How exactly does the aptitude assessment for bachelor's degree programs work?

Why is a selection procedure necessary? At the TUM School of Life Sciences we are looking for particularly motivated and dedicated applicants. So we use the aptitude assessment for selected undergraduate programs.

The relevant selection criteria are set out in the respective degree program’s general academic and examination regulations. In addition to your general higher education entrance qualification, these can be selected, weighted subject-specific individual grades. Some degree programs require a personal statement or letter of motivation in which you explain your choice of degree program. A work portfolio as well as existing additional credits such as relevant, completed vocational training or successful participation in research competitions can also be included in the assessment. We therefore recommend that you take a close look at your chosen field of study as well as its career opportunities.

The aptitude assessment takes place in several stages: First of all, based on the application documents received, we select those applicants who will be offered direct admission or rejected in the first stage. 

All other suitable applicants will receive an invitation by e-mail to a selection interview, which we usually hold at the end of July / beginning of August at our school in Weihenstephan or online.

Bachelor of Science – selection interviews 2021
Degree program
StartTime period
Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences B.Sc.WSAugust
Landscape architecture and landscape planning B.Sc.WSJuly/August
Life Sciences Biology B.Sc. (SOV)WSAugust
Life Sciences Nutrition B.Sc. (Online test)WS26. August 2021, 11 a.m.
Molecular Biotechnology B.Sc.    WSAugust

Notification of rejection or admission to the study program can be sent to you conveniently via your TUMonline Account. Please note: Unfortunately, it is not possible to return application documents or refund travel expenses.

After you have been offered admission, the second stage is enrolment. For this, you must submit documents in a specific form, for example as a certified copy, by post 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.