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CSE: Engineering & Science Exchange in Germany


Take classes in engineering and related fields with German and international students at the Technische Universität München (TUM), a top German school.

This program is administered by College of Science & Engineering. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

Program Details

Munich, Germany
Academic Year
Spring Semester
Credit Type
Transfer Credit
College of Science & Engineering

Program Eligibility

Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Language Prerequisite
German language background expected


Take classes in engineering and related fields with German and international students at the Technische Universität München (TUM), a top German school participating in the “Excellence Initiative” launched by the German Federal Government. The core fields at TUM are: engineering and economics, natural and life sciences, and medicine and sports.

Most courses are in German, but each semester there are offerings in English particularly at the lower-level graduate instruction (4th year). 

TUM semester dates do not match the UofM, so careful planning is necessary.

Application Deadline

Open to sophomores and above with a 2.8 GPA. Students majoring in science disciplines in CLA and CBS may be admitted if course requirements are available at TUM. Application deadline mid-May for academic year; mid-October for spring semester. There is no specific language requirement, but successful candidates will have at least some experience in German language study. You must apply through the College of Science & Engineering.


Design a program of study in consultation with College of Science & Engineering faculty. Instruction is in German and English by TUM faculty. Typical credits: 26–30 for academic year; 13–15 for spring semester. Students must take at least 12 credits per semester.

More Information

Applicants for this exchange must be endorsed by the College of Science and Engineering. For additional information on this program, contact CSE International Programs.

Program Fee

Program fees include tuition, fees, and international health insurance. Housing, meals, airfare, and personal expenses are additional. Use the budget estimate for this program to help plan for the estimated cost of the program. Participating students receive updated cost information as soon as it is available.


Complete pre-application advising.

Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

It is your responsibility to apply directly to the College of Science & Engineering and your host institution. Be sure to work with CSE to give yourself enough time to prepare the required documents. Once you have been accepted by CSE and your host institution, you may proceed with the LAC online application process. Please contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.

To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:


Once CSE has nominated you for the program, you will receive a link to the Learning Abroad Center's application system by email. You must complete this application to enter yourself in the Learning Abroad Center's system. This ensures that you retain your U of M student status while abroad, as well as access to financial aid, international insurance, etc.


Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received and that you are now in the Learning Abroad Center's system. Once you are accepted to your host university, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

  • First Step
  • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
  • Health Information Form
  • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver

Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with CSE and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.