Technical University Munich

Please note the following:

1. Students are limited to one semester at the host campus. The maximum number of units that can be counted towards their Heinz College degree from that one semester is 60.

2. U.S. students who are otherwise eligible may apply for federal aid for courses that are accepted as credits earned towards their Heinz College degree. A financial aid “Consortium Agreement” must be completed for each individual U.S. student participating in the exchange program.

3.     Students should consult their liaison before finalizing the coursework/curriculum at the visiting university

4.     Deadline for application are:

1.     March 15 for classes starting in the Fall Semester (not available for TUM students)
2.     October 15 for classes starting in the Spring Semester

The Heinz College of the Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Informatics of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have established a partnership. This exchange agreement allows students from either the Heinz College or the TUM to study at the other campus for one semester.

Interested students should contact the liaison at Heinz College or the liaison at TUM for more information on the application process.

  • Interested students currently attending Heinz College should contact Andrew Wasser, Associate Dean at awasser@andrew.cmu.eduregarding study in Munich.
  • Interested students currently attending TUM should contact Dr. Martin Bichler, University Professor at bichler@in.tum.de, he is the exchange program liaison based in Germany.

To study in Germany:

In order to be considered and approved to participate in the student exchange program at the TUM, students should contact Andrew Wasser to initiate the process. Heinz College exchange students desiring to participate will also be required to submit to Manheim the following documents: 

1.     Approval from the Heinz College Liaison
2.     Official transcript
3.     Official TOEFL score (if needed)
4.     CV
5.     Online application form submitted by TUM international office’s website (to be filled in online by the student). Afterwards, the student should print the form, sign it and send it to TUM together with the other required documents)

Upon the receipt of the above documents, TUM will review the documents to determine admissions decisions.

To study in the United States:

In order to be considered and approved to participate in the student exchange program at Heinz College, students should contact Dr. Martin Bichler to initiate the process. Technical University Munich students will also be required to submit to Heinz College the following documents: 

1.     Approval from the TUM liaison
2.     Online application submitted by Heinz College’s website (including essay, resume and 3 recommendations)
3.     Official transcript
4.     TOEFL
5.     A list of desired classes

Upon the receipt of the above documents, Heinz College will review the documents to determine admissions decisions. Once admitted, TUM students will need to complete Carnegie Mellon’s I-20 application forms (forms can be obtained from Carnegie Mellon’s Office of International Education).

For more information, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at deber@cmu.edu or 412-268-2164.

Additional information for students who wish to apply to enroll as an exchange student in Carnegie Mellon's MISM program:


Exchange Program Application Instructions