Technical University of Munich

Transportation Systems

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Urban and Spatial Planning, Supply Chain Management
English only
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
students from Non-EU/EEA Countries (minus Switzerland): directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)students from EU/EEA Countries (plus Switzerland): directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the area(s) of transportation engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer sciences, communications engineering, economics, architecture or other scientific area related to transportation systems.

An academic background in transportation science is also required (e.g. urban development & urban planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering and control, transportation infrastructure) as well as sound basics in engineering related to transportation systems (e.g. algorithmic, informatics, programming, computer-aided simulation; drive engineering, automation engineering, energy technology, automotive engineering; communication technology, communications engineering, control technology/cybernetics, circuit technology, sensor technology; bridge construction, geographic information systems, surveying; descriptive geometry, hydromechanics, mathematics, statistics, engineering mechanics).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

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min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C.
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
For students whose language of instruction was English, this must be officially confirmed (e.g. on the certified graduation documents). Alternatively, adequate knowledge of the English language is also demonstrated with an amount of 60 credits achieved in undergraduate courses with English as the medium of instruction and examination. If you cannot submit any certificate of basic proficiency in the German language (e.g. A1.1) at the time of application, TUM will still accept a later submission. Please consider that basic proficiency in German has to be proven before the end of your second semester at TUM (final deadline).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:January 01 (German)January 01 (EU)January 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Due to the current situation, the application deadline for master's degrees has been extended up to June 30th, 2020.
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How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
students from Non-EU/EEA Countries (minus Switzerland): directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)students from EU/EEA Countries (plus Switzerland): directly at the University
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  1. A valid English language certificate (certified copy). See language requirements.
  2. Bachelor’s degree certificate (certified copy). The copy must include the aggregate mark or graduate average, including an explanation of the grading system (maximum grade, a minimum passing grade, etc). If the certificate is not issued in English or German, an officially authenticated translation is needed as well.
  3. A transcript of records (certified copy): the semester mark sheets listing your subjects and grades. If the transcript is not issued in English or German, an officially authenticated translation is needed as well. Please note: if the final degree certificate and/or the final year transcripts are not yet available on the date of application, complete certification of the first-degree coursework and examination results (transcript of records) issued by the responsible examination authority or the responsible university office must be submitted.
  4. A curriculum vitae: formatted as a table and written in the English language.
  5. A motivation letter: written in the English language (2 pages at maximum). Applicants should demonstrate what specifically qualifies them for the master’s program in Transportation Systems. Hereby, you should explicate why you are particularly eligible for the master's program in Transportation Systems. Please justify your exceptional motivation and commitment by, e.g. statements about vocational training in the transportation sector, internships, extra-curricular courses in transportation science or periods abroad (please do not forget to prove this with confirmations or certificates in the enclosure).
  6. A presentation portfolio: please hand-in an English copy of your bachelor’s thesis or an English abstract of it (to be uploaded in the applicant account). If you can not provide neither copy nor abstract of the bachelor's thesis, please submit a sample of your previous academic works (e.g. scientific papers, homework assignments), preferably in the field of transportation.
  7. A German language certificate (see language requirements).
  8. A preliminary documentation (VPD) from uni-assist: applicants who achieved their qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. Bachelor's degree) in a country outside the EU/EEA, have to submit preliminary documentation (VPD) by uni-assist.

Further conditions for some applicants

  • China, Mongolia or Vietnam: applicants who studied there must submit a valid APS certificate from the German Embassy.
  • Iran: all certificates have to be authenticated by the German Embassy. Please refer to the information provided on the website of the German Embassy in Tehran.
  • Georgia: applicants who studied there have to submit their application and accompanying documents directly to TUM. Verification of the undergraduate (bachelor's) degree must be submitted as a (notarized) certified copy bearing an apostille (additional authentification of notarized documents for international purposes). The apostille must appear on both the Georgian-language original and the translation.

Further Information

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