International Programmes 2023/2024

PhD Genomic and Molecular Medicine - Personalised Approaches to Childhood Health PhD Genomic and Molecular Medicine

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Teaching language
  • English

The main language is English, but courses in German can also be taken in the elective area.

Mode of study
Less than 50% online
Programme duration
6 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

The application period is from 1 December to 31 January.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The international and interdisciplinary PhD programme Genomic and Molecular Medicine – Personalised Approaches to Childhood Health is part of the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital and the Munich Medical Research School. It is primarily open to assistant physicians specialising in pediatrics but also open to candidates from other disciplines (medicine, natural sciences, life sciences).

The PhD programme offers research and qualification opportunities in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, molecular, cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and immunology, with a focus on the normal and pathological development of the child.

Doctoral candidates are in close contact with a thesis advisory committee, and they define their individual research goals together. The PhD programme begins in the winter semester (October). The application period is from 1 December to 31 January.

Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

Course organisation

Of the courses in the programme, 50% of the given curriculum consists of compulsory courses, and 50% of the courses can be chosen individually.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Pace of course
Mixed (e.g. fixed exam dates and duration, study content can be studied at any time)
Phase(s) of attendance in Germany (applies to the entire programme)
Yes, compulsory
Types of online learning elements
  • Online sessions
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Basic fee 75 EUR + additional fee for the Deutschlandticket

Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 800 to 1,300 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
  • Master's degree or equivalent in medicine, natural science, life sciences or other relevant field
  • Very good academic record
  • Motivation letter specifying the area of your research interest
  • Proficiency in English
Language requirements
  • CEFR level of B2
  • IELTS (score between 5.0 and 6.5)
  • TOEFL (score between 87 and 109)
Application deadline

The application period is from 1 December to 31 January.

Submit application to

Applications can only be submitted online via an application tool. The application portal can be found here:


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
Career advisory service

LMU Career Service

General services and support for international students and doctoral candidates

LMU Gateway (online information portal): LMU Gateway - LMU Munich

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