For interested parties

Thank you for your interest in a doctorate at the TUM School of Life Sciences.
We would like to give you an overview of the most important points for a successful start into a doctorate with us.

General information on starting doctoral studies at TUM can be found on the TUM Graduate School homepage. Please also note the important information on the "Welcome Office" page.

Am I eligible for a doctorate?

The most important question is whether your degree qualifies you for a doctorate at TUM. To do so, you must have an above-average degree in a recognized degree program. You can find further details on the TUM Graduate School homepage.

For international degrees, we urgently recommend that you have your degree verified in a pre-check.

How do I find a supervisor for my promotion?

To be eligible for a doctorate at the TUM School of Life Sciences, you must first be willing to have one of our professors supervise your work. Therefore, please ask directly with one of the professors who are willing to supervise your work:

List of our departments and chairs

You can apply for a position currently advertised with the respective professor (see their websites), but also an unsolicited application with or without a concrete project can be worthwhile.

Please also have a look at the TUM job portal, where there are also many current vacancies.

For further information:


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