the amount of approx. 143 Euro per semester. Please check TUM pages for more up-to-date details on tuition fees: www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/
The student union offers a broad advisory network. contains advice centers for a variety of fields offered to all students. Please just refer to their website on www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/ and you will find great counseling and support.
The Master's Program at TUM does not grant financial support to students. For information on scholarships, please refer to TUM's scholarship website on www.tum.de/en/studies/fees-and-financial-aid/scholarships/ and to the scholarship database of the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.de).
If you need a letter of endorsement ("Betreuungszusage") for your scholarship application, please send a request with your CV, a relevant English certificate (e.g. TOEFL), and your transcript of records enclosed to the program coordinator.
The chairs and professorships involved in the program offer several student assistant positions. Students usually apply for such jobs when they have achieved first academic records at TUM, i.e. at the end of their first semester.
Besides, students can apply for so-called "working students" (Werkstudent) positions at local companies.