Going abroad


Besides TUM School of Management’s TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) program, Technical University of Munich also offers an exchange program: TUMexchange.

Please contact the Technical University of Munich’s International Center for detailed information.


If you are not participating in a structured program such as TUM SOMex (incl. ERASMUS+) or TUMexchange for your study abroad, you will be classified as a “Freemover”. This means that you will be organizing your studies abroad yourself and will have to cover tuition fees. Useful information for Freemovers can be found here.

For further details concerning credit transfer, have a look here. For further support, please contact the International Office of TUM School of Management.

ATHENS Program

Europe’s leading higher education institutions offer intensive one-week-exchange-sessions under the name of ATHENS, which stands for “Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Socrates”.

The Technical University of Munich is the only German ATHENS member and offers courses on a range of different topics like engineering, natural sciences, mathematics or even general education. ATHENS courses are simultaneously held at all 24 ATHENS universities in March and November.

Learn more about the ATHENS program here .



As an alternative – or in addition – to studying abroad, you can do an internship with a company in a foreign country. Working abroad gives you valuable insights into a different professional culture and provides you with helpful practical experience.

Our Career Center is happy to assist you with planning your future career. For all available service and support, please have a look here.

Bear in mind that while some internships and programs are free, others require payment. Please follow the links below for information about the various options available.

A special option for international internships inside Europe is the ERASMUS+ program. Please consult the International Center of the Technical University of Munich for detailed information .

Summer and winter schools

Many universities run regular programs open to all international students. These summer schools and winter schools provide participants with additional skills and knowledge in your study field and can be a good addition to your career profile. We offer a list of current summer and winter schools, but additionally you may also look for announcements of summer and winter schools at the websites of foreign universities, search for summer courses in TUM’s International Opportunities Gateway or under www.summerschoolsineurope.eu.

Multiple Locations

Climate-KIC Summer School 2017 supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)


Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management, Brussels
These courses are for undergraduate students
KU Leuven, Topic: Europe inside-out
Universiteit Gent – International Entrepreneurial Seminar/Summer School


University of Victoria
International Summer Institute for Business Management – undergraduate and postgraduate
Summer Graduate Business Studies – postgraduate

Czech Republic

University of Economics – International Summer School, Prague

Schola Empirica, praguesummerschools.org, Prague


Aarhus University, AU Summer University, Aarhus

Copenhagen Business School, International Summer University, Copenhagen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – Green Challenge: International Student Conference and Competition 2018, Lyngby


Frankfurt an der Oder – Compliance Summer School


Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Scheva: Summer Program in leadership and innovation for entrepreneurs

InnovNation. Go Beyond Your Imagination, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


University of Agder – European Integration Summer School


BA International Entrepreneurship Summer School, Karachi
More information can be found here.


3E+ Summer School Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw

Kozminski University, Warsaw


St.Petersburg State University of Economics
Staatliche Landesuniversität Moskau – Sommerschule Modernes Russisch
St. Petersburg StateUniversity of Economics – Baltic Energy in Changing Energy Landscape


Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona
TUM SOM Students will receive a 15% discount on course fee.

LUISS Summer University, Rom

University of Navarra, Summer Program

Universidade da Coruña – International Summer School, Coruña



The University of Edinburgh, various courses from 6 June to 28 August. 10% discount for TUM students
The University of Kent organizes Summer Schools at various places like Canterbury, Paris and Brussels
Cass Business School, City University London – insights into the key business disciplines
University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment – Enterprise and the environment summer school
University College London – UCL Summer School
Aston Business School, Birmingham


Ukrainian Catholic University – Lviv Computer Science Summer School


Brooklyn College, NY – Summer courses

Fulbright Diversity Initiative, Trinitity University in San Antonio, Texas  – only for german undergraduate students with a migrant background


Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics
Winter School


University of Navarra, Winter Program

Joint International Programs

TUM School of Management also offers

Joint International Programs.


  • Rebecca Otte
    International Office, Program Assistant - Student Exchange Programs
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25847
  • Fax +49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1546
  • E-Mail outgoing@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Thu 9am-12noon (you do not need an appointment)