PhD program in Astrophysics/Astronomy
The astrophysics PhD course is regulated by the
“Promotionsordnung” (Regulations for the award of the doctoral degree
at the LMU physics department) and is completed with the award of this degree.
A PhD is the basis for a career in academia and associated research institutes.
Candidates for the PhD course in astrophysics must have a
Master’s degree in astrophysics or a Master’s degree
or Diploma in physics with a minimum grade of “good” (grade point average of 2.3).
For the Master’s or Diploma course in physics, an astronomy-related subject is recommended
for the thesis project, as well as elective courses in astronomy.
Regarding alternative admission criteria the reader is referred to the
“Promotionsordnung” of the physics department.
The PhD course in astrophysics/astronomy is normally a 3-year course,
and comprises independent research work, the preparation of a dissertation, and attendance
of supplementary courses in astronomy (seminars and advanced lectures).
of the Physics department: Schellingstr. 4/IV, 80799 München,
Documents required for
admission to the Ph.D. examination:
zur Doktorprüfung" (Admission
to the Ph.D. examination -
unofficial translation in English),
- unofficial translation in English),
Declaration - unofficial translation in
Degrees: Master/Diploma in Astrophysics, Master/Diploma in
Nominal course duration: 10 semesters (Master/Diploma)
Maximum period of stipend (BAföG): 10 semesters (Physics)
- Current regulations for the MSc in astrophysics
- Current regulations for the MSc / diploma in physics
German version available from: University Observatory Munich, Examinations committee for Physics
- Examinations committee for the Master’s degree in Physics and the
Diploma in Physics: Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München,
Dr. rer. nat.
- Doctorate regulations of the Physics department, version of 19. April 1993
available from: Dean’s office (address see above)