Information for First Semester Students

Dear new ESPACE Student! Welcome in Munich, at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and in the ESPACE Master's Program! Here you will find information useful during your first days at TUM.

Especially for international students, TUM prepared a TUM International Student Guide. Please read it carefully, it will help you in your first days at TUM and in Germany! You can also visit Fit for TUM - Service fair for newcomers.

The Winter Semester at TUM starts on October 1st every year. The lectures start usually couple of days later. More about Semester dates can be found here. Please, be aware that during the Oktoberfest taking place in Munich every year in September and October hostels and hotels are overbooked!


More details on visa-issues and health insurance can be found here. Please also check the TUM International Office or the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


For First Semester Students, we have prepared a small book about ESPACE. It contains the most important information on ESPACE objectives, program curriculum, study requirements, double degree program and other useful information.


Every year, the Orientation Week is organized for new ESPACE students. During this week following courses and events take place:

  • Welcome Meeting
  • Intercultural Competence Workshop
  • Campus & Library Tour
  • MATLAB Introduction Course
  • Buddy Meeting

Usually, the Orientation Week starts in the week before the lectures begin.


Every year in the beginning of October the Fit for TUM - Service fair for newcomers will be held. It gives comprehensive information on the offered courses and provide support for the first steps leading up to starting studies in Munich.


Few weeks after the semester begin, the First Semester Students go for two days to Wettzell, the geodetic observatory in the Bavarian Forest.

In winter semester 2021/22 the excursion will take place on October ??-??, 2021.


Students with families and children can contact the Familiy Service of TUM Diversity.

Students with disabilities can find more information here.

For guidance with our TUMonline system you can look at the videos of TUM IT-Service. You can also participate in a IT introduction for students

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