Doctoral programs at the Department of Architecture

The multi-dimensional knowledge economy in Germany. Knowledge creation and spatial development | thesis from Dr.-Ing. Michael Bentlage, Munich 2014 [graphic by Hannah Veit]

Doctoral studies at the Department of Architecture are subject to the general terms and admission requirements of a doctoral program at the TUM.

Please see the TUM’s general information on doctoral programs and the current version of the Regulations for the Award of a Doctoral Degree at the TUM.

From 2014 all new doctoral candidates are automatically members of the TUM Graduate School. Together with its Graduate Center Architecture the TUM Graduate School supports doctoral candidates in their research work. In collaboration with institutions of the TUM, we ensure the high quality of your doctoral projects and promote transferable skills which are becoming increasingly important. In this way the TUM Graduate School provides its doctoral candidates with the best preparation for leading positions in science, industry and society as a whole.

Through structural elements regulated in the supervision agreement, a tailor-made Qualification Program, individual Mentoring, subject-related consultation as well as gender and diversity services, the TUM Graduate School adds value to every doctoral project and assists the doctoral candidates in successfully completing their doctoral degree in good time.

Application and Admission


In addition to applying via the platform DocGS, you will also need to upload an exposé.
Guidelines for formulating an exposé for a dissertation project

The application to register in the Department's doctoral list will be pre-assessed by the dean’s office as well as a doctoral commission and decided on by the Department council. The application documents must be submitted two weeks before the meeting of the Department council. The Department council meets once a month during the semester period.

Submitting your Dissertation and final exam
(in the TUM Doctorate Office – Ms. Stinzel)