Living in Munich:

Get Settled in the Heart of Europe

Experience Munich’s unique combination of a cosmopolitan lifestyle and cordial atmosphere

TUM School of Management is located in the center of Munich, the capital of the federal state of Bavaria – an area known as the powerhouse of the German economy. Munich is a financial, publishing and technological hub, and the city of choice for many global companies such as BMW, Siemens, and Allianz. Munich is repeatedly ranked as one of the cities with the highest quality of living worldwide. The city offers stunning architecture, wide expanses of green spaces, and on a clear day, a fabulous view of the Alps. Its heavy international population creates a vibrant city life, while native Bavarians ensure the German “Gemütlichkeit” is still present.

Olympic parc during the day with the olympic stadium, tower and lake.


Munich repeatedly ranks top 10 as one of the most liveable cities in the world. 2018, the German metropolis even leads the ranking: As advantages of the Bavarian state capital, the "Monocle" magazine mentions the many greens, the clean public transport – and the excellent universities. Large parts of the accompanying video were shot at the Technische Universität München (TUM).


Getting around town

Munich and it's excellent public transportation system will let you explore the city with ease. Purchase your semester ticket and benefit from discounted rates for students. You will find more information about public transport on

In Munich, the early bird catches the room

Munich is one of the most popular cities in Germany, and as most locals will confirm: it can be tough place to find a room – especially at the start of the winter semester in October and November. Students live in private rooms, flat-shares, apartments, or residence halls. In Germany, residence halls are not run by the universities themselves, but by the Studentenwerk München (Munich Student Union), or sometimes by public or private funding bodies.

Special conditions for exchange students

In general, international exchange students can use the same methods to find accommodation in Munich as regular students. However, they cannot directly apply at Studentenwerk München for a dormitory room. Instead, we offer a list of sublet rooms especially targeted at incoming exchange students, and a volunteer buddy can provide additional support in finding your new home.


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