UQ-TUM Collaborative Programs for TUM students

The University of Queensland and Technical University of Munich, Germany, have established a Collaborative program for PhD students. As highly ranked institutions, and research partners, the exchange program aims to strengthen research linkages and provide opportunities for PhD students from each university to extend and enhance their graduate research work.

Key Program Details

  • Doctoral candidates participating in Collaborative programs will be enrolled at UQ for stays of 3 - 12 months. 
  • Students are not charged tuition fees, however other administrative fees may apply.
  • Candidates will have supervision at the host university and, for the period of the visit, access to the library, laboratory, and other resources comparable to locally-enrolled doctoral candidates. Joint Supervision Candidates share supervision for the entire period of their candidature and will use their time at the host university to visit their co-supervisor.
  • Candidate's progression, thesis supervision and examination will remain the principal responsibility of the home institution.
  • At the completion of the program,  candidates may request a TUM-UQ certificate confirming their participation in the program, but will not be awarded a joint/double degree or academic transcript.


The TUM-UQ Research Exchange is open to TUM doctoral candidates from all disciplines. In order to be eligible for the program the applicant must: 

  • have the approval/support from the TUM supervisor
  • have found a supervisor at UQ 
  • be a regular member of the TUM Graduate School 
  • have attended the TUM Graduate School Kick-Off Seminar
  • have passed the interim evaluation/feedback talk at the time of anticipated exchange start date
  • have attained the equivalent of UQ’s confirmation milestone (at least 12 months in to the program)
  • meet UQ’s English language proficiency requirements. If you are unable to provide test results please contact the research exchange representative listed below.

How to apply

You should contact one of UQ's Schools/Institutes to discuss your interest in participating in the joint supervision program and determine if there is a suitable advisor for you.

Once the School/Institute invites you to apply, you will need to apply online. When prompted in the online application, please ensure you select "My higher degree is collaborative" and select TUM from the options avalialbe. 

Upon approval of the application, the UQ Graduate School will issue an offer letter and package.