The Regulations for the Award of Doctoral Degrees at TUM. (Image: TUM-GS)

Requirements

Admission to a doctorate at TUM requires a university degree completed with above-average results (Diploma, Magister or Master’s), an equivalent state examination, or a Master’s examination at a university of applied science.

Results are considered to be above average if studies were completed with an average grade of at least 2.5, or at a minimum passed with a grade of “good.” In exceptional cases, your above-average qualifications can also be proven through academic work (e.g. publications) completed after your course of study.

Decisions about your qualifications are always made by the degree-awarding institution / department.

A doctorate from TUM requires very good written and spoken English skills. There are no required minimum scores for the relevant tests (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.), but applicants should be able to speak fluently with the supervisor about their research area during the application interview. German skills are highly beneficial, especially for finding your way around Munich and the surrounding area.

More information about admission requirements can be found in the TUM doctoral regulations.