StudiTUM - Houses of the Students

+++ StudiTUM-Munich and StudiTUM-Garching are closed for the time being due to the corona virus+++

The StudiTUM houses are designed to meet our student needs for individual and group study places as well as exchange opportunities. The three buildings, distributed at the main locations of TUM, are intended for variable use. In addition to the learning space, they 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 to study and exchange, and student groups can be creative and productive in the buildings.


Opening & Access

The StudiTUM houses were officially opened on 29.01.2019. The house in the city centre and the house in Garching are already open.

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Munich (Gabelsbergerstraße 43)

Probably the most important, albeit at the same time smallest StudiTUM is located on the main site: Here the number of places to stay and study is the lowest in relation to the number of students. StudiTUM-Munich is trying to close this gap: On almost 500 m² there are about 100 learning places and a lounge for another 20 people. Unfortunately it was not possible to provide a second escape route. Therefore the number of people per floor is limited to a maximum of 30 persons. In order to at least relieve the situation in the city centre during the examination phase, another StudiTUM is already being planned at the Klinikum rechts der Isar, which will of course be open to all TUM students, as is the case with all the StudiTUMs.

This StudiTUM is already open and can be used by you!

Garching (Lichtenbergstraße 3)

StudiTUM-Garching is the largest StudiTUM with almost 1500 m² and is also the only new-built building. Here, all requirements could be considered from the very beginning. The basement offers a rehearsal room for bands and the ground floor a seminar room, a foyer and a lounge. Together these rooms can also be used as event space. Small group work rooms as well as quiet learning rooms on the upper floors alleviate the shortage of learning places and last but not least the roof terrace invites to relax between lectures. A total of 265 learning places and about 100 additional places are provided.

StudiTUM-Garching is already open!

Weihenstephan (Weihenstephaner Steig 16)

In Weihenstephan, an old experimental distillery forms the basis for StudiTUM. It has a usable area of a good 1100 m². Approximately 180 to 200 learning places and about 80 additional places are planned. A spacious cellar offers space for a rehearsal room, a lounge with table football and billiards as well as a room for resting. The foyer with its double ceiling height and historic footbridge not only offers a great ambience for student exchange but is also ideal as a venue for smaller events. The rest of the building is dedicated to joint or quiet learning.

Recently a pair of storks held up construction work a bit, which is one of the reasons why StudiTUM-Weihenstephan will probably not open until the middle of 2020.

Klinikum rechts der Isar (Trogerstraße 12)

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 2023.


The StudiTUM houses will be accessible 24/7. 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.


Student groups

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

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

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

2. quite different rooms are needed for different activities, thus allowing much more 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 really usefully accommodate a whole group in them,

4. the rooms, if not used in the meantime, are available to all students for learning.

We very much hope that you will 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.

Furnishing and equipment

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.


Rehearsal rooms

In Garching and Weihenstephan there will be one rehearsal room each of approx. 30 m². This will be available primarily for student music groups and bands. Individuals can also use this room to practice their instruments. For a limited number of groups there will be cupboards for storing sheet music and smaller instruments or objects. These will be allocated parallel to the roll containers. A basic range of equipment will also be available: Drums, music system, microphones, keyboard, simple amplifiers and a piano are planned. Unfortunately, access to the rehearsal room will therefore be restricted.

Family room

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. Together with the agency R.U.F. (Rund um die Familie), the rooms should also be able to provide childcare at short notice.

IRIS Learning Space Management

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.




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



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Peter Zarnitz: 2012 - 2015

Philipp Rinner: 2015 - 2016

Paul Maroldt: 2016 - 2019

Philipp Koch: 2017 - today

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