Technical University of Munich

Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy
English only & German language course
Winter semester: 31 May
Summer semester: 30 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
students from Non-EU/EEA Countries (minus Switzerland): directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)students from EU/EEA Countries (plus Switzerland): directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics, which in form and content is comparable to the research-oriented bachelor in physics.

In the case that you do not have finished your bachelor's program or you do not have received your final documents yet, you can get admission when you have reached at least 130 CP in your underlying bachelor's program (according to a 180 CP bachelor's degree program).

Language Requirements

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

min 6.5
min 88
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
In some cases, an alternative form of proof of language proficiency may be submitted in place of a language certificate, such as a GMAT with a score higher than 600, or via the language of instruction in an academic program (e.g. in a bachelor's) by submitting your transcript of records or your degree certificate as evidence (the language of instruction needs to have been English in more than 50% of the program). Although knowledge of the German language is not relevant for your admission in English-taught programs, the Bavarian State Government requires all international students to acquire at least a basic level of German during their studies (CEFR Level A1 or higher). Therefore, applicants not providing proof of German language skills can only be granted admission on the condition to complete one module providing them with integrative knowledge of the German language within the first two semesters of their studies. For this purpose, you may take language German courses before leaving your home country or do so during your studies.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:January 01 (German)January 01 (EU)January 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:September 01 (German)September 01 (EU)September 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Due to the Covid-19 situation, the application deadline for master’s degree has been extended until June 30th, 2020 for winter semester 2020/21.
In 16 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
students from Non-EU/EEA Countries (minus Switzerland): directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)students from EU/EEA Countries (plus Switzerland): directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

  1. Letter of motivation: describe in 400 to 800 words (not more than two pages) your reasons for undertaking the chosen master's degree program in physics at TUM, and explain why you are suitable for the degree program, paying careful attention to the academic requirements of the master's program and the consequences of any substantial differences. You also have to state which reasons led to the choice of the degree program at the TUM (interests, previous knowledge from the bachelor, desired fields of specialization). You can upload your letter of motivation during the online application process.
  2. Academic records: you have to hand in your transcript, diploma and degree certificate. If the original language of the documents is other than German or English, you must submit your documents in the original language and in certified translations into English or German.
    You are required to submit the academic records from each university or college you have attended, including the official transcript of records (mark sheets) and evidence of all degrees awarded.
  3. The curriculum of your bachelor's degree, containing information about the contents and competencies taught in your studies.
    If your bachelor's degree is from a non-German university, please fill out the analysis of your curriculum in addition to the official descriptions of all your courses - a link to the relevant website of your university may also be sufficient.
  4. Language proficiency (see language requirements).
  5. CV: please provide a curriculum vitae without chronological gaps up to the time of your application at TUM. Please feel free to use the template from the European Union (Europass). You can upload your CV during the online application process.
  6. Special conditions for certain countries: special requirements apply for documents if you come from one of the following countries: China, Georgia, Iran, Mongolia, and Vietnam.

Further Information

For more information please check the

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