Options of Studying Abroad

The Technical University of Munich and the Department of Mechanical Engineering provide numerous opportunities for study-related stays abroad.

An overview regarding the different programs is available in the general presentation of the information session 2020. Moreover the specific presentation: ERASMUS despite of COVID-19 can be found here.


Studying abroad

ERASMUS+ (SMS) (Studies and/or internships in Europe)

TUMexchange (Studies outside Europe)

TIME - Double Degree Programm (1 – 2 year study abroad; 2 degrees)

1:1 MSc Programm TUM-DTU “Energy conversion and storage

Current Offerings

Institut Ranke-Heinemann (Stays Abroad in Australia & New Zealand)

The Institut Ranke-Heinemann awards scholarships and travel allowances for exchange terms in Australia and New Zealand. Get more information about the funding of the institute.

GOstralia! Scholarships and part-cost grants

GOstralia! awards full and partial scholarships for study abroad experiences in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore; Malaysia and Vietnam. Further information can be found on the GOstralia! Website: www.gostralia.de/20jahre

RISE Worldwide

Bachelor students are being offered internships abroad at accredited scientific institutions or universities. Get more information on the DAAD website.

MBA grants - Collège des Ingénieurs

As a Fellow at the Collège, you will work and learn together with ambitious European top graduates in an intensive 10-month MBA program. You can find all further information about scholarship in the PDF file for download at https://cdi.eu/de/

Coucou Chef#2

The second edition of Coucou Chef, the Bavarian-French Career Chat will take place February 24, 2021 (17h30-18h30). Further information can be found in the PDF-File about the event.

Information on Programs


Partner Universities

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has signed more than 70 ERASMUS+ with partner universities in 20 countries.


  • Regular enrollment at TUM
  • You have passed (at least) the first year of your B.Sc. studies (Recommendation: the first two years of B.Sc. studies, i.e. 120 ECTS credit points)
  • Adequate language proficiency (English and/or national language)

Application and Application Documents

Applications for the winter semester 2022/23 and the summer semester 2023 are open between  December 2021 and mid-January 2022. You have to apply online as well as by email.

1. Online application

Online application via moveon (the link will be available here in December 2021)

  • Letter of motivation
    in English or the host country’s language
  • CV and photo
    in English or the host country’s language
  • All degree records
    (B.Sc. and M.Sc (if applicable))
  • Study program abroad
    a non-binding list of modules you intend to study abroad
    only for your 1st choice
  • Evidence of Language Proficiency
    Language certificate(s) (German Abitur, TUM Language Center, private language course, DAAD test of the Language Center ...).
    No TOEFL or IELTS tests required!

If you are applying to partner universities in different countries, i.e. with different teaching languages, please upload certificates for all relevant languages in one pdf file.

2. Send your signed moveon online application

Send your signed moveon online application (pdf. without any supplementing documents) by email to: erasmusbewerbung@mw.tum.de

Illustration of the document

Please note:

  • You can only apply once!
  • Make sure to keep the access data of the application – you will need it later.

Selection Criteria

  • Progress in studies
  • Language skills
  • Personal qualification
  • Intercultural competency
  • Above average grades are an advantage and compulsory for certain universities such as Centrale Supélec, ETH Zurich, TU Delft. However, the other criteria are considered more important.


After the deadline all applications will be assessed according to the criteria above. You will be informed about the result in late February/early March.

All further information will be provided by the Department, the TUM Global & Alumni Office and the host university in due time.

The current forms for the academic year 2020/21 can be found on the TUM-Erasmus page.


Internships or theses in other EU-countries can be financially supported by the ERASMUS+ (SMP) program. All the key information can be found on the website of the TUM Global & Alumni Office.


Applications for the TUMexchange program for the academic year 2021/22 will be open again between October 19, 2020 (10 a.m.) and November 2, 2020 (10 a.m.)

All the relevant information can be found on the TUM Global and Alumni Office’s website.

Ready for exchange in Latin America!

The TUM Global & Alumni Office will inform about exchange options in various Southern American countries Oct., 22, 13-15h, zoom Meeting-ID: 921 3981 7913; PW: 917074

TIME - Double Degree Program

All essentials are included in this brochure.

Important Hints

Recognition of Examination Results

The Examination Boards are in charge of the Recognition of exams.

Leave of Absence / Semester Contribution

Please contact the Admissions Office in order to obtain leave of absence for the duration of your stay abroad. You are not given leave of absence automatically!

Other Funding Possibilities

Even if you do not receive BAföG in Germany, you may apply for AuslandsBAföG. Additionally, there exist numerous scholarships promoting stays abroad.

Preparation – Intercultural Training "Fit for the Exchange"

In preparation of your stay abroad, the TUM Language Center offers various courses on intercultural communication.