Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Physics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English & German
Language
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

The curriculum of this degree should contain at least:

  1. 32 credits (ECTS) in basic subjects of mathematics,
  2. 32 credits (ECTS) in experimental physics,
  3. 32 credits (ECTS) in theoretical physics, and
  4. 24 credits (ECTS) obtained from internships/practicals in physics.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min C1
IELTS
min 7
TOEFL iBT
min 95
languageGerman
DSH
min DSH 2
Goethe-Zertifikat
min C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD)
min DSD II (B2/C1)
TestDaF
min TDN 4
telc Deutsch
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
If sufficient proof of language proficiency in German cannot be demonstrated, applicants might be admitted when they demonstrate language proficiency in English at level C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages/CEFR). Alternatively, as English proof, an official confirmation of English as a medium of instruction during undergraduate degrees will be sufficient.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



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

Application Procedure & Selection


Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


  1. Registration form: Once you finish an online application, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the master's program". You need to print out this document, sign it, scan it, and send it as a PDF file of good quality within the application timeframe to the Master Service Centre: master@uni-jena.de.
  2. CV: Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.
  3. Motivation letter: A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should  elaborate on the following essential questions:
    1. Why do you desire to take up this specific course of study?
    2. What are - in your opinion - the main features that this course of studies excels in?
    3. Which features of this course have inspired your application? 
    4. Why Jena?
  4. University entrance qualification certificate: Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at a university or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that the university does not need any university diploma but a high school diploma.
  5. Previous university degrees earned: All previous university degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your university degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/transcript based on which you apply for the master's program.
  6. A detailed transcript of records: Detailed transcript of records/mark sheet of your first, subject-specific university degree, with which you apply for the master's program. This transcript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.
  7. Proof of relevant work experience: Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.
  8. Proof of subject-specific practical experience: Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application.

Additional application documents for international students:

  1. Proof of German language proficiency: see language requirements.
  2. Proof of English language proficiency: see language requirements.
  3. Translation of foreign/external application documents: Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/sworn translators or translation offices.
  4. Proof of grading system: External/foreign degree certificates/transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective university.
  5. Certificate APS: Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam, or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.
  6. University entrance exam: Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:
    1. Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of pre-university course/year).
    2. Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test).
    3. People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao").

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website