Call for application!

To help with the administration (on site) and further development of the StudiTUM houses Garching and in the city center we are looking for support!
Here you have the opportunity to help shape this project and improve it for all of us.
Some knowledge of German is probably needed.

More information about the call for applications can be found here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. You can find the mail address below.

Opening hours

Normally, the StudiTUM-buildings are open 24/7.
There are some exceptions, which are posted here or in case of reservations of individual rooms for events in the respective calendar for the room.

Important Messages

Innenstadt/City center:

  • Shower open again (registration needed): Please notify us in case of problems.


  • Music room closed: Because of a broken card reader the music room has to stay closed until further notice.
  • Showers open again: Please contact us, if the doors are locked.
  • Closing 27.08.2022 10:00 o'clock - 28.08.2022 08:00 o'clock morning: because of the back to the woods festival.


  • Music room closed: Because of a broken card reader the music room has to stay closed until further notice.
  • table football: In the basement you can play table football now.

Instructions for behavior in the houses

Please be considerate of each other in the StudiTUM houses and treat them with care.
The project was realized with a lot of voluntary work by students for students and should be treated with respect accordingly.
It is run mostly without any supervision and intervention and relies on every student using the house, also taking care of it.
Even if there is a cleaning service in the houses, it is not responsible for dirty dishes and glass waste lying around or for dirtiness that goes beyond normal use.
Please also report damages and problems in the houses, so that these can be repaired.
Lastly, please use the limited space efficiently, so everybody can benefit from the learning places, especially during the exam period, and do not occupy spaces for a longer period of time without using them.


The StudiTUM buildings are intended to meet our needs for individual and group study spaces as well as exchange opportunities for students. The three buildings, distributed across the main TUM locations, are to be used variably. In addition to learning space, this should also enable the many student groups to work creatively and productively. In all buildings, the focus is on variable use, so that even with limited space there are places for studying and exchanging ideas, and student groups can be creative and productive in the buildings.

The buildings can be used by all students from TUM.
They are mostly managed by the student council of TUM.
Therefore, feel free to contact us at studitum[at], if you have any ideas or feedback.

[Translate to en:]

Das wohl wichtigste, wenn auch gleichzeitig platzbedingt kleinste StudiTUM steht am Stammgelände: Hier ist das Angebot an Aufenthalts- und Lernplätzen gemessen an der Studierendenzahl am geringsten. Diese Lücke versucht das StudiTUM-München zu schließen: Auf fast 500 m² gibt es ca. 100 Lernplätze und eine Lounge für weitere 20 Personen. Leider war es baulich nicht möglich, einen zweiten Fluchtweg vorzusehen. Dadurch ist die Personenzahl pro Stockwerk leider auf max. 30 Personen begrenzt.


Gabelsbergerstraße 43
80333 München

Das StudiTUM München auf Google Maps

[Translate to en:]

Das StudiTUM-Garching ist mit fast 1500 m² das größte StudiTUM und gleichzeitig der einzige Neubau. Hier konnten von Anfang an alle Anforderungen berücksichtigt werden. So bietet das Untergeschoss einen Proberaum für Bands (kann aktuell leider noch nicht genutzt werden) und das Erdgeschoss einen Seminarraum, ein Foyer und eine Lounge. Gemeinsam können diese Räume ebenfalls als Veranstaltungsfläche benutzt werden. Kleine Gruppenarbeitsräume sowie stille Lernräume in den Obergeschossen lindern die Knappheit an Lernplätzen und nicht zuletzt die Dachterrasse lädt zum Ausruhen zwischen den Vorlesungen ein. Insgesamt sind 265 Lern- sowie ca. 100 weitere Plätze vorhanden.


Lichtenbergstraße 3
85748 Garching bei München

Das StudiTUM Garching auf Google Maps

In Weihenstephan stellt eine alte Versuchsbrennerei die Basis für das StudiTUM. Es hat eine Nutzfläche von gut 1100 m². Auf diesen sind ca. 180 bis 200 Lernplätze und um die 80 weitere Plätze vorhanden. Ein geräumiger Keller bietet Platz für einen Proberaum, eine Lounge mit Kicker und Billard sowie einen Raum zum Ausruhen. Das Foyer mit doppelter Deckenhöhe und historischem Steg bietet nicht nur ein tolles Ambiente für den studentischen Austausch sondern empfiehlt sich auch als Ort für kleinere Veranstaltungen. Der Rest des Gebäudes ist dem gemeinsamen oder stillen Lernen gewidmet.

Weihenstephaner Steig 16
85354 Freising

Das StudiTUM Weihenstephan auf Google Maps

In the negotiations for the new five-year plan of the central study grants (2019 to 2023) another StudiTUM could be introduced: A building on the campus of the Klinikum rechts der Isar. Of course, like all StudiTUM buildings, it will be available to all TUM students and will not be specifically for medical students.

A building at Trogerstraße 12 is currently being considered, and the first planning meetings for this building were held in September 2018. We hope that this building will be completed by the end of 2024.

The building is still in the innitial planning phase.


Due to space and administration constraints, students can unfortunatley not reservate a room beforehand.

A reservation of room beforehand is only possible for by the student council accredited student groups or with special permission for bigger events related to students.

The current terms of use can be found in the StudiTUM section of TUMOnline

Derivations of those rules will be published at the entrance of the StudiTUMs and should be checked regularly.

In all StudiTUM buildings you are only allowed to use the dedicated group rooms as groups and it is not allowed to reservate them alone.
Reservating a workplace for a friend is prohibited as well.

If you leave a room as the last person, please:

  • close all windows
  • turn down the heater
  • turn off the light
  • dispose your trash

city center only:

Next to the general rules, there are the following additional rules due to the restricted space:

It is not allowed to leave the workplace for longer than

  • 45 min while lunch time from 11 – 14:00 o’clock
  • 20 min for the rest of the opening times

If you leave your place, please note the time of leave clearly visible on your place, otherwise your work place will be cleared for other students if space is needed.

The StudiTUM houses will be accessible 24/7 again, starting on April 27th. For this purpose, the main and barrier-free entrances are equipped with readers for Studentcards. In order to ensure that living together in the StudiTUM houses is pleasant, every user must adhere to the rules of use. These must therefore be agreed to on TUMonline before the first use, similar to the library rules. Afterwards your own student card will be activated for all 3 buildings.

I've accepted the terms of use but my student card won't open the doors - What am I doing wrong?
If you are having any issues with the card readers at the entrances, don't hesitate to contact


The use of the rooms in StudiTUM should be completely flexible. A permanent occupancy of the rooms by student groups is unfortunately not planned. Instead, the rooms are to be shared by both students and student groups. The following concept currently exists for this purpose:

All rooms in the houses are equipped with the IRIS room management system (see IRIS learning room management). This means that rooms can be temporarily occupied by students in person. Certain student groups, selected by the student council, are given the opportunity to book different rooms regularly or in advance. These bookings are displayed online and on the tablets so that other students who are currently studying there, are notified of these bookings. In addition, each of these student groups receives a mobile container for important documents and utensils. These can then be transported to the booked room.

We consider this a much better solution than permanently assigned rooms, because

1. there are not enough rooms to provide all groups with rooms

2.different types of rooms are needed for different activities, allowing for higher flexibility,

3. the only rooms that would be suitable as offices in any way are actually far too small, at less than 20 m², to properly accommodate a whole group,

4. unused rooms remain available to all students for studying.

We very much hope that you support our concept, even though more rooms of your own are certainly always an advantage for individual groups. However, we consider this arrangement to be too inflexible, unfair and outdated.

The selection process for the student groups is further clarified here.

Predominant elements of the interior design are folding tables with a white surface and FourCast2 chairs in anthracite and orange. With a work surface area of 1.8 m by 0.8 m, the tables offer sufficient space for two people to work comfortably. They are also equipped with power and USB sockets for charging electronic devices. The chairs promise both seating comfort and durability.

Individual group study rooms are also equipped with whiteboards and/or presentation monitors.

Each StudiTUM also has a lounge where you can relax between lectures and chat with fellow students. It is equipped with beanbags to allow a comfortable rest.

table football:
In the StudiTUM in Weihenstephan you can play table football in the basement.

In Garching and Weihenstephan is one rehearsal room each of approx. 30 m². This is primarily available for student music groups and bands. Individuals can also use this room to practice their instruments.

A basic range of equipment is also available for use:
Drums, music system, microphones, keyboard, simple amplifiers and a piano

For access to the rooms a small briefing is necessary for each location. Please contact us for this and questions with the following mail address:


Each building will contain a family room of about 15 m². These are reserved exclusively for pregnant women to rest or parents with children. They will be equipped with upholstered furniture, a desk, a nappy-changing facility, toys and a sleeping corner for children. 

The IRIS learning room management system has now been successfully used for several years in learning rooms in Garching Hochbrück and in the Mathematics and Computer Science building. It is also used throughout the StudiTUM buildings. On tablets in the learning rooms the rooms can be occupied on site. This information is then displayed in real time in the TUM Campus App, online and on overview monitors in the StudiTUM houses. This means that you don't have to go on long trips at a stroke of luck, but can instead make a targeted search for a currently empty room.


The buildings contain usable showers.

They are located in the basement in Weihenstephan and Garching.

For the city center the showers are in the 3rd floor. For access for this one, contact us with the mail adress at the end of the page.

Interested in this topic or further questions?

If you have further questions, feedback or interest in this topic, you can always contact us at studitum[at]!


Two thirds of the StudiTUM buildings are financed by study grants and one third by the TUM budget. In Weihenstephan there are also funds from the preservation of historical monuments.

  Study grants TUM Budget
Munich 2 Mio Euro 1 Mio Euro
Garching 4 Mio Euro 2 Mio Euro
Weihenstephan 4 Mio Euro 2 Mio Euro
Klinikum Rechts der Isar 4.5 Mio Euro 2.75 Mio Euro



The representatives of the StudiTUM houses from the student representation serve as an interface between TUM and the students for topics concerning the houses.
We are involved in the concrete shaping and equipment of the buildings including their associated funding and serve as contact persons for problems.
Due to the orientation of the houses towards the students, we have an influence on their operation and are in close cooperation with the TUM to bring in and represent the students' opinions regarding the houses.
In addition, the office is involved in the planning of previous and future StudiTUM houses. 


Peter Zarnitz: 2012 - 2015

Philipp Rinner: 2015 - 2016

Paul Maroldt: 2016 - 2019

Philipp Koch: 2017 - 2020

Alexander Spears: 2020-

Michael Brunner: 2021-