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(in order to contain the proliferation of SARS-CoV-2, the PrepDoc Intro Event cannot take place on campus)

PrepDoc: Preparing for a Doctorate

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

Intro event


Unfortunally, the initially planned PrepDoc Intro event on our campus in Garching had to be cancelled in order to contain the proliferation of SARS-CoV-2.

To make up for that, we are now happy to offer you two previously planned parts of the program as pre-recorded presentations:

An introduction by our Graduate Dean Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz to the unique TUM doctoral model along with the different paths to pursuing a doctorate as well as a description of the unique services and offerings of the TUM Graduate School, which is the central service institution for doctoral candidates.

A short presentation of TUM Graduate Council by one of its speakers, Jakob Kaiser.

Program 2020 - Overview

Participation in the thematic PrepDoc workshops is open to all TUM master’s students, with the objective of preparing and informing you on the application and main components of pursuing a doctorate at TUM.

The workshops can be booked independently from each other.

Workshop 1    "A good start – Important information about doing a doctorate at TUM School of Life Sciences


Workshop 2    "Search, Cite, Publish" (in cooperation with the TUM University Library)

Workshop 3    How to choose your 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    Coaching for master and future doctoral candidates (in cooperation with TUM.diversity)

Workshop 7    A joint PrepDoc event by TUM School of Governance, TUM School of Education and Munich Center

                         for Technology in Society for students of Humanities and Social Sciences

Workshop 8    Eine PreDoc-Veranstaltung für interessierte Medizinstudierende vom TUM Medical Graduate Center

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