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Before Applying

Please make sure that you fulfil the entry requirements for the Epigenetics Research School.

All applications must be made through the online application system.

Required Documents

Applicants need to submit the following documents with their application:

  • A Master certificate and transcript of records in original and an official English translation
  • A Bachelor certificate and transcript of records in original and an official English translation
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of recommendation

In addition, we recommend nonnative English speakers to provide us with proof regarding their English proficiency.


Finally, if you have a taken a GATE exam or GRE test we would recommend you to submit those with your application.

Document Clarification

Degree certificates and transcript of records

The transcripts of your Bachelor and Master certificates or equivalents should contain the courses followed during your studies with the grades and credits obtained for each course, as well as an average grade for the entire degree and a grade scale. If any of this information is missing from your certificates, you are required to obtain an official statement from your university containing the missing information.

Applicants still studying for their Master's degree may provide a provisional certificate or bona fide statement from the University stating the marks already obtained and estimated graduation date. Applicants accepted in the program are required to have completed their Master's degree before they can start their PhD work in the program.

English Proficiency

The PhD training program offered by the Epigenetics Research School is in English.  As such, we request applicants who are not native English speakers to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language upon application. You can do this by providing us with one of the following:

  • proof that a significant part of your university education was conducted in English
  • a statement from your university or a supervisor your English proficiency
  • by providing certificates from English language tests you have taken (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE).

High School Diploma

A high school diploma is not required for your application application to the Epigenetics Research School.

Please note, however, that should you be accepted on to the program, you will have to register at a university (LMU or TUM) for which you will need to present your high school diploma and potentially also an official English translation.

When collecting and preparing the documentation for your application please contact your referees in time. The reference letters are an essential part of the application and it is your responsibility to ensure that all documents including the reference letters are received by us before the submission deadline. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered.

After your application

After the application deadline, all complete applications are assessed by the selection committee.

Applicants may be asked to do a short video interview. Please be prepared for such an interview during between October 28th and November 7th, notification of the exact time and date will be given via email at least 24 hours before the interview.