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Heidelberg University


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, Gravity, Particles & Fields, Physics
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (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 or other science with at least 50% physics-relevant componеnts.

GPA (German System) 2.90
GPA Comment

The final grade should be 2.9 or better on the German scale. An initial ranking is made based on the grade of the bachelor degree or the average grade of the semesters finalised, if the final grade is not yet available, and if 150 ECTS points of workload have been duly performed (max 15 pοints).

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 of 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 independentlу.

Language Requirements

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:

Application Documents

The following documents must be attached to the application for admission:

  1. All higher education and university diplomas (including transcripts of records): A transcript of records is an official document of the college/university, which lists all academic achievements within a degree programme or within a degree programme combination completely with individual grades and indication of semester or academic year.
    1. In the case of foreign higher education and university certificates, the grading system used at the foreign institution of higher education must be taken from the attached transcript of records, as this is required to determine the German equivalent grade. The grading system must indicate both the minimum and maximum grades to be achieved.
  2. If the degree has not been obtained by the end of the application period, a provisional certificate from the university with all the work completed by this deadline must be submitted (provisional transcript of records). The certificate must show that the course of study will probably be completed by the beginning of the admission semester applied for. If possible, please apply to the Examinations Office responsible for you for proof of the average grade achieved so far for all the work performed up to this point in time.
  3. Uncertified copy of your passport (page with name in Latin transcription) or identity card (only for EU/EEA citizens).
  4. Proof of financing the studies (NOT valid for applicants from EU/EEA countries and residents).
  5. Certification of financial support.
  6. Applicants with certificates from Vietnam and the PR China: original of the APS certificate from the Academic Evaluation Centre in Hanoi or Beijing.
  7. Curriculum vitae (CV).

Please note: In case of admission, applicants must submit their university entrance qualification when they enrol at Heidelberg University at the latest. It is recommended that you also submit these documents with your application for the master's program. The proof of the university entrance qualification includes the following documents:

  1. Officially certified copy of the school leaving certificate entitling the holder to pursue higher education in the country of origin (e.g. high school diploma, high school diploma, Matura, etc.), including the corresponding lists of individual grades.
  2. In addition (except for German and English language documents), an officially certified translation in German or English is required.

Important note: educational documents.

  • GERMAN GRADE TRANSCRIPTS (ZEUGNISSE): All grade transcripts from German schools or universities can be submitted as non-certified copies of the original documents.
  • FOREIGN GRADE TRANSCRIPTS: All grade transcripts from non-German schools and universities must be officially-certified copies or transcripts. If original documents are not available in English or German, applicants must also provide an official translation into German or English. This also applies for applicants who are German citizens.

Only documents received via normal postal delivery will be accepted. Documents sent by email only will not be acceptеd.


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