Graduate School Life Science Munich: From Molecules to Systems - PhD Graduate School of Life Science Munich
The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM) offers an international doctoral program for motivated and academically qualified next-generation researchers at one of Europe’s top Universities – the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.
With over 50 research groups from the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Medicine, the Veterinary Medicine Faculty, and the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) München, the LSM in its prominent location within the HighTechCampus in Martinsried south of Munich contributes to the enormous possibilities for support, interdisciplinarity and constant scientific input from the surrounding laboratories.
Available research projects cover areas from Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Plant Sciences.
LSM calls for doctoral applications on a yearly basis, open from the 1st of October until the 30th of November 2022.
At a glance
- Duration of the Ph.D.: 3 to 4 years
- awarded a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.)
- Courses will be conducted in English
- Scholarships available: 2 DAAD and 2 CSC LMU scholarships
- Campus: HighTechCampus in Munich
The curriculum of our structured doctorate program offers a variety of different elements. Experimental research work constitutes the major component of the doctoral program and will be conducted in the laboratory of an LSM faculty member. Research activities are complemented by lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and tutorial courses. All courses, lectures, and seminars at the LSM are held in English. Thus, selected candidates have to be fluent in both written and spoken English.
- 40 Internal or External lectures
- 2 Method courses
- 3 Transferable skill course
- 3 TAC Meetings (Thesis Advisory Committee)
- 2 Retreats
- 1 Conference
Scholarships and Funding
The LSM Graduate school and the DAAD jointly award 2 full scholarships for doctoral study finances by the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP). Further information about the application process and the available DAAD scholarships can be found on our webpage.
Additionally, the LSM Graduate school awards in collaboration with the CSC LMU 2 full scholarships for doctoral study finances.
What comes after the Ph.D.?
As part of your program, the LSM Graduate school offers a Career Service. As part of our LSM Lecture Series, we invite former LSM students in order to give you an insight into their career pathways. We also invite speakers from all kinds of different companies so that you can get in contact with them.
Some of our workshops are also focusing on the topic of what comes after the Ph.D. In collaboration with other Graduate Schools in Munich, we offer Career fairs such as InPharma, INVENT and Interact.
Part of your Thesis Advisory Committee will be to talk about your future career. The LSM Graduate School offers you a great network for your next step.
As a student from the LSM Graduate School, you will simply ask yourself, after your Ph.D., "where do I want to go first with all the opportunities?"