About The Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for 39,081 students. TUM scientists are committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward: Health & Nutrition • Energy & Natural Resources • Environment & Climate • Information & Communications • Mobility & Infrastructure. TUM thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim is ambitious: to create lasting value for society through excellence in education and research, the active promotion of next-generation talent and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. All of which combine to make TUM one of Europe’s leading universities.
About the winter school
The three-week program introduces you to the latest break-throughs in electrical engineering, computer science and information technology. The program combines a series of lectures held by outstanding scientists of TUM with guest speakers from industry. As part of a group of young students, you are given the opportunity to familiarize yourself with current trends in German research and exchange experience with fellow paticipants. Study of the German language, cultural immersion in everyday life in Germany and visits to high-tech locations in and around Munich (e.g. Siemens, BMW or Audi) round off the program.
Facts and Figures
Next course: January 23rd - February 12th 2017
Main emphasis: Computer science, electrical engineering and information technology
Target group: International students of computer science and engineering with a strong interest in science. Students should have completed their first year of bachelor's study
Prerequisite: Fluency in English
A series of interdisciplinary technical workshops in the fields of informatics and engineering
Visits to laboratories, insights into current research projects at TUM
Industry excursions to production locations such as BMW, Audi or KUKA Robotics
Course language: English
approx 50 hours, 4 ECTS points
German language and culture
Group size up to 18 participants, beginners and advanced groups
Designed to improve communication skills and facilitate interaction in everyday life in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C1)
Full day of training in intercultural communication
Course language: German
Previous knowledge of German is not required
approx 40 hours, 3 ECTS points
Cultural and free time program
Day trips (e.g. Neuschwanstein, Regensburg, Nuremberg or Salzburg)
Guided tour of Munich
Visits to museums (e.g. Deutsches Museum, art galleries like the famous Pinakotheken)
Cultural events (e.g. theater, cinema, opera)
Group activities such as international evening or sports in the English Garden.
- Motivation letter including a strong focus on science
- Official Recommendation letter from a professor of your degree program with signature.
- Transcript of Records
- Language certificates in English and German (both optional)
Please note that we cannot consider applications which are received after this date or are incomplete. You will receive an email to confirm that your application was successfully submitted. In general, you can count on an answer within 2 weeks after of the application deadline.
Winter School: August 1st - October 31st 2016
You can find the online application link by clicking "Futher official information" link below.
Accommodation is included in the program fee. Students are accommodated in shared bedrooms in a hostel or in single rooms at a student dorm. The following information relates to the size and furnishing of standard rooms in a hostel and the dorm, but please note that rooms might differ from these standards! Sorry, but a choice of rooms is not possible!
Facilities in the hostel
You will be accommodated in shared bedrooms at a hostel in the city center. You will share a room only with other participants of the course. Breakfast is included at the hostel. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Bed linen is available in every room, but towels are not provided. There is the possibility to rent a towel at the reception or you can bring your own. There is a washing machine and a dryer at the hostel. The community area also includes a guest kitchen, where you can prepare food or drinks. The Wi-Fi connection in the lobby is free of charge, access to internet in the rooms will incur charges.
Facilities in the dorms
You will be accommodated in single rooms in student residences administered by Studentenwerk München, Munich‘s student union. In all rooms, you will either have your own kitchenette or a separate shared kitchen at your disposal. The rooms have either a small ensuite bathroom or a shared bathroom for several rooms. The rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, wardrobe and a single bed. A sleeping bag, a pillow and bed linen are provided. You will have to bring your own towel. Internet is included, but only available via LAN cable, so please bring your own. Breakfast is not included. You can have breakfast at the University cafeteria.
The hostel is located in the center of Munich. You can reach the university in less than 30 minutes by public transport. All student residences are well connected with the university via public transportation. They are all within a 30-60 minute ride with the subway (U-Bahn) or the suburban train (S-Bahn).
The program fee for the Summer and Winter School includes an all-inclusive package: Technical program, German language course, cultural and free-time program, accommodation, health-, accident- and liability-insurance for the duration of your stay, lunch card (for use in the student canteen) and tickets for public transportation. An additional budget is merely needed for meals on weekends and in the evening, as well as for individual needs.
For internationals students 2.400 €
For nationals students 2.250 €
Together with your letter of acceptance you will receive all necessary information on payment details (bank account, deadline for payment etc). The program fees need to be paid by international transfer. Please include your name and the required reason for payment in your transfer details to make sure your payment can be assigned properly.
Please note that financial institutions usually charge different fees for international transfer - if applicable, please inquire these fees directly at your financial institution
Confirmation of attendance and cancellation possibilities
Once you received a letter of acceptance for one of the programs, you can confirm your attendance within two weeks by transferring the program fees and sending a receipt of payment to us via e-mail. By doing so, your registration for the program is complete and becomes binding. If you wish to cancel your registration after this confirmation, the following terms apply:
- Cancellation of participation within 30 days before the start of the program: administrative fee of 150,00 € will be retained
- Cancellations after this period (less than 30 days before the start of the prgram): administration fee plus other costs for non-refundable services incur, such as costs for accommodation, monthly ticket for Munich public transport, insurance (varies for each program). Maximum amount of fees will be around 1.000 € (exemption only possible in case of illness or complications with visa).
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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