Study Theoretical physics in Germany: 35 Universities with 49 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 09-30-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

While physics concerns exploring the mysteries of the universe and nature, the theoretical branch of this subject employs mathematical models and abstractions to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena – contrary to experimental physics, which uses practical tools to analyze these same questions. Students

Overview

masters
49

Study Programs in English

universities
35

Universities

ranking
31

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (46 programs for EU citizens, 36 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

View all 49 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Theoretical 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
#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
#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
#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
#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226

Tuition Fees

46
36
11
0
0
1

2 English Degree Programs for Theoretical physics in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
20.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
55.1% no admission restriction
24.5% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

65.3% directly at University
30.6% via uni-assist

2 English Degree Programs for Theoretical physics in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (7 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

4.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (7 programs )

2 English Degree Programs for Theoretical physics in Germany

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

32.7%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

67.3%

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

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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)

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)

Coburg University

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

Program Fees: € 0

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.Eng. (Bachelor of Engineering)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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