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Munich School for Data Science (MUDS) Research Program in Germany

Deadline: November 20, 2023

Applications are open for several PhD potions in data science at Munich School for Data Science in Germany, Munich. The Munich School for Data Science (MUDS) PhD positions are open to for students of both Domestic and intonations status, who have a background in the following fields.

  • Computer science,
  • Data science
  • Biomedicine,
  • Plasma physics,
  • Earth observation and
  • Robotics with a very strong focus in computer science, data science or similar

MUDS aims to train doctoral candidates with specializations in data science and the scientific domains pursued at the three participating Helmholtz centers. Topics and projects will range from large-scale data management to data mining and data analytics, combined with machine learning and deep learning. From high-performance computing to high-performance analytics, from data integration to data-related topics such as uncertainty quantification, model-order reduction, or multi-fidelity methods.

Munich School for Data Science (MUDS) is a joint initiative of the three Helmholtz centers in the Munich area (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, German Aerospace Center) with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as well as with the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)


Accepted applicants will be eligible for the following benefits

  • There is no tuition fee for any of the programmes offered at MUDS and
  • PhD students receive financing throughout their PhD studies
  • In case you are invited to an on-site interview, be reimbursed for your travel expenses


Candidates for the PhD position must meet the following conditions

  • Applicants from all nationalities are welcome to apply for these positions
  • You must have graduated with a university master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) from a relevant discipline to apply.
  • To enroll at one of Munich’s universities (TUM or LMU) a master’s thesis must have been written during Master’s studies.
  • In case you haven’t finished your master’s degree by the application deadline, you may provide a provisional certificate or bona fide statement from the university stating the marks already obtained and an estimated graduation date.
  • You will only be considered and accepted for the program after successfully completing your master’s degree


Applications are submitted online using the program application portal. Applicants need to submit the following documents with their application

  • Your Master Diploma, certificate and transcript of records in German or English
  • You must also submit your Bachelor Diploma, certificate and transcript of records in German or English
  • If your certificates were not issued in English, you must include an original AND official English translation
  • Submit your High School Certificate
  • The applicant’s most recent Curriculum Vitae (as a PDF document)
  • Request two (2) letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the Referees
  • You must also provide proof of English Language proficiency speakers in case you are non-native Speaker

To apply, click here

For more information, visit the official website here

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