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AstroMundus - Astrophysics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
AstroMundus - Astrophysics programme offered at University of Padova is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Overview

The AstroMundus - Astrophysics programme offered at University of Padova was initiated as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and is now continuing within the framework of the new Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The Masters Course is offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities in Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia, with the participation of 4 research institutions as associated partners in Italy, Serbia, and Germany.

The main objectives of the Master are initiation in scientific research and applied training in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Emphasis is put on the application of modern techniques both in the observational and theoretical/computational domain. 

The various specialities of the partner institutions result in an increased offer of pathways for the students: Theoretical Astrophysics, Models, Simulations and Computation, as well as Observational Astrophysics based on data from the ground and from space and on the exploitation of modern data archives.

Career opportunities

A large fraction of AstroMundus Alumni obtained PhD or other academic positions at various institutions around the world. Some of them have already successfully completed their doctorate or are going to complete it soon.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astronomical Spectroscopy
  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxy Dynamics
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Stellar Populations
  • Italian as a Foreign Language

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

The "Astrophysics" Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is open to students of all nationalities (with the exception of DPRK nationals, see the note below) that fulfill these minimum requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Mathematics (or a recognized Degree that certifies an equivalent amount of learning in the same field, quantified as 3 years of previous studies corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) or expect to obtain it latest by August of the starting year of the Masters Course 
  • Have a good and certified knowledge of the English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fees
  • Insurance costs in the host country

Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • A limited number of scholarships is expected to be funded through the new Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree (JMD) programme of the European Commission. 
  • Applicants that wish to apply for a JMD scholarship will have to state so in the relevant part of the AstroMundus application form. 
  • Students that already received in the past an Erasmus Mundus or JMD scholarship are not allowed to receive a new one.

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