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Doctoral Students

LMU Munich provides talented doctoral students with a wide variety of training options. Candidates can complete their doctoral degree in one of 100 subjects. Besides the individual doctoral supervision scheme, LMU offers a growing number of doctoral programs.

The central coordination and service unit for doctoral studies at LMU Munich is the Graduate Center. It offers advice and support for doctoral students as well as for professors and coordinators of doctoral programs. For doctoral students the Graduate Center provides general information on doctorates at LMU and organizes a wide range of courses in transferable skills.

For detailed information on the basic administrative steps required of an international doctoral student, please get in touch with the relevant faculty and the International Office.

The program doc.international has been established to assist international doctoral students and postdocs. LMU Munich maintains dedicated doctoral exchange programs with prestigious partners from all over the world.

As part of its Academic Career Program, LMU operates a dedicated Doctoral Research Training Program to further the support and continued qualification of doctoral students.

  • About the doctorate

    The doctorate serves to demonstrate the ability of the doctoral student to perform in-depth academic work. It is based on a written dissertation, researched independently, and an oral examination. more

  • Individual dissertation

    In Germany, most doctoral students gain their doctorate via the traditional doctoral supervision scheme of individual professorial mentoring. more

  • Doctoral Programs

    LMU Munich offers a growing number of doctoral programs in a broad range of disciplines. more

  • Special Doctoral Programs

    LMU Munich maintains dedicated doctoral exchange programs with prestigious partners from all over the world. more

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