University of Freiburg

Applied Physics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mechatronics, Systems Engineering
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October
Summer Semester: April
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

Do you want to acquire state-of-the-art scientific knowledge? Do you want to take part in interesting research projects and cooperate with leading research institutions? Do you want to pursue a Ph.D. and open up to the possibility of working in the business sector or as an academic? Then the M.Sc. in Applied Physics at the University of Freiburg is the right choice for you. During the first year you’ll go deep into advanced theoretical and experimental physics. Afterward, you’ll specialize in a field working on the one-year Research Traineeship and the Master thesis in cooperation with renowned German research institutions.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

High school diploma (university entrance qualification).

Also, you need a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics, satisfying the following conditions:

  1. An equivalent of at least 32 ECTS credits in courses in theoretical physics (mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics/statistical physics).
  2. An equivalent of at least 32 ECTS credits in courses in experimental physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, structure of matter).
  3. An equivalent of at least 24 ECTS credits in courses in mathematics (analysis, linear algebra).
  4. An equivalent of at least 18 ECTS credits in physics lab courses (beginners, advanced lab).
  5. A Bachelor's thesis in physics (equivalent of 10 ECTS credits) or equivalent.

Bachelor’s degrees from non-European countries need to be from 4-year programs. You can apply if you have a 3-year degree AND either a graduate diploma or master’s degree (1-2 years).

Admission is not granted if the applicant has lost the "Prüfungsanspruch" (has ultimately failed) in a master's degree program or an equivalent program in physics.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:March 15 (German)March 15 (EU)March 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:September 15 (German)September 15 (EU)September 15 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

Within this application period please register and log in to the online application portal. Fill the required information and upload the requested documents. To finalize your application, you have to print the Confirmation Form, sign it and upload a scan to the portal.

The following documents have to be uploaded:

  1. Your undergraduate diploma (including translated copy in German or English). If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, a certified  transcript of marks is sufficient.
  2. Your transcript of marks/Transcript of Records (including translated copy in German or English).
  3. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).
  4. Curriculum vitae or résumé.
  5. "Motivation Letter", in which you state the motivation for your application (max. one A4-page).
  6. APS certificate (for applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia only).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website