Grammarly License for TUM doctoral candidates

Good news! From now on, you can access the Grammarly tool via the new TUM license. Grammarly is an AI-powered writing tool that can help you improve your writing by detecting and correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, as well as making suggestions for clarity and tone. Grammarly can be used as a browser extension, a desktop app, or a mobile app. The TUM license is initially available to all TUM employees, doctoral candidates who are enrolled at the TUM, as well as doctoral candidates with a guest account in TUMonline. During the 12-month test phase of Grammarly, the TUM-GS proofreading service will be paused. Learn more about the offer and installation in the TUM wiki.

TUM Proofreading Service (currently paused due to Grammarly)

In order to help with the publication process, the TUM Graduate School offers all doctoral candidates professional, discipline-related proofreading of academic articles in English. This proofreading service is free for TUM-GS members. A second proofreading of the same article is not possible. Detailed instructions for submitting articles to be corrected can be found on the “Proofreading Service” information sheet.

The following services are included:

  • Proofreading by a native English speaker
  • Correcting spelling and terminology errors
  • Expert proofreader from a related discipline
  • Return within three business days
  • Comments using “Track Changes” mode in Word or as a PDF


  • Membership in HELENA and working contract with HMGU
  • Registration at TUM (doctoral candidacy list)
  • The applying graduate student must be the first/main author of the article
  • The article must be ready for submission
  • The article has to be submitted to an international, peer-reviewed journal, edited volume or conference
  • The supervisor must agree to the proofreading by an external agency

Important information:

Applications for the proofreading service will be processed by the HELENA Graduate Student Office only from Tuesdays-Thursdays.