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  • letter of recommendation from the first supervisor (member of the ArchaeoBioCenter) either with a recommendation for the structured doctoral program or for the traditional doctoral thesis within the ArchaeoBioCenter
  • very good university degree
  • a suitable topic for the ArchaeoBioCenter
  • interest in interdisciplinary issues
  • involvement in the shaping of the program


The doctoral program of the ArchaeoBioCenter does not have any funding for doctoral students. There are no tuition fees for the first six semesters of doctoral studies at the LMU.

The doctoral students must finance their own living costs. The coordinator of the program supports students in applying for appropriate grants. An overview of funding opportunities can be seen under grants. Applicants who are older than 30 have the possibility of applying for a graduate scholarship.

Form of application

  • letter of motivation for participating in the doctoral program
  • CV with a description of the scientific career
  • certificates of academic qualifications and interim certificates
  • a copy of the thesis of Masters or Diploma (electronically as PDF)
  • short exposé of the proposed doctoral project (min. 2 pages, max. 4 pages)

Contact for applications

Questions concerning the topics of the thesis can be clarified in advance by the participating professors. The coordinator is the contact person for questions about the doctoral program and accepts the application. After submission of the application, the candidate will be informed when the admission to the program will be decided.

Deadline for applications

It is possible to enter the doctoral program at any time.

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