What is the aptitude assessment for master’s programs?

The aptitude assessment regulates access to the TUM School of Life Sciences’ master’s programs.

You can get information about your chosen degree program from our academic advisors in advance. You can find the exact regulations on the aptitude assessment in the program-specific academic and examination regulations (FSPO), which can be found on the respective degree program pages.

Are you in the last semester of your first degree? If you have not yet received a diploma or a final grade, you may of course still apply. Prerequisite is proof of a minimum number of credits from your undergraduate study program. Just look up the general academic and examination regulations of your desired master's program. Please upload your current Transcript of Records instead of the certificate.

In the aptitude assessment for some degree programs, we use a program-specific curricular analysis to assess your qualifications. It is used to compare your acquired skills for the first stage of the aptitude assessment. It is therefore a prerequisite that you provide us with a complete overview of the subjects you have taken in your qualifying study program.

For certain degree programs, the curricular analysis is carried out online. In the TUMonline application portal, you will be notified of this by the heading "Program-specific curricular analysis". In this case you fill in the form online and upload it to TUMonline.

Your application will be processed as soon as you have submitted all necessary documents online. Applications without the complete relevant documentation must unfortunately be excluded from the aptitude assessment.

We 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 applicants will receive an invitation to the selection interview by e-mail, which we will conduct either at our faculty in Weihenstephan or online.

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.