PrepDoc: Preparing for a Doctorate

Are you considering a doctoral degree? Or would you like to know how to approach a potential supervisor and learn more about the different paths to a doctorate?

Then come to our info event on April 25th, 5.30-7.30 p.m. at our Campus Garching and learn more about TUM Graduate School’s PrepDoc program: Doing a doctorate – an option for me?

Intro event

On April 25th, master’s students of TUM are cordially invited to our PrepDoc Program where TUM Graduate Dean, Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz, will present the unique TUM model and the TUM Graduate School, the central service institution for doctoral candidates.

In addition, a TUM alumni will speak about her academic career and the advantages of a doctorate at TUM. Afterwards the Graduate Council will moderate a discussion panel, consisting of our graduate dean as well as TUM postdocs, alumni and current doctoral candidates to talk about their personal experiences at TUM and answer questions from the audience.

When: April 25th 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Jürgen Manchot-Lecture Hall, Lichtenbergstraße 2b, Campus Garching
Registration: Please register here
Contact: TUM Graduate School

Besides the introduction event, TUM master students will also have the opportunity to participate in thematic workshops, taking place in late April and throughout May, including workshops on funding opportunities, how to find a supervisor, research strategies, and other topics you should consider before starting your doctorate at TUM. The events are free of charge and can be booked independently from each other.

Program 2019 - Overview

The program is open to national and international master’s students of TUM. It aims at preparing and informing ambitious master’s students about the application procedure and main components of pursuing a doctorate at TUM. Throughout this program, TUM-GS offers you a valuable insight into the planning for a doctorate, such as funding opportunities and how to find a supervisor. Furthermore, we provide you with a perspective on the different paths to pursue a doctorate at TUM.

The program is free of charge and consists out of eight workshops that can be booked independently from each other:

Workshop 1    Important information about doing a doctorate at TUM School of Life Sciences       
                         Weihenstephan
Workshop 2    Search, Cite, Publish (in cooperation with with the TUM University Library)
Workshop 3    How to choose a supervisor? (in cooperation with the TUM Graduate Council)
Workshop 4    Promotionsordnung einfach erklärt (in Kooperation mit dem TUM Hochschulreferat Studium
                         und Lehre – Rechtsangelegenheiten)
Workshop 5    How to fund my doctorate? An Introduction to doctoral funding at TUM
Workshop 6    “Search, Cite, Publish” (in cooperation with the TUM University Library)
Workshop 7    Coaching for master and future doctoral candidates (in cooperation with TUM.diversity)
Workshop 8    Doctoral research in life sciences: How to make the best out of your student supervisor                                               relationship?

You can find a detailed description of all courses and links for registration here.

Terms of participation

Places are limited and registration is handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is binding. The offer is free of cost.