M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Physics

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Physics programme of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) covers phenomena ranging from the infinitesimally small – subatomic particles – to the unimaginably large – the universe. Somewhere between these two, there is the reality of everyday life.


The Applied Physics programme of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is designed to educate students to be able to stay at the forefront of fundamental understanding, and to develop practical applications.

Learning outcomes

The curriculum contains five tracks connected to the main research departments, with research topics ranging from nanoscale phenomena to processes in industrial plants, reactors or climate issues. The programme contains general courses covering topics that every well-educated physicist should know about, departmental courses supplementing the basic knowledge with topics that every specialist should know about, and additional electives that reflect topics in our professors’ fields of specialization. 

In addition, you will work on a project in a research group of your choice in order to develop hands-on experience with the processes of discovery, explanation and application of knowledge. Students have the opportunity to draw on the resources of a number of outstanding facilities. The research is internationally embedded, as is manifest from the many collaborations we have with institutions and companies all over the world.

What you will learn

In the programme you will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in experimental techniques, theoretical analysis, simulation and modelling. You will work on research projects, including a master’s thesis project, together with fellow students and professionals from the university, industry and research institutes, learning to translate the abstract into the practical, and to effectively communicate your insights as an applied physicist in a global context.

Career prospects

Job prospects for graduates of the Applied Physics programme are very good. Graduates of the programme find work in both the private and public sectors, in such fields as research and development, consultancy, management and education. Some also choose to pursue doctoral studies at TU Delft or other leading universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods for Physics
  • Ethics and Engineering
  • General Advanced Physics Modules
  • Track related Modules
  • Thesis Project
  • Management of Technology

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

  • Graduates from institutions abroad seeking admission to the MSc programme in Applied Physics must in most cases hold a BSc in either Physics or Applied Physics or have met the standard requirements thereof.
  • English language proficiency
  • Transcript
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference letter (required for applicants for scolarship)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 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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