International Programmes 2023/2024

Doctoral Programme Classical and Ancient Studies (PAW) Doctoral Programme Classical and Ancient Studies (PAW)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Doctoral degree
Teaching language
  • German
  • English

Courses are held in English or German.

Programme duration
6 semesters
Only for doctoral programmes: any time
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The doctoral programme in Classical and Ancient Studies (PAW) brings together expertise in subjects related to ancient cultures from a total of seven faculties (Faculties of/for Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology, Law, History, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Languages and Literature) involved in the Munich Center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW).
Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

Course organisation

An introductory, interdisciplinary course will be held every semester. Additional lectures, courses, seminars or work experience depend on arrangements agreed upon by the participant and the responsible supervisors.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Basic fee of 75 EUR + additional fee for the Deutschlandticket

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 800 to 1,000 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

LMU Travel Grant, LMU Completion Grant

Academic admission requirements

"Magister Artium", Master's degree (or equivalent)

Language requirements

Knowledge of relevant languages depends on the subject.

Submit application to

LMU Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München


The International Office helps visiting academics, PhD students, and postdocs who are travelling to Munich for a set period of time to find accommodation.

For further information, please visit the following link:

Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 400-600 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

Structured research and supervision
Research training / discussion

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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