Application procedure for postdocs and PhD students
Check out the
TUM Computer Science page for Postdocs and Phd students
and the list of TUM CS labs to the left, and
see whether you can find one where you'd love to work.
3. See whether they have announced an open position that fits your needs
(sometimes a few jobs are also listed
If so, follow their instructions, ignoring the text below.
Otherwise you may try to find funding from national or
foreign funding agencies. Some of them
are listed on the left. Get to know their requirements,
select one that seems right for you, and contact it,
following its guidelines.
Once the funding agency has given you
positive initial feedback due to your outstanding grades or
publications etc, introduce yourself to your chosen TUM professor.
Most agencies expect you to convince the professor
to write a letter of acceptance for you.
So send him / her an email message
(1) Curriculum vitae.
(2) Brief statement on why you'd like to work in this lab
and how your research interests fit the professor's favorite topics.
(3) List of three references willing to write letters of
recommendation for you, plus their email addresses.
(4) Some sort of document indicating
that funding agency X is in principle willing to support you, provided
your chosen professor accepts you in his lab.
Do NOT send large files; instead send URLs.
it certainly helps to have excellent grades / test results.
For example, the
is widely accepted, although
it is not mandatory for applications to German universities.