Bielefeld University

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics - International Track

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Theoretical physics, Gravity, Particles, and Fields, Statistics
English only
Winter semester: 25 Jul, 15 Jul - 30 Sep
Summer semester: 15 Jan/31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
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


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or physics, with a sufficient number of credit points in all of the following areas:

  1. Mathematics (at least 32 CP): consisting of Analysis I, Analysis II, Linear Algebra, Measure, and Integration Theory.
  2. Physics (at least 48 CP):
    1. Theoretical physics: consisting of mechanics, electrodynamics, special relativity, quantum mechanics.
    2. Experimental physics: consisting of mechanics, electrodynamics, optics, thermodynamics, atomic physics.
    3. Physical internships.
  3. In-depth studies (at least 20 CP): from supplementary modules or courses from theoretical physics, mathematics, or both subjects (e.g. statistical physics, function theory).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

Language Requirements

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

min 87
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Evidence for foreign students is deemed to have been provided if the qualified degree was acquired at an English-speaking institution. If the course is completed in English, it may only be possible to offer a reduced selection.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:June 01 (German)June 01 (EU)June 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

The application documents must be submitted in due time to the student secretariat of Bielefeld University and contain:

  1. The final certificate of a previous degree and the associated documents (transcript, transcript of records, diploma supplement or similar) that provide information about the individual course of study, the modules completed, the achievements during the course and their assessments and about the individual professional profile of the completed course. If the university or professional academy at which the applicant obtained the previous degree does not issue such documents for the applicant, correspondingly meaningful documents must be submitted (in particular module manuals and performance records).
  2. If there is no diploma from a previous degree, a provisional final document and/or a current transcript of records or correspondingly meaningful documents within the meaning of point 1) will be submitted.
  3. To be submitted optionally: Further evidence of relevant technical knowledge and qualifications that were acquired in addition to the previous degree can be submitted (e.g. transcript, performance records, certificates).
  4. If applicable, evidence of language skills (see language requirements).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website