Ph.D. On Campus

Quantitative Biosciences Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

36 months
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The Quantitative Biosciences Munich course from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, aims at preparing young life scientists for the new era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience.


The Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU)  provides an innovative, integrated PhD training program in  Quantitative Biosciences Munich that is international in outlook and brings together a range of diverse disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical (bio-)physics, and applied mathematics.


Both student research projects and classroom teaching are highly interdisciplinary. The School is a joint initiative by leading scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Helmholtz Center Munich and the Technical University Munich (TUM). 

QBM receives funding through the second round of the German Excellence Initiative, which is designed to promote excellence and innovation in research and education at German universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Primer Courses: To build a stronger foundation in the disciplines outside a student’s primary field of training, we offer targeted feeder courses that are specifically designed to teach relevant basics to non-specialists. 
  • Lecture Series
  • Soft Skill Courses
  • QBM retreat: This annual event brings all QBM students together in an informal scientific environment where they present their research in brief talks and posters, and attend lectures of invited speakers.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants have to submit:

  • academic record (high school, Bachelor and Master’s certificates and transcripts)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 2 brief essays – one describing the student’s prior research experience, the other describing the reasons for their interest in the QBM program and research goals
  • an indication of their specific research interests

Tuition Fee

There is no tuition or other cost associated with participation in the QBM PhD Program.

Living costs for München

1078 - 1689 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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