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 TUM Global & Alumni Office for detailed information.

For information on the recognition of credits please have a look here (section 12).


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.

Please check your desired university at the Anabin Database to ensure that courses abroad can be recognized at TUM School of Management. Courses from universities with an H+ status are eligible for recognition. If your desired university has a different status, please contact the International Office via outgoing@wi.tum.de.

For further details concerning credit transfer, have a look here (section 12). For further support, please contact the International Office of TUM School of Management.

For the Registration of your freemover stay abroad in the Diploma Supplement, have a look here.

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.


Solvay Business Game 2021 edition – Brussels, Belgium

Since 2007, the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management proudly organises its annual real-life business competition, with 400 participants selected from over 1300 applicants from all  around the world, making it the largest business game in Europe.

HEC Paris Business Game – Jouy-en-Josas, France

In coordination with HEC Paris, we are proud to organize the HEC Paris Business Game. This real-life case competition brings together 150 to 200 talented participants from around the world to Paris to compete in a challenging, but fun, two-day case competition. Unlike many other case competitions, the HEC Paris Business Game will have you work together with different groups of students during each challenge.

DTU Green Challenge 2021 – Lyngby , Denmark

Once a year DTU organizes Green Challenge; a student conference where students present their green projects developed as an integrated part of the educational activities. In addition to the students’ actual green projects Green Challenge gives the students additional practical experience in areas such as communications and networking.

If you are interested in participating please contact outgoing@wi.tum.de prior to April 1st 2021.


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 TUM Global & Alumni Office of the Technical University of Munich for detailed information.

Summer & 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.

Scolarships for summer schools in Eastern Europe in 2021.

Multiple Locations

Climate innovation summer school supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

QTEM (and non-QTEM) Summer Schools


FGV EAESP – Doing Business in Brazil, São Paulo


HKU Summer Institute, Hong Kong – ONLINE!

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing – ONLINE!

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) – Hong Kong

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou – ONLINE!


Aarhus University, AU Summer University, Aarhus

Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen – Click the following links for the flyer and the brochure.  Applications for nominations no longer possible – ONLINE!


Aalto University, Helsinki

Aalto University, Helsinki – open online course “Future of work”

Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki – International Helsinki Days – one week seminars and company visits about Finnish and Scandinavian business environment.

Tampere University, Tampere

University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä


Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas – PhD Summer School

The Netherlands


University of Agder – European Integration Summer School



National Research University, Saint PetersburgHigher School of Economics (HSE), St. Petersburg –  Summer School & Summer University – both ONLINE!

Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, St. Petersburg


University of Ljubljana – School of Economics and Business – ONLINE!


Université de Fribourg, Fribourg – ONLINE!


The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

University of Exter, Exeter – ONLINE!

University College London, London – UCL Summer School (only for Bachelor Students)

Paris Dauphine – London Summer School, London


Audencia Business School, Nantes – Applications for nominations via the International Office no longer possible. Click at the following links for the brochure and syllabus.

KEDGE Business School, Paris – Click at the following link for the brochure.


Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing – virtual Winter Program. For nominations by the International Office please contact outgoing@wi.tum.de. Applications for nomination possible until November 27, 2020.


Ural Federal University, Jekaterinburg


  • Gabriella Loparco
    International Office, Program Coordinator – Student Exchange Programs (Outgoing – Europe, Freemover, Internships)
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25036
  • Room 1546
  • E-Mail outgoing@mgt.tum.de
  • Student Visiting Hours

    Out of office until presumably August 02, 2021.

  • Miriam Mahler
    International Office, Program Coordinator – Joint International Programs
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25079
  • Room 1546
  • E-Mail jip@mgt.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Due to the current situation, our service point and other offices will remain closed for the time being.
    Please send us an e-mail instead. We are happy to offer you an online appointment.

  • Rebecca Otte
    International Office, Program Coordinator – Student Exchange Programs (Outgoing – NON-EU, Summer and Winter Schools)
  • Phone +49 (89) 289 25847
  • Room 1546
  • E-Mail outgoing@mgt.tum.de
  • Student Visiting Hours

    Out of office from July 19 until July 30 2021.
    E-mails to outgoing@mgt.tum.de will still be processed!

  • Sabrina Huber
    International Office, Program Manager, TUM Campus Heilbronn
  • Phone +49 (7131) 264 18606
  • Room Bildungscampus 9, L130, 74076 Heilbronn
  • E-Mail internationaloffice_hn@mgt.tum.de
  • Student Visiting Hours

    Due to the current situation, we have decided to cancel our Student Visiting Hours. Instead, we offer consultations via phone:
    Mon: 8-9.30am, Wed: 1-2pm, Fr: 9-11am