For the 9th time, we are opening our Call for Doctoral Candidates who are keen on broadening their horizons by acquiring skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. The initiative aims to bridge the gap between research and innovation and to extend the candidates’ network within the urban mobility ecosystem.

Who can apply?

  • Doctoral candidates from DTN partner universities (Aalto University, Czech Technical University in Prague, TU Braunschweig, Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Technical University of Munich, University of Lisbon, Ghent University, University of Tartu, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) participate in the program free of charge upon acception.
  • External doctoral candidates. For the first time we are able to accept applications from candidates outside our partner universities. The regular participation fee is 6,000 € to be paid by the university. This fee might be reduced by 3,000 € upon the DTN Committee's decision for outstanding applicants. The fee includes the complete I&E course package (4 mandatory and 3 elective courses) and 2x DTN Annual Forum incl. travel grants. Graduates receive a scholarship of 2,000 € after successfully completing the program.

Please find detailed information on the current Call for Doctoral Candidates and application documents here.

Call timeline:

  • Call opens: 6 May 2024
  • Call closes: 9 June 2024
  • Notification time: July 2024

Application documents:

Please upload the following documents as individual documents in the upload area below:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Motivation letter (download template here)
  3. Documentation certifying your enrollment in a doctoral program at a partner university
    This could be a recent enrollment certificate or a signed letter from your university.
  4. Documentation indicating the completion date of doctorate
    This could be an acceptance letter to the university, an employment contract with the university, enrolment forms or signed, self-written statements outlining the timeline of your doctorate and expected completion date.
  5. Letter of support from your supervisor stating your suitability for the EIT Urban Mobility Doctoral Training Network. (download template here)
    The letter of support must explicitly give permission to participate in all required DTN activities, including international placements, training courses and annual conferences.
  6. Proof of English proficiency
    This could be a certificate of language proficiency from a language school or a signed, self-written declaration of language proficiency in English.
  7. Signed Doctoral Candidate Agreement (download here)
    Please fill in and sign on p. 3 and pp. 7-8. Page 6 (Activity Plan) can be submitted up to 3 months after joining the DTN.

In case it is not possible for you to apply using this form (e.g. due to lack of accessibility), please contact



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Technical University of Munich

Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning

EIT Urban Mobility DTN

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International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE)

EIT Urban Mobility DTN Office

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85748 Garching

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