What should I do first after I was accepted for the Master programme

1. Get the student visa;
2. Find an accommodation in Munich;
3. Open a bank account (e.g. at Deutsche Bank);
4. Get health insurance;
5. Register your address: You must register your address within one week of your arrival. To register you need your passport or identification card. You will receive a written confirmation of registration. This proof of registration is often required by other institutions or authorities. More info here. If you move to another place in Munich or to another city, you have to change the address in the same authority or make a de-registration.
6. Get your student card. More info is here;
7. Get reduced-rate for public transportation ticket – semester ticket;
8. Sign up for university facilities (library, lectures, moodle, etc., via TUMonline);
9. Non-EU students should apply for a residence permit within three months of arrival.

I don't speak any German. Would it be a problem?

For the Master programme and university life knowledge of English language is sufficient. However we would like to advise you to grab the opportunity and pick up some German language.

Can I work during the semester or summer break?

Students from the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) have free access to the German job market and are practically equivalent to German students. International students from other countries can work a total of 120 full or 240 half days per year. If you want to work more, you need a permit from the "Agentur für Arbeit" (Federal Employment Agency) and the foreigners' authority. Whether you are issued a work permit largely depends on the condition of the local job market.

I would like to do some sport during the semester in Munich. Are there any university facilities?

FZHS sporting facilities are open to students at all Munich universities – TUM included. More info here.

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Chair of Cartography Technische Universität München
Department of Civil, Geo and
Environmental Engineering

Research Group Cartography Vienna University of Technology
Department of Geodesy and

Institute for Cartography Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Department of Geosciences

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Faculty of Geo-Information Science
and Earth Observation


Juliane Cron, M.Sc.
Programme Coordinator

Technische Universität München
Department of Civil, Geo and
Environmental Engineering
Chair of Cartography
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich

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