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.
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.
Pre-Check of an international degree
Attention: In the case of international degrees, it is hardly possible for applicants to determine for themselves whether recognition is possible or not, or whether there are conditions to be met. However, this point should be clarified before you sign a contract or even move your place of residence to Germany/ Freising.
Therefore, your International Degree can be pre-checked as soon as you are shortlisted by a potential supervisor.
Please make sure that your future supervisor sends the following documents by email to the GZW for verification (gzw[at]wzw.tum.de):
Scans of your BSc and MSc certificate documents
Your curriculum vitae
Unfortunately, we are unable to answer inquiries for qualification recognition. Your potential supervisor will usually receive a result within a few days.
The recognition is quick and non-bureaucratic (straightforward), but without any obligation.
Legally binding is then the decision that is issued after your application for entry on the doctoral list and the associated recognition procedure. Further information on this can be found under the menu item 'Start your Doctorate' and 'Entry to the Doctoral Candidacy List of the TUM School of Life Sciences'.
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:
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:
You have Questions?
Use our GZW Q&A Wiki.
Perhaps someone already asked your question and it is answered.
If not, ask the question and we will answer as soon as possible.