Information for Doctoral Candidates

The following pages contain all the information for TUM doctoral candidates regarding registration on the doctoral candidacy list, optional enrollment, thesis submission, qualification program, international funding option and a good deal more about doctoral research at TUM. If you are looking for general information about application process, please visit the section “applicants”.

Administrative Matters

Doctoral programs involve administrative steps, too. In order to keep you from losing your way, we provide helpful information on the following pages.

Qualification

In addition to your independent research at the department or institute, the TUM Graduate School offers a qualification and further education program that is tailored to your specific needs. The program supports you during the doctoral phase and prepares you for your next career steps.

Good Scientific Practice

Compliance with the principles of good scientific practice is the foundation of scientific work. TUM and the TUM Graduate School help you, as a new academic, follow these principles.

Internationalization

Scholarship and research are more international today than ever before. That is why TUM supports early international and intercultural collaboration in research, and the creation of personal and institutional networks.

Publishing

Doctoral candidates at TUM are required to present their research publicly to experts in the field at least once. Here, you will find more information on the possibilities of publishing.

Graduate Council

At TUM Graduate School, we value the opinions of our doctoral candidates and give them a mouthpiece to communicate them publicly. Each Graduate Center chooses two representatives to serve on the Graduate Council, which meets regularly to discuss all of the issues relating to doctoral studies.

Financial Support

The TUM Graduate School offers doctoral candidates financial support for international stays abroad. There are also short-term scholarships and grants to provide bridge financing at the start or end of a candidate’s doctoral research phase.

Advising

The TUM Graduate School offers advice for applicants and PhD candidates in every phase of the doctoral program. At the same time, other TUM service offices also provide important information about doctorates.

Family & Diversity

TUM supports equal opportunities for men and women; as a family-friendly university, it has a long-term investment in balancing family and career. A broad range of advising and service offerings supports people in all life circumstances.