Paths to a Doctorate
There are various paths to a doctorate at TUM that differ in terms of funding and structure. No matter which one you choose, TUM Graduate School always provides you with the ideal environment for your doctorate.
The TUM model of structure and support for all doctoral projects is exceptional in Germany. It optimally combines the academic freedom and personal responsibility of an individual doctorate with the service and networking offers of a traditional graduate school.
As a research associate, you are employed by TUM and integrated into the research of the department or institute. [more]
As a scholarship holder, you finance your doctorate with a stipend, which in general is granted by domestic or international foundations or other organizations. [more]
TUM works closely with Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). In a Cooperative Doctorate, doctoral candidates are jointly supervised by a TUM professor and a UAS professor [more]
In an external doctorate, you are employed either by an industrial company or a research institution, or you find another source of funding. [more]
You can do research at TUM even if you are a doctoral candidate at another university in Germany or abroad. With a guest doctorate, you come to TUM for a limited period of time. [more]