M.Sc. On Campus

Physics and Applied Physics

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

24 months
1316 EUR/year
1316 EUR/year
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The most outstanding aspect of the Physics and Applied Physics Master’s program from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne is the involvement of the students in the research laboratories or in the institute of theoretical physics. Each student takes part in a research group one day per week.


The training of a physicist is not limited to a list of specific subjects, but rather a set of conceptual tools which have united scientific communities for centuries, across a broad spectrum of research activities. Physicists define themselves more by the manner with which they approach a problem, rather than the nature of the problem itself.

Through basic training in mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, the physicist develops an inclination for a quantitative approach to the understanding of physical phenomena, a strong degree of abstraction and the search for common characteristics of universal problems.

Career options:

An Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne Master’s degree in Physics and Applied Physics opens doors to various industries in private or public sectors. EPFL physicists have landed fruitful careers with companies involved in computer technology, materials sciences, aerospace, banking, insurance and the watch industry. A physicist’s activities focus on fundamental and applied research, R&D or management.


Accredited by:

  • CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur)
  • Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ)
  • EUR-ACE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Atoms and radiation 
  • Biophysics: physics of biological systems 
  • Computer simulation of physical systems 
  • Electron microscopy: advanced methods 
  • Experimental methods in physics 
  • Frontiers in nanosciences 
  • Fundamentals of biomedical imaging 
  • Lasers: theory and modern applications 
  • Laser-particle interaction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your resumé (curriculum vitae).
    • Copy of your University degree(s), if already available.
    • Complete transcripts from each university you have attended.
    • A statement of purpose. See below for a detailed explanation.
    • Your identity card or passport.
    • Extra documents, such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications, or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 658 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 658 EUR per semester during 24 months.

CHF 730 per semester

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 CHF /month
Living costs

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


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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