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. The TUM Graduate School acknowledges and promotes the diversity and differences among doctoral candidates, regardless of gender, nationality, religion and worldview, disability, age or sexual orientation. A broad range of advising and service offerings supports people in all life circumstances.

Doing a Doctorate with Family

The TUM Family Service offers extensive information and support services for childcare and caring for family members. [more]


TUM promotes the sustainable inclusion of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, through a widespread network of advising and support services. [more]

Financial Support

TUM-GS supports a balance between family and research, as well as doctoral candidates with disabilities/chronic illnesses, through financial measures. [more]

Culture event program

The TUM-GS provides all doctoral candidates with the possibility to network with fellow doctoral candidates and to get to know TUM, Munich, Bavaria and its cultural heritage. [mehr]


There are a variety of ways for doctoral candidates to build and maintain their own networks and contacts at the specialized/departmental, university, local and international level. [more]

Diversity Advising Offices

In addition to the central service facilities at TUM, each department has its own offerings and contact offices to give you advice. [more]