24 months
17000 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Although particle physics and astrophysics act on completely different length and time scales, they both use the laws of physics to study the universe. In the Particle and Astrophysics Master's specialisation at Radboud University you’ll dive into these extreme worlds and unravel the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest systems.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in  Particle and Astrophysics Master's specialisation at Radboud University focuses on the interplay between High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematical Physics. As a student, you have the flexibility to choose to focus on the topics that you are interested in.

This programme works closely with the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, giving you the opportunity to work alongside world-class researchers. Radboud offers a synergy track Computational and Data Science where you dive into the synergy of different disciplines in the science faculty that are engaged in computational modeling and data science. We also offer a Gravity+ synergy track that takes advantage of Radboud's expertise on the role of gravity in the universe.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

What will you learn?

  • Gain theoretical understanding on topics within the field, including gravity, electrodynamics, and particle physics

  • Choose from a variety of elective courses that match your research interests
  • Learn how to design, conduct and present theoretical, experimental or observational research

Career prospects

This Master’s specialisation is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university, at an institute (think of ESA and CERN) or at a company. However, many of our students end up in other business or government positions as well.

Graduates from this programme have found a variety of different positions:

  • National project manager at EU Universe Awareness
  • Actuarial trainee at Talent & Pro
  • Associate Private Equity at HAL Investments
  • Consultant at Accenture
  • ECO Operations Manager at Ofgem
  • Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
  • Technology strategy Manager at Accenture

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrodynamics 
  • Gravity and the Cosmos 
  • Particles and the Cosmos 
  • Student seminar Particle and Astrophysics 
  • Professional Preparation
  • Philosophy course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need a complete Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields of science. An international degree must be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree obtained at a Dutch research university.
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • or equivalent, provided that you comply to the admission criteria below
  • Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:
  • Experimental skills: at least 9 credits of practical courses on physics, and physics instrumentation
  • Mechanics: at least 9 credits, e.g. covering the level from Serway (Physics for Scientists and Engineers)to Taylor (Classical Mechanics)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

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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