RWTH Aachen University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The RWTH Aachen University offers a novel international Master’s program in Physics. Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to flexibly choose a desired course of study falling either into the research direction of Particle and Astroparticle Physics or Condensed Matter Physics, with an experimental or a theoretical focus. 


Why to study

The large physics department in RWTH Aachen University, comprising of 11 research institutes, provides a rich variety of basic and specialised Master’s courses and an opportunity to participate in top-quality research at one of the best technical universities in Germany.

RWTH Aachen University is a world renowned institution in the international community of particle physicists, both in theoretical and experimental fields. Our institutes are involved in the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, at which the last sought-after elementary particle of the standard model was discovered, the Higgs-Boson. Questions from astroparticle physics and cosmology are also answered through involvement in the AMS experiment on the International Space Station.

Research focuses in experimental solid-state physics are placed on quantum systems and the development of new materials. Here we particularly profit from the collaboration with research groups at the nearby Forschungszentrum Jülich as part of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance or JARA. Topics in the theory of condensed matter range from the study of electron systems to the research on quantum information.

The research groups in the Department of Physics have strong international networks. For this reason the international experience of our graduates is very important to us. We happily support stays abroad, see Programs Abroad, however work with international research groups during Master theses also offers diverse opportunities for international experiences. Furthermore, the international physics Master course of study is held in English.

As a technical university, RWTH Aachen offers physics students in particular many possibilities to get to know interdisciplinary topics in engineering. This is illustrated in the Master's specialization field nanoelectronics, which is offered together with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology or theHelmholtz Institute for Biomedical Technology are also collaborators.

Overall, physics studies in Aachen offer graduates a great deal, that prepares them outstandingly for later professional challenges, whether they be in basic research or in industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Particle Physics
  • Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology
  • Quantum Field Theory and Gauge Theories
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics ,
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Condensed Matter Theory

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to be sufficiently qualified for the Master’s course in Physics the student applicant must have acquired a fundamental education in physics with knowledge as it is acquired in a regular Bachelor’s program in physics. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University - this applies for international students as well!


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.

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