24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The broad and comprehensive education obtained by graduates of the Physics degree programme from Heidelberg University leads to a high demand for their skills in a  wide variety of areas. Potential career options range from research and development at universities, research institutions, and in industry to positions in IT and communications firms or in management consultancy.


In view of the wide array of professional opportunities available, the objective of the Master’s degree programme in Physics from Heidelberg University is not to lead students to become highly-specialised experts, but rather, to allow them to develop flexibility and scientific self-reliance.

Key Features

Both in research and in industry, physics graduates are expected to be able to learn to work in new areas of investigation and to be able to find solutions to new problems. The Master’s degree programme is notable for the diversity of options it offers. 

It is extremely challenging, stimulating students to think critically while fostering their problem-solving and creative thinking skills. This makes the degree programme’s one-year integrated research phase of particular importance. 

In this phase, students at Heidelberg University learn to independently perform research while they acquire the skills needed for applying new findings to the advancement of physics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Statistical Physics
  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • General Relativity
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Cosmology
  • Particle Physics
  • Advanced Condensed Matter Physics
  • Advanced Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Environmental Physics  
  • Astronomical Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Certificate of the undergraduate degree programme
  • Certificate of enrolment from the most-recently attended university
  • Students applying for a transfer or change of institution from a non-German university must also submit: a certificate of transferable grades from the relevant subject area
  • Proof of sufficient financing for completion of the course of study. This does not apply for applications from EU/EEA member states and applicants with a German university entrance qualification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 171.80 € / Semester

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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