Required Documents for Applying (Upload)

Application Form

After completing your TUMonline account, you will be able to download your application form. Print the form, sign it, and upload it.


While creating a TUMonline account you have to upload a copy of your passport.

Preliminary Record Examination issued by Uni-assist for non-EU Applicants (VPD)

Applicants who have obtained their qualification for postgraduate studies (i.e. a bachelor's degree) in a country outside of the EU/EEA need to have their documents processed by uni-assist.

Uni-assist generates a preliminary record examination (VPD), which determines whether applicants qualify for postgraduate studies in Germany.

Applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies obtained in Switzerland do not need a preliminary evaluation.

To apply for this preliminary evaluation, please submit your documents to uni-assist e.V within the relevant application period. Please be sure to send your preliminary evaluation to TUM as soon as you receive it.

Verification of your documents with uni-assist does not qualify as an application for TUM.

You will need to apply to TUM via TUMonline before the relevant application deadline. More information on uni-assist

Curriculum Vitae

Include an up-to-date (!) version of your CV in table form. Make sure, your education, projects, and professional experience are clearly stated. The lenght of the CV should not exceed two (maximum three) pages.

Transcript of Records or Bachelor Degree (certified)

If you have already graduated please upload your Bachelor (or equivalent) degree. Otherwise, please upload your latest transcript of records. Your overall grade (CGPA) and the grading system should be clearly visible. This document has to be an authenticated copy. See here for further details about the notarization.

If the original document was not issued in German or English, you have to upload an authenticated copy of the translated document (to German or English) as well. However, it is not sufficient to upload the translation only.

List of all Credits in Excel-Form Sheet (MSCE)

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose is your cover letter of your application. The layout requirements are: one page, DIN A4 or letter format, 12 pt, single spacing. A template is available for download in the download section. If you write more than one page you will get less points for your letter.

It must contain a declaration stating that you wrote it yourself without any auxiliary means other than the ones indicated and that everything you wrote is true to the best of your knowledge.

Tell us about your purpose why you are interested in Communications Engineering at TUM. State why you think that you are qualified and why we should select you for the program. In addition you should also write about your projects, research internships etc.

The statement has to be written in English.

Two Letters of Reference

You require two letters of reference by two people (only university professors) who are acquainted with your work during your Bachelor studies. Please use the official MSCE form.

Download the official form for the letters of reference on your website.

All pages must bear your referee's signature and stamp.

Please do not ask your referees to send their letters of reference directly to us. We will not be able to assign them to your application.

Furthermore, it is not sufficient just to provide a contact to a person who agreed to write a recommendation letter. In the assessment process, we need a letter which has been uploaded by applicant in TUM Online application system.

If you upload more than two letters of reference the reviewers of your application will randomly pick two of them and discard the others. If you upload only one letter of reference you will receive 0 points for the missing letter during the assessment process.

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language

The following documents providing your proficiency in the English language are accepted:

  • An original document issued by your university stating the medium of instruction during your Bachelor studies was English. The confirmation has to be an authenticated copy.
  • TOEFL score report. The minimum scores are:
    • 88 (ibT), Test Date Score, not MyBest Score
    • for winter semester 2021/22: iBT Special Home Edition: 88

An authenticated copy or the original document submitted by yourself or the TOEFL office is accepted. Please see here for more information about the notarization.

TOEFL-code: university 7806; department: 99

TOEFL ITP is not accepted


  • IELTS (Academic) score report.

The minimum score is 6.5 (overall score)

An authenticated copy or the original document upload by yourself or the IELTS office is accepted.

  • for winter semester 2020/21: IELTS Indicator with 6.5 points
  • University of Cambridge Examination (ESOL) score report
    • CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) Required grades are A, B, C, for winter semester 2020/21 computer-based test is also accepted
    • CPE (Cambridge Proficiency English): Grades A,B,C
  • PTE Academic English Test with 65 points

For more information please see here.

Proof of Proficiency in the German Language (optional)

During your studies you can acquire German language skills e.g. by attending lectures offered in German language or by taking a dedicated German language course at the TUM Language Center.

GRE / GATE (optional)

Copy of GRE / GATE certificates only optional, GRE or GATE is not mandatory for MSCE.