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Welcome to DocGS, the online platform for doctoral candidates at the Technical University of Munich!

In DocGS the whole process of your doctorate is reflected: Here, you can apply for entry into the doctoral candidacy list, register for the Kick-Off Seminar and submit funding requests for stays abroad as well as for course fees. At the end of your doctorate, you make the application for submission of your dissertation here. Important: DocGS is not an application portal for a Ph.D. position!

You can apply at any time for entry into the doctoral candidacy list, there are no fixed times. Before applying, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Above-average degree
  2. Confirmation of supervision, documented in the (completed and signed) supervision agreement from your graduate center.

First, create a new DocGS user account and complete your profile. Please, at all times, make sure your contact data and personal information are up to date. Then, choose “Application Doctoral Candidacy List” and enter the necessary information regarding your dissertation project and your qualification. Candidates with foreign university degrees automatically apply for recognition of their degrees. Submit the request electronically, print it out and bring it to the Dean’s Office of your department, together with all the other necessary documents. If your request has been recognized, you will be added to the doctoral candidacy list and you become a member of the TUM Graduate School.

 You can find more information about the entry into the doctoral candidacy list on the TUM-GS website.


 Important information about the application for submission of the dissertation 

You have entered the doctoral candidacy list before 1 January 2014?

  • Member of the TUM Graduate School (voluntary membership):

The TUM Graduate School has already set up a DocGS account for you. Important: Please do not set up a new account, your data is already in DocGS. Please register on DocGS with your e-mail address and first request a new password. Then fill out your profile and make your application via “Submission of dissertation”.

  • Doctoral candidates without a TUM Graduate School membership:

Please set up a new DocGS account. Fill out your profile make your application via “Submission of dissertation”. 

You have entered the doctoral candidacy list after 1 January 2014 (automatic TUM Graduate School membership)?

You can make your application for submission of your dissertation in your existing DocGS account. Click on “Submission of Dissertation” in “My Progress”. Please note, that this function is only activated when you fulfilled the mandatory qualification elements.


More information about submitting your dissertation and all necessary documents can be found on the TUM-GS website.

 If you have questions, please contact the TUM-GS management office via docgs@zv.tum.de


In case you don't have access to your account anymore, because of missing data confirmation, please contact us at docgs@zv.tum.de