University of Ulm

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The goals of Physics offered by the University of Ulm are to gain a deep understanding of the universe at its most fundamental levels and to extend such knowledge to more complicated systems ranging from the subatomic to the cosmological scale.


Physics offered by the University of Ulm can then be considered the basis for all natural sciences and the bearing structure of any modern technological development. This is well reflected in our master programme in Physics which prepares graduates for careers in research and teaching at the university level or research in industrial laboratories.

What is this course about?

Students enrolling in the two year Master's programs will broaden their previous background in general physics and will be supported in carrying on their first independent research project in one of our exciting specialization areas such as biophysics and soft matter, condensed matter and nanoscience, econophysics, quantum information and quantum technologies. Students have so the opportunity to experience forefront scientific research in an academic international environment.

Graduates from the Master degree program in Physics:

  • have a deep knowledge of methods and techniques relevant to the chosen specialization area of ​​physics
  • are ready to work in a cutting-edge international research environment
  • have learned to plan, set up and conduct a research project
  • know how to model a physical system both numerically and analitically
  • have developed key skills such as the ability to work in a team and communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biophotonics 
  • Gene Expression 
  • Molecular Motors 
  • Cellular Biophysics 
  • Seminar HOW Physics brings Light into Biology 
  • Seminar Hearing and Seeing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application deadline for study programmes with unrestricted admission: 31 October
  • Application period for study programmes with restricted admission: 20 August
  • Application deadline for Master's programmes with locally restricted admission: 15 or 31 July




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

  • Online application
  • Fully completed and signed application form (the one already required for the pre-application).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement of objectives
  • Two letters of reference
  • Photocopies of all official certificates and transcripts
  • Photocopies of English or German translations of all official certificates and transcripts
  • 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.


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