Master in Consumer Science

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Application Procedure

Your application will proceed through TUMonline. A guideline about the application in TUMonline can be found here.

If you did not obtain your first degree (usually a Bachelor’s degree) in a country within the European Union (as well as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) you have to apply via uni-assist in addition to TUMonline. Uni-assist will make a preliminary evaluation on whether you meet the entry requirements for the Master program at TUM. Please note that the uni-assist application needs to be completed before the end of the application period, however, the document that uni-assist will provide you with (VPD), can be handed in later, even after the application period has ended.

We follow a two-stage assessment procedure to be able to select the best possible candidates for the Master in Consumer Science. In the first stage of the assessment procedure, candidates are evaluated based on their previous academic background. If an applicant’s eligibility is still questionable after stage 1, the applicantion will move on to stage 2, where the academic background as well as the essay will be evaluated.

We expect our applicants to have a high standard of scientific writing, therefore applicants who fail to meet this standard will unfortunately be excluded from the assessment process in case plagiarism is detected in the essay.

Please find the  description of the assessment process in the grey box “useful information” located on the right side of this website.

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We are currently working on a change in the statutes that govern the entrance requirements of this program. Once in force, this change would require a GMAT score as part of the application process. The modifications in the statutes are subject to deliberation by several committees as part of the normal process. The change will likely take effect for those applying for intake in Winter Semester 2022/23.

This proposal has not yet completed its rounds through the process. We offer this information in the spirit of transparency; no further details are available at this time. We will provide updates on the situation on our website as soon as we have more information.

The current entrance requirements for the Master program in Consumer Science are:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (requiring at least 6 semesters of study) or equivalent in Management, Economics or other Social Sciences (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Communication Sciences or equivalent)
  • Have successfully completed modules worth at least 15 ECTS in empirical research methods, statistics, quantitative methods or math.
  • Applicants must also be able to prove that they are proficient in the English language at the time of application. In addition to accepted English language proficiency certificates across TUM study programs, applicants can prove their English language knowledge with a previous university degree that was taught and assessed in English entirely or at least 12 ECTS thereof. The 12 ECTS can include courses and/or your final thesis. Please use this form only in case the 12 ECTS rule applies to you.

Please note that to be eligible to apply for the Master in Consumer Science program an application must meet all of the above mentioned criteria. No conditional admission will be given, in case an applicant does not meet the entrance requirements at the time of application!

It is not necessary to prove any knowledge in the German language at the time of application. However, as a foreign student you are required to provide proof of basic German language proficiency (comparable to A1 level) by the end of the second semester.

You will find the list of all documents that you need to upload along with a signed version of your completed application form on TUMonline once you start with your application. Find out which documents you need and prepare them beforehand.

Please note that you may have to provide additional documents, so please check here.

Please start the application via TUMonline within the application period. You will be only able to start the application on TUMonline once the application period has startet. It is not possible to do it before.

All documents required for admission have to be uploaded in PDF format to the online application form. TUMonline will also generate a form during the online application process. You need to download it, sign it, and re-upload it in order to complete the online application.

Documents issued in German or English need not be translated. Documents not issued in German or English must be translated by a certified translator into either German or English. Please merge both the original and the translation and upload them as one PDF file.

After submitting the online application, you can view its status any time in your TUMonline account.

I have just applied, what now?

Once all mandatory application documents have been correctly uploaded within the application period, the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) – Admissions and Enrollment Office will start processing your application. Due to the large number of applicants, this process may take several weeks. You can check the status of your application in your TUMonline account.

Please note: the Admission Team of the School of Management is not involved in this step and cannot give any feedback during this process. If you have question regarding this step please contact the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) – Admissions and Enrollment Office.

The Admission Team of the School of Management will only have access to those applications that have been processed and acknowledged as formally correct by the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) – Admissions and Enrollment Office. Once that’s done, we’ll start assessing your application.

If your application fulfills all the formal requirements evaluated by the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) – Admissions and Enrollment Office, it will be submitted to the Admission Team and be processed according to the following selection criteria:

The outcome of our assessment of your application will show up in your TUMonline account. Once you received admission, you will be able to accept your spot and enroll to TUM. This process is carried out by the the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) – Admissions and Enrollment Office. Please visit this website for information on how to proceed with your enrollment.

Contact

  • Silvana Rueda Urrea
    Admission Manager TUM Campus Munich
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25543
  • Room 1562
  • E-Mail admission@wi.tum.de
  • Consultation hours

    by phone: Mon – Thu 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm and Friday 9 am – 12 pm
    by Zoom (1 to 1): Tue 2 – 4 pm and Thu 10 am – 12 pm (https://tum-conf.zoom.us/j/61228465524
    Passcode: 372624)
    No consultations by Zoom on Nov 23rd!
    Consultations by Zoom on Nov 25th 2 pm - 4 pm!
    on campus: on demand (please e-mail us)

  • Kerstin Huber
    Admission Coordinator
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25543
  • Room 1562
  • E-Mail admission@wi.tum.de
  • Consultation hours

    by phone: Mon – Thu 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm and Friday 9 am – 12 pm
    by Zoom (1 to 1): Tue 2 – 4 pm and Thu 10 am – 12 pm (https://tum-conf.zoom.us/j/61228465524
    Passcode: 372624)
    No consultations by Zoom on Nov 23rd!
    Consultations by Zoom on Nov 25th 2 pm - 4 pm!
    on campus: on demand (please e-mail us)