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Administrative Information

Doctoral candidates will be funded by the individual research groups. Usually, they will be hired by the university. The net wage (after tax and insurance deduction) will cover all your living expenses in Munich. 

Student Fees
To do your PhD you have to be enrolled at the university for at least two semesters. Each semester you have to pay a student fee of 128,50 EUR. The fee includes a basic semester ticket for public transportation in Munich. 

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

The normal rent for a 30sqm apartment in Munich starts at about 500 - 600 EUR. A room in a shared flat (WG) also amounts between 400 - 500 EUR minimum.

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 the important information here. 

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

Working language
During your 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. 

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

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