The Technical University of Munich and the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy offer a variety of opportunities for a study-related stay abroad.
Good reasons for a stay abroad are the broadening of one's own horizon, the personality-building effect, the improvement of one's knowledge of the respective language as well as getting to know other (academic) cultures and ways of life.
Here you will find information about the various programs available to you for one or more semesters abroad or an internship abroad.
The Department of Aerospace and Geodesy has ERASMUS+ mobility agreements with approximately 30 partner universities in 14 countries.
- regular enrollment at TUM
- successfully completed the first academic year (recommendation: successful completion of the first two years of B.Sc. studies)
- adequate language proficiency (English and/or language of the host country)
Application and Application Documents
Applications for WS 2021/22 and SS 2022 are again possible from 01.12.2020 to 14.01.2021 (12am) online AND ADDITIONALLY via pdf. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online-application via: https://tum.moveon4.de/locallogin/54d897460f9d30ca5f00000a/eng
Use the form "Application for Erasmus+ SMS, Switzerland, Double Degree and Departmental Program 2021/22" (available from 01 December).
Please use your TUM e-mail address to register in the online applicant portal. Register only once with a single e-mail address.
To apply online, please upload the following documents (max. 10 MB):
letter of motivation
in English or in the language of the host country (only for your 1st choice)
- CV with photo
in English or in the language of the host country
- all degree records
- study program abroad
a non-binding list of modules you intend to study abroad
- proof 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 (max.) four partner universities in countries with different teaching languages, please upload language certificates for all languages in one PDF file. If you also have a language certificate in the national language (e.g. Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch...), you are also welcome to upload it (plus point!).
2. Send the signed online application from MoveON as PDF file
Also send the signed online application from MoveON as pdf. (without the uploaded documents) to email@example.com
Example of a sample application for download.
- You can only create one application!
- Keep the access data you create during the application process! You will need them again at a later date.
- Complete your application early, as technical problems cannot be ruled out.
Criteria for selection
- Study progress
- Language skills
- personal qualification - dexterity, openness and above all independence. You are expected to take the necessary organizational steps at TUM and at the host university independently.
- interkultural comptetency
- Good grades are a plus. However, the other criteria mentioned above play a role first and foremost.
After you have sent your application documents, a selection will be made according to the criteria mentioned above. You will then receive an e-mail by the end of February/beginning of March at the latest to let you know whether you have succeeded in finding a place to study abroad. You will also be reported to both the partner university and the TUM Global & Alumni Office.
You will receive all further information by e-mail from the department, the Global & Alumni Office and the partner university.
The current forms for the academic year 2020/21 can be found on the TUM-Erasmus page.
If you are planning an internship in another European country, it can be financially supported by the ERASMUS+ (SMP) program. In addition, the program supports final theses in other European countries. No internships abroad are arranged, the program only provides financial support. The required documents must be submitted to the TUM Global & Alumni Office at least four weeks before the beginning of the internship.
The applications and all essential information can be found on the Seite des TUM Global & Alumni Office.
From 19.10. (10 a.m.) to 02.11.2020 (10 a.m.) you can apply for a TUMexchange stay in the winter semester 2021/22 or in the summer semester 2022. All information about the program and the application process can be found on the TUMexchange website.
The information session "Your TUMexchange application - step by step" will be held on 15.11.2020 in German and on 16.11.2020 in English. Further information will be announced in autumn.
Singapore Management University (SMU) Global Summer Programme 2021
The sixth edition of the four-week SMU Global Summer Programme 2021, themed ‘Asian Insights’, will be held from 28 June to 23 July 2021, via an online mode, with an optional in-Singapore programme.
Students will be able to choose from 6 courses on Asia and participate in online activities to further enrich their experience.
- Economic Globalisation and Asia
- Entrepreneurship in Asia
- Global Mega Trends: Opportunities and Challenges in Asia
- Innovations for Asia’s Smart Cities
- Managing Customer Relations with Analytics: Asian Insights
- Screening Asia: History, Society and Politics in Film
Students can apply directly to the programme on the SMU website.
The prerequisite is that your home university has an exchange agreement with the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Information on partner universities of LRG can be found on this webpage (under Erasmus partner universities above), on other partner universities of TUM here:
Before you can apply at TUM, your home university must select you and notify you via e-nomination.
After that, please refer to the following pages of the TUM Global & Alumni Office (TUM G&A) and the TUM Center for Study & Teaching respectively for information on the application process and the organization of the respective type of your stay.
- International exchange students
- International interns (also projects and theses)
- International full-time students (degree-seeking students)
- Winter semester: March 15 - May 15
- Summer semester: September 15 - October 31
For one or two exchange semesters at TUM you have to prepare a learning agreement or a study plan. 50 percent of the modules must be from those offered by LRG. The other 50 percent of the modules can be chosen from other departments. Language courses do not count towards this.
Basically, all modules offered at TUM are registered in the campus management system TUMonline. In TUMonline you can either search for modules or courses. If applicable, a module consists of several courses. For detailed information on implementation, content, ECTS, recommended prior knowledge, language and rotation (winter semester or summer semester), please refer to the module catalog and the course details.
In principle, all modules from the previous semesters are also offered in the current semester. When choosing your modules, you can therefore orientate yourself on the respective previous semester. Please note: Modules from the previous winter semester are offered in the current winter semester; modules from the previous summer semester are offered in the current summer semester.
When choosing your modules, please make sure that you have the necessary professional prerequisites. The modules that will actually take place in the exchange semester are not known until 4 to 6 weeks before the semester begins. Therefore, it is advisable to coordinate your learning agreement / study plan with the modules offered at the start of the lecture period. If it is necessary, you can change your module choice after consulting your home university.
Please enter only modules and no courses in your learning agreement.
For your understanding: A module consists of at least one course (e.g. lecture, exercise, etc.) and exactly one exam. The module is passed if the corresponding exam is passed. Please always indicate the module number; this consists of a series of letters followed by a combination of numbers (e.g. LRG6300).
If you have any questions regarding the content of modules, please contact the module supervisor (= lecturer responsible for the module) directly.
Please enter LRG's international affairs delegate, Daniel Hartenstein, as the responsible person in the learning agreement. The international affairs delegate will also sign your learning agreement.
Since the German semester dates differ markedly in the international comparison, an early, exact planning of the stay abroad is very important:
Winter semester: 01 October to 31 March
Summer semester: 01 April to 30 September
The semester is divided into a lecture period and a lecture-free period:
Lecture period winter semester: mid-October to mid-February
Lecture period summer semester: mid-April to end of July
Examinations usually take place in the lecture-free period, more or less dirctly after the lecture period.
You should register for courses in good time, as this will give you access to online course materials. Registration is possible at the beginning of the semester and is done via TUMonline. You can find instructions on how to do this on the Examination Affairs LRG webpages (see also below on examinations).
At LRG, examinations generally take place in the following periods:
Winter semester: mid-February to early April
Summer semester: mid/end of July to mid/end of September
Important: Please note that you will not be able to take an exam without prior timely registration.
You can download and print a Transcript of Records (ToR) for your home university about successfully passed exams yourself in TUMonline after your stay. The ToR is valid without a signature.
If you have any questions regarding the ToR, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The double-degree agreement between TUM and the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO) in Toulouse enables students in the Master's program Aerospace to study at ISAE for 1 or 2 years, depending on the chosen program, and to obtain a double-degree TUM-ISAE.
The ISAE-SUPAERO is one of the most prestigious engineering universities in France and one of the leading European universities in the field of aerospace engineering.
TUM students write their master thesis at ISAE under the supervision of a lecturer from ISAE-SUPAERO.
Students apply for a place through the Erasmus+ program. Thus it is possible to receive an Erasmus scholarship for the duration of the study stay at ISAE-SUPAERO (approx. 200€/month).
Under the Double Degree Agreement, you can choose from the following programs:
M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering / M.Sc. Program
After you have successfully completed 2 semesters at TUM, you will study for a further 2 semesters at ISAE-SUPAERO in the master program Aerospace Engineering. Under the guidance of a supervisor from ISASE-SUPAERO, you will also write your Master's thesis there.
After successful completion of the Double Degree Program you will be awarded the academic degree "Master Aerospace Engineering" from ISAE and the M.Sc. from TUM.
If you specialize in the track "Aerospace Systems Engineering"/"Systems Engineering" of ISAE, you will additionally receive a corresponding supplement.
The language of instruction is English.
Diplôme d'Ingénieur / M.Sc. Program
After you have successfully completed 2 semesters at TUM, you study for further 4 semesters at the ISAE-SUPAERO in the program Ingénieur ISAE-SUPAERO. Under the guidance of a supervisor from ISASE-SUPAERO, you will also write your Master's thesis there.
After successful completion of your studies you will be awarded the "Diplôme d'Ingénieur" of ISAE-SUPAERO and the M.Sc. of TUM.
The language of instruction is French.
- Applicants must have completed their first academic year at TUM at the time of their stay abroad. Therefore, you can apply in the 1st semester of the Master's program Aerospace if you have started your studies in the winter semester. If you start in the summer semester, you will then transfer to ISAE after the 3rd TUM semester.
- The Bachelor's degree must have been completed with good to very good grades: Final grade 2.5 or better.
- Good to very good English language skills (level B2 or better) are required.
- The Diplôme d'Ingénieur / M.Sc. program also requires good to very good knowledge of French (level B2 or better).
In winter semester 20/21: 14 December, 2020 - 14 January, 2021
Online application via Erasmus+:
Choose the template Application for Erasmus+ SMS, Switzerland, Double Degree and Departmental Program 2021/22 (available from December) from the Erasmus online application portal. Use only the application form via the link on this website: https://www.international.tum.de/erasmusstudium/. The form is only available in English. If you use old (German) forms, your application cannot be processed.
The following documents must be uploaded for the online application (max. 10 MB):
- Curriculum vitae with photo (in English)
- Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages; in English)
- Transcript/Activity Statement B.Sc.
- Copy of Bachelor's certificate
- Language certificate (English B2; French B2 for Diplôme d'Ingénieur programme) - Abitur certificate, TUM language centre, private language course etc.
Submission of the signed printout of the online application form:
- As a scan by e-mail to email@example.com
By the beginning of March, you will receive an email informing you whether your application was successful. You will also be nominated for the ISAE-SUPAERO.
For applications for the systems engineering track of M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, ISAE-SUPAERO carries out its own selection process following the nomination. Students can obtain information directly from ISAE-SUPAERO.
Please note: Students nominated by LRG and accepted by the ISAE-SUPAERO must then apply online to ISAE-SUPAERO and register. Nominated students receive information about this directly from ISAE-SUPAERO.