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Technical University of Munich
Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany. Traditional beer gardens can be located throughout the city, and yes, tourists from all over the world flock every year to participate in the Oktoberfest, a traditional Beer Festival which occurs in the fall. However if you are looking for a calmer way to appreciate German culture, Munich also offers a number of cultural centers, such as the Alte Pinakothek museum and the Cuvilliés Theatre. Munich also boasts one of Europe’s largest city parks, the English Park.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Technical University of Munich website. Some courses are offered in German and some in English. In the top right corner of the course site is a small, square button with “de en” written in it. Select this button to change the language of the web page into English. Once you have changed the site to English, you can click on the Academic Department that you are interested in from the left navigation bar. Then choose the Module Catalogue link to view the courses.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. Also, please pay careful attention to the language the course is taught in.
Note- anytime the website defaults back to German, look for the small “en” in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the Technical University of Munich and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term at the Technical University of Munich. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
TUM provides an orientation program designed to help students find their way in Munich. The program starts 2 weeks before classes begin each semester and is divided into about 36 instructional units that are designed to not only help you get through the paper work upon arrival, but also acquaint you with the cultural possibilities in and around Munich. You can attend an introductory German course for € 45 (subject to change). For more information please see: http://www.tumi-muenchen.de/
Internships may be available by arrangement for Landscape Architecture students.
German Language Classes
TUM strongly advises that students take a German language class during the semester. For an additional fee, TUM also offers an intensive German language program -- Spring (five weeks) and Fall (two weeks) during their semester break.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Spring Semester: Early April – Late September (Sommersemester)
Academic Year: Early October – Late September
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
You will be placed in either single or double apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms or shared double rooms with shared 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 lunches are served at very reasonable prices.
For more information on accommodations, please visit the TUM website.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
DAAD Undergraduate Awards- Available to students studying in Germany. For more information please visit the DAAD website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.