Services for PhD Candidates

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English Coaching Program

You can organize a small group of colleagues from your department to improve your written or spoken English with one of our coaches. The sessions are free and always tailored to your needs. Depending on the coach's availability, you can also arrange up to 20 hours of one-to-one coaching or interactive editing.

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German as a Foreign Language – "DaF for Staff"

Join one of our 8-week evening German courses designed especially for international PhD candidates, postdocs and visiting scholars. These courses are free of charge and take place on the Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan campuses.

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Language Courses

One to two places in every language course are reserved for academic staff (PhD candidates included). If you have student status in TUMonline, you are welcome to register yourself directly. Otherwise you should come to the first lesson and speak with the instructor about participating in the course.

Writing Consulting - DE & EN

Visit the English Writing Center or Deutsche Schreibberatung to receive one-to-one consulting in your writing. You can make as many as 3 appointments in a week and 12 throughout the semester. This free service is an excellent way to learn long-term writing skills while improving your thesis, articles, essays, CV, or any other text you have to write during your studies.


Photo 1:  Heddergott, Andreas/TUM; photo 2: Eckert, Astrid/TUM; photo 3: Schürmann, Wenzel/TUM; photo 4: Heddergott, Andreas/TUM