Guest Doctorate

Doctoral candidates from other universities have the option of completing a research visit at TUM. Like in an individual doctorate, they will need to have a supervisor at TUM.

Visiting doctoral candidates do not need to have their diplomas recognized. They can take part in the transferable skills training at TUM-GS as long as there are still places available.

For details, please contact your responsible thematic or departmental graduate center.

Guest doctoral researchers can enroll as students at TUM if their stay at TUM is longer than 3 months and they come within an offcial TUM exchange program or from one of TUM’s partner universities.

The enrollment fee is about 130 Euros per semester. While it is not mandatory, it has some benefits such as access to cheaper public transport. For further information, please contact the TUM-GS Welcome Office.

Relevant information regarding entry conditions and visas can be found on the webite of the TUM Graduate School. Please note that the content on this page is for informational purposes only. Legally binding information can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Please note, that if you are a third-country national already conducting research in an EU/EFTA member state with a residence permit for research purposes, you might fall under the special EU directive (Directive 2016/801/EU). You'll need to check with the German Embassy in the country where you are currently doing research whether you're affected by the new directive. If that is the case, please inform us before your arrival as TUM will need to notify the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees of your research stay.