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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.

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.

If you are still studying for your Master's degree you may send a bona fide statement from the university, stating the examination marks already obtained. In addition you should graduate your Master's studies no later than 6 months after the application deadline.

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 the dates mentioned in the application schedule. Notification will be given via email at least 24 hours before the interview.

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