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PrepDoc program

You have a passion for research and consider a doctoral degree from your Alma Mater, TUM? Would you like to know how to approach a potential supervisor and explore the various paths to a doctorate?

Look no further than the PrepDoc program, offered by the TUM Graduate School, designed to provide invaluable insights into planning for your doctorate. Whether it's understanding funding opportunities, identifying suitable supervisors, refining research strategies, or delving into other crucial aspects before embarking on your doctoral journey at TUM, this program has you covered.

The program for TUM master’s students is entirely free of charge and comprises a comprehensive lineup of events:

  • Introductory Event: Join our introductory event (Main campus or Garching/hybrid) where we share important information about the doctoral process at TUM and insights from TUM doctoral candidates and alumni.
  • Workshops: Dive deeper into specific topics such as international mobility or doing a doctorate as a first-generation academic, with a series of workshops (virtual/hybrid/in person), each addressing crucial elements of doctoral research and academia. Attend as many workshops as you like, tailored to your interests and schedule.
  • Networking Opportunities: Seize your chance to expand your professional network and benefit from exchanging with TUM doctoral candidates and academics.


Stay informed by regularly visiting the TUM-GS website for updates. You can already register for workshops in your area of interest and kick-start your doctoral journey at TUM!

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