Registration as a Doctoral Candidate with a Foreign Degree

With the 2nd Amendment of the Regulations for the Award of Doctoral Degrees at TUM coming into effect on January 1, 2014, the complete administrative procedure to receive a doctoral degree at TUM migrates to the database Doc-GS of TUM-GS. Therefore, if you are planning to work on a dissertation project with one of the department's supervisors, you need to apply for doctoral candidacy by registration on DocGS.

If you have a foreign degree, the complete registration consists of

Main Steps Obligarory Consisting of Database Steps
1 yes enrollment into the department's doctoral list Doc-GS 1-5
2 yes recognition of a foreign degree Doc-GS 1-5
3 no immatriculation as a doctoral student of TUM TUM-online 6-7

Here you find a basic overview of who is concerned with the registration. When you continue to the step by step you will find a diagram about who does what based on this overview at every step.

  • Prerequisites for the registration are
    • a professor in this department has agreed to be your supervisor
    • your master is finished and you have at least preliminary master documents you can hand in.
  • If you have a foreign degree and want to be enrolled into the doctoral program at TUM mathematics, you need to be aware that your registration will take about three months. It is not possible to find a shortcut or a special solution that is faster. Therefore you might want to start on it as soon as possible.
  • You can also work on your registration when you are still abroad, as might be necessary if you need a visa to come to TUM.

It almost completely depends on how you handle the process: how much time you are able to spend on it and how many documents you already have or need to generate. Please note that although you will receive help, it is you who are responsible for the coordination of the several parts of the registration. So you need to plan your timeline and let other people know what you need when. Only you yourself are able to plan the overall time scheme of your project. In the step by step you find a note when something might take some time. On the average the complete registration will take 3 to 4 months if you have a foreign degree.

This website is concerned only with your registration as a doctoral candidate. For informations about housing and employment in context with your doctoral project please contact your supervisor or his/her secretary. The International Center of TUM also supplies help and contacts.

Start your registration here!


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