Application for Graduate School Life Science Munich

 The online application tool for the

Graduate School Life Science Munich

will open on the 14th of October 2019, 12:00 CET (noon)

The LSM deadline for submission of applications was the 5th of December 2019, 12:00 CET (noon)! 

The deadline for submission of the letters of reference by the referee is the 8th of December 2019, 12:00 CET (noon)!

For information on the Graduate School, its faculty members, and how to apply to the LSM graduate programme, please visit our website for further details:

Please make sure you read the information on the above links, before emailing the LSM office.

Registration: in order to apply to the programme, you have to register first and agree to the terms and conditions. You will receive an instant email of confirmation with an activation link. Here you will choose a password. You must activate your registration through this link. Only then will you be considered a registered user and your details will be saved throughout your application for a limited time period of six months or longer in case of a successful candidacy.

Programme choice: In the general information tab, you will be required to choose between two options; internal candidate and external candidate. For internal candidates, you are applying to the graduate school only, as you have already started your doctoral studies with a LSM group member before February 2020. For external candidates you are applying, not only to the graduate school but also and most importantly, for a doctoral position.

Doctoral projects (external candidates): during your application, you will have the option of selecting three doctoral projects, one major doctoral project (priority 1) and have the option for 2 alternative doctoral projects of interest to you (priority 2 & 3). Please make sure you have done your own research on the topic you are applying for! (The doctoral projects are available on this page

Letters of reference: On the online application form, you will have to fill in the referee contact tabs and follow the instructions to authorize the coordination office to invite the referees to submit their letter of recommendation electronically, on your behalf.

Timeline for the application round 2020:

  • Opening of the LSM online application system:  Oct 14th 2019 , 12:00 noon CET !
  • Deadline for submitting the applications: 5th of December 2019, 12:00 noon CET !
  • Deadline for submitting the letters of reference by the referees: 8th of December, 12:00 noon CET !
  • Invitation to the interview days in Munich will be sent early January;
  • Interview days: 11-13 February 2020;
  • Final decisions on whether the candidate is accepted will follow shortly after the interview(s) takes place.

Please visit our FAQ webpage before emailing the LSM office, should you encounter any issues that you are unable to overcome, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

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