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Application to the Graduate School LSM

 Applications for doctoral studies within the Graduate School Life Science Munich, from Molecules to Systems, application closed!

 The following image illustrates the several steps of LSM-recruitment:



Timeline for the application round:

  • October 5th, 2017: Beginning of the application round for 2018, opening of the LSM online application system;
  • November 29th, 2017: Application deadline, closure of the LSM online application system;12:00 CET
  • December 6th, 2017: Deadline for submission of recommendation letters; 12:00 CET
  • Calendar weeks 2/4, 2018: Invitations to interviews in Munich;
  • February 27th to March 1st, 2018: Interviews in Munich;
  • until End of March 2018: Final decisions;
  • Start of doctoral study, as soon as possible, though depends on when the grant funds are available within 2018.

Please take note of the following rules and considerations:Poster 2017 - Small for Website

You have to apply with our online application tool;

Applications by mail will not be accepted;

Incomplete applications will not be considered;

Applications which are not submitted will not be considered;

We do not charge application fees;

There are no tuition fees;All courses are held in English.


The five steps to submit your application to the LSM doctoral programme:

  1. Register online. After successful registration you will receive a confirmation link via e-mail that allows you to log in.
  2. Log in with your personal username and password at the LSM online application system and fill out your application form.
  3. Upload all required documents.
  4. Contact your referees and get their affirmation to write a recommendation on your behalf. Then fill out the tabs for references contacts in the online application form and "save and submit". Once you have done this step, you have authorized the automatic tool to invite the referee to submit his/her letter of recommendation electronically.
  5. Submit your application by clicking on the "Save and Submit" button in the upper menu of the application site.

Acceptance of complete applications will be confirmed electronically in the "My progress" menu button of your application form.

Submission of each letter of recommendation to the coordination office will be confirmed electronically in the "My progress" section of your application form. Additionally, you will be informed via email as soon as one of your referees has submitted a recommendation on your behalf. Furthermore, the referee will also receive an email confirming the receipt of the recommendation letter.

We can only accept online applications, which are completed. Consequently, late or incomplete applications will be rejected and deleted from our data base.

Written applications to the LSM coordination office are not processed and will not be returned.

It is recommended to submit your application early. This may be beneficial in case you run into problems during the application process. For example, if one of your referees does not submit a recommendation in time, you will have sufficient time to intervene and respond appropriately to the situation.

Applications will be independently reviewed by several faculty members of the Graduate School LSM. Based on academic qualification, research experience, motivation, scientific background and the letters of recommendation, candidates will be selected for personal interviews in Martinsried/Munich at the end of February of 2018. Travel expenses and accommodation will be covered by the Graduate School.
Successful applicants will be offered a doctoral study position, which generally is financed by third-party funds of the supervisor. The monthly salary is around 1.100 EUR.

At the time of application, the last final exam should have taken place during the past six years.

For detailed information about the LSM programme, please go to our website.

Application window will be open from the 5th of October 2017 till the 29th of November 2017.