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UVA Exchange: Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester,
Year
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-OCT-2018
10-OCT-2018 23-APR-2019 27-JUL-2019
NOTE: Confirm dates with the host university. Dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15th.
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 25-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Confirm dates with the host university. Dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3
Language Requirement:
2000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, German
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
UVA
Advising Appointment Required:
Yes
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
No
Subject Area:
Aerospace Engineering, American Studies, Architectural History, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, German, Historic Preservation, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Internship, Landscape Architecture, Management, Marketing, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Nonprofit Management, Nuclear Engineering, Other Languages & Literatures, Physics, Structural Engineering, Urban and Environmental Planning
Program Description:
Munich Lead Photo

UVA Exchange
Technical University Munich

 

The TUM motto, 'At home in Bavaria, successful in the world' illustrates the link between provenance and posterity. TUM measures its success on numerous components: competence in one's field of special interest; communicativity with associate departments; cross-curricular, transdisciplinary team spirit, and alliances with professional practice.  Ingenuity and normality, ivory tower and workbench, lecture room and laboratory, traditional beer brewing and 'virtual reality' - the Technische Universität München nurtures all these features under its collective roof.

Ever since the Technische Universität München was founded as a 'polytechnic school' at the heart of Europe in 1868, it has played an active role in transforming Bavaria from an agricultural state to a high-tech location. The four-leaf clover symbolizes the university's scientific spectrum: natural sciences, engineering sciences, medicine, life sciences.

TUM has contributed towards the development of the German economy since the economy's mainstays - mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, electrical engineering and chemistry - all take their foundations in practice-oriented teaching and research conducted at technical universities, of which TUM is one. A new focus of TUM's work in this respect concerns information technology and engineering informatics.

Location IconLocation

Munich - this name has come to be associated with the Oktoberfest and the Hofbrauhaus, and the Olympic grounds and Fasching. However, Munich also has an international reputation as a metropolis of art and culture. Once the war damage was cleared away after World War 2, Munich gleamed again in its old luster and continues to attract tourists from all over the world.

Whoever takes a closer look at the history of Bavaria and Munich will soon find out that the conservation of art and culture has always been given a high degree of priority here. 700 years of rule by the Wittelsbach family gave the trading and residential city of Munich its present-day importance as a center of European culture.

TUM Campus TUM Campus

Courses IconAcademics

Academics
Courses are available in both German and English. The number of courses offered in English is constantly increasing.

Please confirm the language of instruction for your courses of interest.

Proficiency in the language of course instruction is required, that is, German proficiency
is required for courses taught in German, while proficiency in English is required for courses taught in English.

While not mandatory for all TUMexchange students, some German proficiency is highly desirable even for students who are only taking courses held in English in order to fully participate in the wider community and student life.

Terms
Year: Early October- August
Summer Session: Early May- August

Due to the fall semester calendar, fall semester-only study is not possible. Students may study for the year or for the spring semester.

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

As there is a such a high demand for housing in Munich, the International Office has taken over placement for exchange students and will automatically reserve a place for you. Dormitory rooms are typically single or double apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms or shared double rooms with community showers and kitchens. All dorms in Munich currently have internet access. Meals are not provided in the dorms, but there are student cafeterias on all 3 campuses where noon meals are served at very reasonable prices.

Cost IconCost

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

 

Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a residence permit to participate in this program. All students should consult the German Missions website for information about visa and other entry requirements.  International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

 

Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.