Heidelberg University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Students in the Physics academic programme at the University of Heidelberg focus on natural processes that are accessible to experimental exploration, measurement, and mathematical representation, and which are subject to universal laws.


Physics is an elemental branch of the natural sciences that focuses on the structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between the components of the observable universe. On a scale ranging from macroscopic to submicroscopic, it examines all aspects of the universe, with the primary objective of formulating a small number of general principles that can explain all physical phenomena. Its laws are typically expressed in the language of mathematics.

The broad and comprehensive education obtained by graduates of a Physics degree programme at the University of Heidelberg leads to a high demand for their skills in a  wide variety of areas.

Occupational Areas

Approximately 75% of graduates find work in the service sector, in particular, in science-intensive services, such as technical, physical and chemical investigation or in research and development positions in the natural sciences, engineering, the agricultural sciences, and medicine. In addition, approximately 20% of graduates work in schools and at universities. 

Programme Structure

  • The structure of the Heidelberg Master’s programme in Physics is two-pronged. Two semesters of classes (lectures, seminars, etc.) are followed by a one-year research phase in which students work independently on projects of their own and learn how to turn new findings into productive research.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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