FAQ

Come to Munich - be at home

Who can participate in the project seminar?

Students of all universities in the area of the Studentenwerk Munich can participate.

I am an international student and I do not speak german. Can I still participate?

The project is aimed at all students - german and internationals. Since this semester two of the three Workshops are in English, one is in German. You can choose yourself in which Workshop you want to participate. The Studentenwerk Munich also provides financial support for Deutschkursen bei der Universität München when you are attending the project seminar and want to improve your Germanskills.

I am not in Munich during the registration period. Can I still register?

You have the option of having an authorized person come by on your behalf, who will pay the deposit for you, fill out and sign the registration form. In this case, please contact us in advance so we can send you the form you need for authorizing your person of choice.

Does the registration oblige me to participate?

Yes, those who sign up for a binding application should also participate in the program. In order to ensure this, we reserve the right to withhold the deposit for non-show events.

Which events do I have to attend?

You must participate two workshops (there is Groupe A or B - you have to select one groupe a combination of both groups is not possible) as well as three self-selected additional events. So altogether there are five events.
You will also need to hold a presentation and talk about your learning diary at the closing workshop. Details under ECTS/Zertifikat.

How do I know when and where the events are taking place?

The management of the project seminar usually informs the respective participants 1-2 days in advance about the exact time, the meeting point and the expected duration of the event. There are also helpful tips on clothing, utensils to bring, etc. If you have registered for an event and have not received an infomail until the day, please contact the event management at Interkulturelles@stwm.de.

Can I take part in more than three additional events?

In principle, the event programme is designed to allow everyone to attend three events. However, if there are seats available at individual events, they may be filled by other participants, even if they are already participating in three other events. In any case, contact the event management and visit only events for which you have been confirmed.

I am sick on the day of an event or have no time for other reasons.

In this case, please inform the event manager immediately of the contact details that you received in the associated infomail (usually email address or mobile phone number).

I could not attend an event.


If you can present a doctor's certificate in case of illness, this is not a problem. However, you will need to attend a replacement event. There may still be free seats in another event in the current semester. Otherwise you will have to make up for the default in the following semester. In urgent cases (e.g. as an international homecoming at the end of the semester, graduation) You can also get an alternative task from us. If only parts of an event are missed, a solution will be agreed individually.

Attention: Participation in the two workshops is obligatory and cannot be replaced by other events. If you are missing, you cannot get a certificate/ECTS-points and you have to cancel the program. The workshops are a prerequisite for intercultural awareness and reflection in cultural events.

When do I get the participation certificate and deposit?

After evaluation of all services by the workshop leader, we will issue the certificates. As a rule these are completed at the end of the current semester or the beginning of the following semester and can then be collected at the cultural office. At the same time, you can receive your deposit back, if you have participated in all events, or if you are unable to attend an event, you can submit a certificate. You will receive an infomail.

How does the crediting of ECTS points at TUM work?

The evaluations of the accomplishment are carried out first by the workshop leader of the accompanying workshops. As soon as they have created the marks and sent them to us, we, as project organisers, contact the Carl von Linde Academy and the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS). These will then carry the marks for you. You do not have to register for the exam at the Carl von Linde Academy.

What information do I have to give in order to register?

A registration form and detailed information can be found at registration.

Please note: This FAQ page serves as a guideline and can not be used as a reference in a special case. Please contact us if you are not sure about your case and send us an email (interkulturelles@stwm.de) or visit the Culture Bureau of the Munich Student Union.