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Genomic and Molecular Medicine - Personalized Approaches to Childhood Health

The Ph.D. program begins once a year in the winter semester (October). The application period is from December 1st to January 31st.


  • Master degree or equivalent in medicine, natural science, life sciences or equivalent fields, encompassing a minium of 240 ECTS
  • Very good academic record
  • Proficiency in English (written and oral)

Application documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • High School Certificate
  • Transcripts of records of your academic education
  • Certificates of your degrees (MSc, BSc, etc.)
  • English language certificate (TOEFL or equivalents- not required if you are a native speaker or if your education was in English)
  • Motivation letter specifying your interest in the Ph.D. program (max. 3.000 characters)
  • Contact data of two academic referees

All documents have to be provided in English (translations of original documents need to be certified). The transcripts of records and degree certificates in German do not need to be translated.

MMRS application portal

Applications can only be submitted online via the MMRS application portal. After registration in the online portal, please upload all necessary documents (pdf or jpg files, max. 5MB). You also have to enter the contact details of two academic referees and to confirm your selection. The MMRS office will then invite the referees to electronically submit his/her recommendation letter.

When your application is completed do not forget to press the 'submit' button. Incomplete applications will be rejected.


In a first step, all submitted and complete applications will be evaluated by a selection committee.

In a second step, short-listed candidates are invited for a personal interview (either in personal or via Zoom). The selection interviews will take place in February.

Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be delivered at the beginning of March.

For admission to the Ph.D. program, enrollment at the LMU Munich is required. Please also note the deadlines of the International Office.

Information for International Applicants:

For international applicants, further information on the application procedure can also be found here.