Joint supervision and exchange programs

The TUM Graduate School encourages international networking and collaboration of its doctoral candidates and has therefore established joint supervision and exchange programs with key strategic partner institutions worldwide. There are two different types of international programs: the short-term research exchange and the joint supervision program that requires the joint supervision of the doctoral dissertation from an early stage. 

Reseach Exchange

The Research Exchange program supports short-term research stays (max. 6 months) under the supervision of a suitable faculty member at partner institutions. Further, exchange candidates may also participate in graduate courses offered by the partner. The joint supervision of the dissertation project is not required. 

TUM-Beihang Research Exchange

The TUM-Beihang Research Exchange Program offers TUM doctoral candidates the opportunity to do a 3-6 months research stay at one of China's top universities. The program is open to TUM doctoral candidates from all disciplines who have found a host at Beihang to supervise their research stay. Detailed program information can be found in the section "doctoral candidates" unter "Exchange Program- TUM-Beihang Research Exchange"

TUM-UQ Research Exchange

To foster international mobility of their doctoral candidates, TUM and the University of Queensland (UQ) have established a research exchange program for doctoral candidates to support short-term research of 3-6 months at the partner institution. The program is open to TUM doctoral candidates from all disciplines who have found a host at UQ to supervise their research stay. Further program information can be found in the section "doctoral candidates" under "Exchange Program- TUM-UQ Research Exchange"

Joint Supervision

The joint supervision program requires the co-supervision of the doctoral research project from the start of the dissertation and is usually initiated by existing research collaborations of the research groups. Other program requirements are usually a 12-months research stay at the partner and the involvement of both co-supervisors in the thesis examination. However, for TUM candidates only TUM will award its doctoral degree. It is not possible to award joint/double degrees with the partner university within the framework of joint supervision programs.

TUM-UofAlberta Joint Supervision

The TUM-University of Alberta Joint Supervision Program enables participating TUM doctoral candidates to do a 6-12 months research stay at the University of Alberta under the supervision of their co-supervisor. The program is open to TUM doctoral candidates from all disciplines. Further information can be found in the section "doctoral candidates" under "Exchange Program- TUM-UofAlberta Joint Supervision"

TUM-University of Queensland Joint Supervision

Within the joint supervision program each doctoral candidate will have a TUM supervisor and a co-supervisor from the University of Queensland (UQ) and do a 12 months research stay at UQ under the guidance of the co-supervisor. The joint supervision program with UQ is open to doctoral candidates from all disciplines who are in the initial stage of their doctorate. Further information can be found in the section "doctoral candidates" under "Exchange Program- TUM-UQ Joint Supervision"