Freie Universität Berlin


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy, Theoretical physics, Gravity, Particles, and Fields
English only
Winter semester: 15 Aug
Summer semester: 30 Nov/15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

Be part of a German University of Excellence and study ground-breaking subjects such as biophysics, quantum physics, nanophysics, surface science, or ultrafast physics. Be part of innovative research projects, working with the latest equipment. Students also have the option to obtain a double Master’s Degree in cooperation with the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Sounds incredible, right? These are just some of the main features of the M.Sc. in Physics at the Freie Universität Berlin. If you want to contribute to technological development in a variety of industries or follow an academic career with a Ph.D. in Physics afterward, then this is the right program for you.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics. If your studies are not over yet, you should submit an official transcript. On the transcript, at least 2/3 of all the credit points required for a diploma should have been obtained.

Your bachelor's degree must be equivalent to the bachelor's degree in physics of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 5
min 80
min 500
min 170
min B2 First (FCE)
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min II
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with six years of English lessons at school (at secondary level 1 and secondary level 2, if language level is not shown on the certificate, see decision KMK 08.12.2011: foreign language competence).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Deadlines only for the 1st subject semester. For higher semesters the application period is: 01.07.-15.08.
Summer semester: Deadlines only for the 1st subject semester. For higher semesters the application period is: 01.01.-15.02.
In 11 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

Application with a non-German degree:

  1. Apply online via uni-assist.
  2. Scan and upload all required documents as color PDF files in the uni-assist application portal "MyAssist". No e-mails, no fax, no postal mail.
  3. Expect admission notice or rejection notice.

Required documents:

  1. Graduation certificate with a final grade (if you have completed your studies). If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required.
  2. Official current transcript of records with a final grade.
  3. Official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment, only when applying for the higher subject-specific semesters.
  4. If applicable, a current certificate of enrollment, in case you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled at a German university/college after completing your first degree.
  5. Official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English, issued by sworn translators only or by an institution being entitled to translations for official purposes.
  6. Proof of English knowledge, if required for the chosen master’s program (see language requirements).
  7. Proof of other language knowledge, if required for the chosen master’s program (see language requirements).
  8. Sufficient knowledge of German, if required for the chosen master’s program (see language requirements).
  9. If applicable, additional study-related skills, if this is a selection criterion for the desired master’s program (please see the specific regulation on allocation of study placements).

Please check carefully, if you have sent all the required documents with your applicant number via mail to uni-assist in due time. If this is not the case, your application is incomplete and will be excluded from the admission procedure.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website