International Programmes 2023/2024

Doctoral Programme - Statistics: Theory and Methods for Empirical Modelling Statistics: Theory and Methods for Empirical Modelling

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

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Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English. Participants can choose to write their thesis in English or German.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The doctoral programme "Statistics: Theory and Methods for Empirical Modelling" provides an interdisciplinary platform for methodical backgrounds of statistics. We aim to give a broad and comprehensive perspective on statistics in different fields of studies - e.g. in life sciences and natural sciences. We promote technical discussions and ensure an academic basis for common methodological developments in statistics and various applications. Statistics builds bridges between applications and data analytics - the doctoral programme offers an institutional framework for the transfer of statistical methods.
Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

Course organisation

The doctoral programme "Statistics: Theory and Methods for Empirical Modelling" is a partially structured programme with individually tailored supervision. The teaching of the programme is characterised by various formats. For doctoral students we offer colloquia, advanced training in various fields of statistics, and focused workshops on dedicated topics. Once a year, a summer retreat is held for all members of the programme. Additionally, the soft skills training programme of the GraduateCenter-LMU is open to students of this doctoral programme.

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

Costs of living (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 1,600 to 1,800 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

A completed Master's degree in statistics or equivalent in a nearby field (e.g. mathematics, empirical social sciences, etc.) prior to starting the doctoral programme

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills.

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

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Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 900-1,100 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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