24 months
4500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Physics program from University of Trento provides students a solid grounding in all aspects of Modern Physics, both theoretical and experimental, along with an excellent grasp of the scientific method in research with a view to the most recent developments of scientific research and technology.

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Over the years the Department of Physics at the University of Trento has earned an outstanding reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate education and postgraduate training. Our undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes offer a thorough coverage of the core areas of Modern Physics and a wide rage of vibrant and leading international research topics.

The Department of Physics program at the University of Trento strongly supports a multidisciplinary approach to Physics and actively contributes to foster the development of new fields in Physics deepening students’ own experience as researchers.

Program Overview

The Master’s degree program in Physics is a two-year full-time program taught in English and is designed to train and develop the careers of the next generation of physicists. Courses are tailored to cover all aspects of Modern Physics from the very basics to the current frontiers of knowledge.

More specifically, the Master’s degree program in Physics aims at providing students with both a foundation in Modern Physics and more advanced specializations in Physics.  Also fostering students’ knowledge and understanding of one of the internationally leading research topics in Physics as shown by the significant contribution of their thesis work. The final thesis will be supervised by a member of the faculty and students will be required to give a verbal defense of the thesis.

Once graduated with an MSc in Physics, students will manage to work autonomously and to take charge of projects and schemes in the fields of research and scientific and technological innovation. Students will be also able to employ their knowledge and skills for the planning of sophisticated measuring instruments and for the modeling of complex systems.

Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree program in Physics focuses on introducing cutting-edge research as well as teaching and developing the careers of the next generation of physicists.

Students who have graduated with an MSc in Physics have received specific training in problem-solving techniques and developed their familiarity with sophisticated experimental and computational tools. This makes them competitive in a wide range of sectors of the labor market, for example, finance, informatics, medicine, politics, and public administration.

The Master’s degree program in Physics also provides the necessary training and knowledge to undertake any PhDs in Physics or in any Physics-related subjects for those thinking of pursuing an academic or research career. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Condensed Matter and Quantum Gases
  • Theory of Fundamental Interactions and Cosmology
  • Theoretical and Computational Nuclear Physics and Related Areas
  • Statistical and Biological Physics
  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Experiment Design and Implementation
  • Experiments on Fundamental Interactions and Cosmology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Period:

12/15/21-04/03/22 Non-EU citizens permanently living abroad; 

June-November 2022: rolling admission EU and Non-EU students living in Italy




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

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Physics or related fields
  • Strong background in Physics and Math
  • English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Please see the Call for Applications for more details

How to apply

  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation) 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.

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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