We invite students with a master's degree (or its equivalent) in computer science, engineering, a natural science and/or interdisciplinary subjects (e.g. BioEngineering, Biophysics, Bioinformatics) to apply for our graduate school.
Admission for a doctorate at GSB involves the following steps:
STEP 1 Application at the GSB
The first step towards a doctorate is establishing and specifying your research topic. You can either come up with your own research idea or you can develop one with your supervisor. After you found your first and your second supervisor (at GSB you need two supervisors, each coming from different disciplines) at the TUM as well as financial support for your project (either paid by the chair or third-party funded), please contact the Managing Director directly with your documents summarized in one pdf file (cover/motivation letter, CV, proof of English language skills, copy of Master or Diploma degree, informal statement of your first supervisor for accepting your doctorate).
STEP 2 Sign supervision agreement
After clearing the membership possibility with the GSB you need to sign a supervision agreement [due to legal reasons this document is available in German only] with your supervisors and the GSB. Please note that first and second supervisors have to be TUM professors from different departments. The mentor can be a postdoc or someone from another university or from industry. Furthermore, you will need to hand in an exposé (see annex 1 of supervision agreement) to the GSB Management Team. In addition, we recommend looking for a mentor who can especially support you in your personal development next to the professional qualification.
STEP 3 Application for entry into TUM Doctoral List (DocGS)
The application for entry into the doctoral candidacy list is done electronically and centrally through the online platform DocGS. Please follow the link and the described further steps at the DocGS website.
STEP 4 Enrollment in TUM-GS
When the online application is finished, please print the form, sign the printed document and take it together with the supervision agreement (plus other documents, check your deanery for details) to the deanery of your "Home" Department (department of your first supervisor). Your submitted documents will now be checked. If you hold a foreign master degree, the notification process will be started. After a successful completion, you will receive an e-mail confirming your acceptance in the TUM Graduate School. You are now on TUM's list of doctoral candidates. You may download the admission letter from the application portal. Please note that his process is independent from enrolling as a doctoral student at the TUM. You do not need the student status at all, but you can enroll at the university if you want.
STEP 5 Sign your contract with GSB
Congratulations - you almost did it! After you received your admission letter from the application portal you can now get in contact with the GSB Management again to get your membership contract.