How do I apply for a study place?

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Are you interested in a study place at the TUM School of Life Sciences? On these pages you will find all important information about application deadlines, types of admission and the TUMonline applicant portal of the Technical University of Munich.

Need more inspiration? If you haven't made up your mind yet, you can find all study programs of the School of Life Sciences at a glance in our range of courses. This way you can get a better impression of the different fields of study, compare course content and job prospects and contact our student advisors if you have any questions.

Which application dates and deadlines do I have to consider?

Bachelor's – starting in the winter semester:

Master's – starting in the winter semester

  • 1 January to 31 May - for the international Master's programs Agricultural Biosciences, Nutrition and Biomedicine and Sustainable Resource Management

  • 1 April to 31 May - for all other Master's programs

Master's – starting in the summer semester

  • 1 November to 15 January - for the Master's programs in Biology and Molecular Biotechnology

Brewing (Master brewer Diplom) – starting in the winter semester:

  • Application is possible until 15 September.

When do the aptitude interviews and online tests take place?

How do I use the TUMonline applicant portal?

Have you read all the information about the application procedure carefully? Then let's get started!

The online application is the first step when applying for a degree program at TUM. For all degree programs you use the application portal TUMonline: create an applicant account and let the electronic assistant guide you through the online application step by step.

Upload the documents required for admission in PDF format during the online application. It is not possible to apply or submit documents in paper form or by e-mail. Once you have completed your online application, you can check the status of your application in TUMonline at any time.

If you have been admitted, you must still submit the application documents (certified copies, etc.) in paper form by mail. Enrollment can only take place after all required documents have been submitted and the tuition fees have been paid.

How-to video: online application via TUMonline

Watch the clip to find out how the online application via TUMonline works.


You can find more information about the online application as well as frequently asked questions and answers on the central application pages of TUM: