The application period for the #class23 is over!


The academy invites students of TUM and the partner universities HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film), ADBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) and HMTM (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München) to apply for the program. 
The Deans or Deans of Studies of the faculties nominate students for the application. Students can also apply proactively with the recommendation of a professor. But in the application process, it's not all about the achievements during your studies. What counts is your creativity, community involvement, and willingness to take over responsibility.

The next application phase starts in June 2023.

Eligibility criteria

You are

  • enrolled at TUM, ADBK, HFF, HMTM or LMU
  • one of the outstanding students of your semester
  • eager to develop yourself
  • highly interested in science and research
  • not compromised in your educational performance by the membership

Application documents (in English)

To be able to evaluate the application objectively, please do not write any names, adresses and pictures in the letter of motivation, the CV and the essay/video.


Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)


Please let us know why the membership in the TUM: Junge Akademie seems attractive to you, what you expect from your time at TUMJA and how you would like to be involved.

Curriculum Vitae


3 Transcript of academic records, including marks official document / TUM grades

Essay regarding the call  (2-3 pages) or a video (max. 3 minutes) produced by yourself

(preferably anonymized)

Please find a topic of your choice, inspired by the call, and elaborate on it in a structured manner. The essay or video will be used to get to know you throughout the application. It can (and should) include a vision and demonstrate creativity. We are looking forward to being surprised by you.
5 For unsolicited applications (i.e. those who were not nominated): Letter of Recommendation by a member of the professorate The letter of recommendation (and only the letter of recommendation) can be submitted after the application deadline, until the 15th of September. This is because we are aware that not all professors are currently available. If you want to hand in this document later, please upload a file that informs us that the letter of recommendation will be submitted later instead.