Studyportals placeholder

NucPhys- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Nuclear Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #234 (QS) ,
NucPhys- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Nuclear Physics from University of Padova is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in Nuclear Physics (120 ECTS).


The NucPhys- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Nuclear Physics from University of Padova is based on the expertise of a consortium of Spanish Universities (Seville, Autónoma de Madrid, Barcelona, Complutense de Madrid and Salamanca) plus Universities of  Caen Basse-Normandie, Padova, and Catania. 


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Call for application for admission to the master and simultaneous assignment scholarship in the NucPhys program closed on February 11th.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


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.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Apply with Studyportals

Did you know that you can directly apply to available Masters from our selected Application Partners? Read more, or check the complete list of programmes to apply for right now.

Select a Master's and apply


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?