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Translational research in neuropsychiatric disorders – linking human brain imaging and animal resear

19.12.2018 17:30

Molecular Oncology I

18.12.2018 17:15

Modeling and Targeting Pancreatic Cancer

18.12.2018 16:15

Translational research in neuropsychiatric disorders – linking human brain imaging and animal resear

12.12.2018 17:30

Speaker Series

13.12.2018 17:00

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Selected Topics in Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroradiology

18.12.2018 15:00

Molecular Medicine Seminar

19.12.2018 17:00

Human Immunobiology

19.12.2018 09:00

Molecular Medicine Seminar

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Requirements

The PhD program in Medical Life Science and Technology aims to attract enthusiastic students of both medicine and the sciences. We are looking for highly motivated applicants with a strong record of academic achievement and a keen interest in scientific research.

We require applicants to either have successfully completed their medical studies or hold a Master's degree or Diplom in natural sciences, engineering, psychology or a related discipline or to be current medical students of the Technichal University Munich. Medical students of the Technical University Munich may apply after passing the first part of the "Ärztliche Prüfung". If accepted, these students will be able to alternatingly complete their MD and PhD training. Students who have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree and are currently enrolled in a Master's program at the Technical University Munich can also apply and may be accepted under certain circumstances. These students will have to show proof of successful completion of their Master's degree within one year.


Application Process

We only accept online applications. Submitting an online application involves the following four steps:

  1. Register on this website to receive a username and password (Note: Registration will open one month before each application deadline. Registration is not possible at other times.)

  2. Login and fill out the application form

  3. Upload the relevant documents

  4. Submit your application

Once you have registered you can login to the application system using your account information by clicking on "Login" in the top navigation bar on this page. You will then be able to upload a picture and fill out the application. When filling out the application form, please enter all required information and any additional relevant supporting information. The information you enter will be saved and you will be able to revisit the site and make changes if necessary. After you have completed the application form and uploaded your documents, submit your application by clicking on "Submit Application". You will only be able to submit your application if you have filled in at least all of the required fields. After submitting your application, you will no longer be able to make any changes. Unless you click "Submit Application", your information will not be processed and we will be unable to review your application.

Only applications that are complete and have been submitted by the deadline will be included in the review process. Registration will open one month prior to the deadline. Applicants are encouraged to collect all necessary information and documents early on to allow themselves enough time to submit a complete application by the deadline. Applications will be reviewed by faculty members and promising candidates will be selected for interviews. We will notify you by email of the status of your application.

Application Form

The application form consists of several sections, covering your personal data, educational background, English skills and your motivation for applying and scientific interests. You will also be able to enter supporting information, such as awards, publications, memberships, research experience or special skills, to strengthen your application.

To fill out this form, you should have the following information at hand:

  • Personal data

  • Educational history: Dates of attending high school and university, major fields of study, thesis title etc.

  • Scores and dates of official English tests taken or other proof of proficiency in English

  • Field of research you would like to enter plus names of potential research groups you would be interested in joining

  • Any supporting information on prior research experience, publication, presentations, awards etc.

Required Documents

Please have the following documents ready to upload during the application process:

  • Picture of yourself (Although this is uncommon in many countries, a passport-picture sized portrait is part of a typical application in Germany and will help add a personal touch to your application.)

  • High school and university transcripts and diplomas, any additional relevant educational certificates you may have

  • Document showing English language skill (e.g. TOEFL test score). Please note that the following (and only these) are accepted as proof of English skills: native speaker, having completed a degree within the last two years in an English language educational system (official confirmation required), TOEFL, IELTS Academic or Cambridge certificate. English skills at least at level C1 of the European reference system are required (TOEFL:  at least 88/120, IELTS: at least 6.5/9). The tests may not be older than two years.
    If you take the TOEFL test, please enter code number 4424 as the score recipient to have official scores sent to us directly by the Educational Testing Service.

  • Letter of motivation: In your motivational letter, you should explain why you are applying to this program, why you consider yourself a suitable applicant and what your research interests are. This letter is an important document that will help us assess your motivation, interest and suitability for this program.

  • Any additional documents that you feel may strengthen your application. Please only include documents that are highly relevant to this specific application.

Please only upload unencrypted pdf and jpg documents, other documents will not be processed correctly by the submission system. Please submit documents that contain more than one page as a single file.

All documents that are not in English or German will have to be accompanied by a translation in order for us to consider them. For the online application, we do not require certified translations, however you should be prepared to provide certified translations when you are selected for an interview if requested.

Degrees from foreign countries are subject to approval by the university before applicants can be accepted into the program. The program's coordination office will assist you with this process.