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Study Physics, Astronomy in Germany: 54 Universities with 98 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 09-30-2022 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Great news for students looking to study an English-taught Master’s degree in Physics or Astronomy 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 or Astronomy 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
54

Universities

ranking
44

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (86 programs for EU citizens, 70 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between September 30 and September 21

Summer Semester

between September 30 and September 21

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Top-ranked German Universities in Physics, 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 (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
#78Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #177

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Tuition Fees

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20
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3 English Degree Programs for Physics, 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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A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies
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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

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Master’s Programs in Physics or Astronomy typically admit students who have an academic degree in Physics, Astrophysics or in a similar degree with a focus on 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)
19.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
55.1% no admission restriction
25.5% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

66.3% directly at University
28.6% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Physics, 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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A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies
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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:

61 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (6 programs )

Maximum:

95 (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (16 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (6 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (5 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (16 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Physics, Astronomy in Germany

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Become an expert in physicsBe part of a renowned German universityForge your own scientific path
program image
A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies
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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

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

39.8%

Summer intake

3.1%

Winter & Summer intake

57.1%

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

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Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

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

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Brand University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 5,340 - € 6,840

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

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

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Chemnitz University of Technology

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

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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