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Study Astronomy in Germany: 51 Universities with 95 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Astronomy, as a Master's subject, is an advanced study of celestial bodies, their behavior, and characteristics. It encompasses topics like the physics of stars, galaxies, planets, and cosmology. Students learn about space exploration, astronomical instrumentation, data analysis, celestial mechanics, and theoretical modeling. This specialized field is interdisciplinary, combining physics, chemistry, and mathematics to understand the universe's origins, evolution, and fundamental laws governing its structure and phenomena.

Overview

masters
95

Study Programs in English

universities
51

Universities

ranking
40

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (84 programs for EU citizens, 69 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,280 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and February 15

Summer Semester

between March 01 and September 30

View all 95 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Astronomy

#32Times Higher Education Ranking
LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

public University

No. of Students: approx. 51,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #48, QS World University Rankings #64
#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 6,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

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3 English Degree Programs for Astronomy in Germany

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Master the fields of theoretical and experimental physicsAcquire a Double Degree in cooperation with the Institut Polytechnique de ParisStudy at the Freie Universität Berlin - a “University of Excellence”
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Revolutionizing Technology with Quantum InnovationHands-On Experience with Quantum TechnologiesStrategic Industry-Academia Collaboration
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Become an expert on e-mobility and green energyGet hands-on experience during the practical semesterBe part of a bilingual study program

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
23.2% local admission restriction (local NC)
48.4% no admission restriction
28.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

62.1% directly at University
7.4% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
30.5% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Astronomy in Germany

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Level-up your expertise in PhysicsChoose specializationObtain a double degree
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Become a developer and an inventorWork closely with global players in the south of GermanyBe part of a bilingual study program

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

70 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (6 programs )

Maximum:

95 (6 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (14 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (6 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (6 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (14 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Astronomy in Germany

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Become an expert in physicsBe part of a renowned German universityForge your own scientific path
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Sustainability and Building technologyPromising career opportunitiesStudy at a modern University of Applied Sciences
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Become an expert in photonicsTake the chance to be part of the Erasmus+ Multiple Master programFlexibility to study on-campus or online

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

34.7%

Summer intake

3.2%

Winter & Summer intake

62.1%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Astronomy

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Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 3,800

Program Fees: € 0

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

public Technical University · No. of Students: 6,800

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Chemnitz University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 9,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Coburg University

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 5,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.Eng. (Bachelor of Engineering)

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