Newsletter August 2020

Search for candidates for the election of doctoral candidate representatives - use your voice!

Dear doctoral candidates,

do you want to make a difference at your university and stand up for the opinions and interests of the doctoral candidates? As a representative of doctoral students you have the chance to support your fellow dorctoral candidates at the Faculty Graduate Center Mechanical Engineering and the university!

The FGC ME is looking for doctoral candidates who are interested in the needs of their coworkers and who want to help designing the offer for doctoral candidates.

Would you like to become a representative for doctoral candidates for the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and be active in the TUM Graduate Council?

Then please send your application to by September 18, 2020 with the keyword "Election of doctoral candidate representatives".

Please include in the application your motivation for representing the doctoral candidates of the faculty. Please also send us a photo of you and signed data protection declaration.

The election for doctoral candidates will take place in early October.

We look forward to your application!

Your FGZ MW & your dorctoral candidate representatives

Newsletter July 2020

Special PV and FR in September 2020 - new submission deadline for dissertations

Dear doctoral candidates,

we would like to inform you that there will be a special professor meeting (September 16, 2020) and faculty council meeting (September 23, 2020).

This means that there is also a new submission deadline for the dissertations at the Doctoral Office.

The submission deadline at the Doctoral Office is August 27th, 2020 in order to be registered for this special professorial assembly.


Newsletter June 2020

Extension of enrollment due to corona-related delays in the doctoral project

Dear doctorates,

due to the corona-related restrictions and possible delays in the progress of your doctoral project, enrollmend for another semester was made possible as an exception.

Doctoral candidates who would have been exmatriculated regularly at the end of summer term 2020 due to the maximum enrollment period of 6 semesters can apply for an extension of the enrollment for a 7th semester at the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (

The application  must state the reasons for the corona-related delays in your doctoral project.


Marianne-Plehn-Program, financial support for doctorate

Dear doctorates,

we would like to inform you about the new Marianne-Plehn-Program of the Studienstiftung.

As part of the Marianne-Plehn-Program, doctoral students who receive a scholarship from the Studienstiftung can apply for a quarter of TV-L E13 position. An application can be submitted at the same time or after an application for the doctoral scholarship from the Studienstiftung, but no later than the first 12 months after the start of the scholarship.

You can find more information on the website of the Studienstiftung at