University of Freiburg


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy
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:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics, satisfying the following conditions:

  • An equivalent of at least 32 ECTS credits in courses in theoretical physics (mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics/statistical physics).
  • An equivalent of at least 32 ECTS credits in courses in experimental physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, structure of matter).
  • An equivalent of at least 24 ECTS credits in courses in mathematics (analysis, linear algebra).
  • An equivalent of at least 18 ECTS credits in physics lab courses (beginners, advanced lab).
  • A bachelor's thesis in physics (the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits) or equivalent.

Bachelor’s degrees from non-European countries need to be from 4-year programs. You can apply if you have a 3-year degree and either a graduate diploma or master’s degree (1-2 years).

Admission is not granted if the applicant has lost the "Prüfungsanspruch" (has ultimately failed) in a master's degree program or an equivalent program in physics.

The applicant needs to have a high school diploma (university entrance qualification).

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Tests accepted are TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Certificate.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

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

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The following documents have to be uploaded:

  1. A certified and (if necessary) translated copy (German or English) of your undergraduate diploma.
  2. If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, a certified transcript of marks is sufficient.
  3. A certified and (if necessary) translated copy (German or English) of your transcript of marks (transcript of records).
  4. Certified proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).
  5. Curriculum vitae or résumé.
  6. Motivation letter, in which you state the motivation for your application (max. one A4-page).
  7. APS certificate (for applicants from China, Vietnam, and Mongolia only).

Please send no application documents by regular post mail.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website