Obtaining a Letter of Recommendation

Conditions for Obtaining a Letter of Recommendation (or similar) from Prof. Gee

I acknowledge that today many students need a letter of recommendation from a university advisor for various purposes such as e.g.

  • application for a Master program
  • application for a stipend of some kind from some institution
  • membership in an institution such as Max Weber program or Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, etc.

I am doing VERY MANY of these recommendation letters per year and I apologize that now I have to cut down on the number. You may obtain such a recommendation if and only if you meet the following requirements and follow the procedure given below.


  • You are actively enrolled as a student at TUM


  • You have worked or are currently working with my group in some sense, that is, as a Hiwi, Tutor, have done or are currently doing a MSE-Forschungspraktikum, Bachelor or Master thesis with my group or are in my Max Weber Mentee group. Attending or having attended any of my courses is not enough.
  • Your current grade average from TUMonline is significantly better than average in your study program (rule of thumb: <= 2.1)


  • All correspondence must come from a mytum email account. Everything else will not be looked at

  • Send ONE email requesting a letter of recommendation to this address and directly include
    • what the recommendation is supposed to be for
    • a short CV
    • a current status report from TUMonline. If you are in a Master program, also include your Bachelor certificate
    • if available a ranking from within your study program
    • if applicable the recommendation form of the institution you are applying to
    • if applicable address or email address or upload link the letter of recommendation is to be send to
    • For security reasons, send pdf only.

  • Acknowledge that the maximum is ONE letter of recommendation per person. I am unable to supply multiple letters for e.g. applications to various Master programs

  • Acknowledge that your request still might be turned down due to reasons unrelated to your request, e.g. due to work overload

  • Allow sufficient time. There is no guarantee I will be able to do a letter within a few days or one week

  • Acknowledge that you will never get to see the letter (closed envelope). It will be either directly send to the institution or you will receive a closed and sealed envelope to pass on.

  • You will receive a confirmation email in response to your request

  • You will receive a notification email once your letter is ready either for pickup or has been sent to the institution