NucPhys- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Nuclear Physics

University of Padua

24 months
3000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
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NucPhys- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Nuclear Physics from University of Padova is offered by a consortium of 8 partner universities in Spain, France and Italy, with the participation of 20 research institutions/companies as associated partners in Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland (CERN).

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Nuclear Physics is a broad matter of relevance from both the fundamental knowledge of Nature and the multiple applications to different fields of strategic economical relevance. Consequently, in ths NucPhys- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Nuclear Physics from University of Padova, fundamental theory and experiments as well as applications will be presented.


The main objectives of the Master are initiation in scientific research in Nuclear Physics including theory, experiments and applications. The various specialities of the partner institutions result in a complete offer of pathways for the students.

Students of NuPhys will be trained in basic nuclear physics and technology, safety and radiation protection. The Master addresses the integration of students in the industry and other institutions (i.e. hospitals), and seeks to bring young researchers into Euratom-supported research projects. Therefore, special attention is devoted to the further implementation, in the nuclear and relevant medical and industrial sectors, of initiatives to attract new talent in the nuclear field and develop competences and expertise beyond the academic curricula. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Experimental Nuclear Physics 
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics 
  • Advanced Experimental Techniques in Nuclear Physics 
  • Applied Nuclear Physics 
  • Nuclear Structure: properties and models
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Introduction to Nuclear Reactions
  • Many-Body Theories in Nuclear Physics


The Master's Degree is aimed at all graduates in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, etc. interested in acquiring quality postgraduate training in fields related to Nuclear Physics. In particular, the Master's Degree course will be useful for:

  • Future researchers in the field of Nuclear Physics
  • Medical physics
  • Radiology
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Nuclear techniques for multi-elemental analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Call for application for admission to the master and simultaneous assignment scholarship in the NucPhys program closed on February 11th.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
78 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates for the NuPhys EMJMD must hold:

  • A university qualification corresponding to bachelor in Physics according to the Bologna framework. Majors in related areas as Chemistry, Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar or any other kind of scientist or engineer with a background related to the objective of the NuPhys EMJMD can be considered as elective candidates but with lower preference.
  • Language skills: English, candidates from countries where English is not one of the official languages, must demonstrate their knowledge of English by proving that they have received their education in English or with a certified language level equivalent to B2 using the CEFR

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
For the Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders, the participation fees are covered by the Erasmus Mundus grant.


There will be 16 Erasmus + Scholarships per edition of the Master Course. Out of these, 12 will be for partner country students and 4 for programme country students. Without prejudice to high academic standards, the Consortium shall respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship: No more than two of the students selected for an Erasmus Mundus scholarchip should have the same nationality.

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