International Programmes 2023/2024

Munich Center for Machine Learning Doctorate Programme Munich Center for Machine Learning Doctorate Programme

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

Dr rer nat
Dr phil
(provided by respective university)
In cooperation with

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Teaching language
  • English

For most events, English is the common language. Depending on your PI, other languages might work as well. Colloquial German for informal exchange is always helpful, but it is not necessary.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
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 MCML is a joint initiative of leading researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and Technische Universität München (TUM). MCML was founded in August 2018 as a BMBF-funded competence centre for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It now consists of more than 40 excellent research groups, both in the field of application-oriented Machine Learning and in foundational research. Learn more about the people behind MCML, and the research activities at MCML.

Important components of MCML are its transfer offers. For this purpose, MCML cooperates with other scientific institutions and companies. In addition to the training of students, there is a continuing education concept for internal and external interested parties from industry and science. This includes consulting in the area of statistics and ML, entrepreneurship training, the bilateral transfer of methods and problems from industry, and training for AI users from industry. Learn more about the transfer activities at MCML, the collaborations at MCML and our partners.

Our centre is a dynamic and exciting place to work, study, and pursue research in the field of ML and AI. Whether you are looking for a job, funding, or education, we offer a range of opportunities to help you achieve your goals and make a meaningful impact in this exciting field. Check out the opportunities at MCML.

Applications are usually open twice a year, in spring and autumn. For questions, contact

Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

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

There is a formal application process. Your application will have to include academic track record, CV, writing sample and letters of recommendation. Your application will be evaluated (pre-screened) by multiple people independently. Personal interviews follow in the next step. 

Language requirements

Proficient English skills

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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

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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