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.

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. 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.


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They’ll be open for submissions starting 16 September 2019.


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 & 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 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


University of Alberta – Research Experience (UARE), Alberta
Internship of 12 weeks in January – March 2020 for undergraduate students
Application deadline 22. Juli 2019

University of Calgary, Calgary
International research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate ands postdoctoral fellows
Placements between 12 and 24 weeks in duration


Czech Republic

University of Economics – Faculty of Management, Prague


Aarhus University, AU Summer University, Aarhus

Copenhagen Business School, International Summer University, Copenhagen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby:
DTU Green Challenge: International Student Conference and Competition Summer 2019
DTU Summer Academy – Essentials for Leaders of the Future


KEDGE Business School, Southern France

Audencia Business School, Nantes – application deadline via TUM SOM is closed for summer 2019

Ecole de Management de Normandie, Caen

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris

EDHEC, Nice and Lille

HEC, Paris

Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, Èvry

ESCP Europe Businsess School, Paris


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


LUISS Guido Carli – Summer University, Rome (only “Euro-Mediterranean Trends” 2 – Focus on Economics” for Bachelor)

Bocconi University, Milan


University of Agder – European Integration Summer School


Koc University, Istanbul


The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Cass Business School, City University London, London – insights into the key business disciplines

University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford – Enterprise and the environment summer school

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

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey (please contact us for the application form)


Ukrainian Catholic University – Lviv Computer Science Summer School


Aarhus University – Business and Social Science, Aarhus


Audencia Business School, Nantes – Please contact outgoing@wi.tum.de for questions about the application for this Winter School 2020. Click at the following links for the brochure and syllabus.

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


Joint International Programs

TUM School of Management also offers

Joint International Programs.


  • Sanne Verheij
    International Office, Program Coordinator – Student Exchange Programs (Joint International Programs)
  • Phone +49 (89) 28925079
  • Fax 49 (89) 289 25070
  • Room 1546
  • E-Mail outgoing@wi.tum.de
  • Office hours

    Tue 9am-12noon
    No office hours on September 17, 2019

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

    Wed 2pm-4pm and Thu 9am-12noon (you do not need an appointment).
    No Office Hours on September 19, 25 and 26!