International Programmes 2021/2022

Advanced Medical Physics for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy (GRK 2274) Advanced Medical Physics for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Dr rer nat
Dr rer biol
Dr med
Dr med sci
Dr Ing
In cooperation with
  • Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Klinikum rechts der Isar (TUM)
  • Helmholtz Zentrum München
Teaching language
  • English


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

Cancer is a major societal challenge. The combination of novel imaging and computational techniques with advanced therapeutic strategies is key to early diagnosis, exact tumour characterisation and successful treatment. The goal of GRK2274 is to promote young scientists from natural sciences and medicine in this rapidly growing field of medical physics. GRK2274 covers basic, translational and clinical research, building upon a long tradition of excellence in biomedical research in Munich from the two universities (LMU, TUM) and the research centre HMGU. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research programme will touch upon innovative areas of computing (research area A), imaging (research area B) and therapy (research area C), addressed in synergistic PhD and MD projects with the common goal to advance image-guided cancer therapy. The original qualification concept features a broad spectrum of compulsory and eligible training activities in order to ensure not only academic excellence and scientific independence, but also the development of fundamental personal effectiveness. GRK2274 provides an ideal platform to promote innovations in oncology with a potentially high societal impact, thus forming the next generation of scientists with excellent career prospects in academia, clinical practice and industry.

Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • DFG (e.g. Research Training Groups)
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

144.40 EUR per semester

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

DFG funding, LMU Travel Grant, LMU Completion Grant

Academic admission requirements

Master in Science

Medical studies

Language requirements

A very good level of English

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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
Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Visa matters
Support programmes for international students

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