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Study Physics in Germany: 56 Universities with 98 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Great news for students looking to study an English-taught Master’s degree in Physics at a German university: There are more than 70 choices to choose from! Historically, German researchers have become famous for discoveries in Physics that truly changed the world, a case in point is the X-ray machine. Today, Germany is still one of the countries leading in the discipline and there are great reasons why we believe getting your Master’s in Germany in Physics can significantly advance your career - in Germany or elsewhere.

Firstly, German universities offer among the best training in Physics globally: The Times Higher Education Ranking for the subject Physics places 9 German universities in the top 100. Secondly, the future of STEM subjects is bright in Germany and supported by the German leadership, who launched a network to support this subject group in 2008. Browse your options in the StudyFinder and discover which program will be the perfect fit for you!

Overview

masters
98

Study Programs in English

universities
56

Universities

ranking
43

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (93 programs for EU citizens, 73 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

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Top-ranked German Universities in Physics

#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 Physics in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Master’s Programs in Physics or Astronomy typically admit students who have an academic degree in Physics. Depending on the course specialization, students from more diverse backgrounds, such as Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics may be admitted. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents (first degree certificate and a transcript of records). These typically include your CV and a letter of motivation and sometimes letters of reference. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
28.6% local admission restriction (local NC)
55.1% no admission restriction
16.3% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

65.3% directly at University
9.2% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
29.6% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Physics in Germany

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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (19 programs )

Maximum:

7 (8 programs )

Maximum:

95 (9 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (18 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (8 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (9 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (19 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (18 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Physics in Germany

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Unique and Comprehensive Physics ProgramIn-Depth Learning and Skill DevelopmentEngaging and Multicultural Academic Life
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Cutting-Edge Biophysics ResearchComprehensive and Flexible CurriculumMultidisciplinary Collaboration
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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”

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

39.8%

Summer intake

2%

Winter & Summer intake

62.2%

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

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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)

Coburg University

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

Program Fees: € 0

B.Eng. (Bachelor of Engineering)

Constructor University

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 1,500

Program Fees: € 10,000

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Dresden International University

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,400

Program Fees: € 5,370

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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