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Administrative Information

Salary and holidays
Doctoral and postdoctoral candidates will be fully funded by the individual research groups and will be employed at the university/MPI.
Positions are paid according to TV-L 13. TV (or TVÖD) stands for Tarifvertrag im Öffentlichen Dienst, the tariff for German civil service employees. The TV tariff determines the salary based on experience and family situation. There is no variability based on negotiation.
TV level 13 (Entgeltgruppe 13) is the tariff that doctoral students holding a masters degree qualify for. For a single person this means a gross salary of about €2.650 per month and about €2.930 after one year.
Postdocs are paid on the same pay scale as the doctoral students, i.e., TV-L 13. By virtue of having more experience, they will have higher salary though. For a single person this means a gross salary starting from about €3.500 per month and about €3.900 after one year.
The TV calculator can help to determine exactly brutto salary, based on experience and family status.

Paid vacation is 30 days per year. In addition, there are 12 official holidays in Bavaria (christmas, Easter, labor day, etc.).

Student Fees
There are no tuition fees at LMU Munich. To do your PhD you have to be enrolled at the university for at least two semesters. For each semester you will have to pay a student fee of 52 plus a fee for the public transportation system of about 65 EUR.

Health Insurance
Health Insurance is obligatory and will automatically be deducted from the wage. We will assist you with finding a suitable health insurance. 

Housing
The normal rent of a 30sqm flat in Munich is between €600-700. A room in a shared flat amounts to €450-600.

Visa
EU-Nationals do not need a visa. More or less every other national needs a so-called national visa (a tourist visa for the interview, but a national visa in order to work here). Please find important information here. 

Administrative Matters
For any administrative matters like residence permit and enrolling at the university we will provide any help that is needed. 

Working language
During your postdoc/PhD the working language is English. 

German language course
To make you familiar with the German language and culture, you can attend a German course at the LMU. 

Curriculum
A large variety of workshops, courses etc. will be offered during your PhD.

Degree
After successfully finishing your PhD you will be carrying the title Dr. rer. nat.