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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2020 08/15/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 20
Language of Instruction: German Academic Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, German, Industrial Engineering, International Affairs, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information


PROGRAM DATES
Spring semester:  April – July
Academic Year:  October – July

LOCATION
This university is located in Munich, Germany. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
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HOST INSTITUTION
With about 20.000 students, 480 professors, and approximately 8.500 total staff (Rechts der Isar University Hospital included), the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) is a university of manageable proportions. It has three main campuses to its name, namely in Munich (where the central campus is located), Garching and Weihenstephan/Freising.

TUM holds a unique position in Europe in terms of the choice of fields it offers. The courses cover all areas of the natural and engineering sciences, along with medicine and life sciences.

HOUSING
  • on-campus residence halls
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent

The Centre for International Affairs offers assistance to find accommodation for exchange students, placing them in residence halls and private accommodations. Unfortunately, they cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a room because the TUM, unlike many other universities, does not have its own residence halls. For this reason, it is very important that you apply to the Housing Office as soon as possible. If you are fortunate enough to be assigned a place in a residence hall, your contract will be limited to one year and cannot be renewed or extended.

MEALS
  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining
 
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
TUM's course catalog- select "courses" in the search bar.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION
Almost all courses are taught in German. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level German or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.

An intensive German language session is offered before the start of the semester to help you prepare for your time in Germany. You may also choose to participate in the German Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT) summer program before you study at TUM. 

SUMMER PROGRAM
Finding Nano, is a six week intensive program offering a nanotechnology lecture and lab course in English with site visits to leading research centers and industrial sites and a German language course.  Finding Nano is NOT related to the TUM Exchange Program. Fees would be paid directly to TUM and students would be responsible for applying on their own. 

INTERNSHIP OPTION
There is also the option of studying at TUM for the fall term and participating in an internship with corporations such as Siemens for the spring and summer. This International Study and Internship Program is jointly coordinated by the School of Modern Languages and the Office of International Education. Internship opportunities are available for Engineering, Computing, GEML, IAML, and Management students. For more information on the International Internship component of this program, contact the Global Internship Program at globalinternships@oie.gatech.edu. 

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
TU Munich uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 1 ECTS = .714 GT credits.

GRADING SYSTEM
German Grade = US Grade
1.0-2.7 = A
2.8-3.9 = B
4.0-4.9 = C
5/6 = F
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
U.S. citizens are allowed to stay in Germany for 90 days without a visa. For stays of more than 90 days, you must apply for a visa. For visa information, contact the German Consulate in Atlanta.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis