Heidelberg University

Physics Fast Track

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy
English only
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Both semesters)
Free / €1500
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics.

Minimum standard period of study: 4 years.
Required ECTS credits: 240.

GPA Rate 1.90
GPA Comment

The final grade should be 1,9 or better on the German scale.

Additional Qualification

Successful applicants possess knowledge and competencies in theoretical and experimental physics as well as in methods of linear algebra and calculus. They have practical experiences in solving multi-faceted problems in physics in a specified period including finding and understanding the relevant scientific literature, project planning, as well as documentation and presentation of the results. In addition, they possess knowledge in experimental techniques as well as computational skills and are used to work in a team.

In particular, successful applicants possess:

  1. Understanding of the experimental foundations and their mathematical descriptions in the area of classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena of charges, currents, fields, and waves.
  2. Knowledge in atomic, molecular, and quantum physics, and in particular in condensed matter,  nuclear, and particle physics.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the foundations, methods, and concepts of theoretical physics in the area of Newtonian and analytical mechanics of point masses, of rigid bodies and continua, as well as thermodynamics, elementary statistics, classical field theory, vector fields, Maxwellian equations, special relativity, and quantum mechanics.
  4. The ability to apply their knowledge in the aforementioned areas to physics problems independently.

Language Requirements

Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
No information provided by the university.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Further Information

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