Medical Life Science and Technology (PhD program)
Course of studies
Duration of study (semesters)6
Description of course of studiesThis three year graduate program provides a high-level scientific training for students with a background in medicine as well as for those with a background in natural and life sciences or engineering. It consists primarily of an experimental scientific project that is performed in the laboratory of a faculty member. The practical work is complemented by interdisciplinary lectures, seminars, practical courses and laboratory rotations. Currently, the main research areas represented in the program are the neurosciences, molecular medicine, oncology, immunology and infection, cardiovascular and imaging. An important new aspect that concerns only medical students of the Technische Universität München is that these students can be admitted well before obtaining their final medical degree. In an attempt to improve their clinical-scientific education, they will be able to follow their regular medical studies and the training within the PhD program in parallel.
Major fields of studyNeurosciences, Molecular Medicine, oncology, Immunology and Infection, Cardiovascular and Imaging
Guide to study (Link)http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Course of studiesMedical Life Science and Technology (PhD program)
Application and admission
ApplicationOnline application only, twice a year via the program website: http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Information on the aptitude testEvaluation of written applications and personal interviews with the program's admissions committee.
Start of courseWinter and summer term
Application PeriodMay 31 for the winter term, Nov 15 for the summer term
Admission notificationBy email once admissions process is finished, September for winter term, March for summer term
Application documentsApplication form included in online application, certified copies of high school and university degrees and transcripts, proof of English skills (preferably IELTS Academic or TOEFL scores) no older than two years, motivational letter. Please see online application for more details.
Application documents (International students)Application form included in online application, certified copies of high school and university degrees and transcripts as certified translations into English or German, proof of English skills (preferably IELTS Academic or TOEFL scores) no older than two years, motivational letter. Please see online application for more details.
Application form/ Online application (Link)http://www.tum.de/en/studies/before-your-studies/application-and-acceptance/filling-out-an-online-application/
Further information on admission procedure (link)http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Information | Counselling
Academic counselingKatrin Offe, PhD
General student counseling (Link)http://portal.mytum.de/studium/studienberatung/index_html
Study and examination regulations
Conditions of study (Link)http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Examination regulations (Link)http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Examination informationFor the recognition of credits from previous semesters and exams, please contact the program examination committee.
Examination Board (link)http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Website of course of studies (link)http://www.phd.med.tum.de
Student´s representatives (link)http://med.fs.tum.de/
Women's representatives (link)http://portal.mytum.de/frauenbeauftragte/wir_ueber_uns/ansprechpartnerinnen_fakultaeten/medfb.html/document_view?
Study abroad program coordinatorProf. Dr. med. Helmut Michael Friess
Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs