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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Technical University of Munich

Munich, Germany

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
German
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0
Restrictions

For courses in English, 2 semesters college level German., For courses in German, conversation/advanced college-level German

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

TUM boasts 6 Nobel Prize winning thinkers among its alumni!

Founded in 1868 as Germany’s first polytechnical school, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is today dedicated to top-level international research, to scientific exchange and the ongoing development of science and technology. Join an international student population of over 4,000, or approximately 18% of TUM’s student body. Participate in an internship, or join one of TUM’s many academic-based student clubs and interest groups.

Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Program Locations

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Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Germany

Munich

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.

Academics

 

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.

Orientation

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 paperwork 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: https://www.tum.de/en/studies/international-students/welcomeevents/pre-study-course/

 

Internships

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.

Academic Calendar

Spring Semester (Sommersemester)

Early April

Late September

Academic Year

Early October

Late September

Housing and Meals

The Technical University of Munich supports students in their search for accommodation, providing personal advice, in-house listings and useful information to ensure that you can quickly find a place to call your own.  In the past, students have chosen to stay in single or double apartment with kitchenettes and private bathrooms, or shared double rooms with shared showers and kitchens. All dorms in Munich currently have internet access.

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.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester TBD TBD
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $5,000
Airfare $1,500
Meals $4,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $145
Books and Classroom Materials $600
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $5,000
German Health Insurance $1,000
Total $17,745.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost TBD TBD
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $2,200
Airfare $1,200
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $145
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
German Health Insurance $500
Total $8,045.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

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.

Available to students studying in Germany.  For more information please visit the DAAD website.