Financial Support

The TUM Graduate School and other TUM institutions offer a wide range of financial support services for doctoral candidates with families, disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, emergency funds, etc.

With the TUM-GS Diversity Degree Completion Grant, the TUM-GS supports doctoral candidates in every field of research during the final phase of the doctorate. This grant is meant to support doctoral candidates whose doctorate has been delayed due to pregnancy, maternal/parental leave, child care, severe illness/disability or by being a care of family members.

Please note that delays in the doctoral process caused by the Coronavirus alone cannot be supported by the TUM-GS Diversity Degree Completion Grant. 

The typ and the amount of the grant vary according to your current source of funding (whether you are employed by TUM or are a scholarship holder).   

More information can be found in the respective information sheets: 

The The TUM-GS Degree Completion Grant Application Form can be downloaded here

The TUM-GS emergency fund helps doctoral candidates who unexpectedly find themselves in financial distress, through no fault of their own, and whose completion of the doctorate is severely threatened. In order to apply for the TUM-GS emergency fund, candidates must prove that all other possibilities of financial support (e.g. by the chair/research group) are already exhausted. Contact: Mrs Zizheng Zhang (