Living in Munich

Get Settled in
the Heart of Europe

Experience Munich’s unique combination of a
cosmopolitan lifestyle and cordial atmosphere

TUM School of Management is located in the center of Munich, the capital of the federal state of Bavaria – an area known as the powerhouse of the German economy. Munich is a financial, publishing and technological hub and the city of choice for many global companies such as BMW, Siemens and Allianz.

Munich was recently ranked fourth as one of the cities with the highest quality of living worldwide. The city offers stunning architecture, wide expanses of green and, on a clear day, a fabulous view of the Alps. In Munich, people from all over the world make for a vibrant city life, while native Bavarians ensure the German “Gemütlichkeit” still has a firm place in everyday life.

Facts & Figures

~1.5 Mio
inhabitants
~100,000
students in the city
~EUR 280 - 600
for a room per month
~EUR 900
cost of living per month

Make your way around the campus

TUM School of Management is part of the historic main campus in the heart of Munich where all administrative facilities are located. Students of TUM School of Management share this campus with their fellow students of Architecture, Geosciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Aside from the main Munich

campus, where the majority of business courses take place, some departments are also located on two additional sites in the greater Munich area: the Garching campus and the Freising (Weihenstephan) campus. Students at TUM School of Management can attend courses on all campuses. Commuting between these three locations is easy thanks to an excellent public transportation system.

  • 1 - TUM School of Management
  • 2 - Bibliothek
  • 3 - Hochschulpräsidium
  • 4 - Carl von Linde-Akademie
  • 5 - Audimax
  • 6 - Mensa/Cafeteria, Kinderkrippe
  • 7 - Vorhoelzer Forum
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TUM School of Management

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Bibliothek

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Hochschulpräsidium

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Carl von Linde-Akademie

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Audimax

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Mensa/Cafeteria, Kinderkrippe

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Vorhoelzer Forum

  • 1 - Entrepreneurship-Zentrum
  • 2 - UnternehmerTUM Makerspace
  • 3 - Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der BAdW
  • 4 - Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum (gate)
  • 5 - TUM Graduate School
  • 6 - Mensa Garching & StuCafe in der Mensa Garching
  • 7 - C2 Campus Cneipe
  • 8 - StuCafé im Maschinenwesen
  • 9 - U-Bahnhof Garching-Forschungszentrum
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Entrepreneurship-Zentrum

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UnternehmerTUM Makerspace

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Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der BAdW

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Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum (gate)

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TUM Graduate School

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Mensa Garching & StuCafe in der Mensa Garching

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C2 Campus Cneipe

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StuCafé im Maschinenwesen

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U-Bahnhof Garching-Forschungszentrum

  • 1 - Chair of Corporate Sustainability, Brewery and Food Industry
  • 2 - Chair of Marketing and Consumer Research
  • 3 - Chair of Forest and Environmental Policies
  • 4 - Chair of Forest Economics
  • 5 - TUM University Library – Branch Library Life Sciences
  • 6 - Mensa Weihenstephan
  • 7 - StuCafé
  • 8 - Bräustüberl
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Chair of Corporate Sustainability, Brewery and Food Industry

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Chair of Marketing and Consumer Research

3

Chair of Forest and Environmental Policies

4

Chair of Forest Economics

5

TUM University Library – Branch Library Life Sciences

6

Mensa Weihenstephan

7

StuCafé

8

Bräustüberl

Munich gallery

Discover the city

You have probably heard of Oktoberfest, the event which attracts visitors from all over the world every year. But Munich has much more to offer: From its historic center to the space age designs of the Olympic stadium to the Allianz Arena – there is always something to discover. One day, you visit one of the numerous world-class museums, galleries and cinemas, the next day you spend some sunny hours in the park or you stop by one of Europe’s largest film studios. You can always take a break and enjoy a coffee or a meal in one of Munich’s many cafés and restaurants, which are located near the historic main campus.

Find out more about Munich on the city’s official website.

Get around town easily with public transportation

The main campus is only a two-minute walk away from the subway station “Theresienstrasse” (subway line U2). Munich is well-connected by a network of subways and suburban trains, trams and buses. As such, all university locations as well as Munich’s suburbs are easily reachable by public transport. You can check out the website of Munich Traffic Association (MVV)  for student discounts and connections. If you prefer riding your bicycle, you will find many bikeways on most roads and in parks.

Getting to Munich is just as easy as getting around town. There are plenty of daily flights to the Munich Airport from all over the world. The central train station is one of the busiest in Germany. For planning your trip, to Munich please visit:

www.munich-airport.de
www.bahn.de (German rail transport company)

Get some exercise

The University Sports Center (ZHS) is open to students of all universities in Munich. The ZHS offers a variety of sporting activities for beginners as well as for long-time athletes. Its facilities are located on the campus of the Technical University of Munich in Munich’s famous Olympic Park, which was built for the Olympic Games in 1972. Here, you can take part in a wide range of courses like basketball, soccer or hockey as well as swimming, dancing, martial arts and many more.

Outside of the campus, Munich and its surroundings also have a lot to offer to sporting enthusiasts. There are a great number of sport clubs and swimming pools at your disposal. Windsurfers and sailors enjoy the windy conditions on Lake Starnberg, and the Alps invite you to go hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding and skiing. Even surfing is possible in the middle of Munich: on a small river called “Eisbach”, people gather to watch surfers ride on the river’s wild waves.

Learn more about the University Sports Center on its website.

Find a place to call home

Accommodation is more than just finding a place to live, but as Munich is one of the most popular cities in Germany, it can be difficult to find a room – especially at the start of the winter semester in October and November. Students live in private rooms, flat-shares, apartments or halls of residence. In Germany, halls of residence are not run by the universities itself, but by the Studentenwerk München  (Munich Student Union), or sometimes by public or private funding bodies.

Special conditions for exchange students:

In general, international exchange students can use the same methods to find accommodation in Munich as regular students. However, they cannot directly apply at Studentenwerk München for a dormitory room. We therefore offer a list of sublet rooms  especially targeted at incoming exchange students, and a volunteer buddy can provide additional support in finding your new home.

Broaden your mind

Libraries are the ideal places to study and prepare for exams away from all distraction. The university library includes nine branch libraries. Databases, journals, magazines and books of all the disciplines taught at the faculty can be found within the campus library in the center of Munich. Moreover, you are welcome to use our study rooms and computer rooms (CIP-Pool), open exclusively to students of TUM School of Management.

In order to work efficiently, the brain needs regular sustenance. This is provided by the Studentenwerk, which operates large canteens (known in Germany as “Mensa”) on all campuses. At lunch time, they offer two to three main meals, side dishes and a vegetarian meal. Prices range from EUR 1 – 4 .

Calculate your costs of living

Recent calculations indicate that living in the capital of Bavaria costs about EUR 900 per month, including rent, health insurance, public transportation etc. Students are advised to have sufficient funds available to ensure a pleasant stay and stress-free studies at the Technical University of Munich.

Use the support system of the student union

The universities are responsible for research and education – the student union takes care of the economic, social, health and cultural well-being of students in Germany.

The Munich Student Union is a public institution that is responsible, in terms of Bavarian law, for the economic and social support and assistance of students of state universities, particularly in terms of the establishment and running of child-care facilities, student accommodation and student catering, as well as providing access to institutions concerned with culture and social activities.

The Munich Student Union provides students with services and assistance in the following areas:

Contact

Do you have further questions on our services or need additional Information about school? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, you can also send us your inquiry by means of our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Postal Address
Technical University of Munich
TUM School of Management
Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich

Visiting Address
TUM Main Campus
Building 0505
contact@wi.tum.de
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