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Quantitative Biosciences Munich, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #63 (QS) München, Germany
The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) is founded in 2012 as part of German Excellence Initiative. The international PhD training program focuses on communication and collaboration between traditionally separate disciplines, ranging from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical biophysics and applied mathematics.
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Our School aims at preparing young life scientists for the new era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, integrated PhD training program 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

QBM offers an integrated interdisciplinary PhD program that consists of four main components:

  • an interdisciplinary research project
  • a substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component
  • further activities to enhance students communication and other transferable skills
  • a multi-facetted mentoring and support structure to help them grow into independent scientists.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Please note that you need to have completed a Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field prior to starting the PhD program. In exceptional circumstances, highly promising students with a Bachelor’s degree can qualify by passing an entrance exam; please contact us directly by email

Tuition Fee

No tuition fees will be charged

Living costs for München

  • 1078 - 1690 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


The Graduate School QBM offers comprehensive financial support, including a fellowship package totaling 1700 /month that allows students to cover normal living expenses (including accomodation).

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