Universität Hamburg


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Physics, Astronomy
English only
Winter semester: 31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics or a comparable degree program. The selection committee of the master's program in physics decides on comparability. If you have not received your degree certificate yet, you can submit this by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 5
min 72
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
min B2 First (FCE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a university degree in an English language study program, university entrance qualification for English speaking universities, six months stay in an English speaking country, seven years of English lessons at a German-language school, or by comparable evidence.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 15 (German)February 15 (EU)February 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 10 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

Please submit uncertified copies of all documents. For documents not issued in English or German, a certified English or German translation is required.

  1. Printout of your online application.
  2. Degree certificate or provisional transcript of records. If you are still studying when you apply and cannot yet provide a final certificate containing your grades, please submit your current transcript of records confirming your provisional grade point average. You will then need to submit your degree certificate by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.
  3. In the case of foreign education qualification, the submission of preliminary review documentation (VPD) from uni-assist is recommended.
  4. If it does not appear on your certificate, add a list of all completed modules or examinations, often called transcript of records or 'Excerpt from the examination file'.
  5. Applicants who are currently enrolled in the bachelor of science in physics at the University of Hamburg do not need a transcript of records. The grades and credit points at the time of application are taken from the STiNE online system.
  6. Higher education entrance eligibility (e.g., Abitur, high school diploma, master craftsperson qualification, etc.).
  7. Curriculum vitae including the certificates you have acquired (curriculum vitae should include: personal data, education, vocational training, studies, professional background, vocational training, internships, experience abroad or travel, language skills, computer literacy, activities, other: description of qualifications and activities that are not included in any of the above mentioned, eg participation in (scientific) competitions, awards, competences).
  8. Proof of additional qualifications given in the curriculum vitae (eg professional career, vocational training, internships, international experience or travel, experience in teamwork, further language skills, computer skills, other activities).
  9. Letter of motivation in English, in which you justify your wish to study and the choice of university, as well as your study objectives.
  10. Proof of English language proficiency is required (see language requirements).

Application address:

Universität Hamburg
Fachbereich Physik
Studienbüro - Auswahlkommission Physics (M.Sc.)
Norman Eggers
Jungiusstraße 9
20355 Hamburg

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website