Financial Aspects

The TUM is a German state university financed by taxes. It charges a small enrollment fee only (about 62 EUR) for administrative purposes. Additionally, so called solidarity surcharge to the semester ticket has to be paid (about 67 EUR) together with the enrollment fee. As service in return, all enrolled students will be allowed to use public transport in entire MVV-network (MVV = public transport system in Munich) from Monday to Friday in evening/night hours (from 6 p.m – 6 a.m.), at weekends and holidays all day. Optionally, all enrolled students can buy the semester ticket at MVV-machines (currently 196 EUR per Semester). The semester ticket allows to use the entire MVV-network day and night and whole week.


Since education at TUM is fully financed by public money, the TUM generally does not grant financial support to its students. For further information about scholarships, please check:

German Academic Exchange Service → Study and research in Germany → Scholarships.

Financial Aids provided by TUM

Campus-Germany webpage

BAYHOST (scholarships for applicants from eastern European countries)

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - for German and foreign students studying in Germany (information only in German)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders--please click here to view the brochure!

Housing and living

The ESPACE program is not responsible for student housing and living. Rather, students themselves are responsible for finding a place to live before arriving here. The Center of International Affairs at the TUM and Munich's Office of Students Services (German: "Studentenwerk München") offer students support with this as well. Unfortunately, due to limited capacities in the student residences in Munich, there is no guarantee to get a student apartment. Living in Munich is not cheap: you may need up to 600 EUR per month or more for rent (depending on accommodation). Students are therefore encouraged to start their housing search as soon as they are admitted to the program!