FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Below we collected frequently asked questions and their answers for prospective students and applicants. If you miss the answer to your question please contact our Student Advisory Service.
Check here for information regarding application and admission at study program division agricultural and horticultural sciences.
Aptitude Assessment Procedure
All applicants need to complete the aptitude assessment procedure. In "Admission Procedures of the Study Program Divison of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences" you will find more information regarding this procedure.
To be able to continue enrollment the student has to have a valid health insurance. Please submit an up-to-date health insurance ceritficate to the Student Service Center (Admission) when changing health insurances.
Students of TUM get a limited basic ticket (included in the semester fees). This ticket can be supplemented with an additional ticket (Isar-Card), to be able to use the local transport all around the clock. For further information click here: "Semester ticket".
Study Advisory Service for prospective students and applicants
You are interested in studying at the Study Program Divison of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, but you have questions or need advise?
Make use of our Study Advisory Service, we are here to help you. You can call us Monday to Thursday: +49 (0)8161 71-3781.
In case you prefer an appointment please be so kind contact us before via phone or mail. For further information click here.
You can also use the advising service of the TUM. Look here for support regarding housing, barrier-free education, family, studies and more.
Fees and Financial Aid
For all relevant information: check the central website of the TUM.
When should I arrive in Freising or Munich?
If you are not living in Freising, Munich or close by, please plan enough time for finding suitable housing. Support and further information: How to find accomodation - central website of TUM.
How to create my lecture syllabus?
Find your lecture syllabus here.
For a detailed guidance: here.
Course registration is usually enabled from about one month before the start of term. When registering for language classes or interdisziplinary qualification courses, please check the deadlines carefully. These may fill up quicker than regular courses. You can deregister from a course any time without problems.
Seminars and lab courses may have differing deregistration rules - check the exact dates in the detail page of the course in tumonline.
Below we collected frequently asked questions and their answers for students of the Study Program Division of Agriculture and Hotricultural Sciences. If the answer to your question is missing, please contact our Student Advisory Service.
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Advisory Services for Students
Withdrawal from University
The TUM website offers a overview of all questions regarding "Withdrawal from University".
All forms are listed on the website of Campus Office WZW.
University Sports Center
The university sports center offers a wide range of activities, which are directed towards students and staff. More information here.
Registration for Exams
Click here for the current examination dates.
Withdrawing from examinations - medical certificates
Withdrawal from Examinations due to illness
Please review the examination regulations outlined in section 13, paragraph 2 of the ADPO or section 10, paragraph 7 of the APSO depending on your course of study. If you are unable to participate in an examination, you must immediately submit a written request for withdrawal to the Studierenden Service Weihenstephan. Do not submit the request to the central examination office. Your request will be automatically forwarded to the chairman of the examination committee of your course of study.
With the request for withdrawal form examination you need to justify your withdrawal. You also need to incluce a medical certificate.
Please send the request via post to:
Weihenstephaner Steig 22
The medical certificate must be the result of a physical examination performed on the same day as the withdrawal request.
Important: On its own, a confirmation along the lines of "unable to participate in examination: yes / no" is insufficient.
The examination committee can only approve withdrawal requests for the period in which the reasons for non-participation are deemed to be credible and documented. For this reason the medical certificate must contain the following information:
- The timeframe — beginning and end date — of the illness-related withdrawal.
- The medical certificate must state the reasons for withdrawal in such a way as to allow the examination committee to clearly conclude that you were unable to participate (i.e. mandatory bed rest or the inability to come to, and/or be physically present during the examination without experiencing severe pain or discomfort). A medical diagnosis is not required. If the attending physician believes a medical diagnosis provides a more plausible explanation than just a description of the symptoms, without unreasonably compromising the patient's privacy, a medical diagnosis can still be supplied.
- The physician is essentially tasked with providing a qualified medical opinion as to whether withdrawal from a course examination is warranted.
- If you are undergoing inpatient treatment, written confirmation from the hospital or treatment facility must be provided.
TUM Partner Physicans
- If you unable to participate in an examination due to illness, the chairman of the examination committee can request a medical certificate from one of the university's partner physicians.
- A list of TUM's participating physicians, including name and address, can be found here and in display cases in the examination offices and the offices of the examination committee.
- The TUM School of Medicine (Klinikum Rechts der Isar) is responsible for attesting special medical conditions, in particular neurological and psychiatric illnesses.
TUM language center offers free classes to students and staff of TUM. Registration is possible via TUMonline.
How long does it take to pursue a bachelor's degree?
The standard periode of study for a bachelor's degree are three years (six semester). You have to aquire 180 ECTS in total, 30 ECTS per semester.
How long does it take to pursue a masters degree?
The standard periode of study for a masters degree are two years (four semester). You have to aquire 120 ECTS in total, 30 ECTS per semester
Examination deadlines, Progress monitoring, missing of a term
To observe the individual periods of study of the different study courses, progress monitoring and rules regarding examination deadlines and missing of a term are in place. Details are found in section 10 of Allgemeinen Prüfungs- und Studienordnung für Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge der Technischen Universität München (vom 18. März 2011, zuletzt geändert am 27. April 2018, in german) or on the central website of TUM.
Certificate and other final graduation documents
For an overview of the topic of Certificate and other final Graduation Documents consult the central website of TUM.