Aptitude assessment for bachelor's degree programs

Why is a selection procedure necessary? With the acquisition of the university entrance qualification you prove your qualification to study. In addition, we would like to find out with the aptitude assessment procedure (EfV) at the TUM School of Life Sciences whether you also have an aptitude for the special qualitative requirements of the corresponding bachelor's degree program.

Which selection criteria are relevant is regulated in the respective degree program’s general academic and examination regulations (FPSO). In addition to your general higher education entrance qualification, these can be selected, weighted subject-specific individual grades. Some degree programs require a letter of motivation or a portfolio of work. Additional credits such as relevant, completed vocational training or successful participation in research competitions, may also be included in the assessment. We therefore recommend that you take a close look at your desired field of study as well as its career opportunities.

The aptitude assessment takes place in two stages:

  • Based on the application documents received, an evaluation is carried out in the first stage according to defined selection criteria by means of a points system. Applicants who meet the criteria and achieve a certain number of points can be admitted directly in the first stage. If they fall below a certain number of points in the first stage, they will be rejected.
  • The remaining applicants receive an invitation to a video selection interview or, in the case of the Bachelor of Life Sciences Nutrition, an invitation to participate in the online test by e-mail. The selection interviews and the online test usually take place between the end of July and the beginning of September.

You will receive notification of rejection or admission to the program via your TUMonline Account.

After you have been admitted, the next step is enrolment. For this, you must submit your documents, partly as certified copies, by mail or in person. You can see which documents we need in your TUMonline Account as soon as you have received your offer of admission and accepted your place of study.