University of Copenhagen

24 months
14746 EUR/year
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During the Physics programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will have ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the many different areas of physics. 


Graduate students from Physics programme at the University of Copenhagen may specialize in one of numerous sub-fields such as particle physics, atomic physics, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, complex systems in physics and quantum information technology. 

As a graduate student in physics you will achieve the academic qualifications to independently participate in modern research and the communication of results. There are plenty of themes and courses to choose from, so you will determine your own course of study to a large degree.

Career Opportunities

Unemployment among physics graduates is quite rare indeed and most physicists find work in a variety of settings. These include, but are far from limited to, private and public sector research, finance, programming in the IT industry or in private enterprises developing new materials, equipment or methods of analyzing. Furthermore, it is possible for all physicists to qualify for teaching at high school level.

Astrophysicists find employment as teachers or at observatories all over the world. There are job opportunities for bio- and medical physicists at hospitals or in the pharmaceutical industry, while geophysicists may work in the private and public sector, e.g. with environment-related problems, oil- or wind based energy or engineering.

The private sector has begun to deploy physicists in a more business-oriented context. A good example is how, in finance, physicists are engaged to predict market fluctuations. Some physicists are also employed as programmers in the IT sector as they often have strong programming backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Observational Astrophysics
  • Astronomical Data Processing
  • Computational Astrophysics: Star and Planet Formation
  • Particle Physics and the Early Universe
  • Exoplanets and Astrobiology
  • Advanced Methods in Applied Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. 

  • BSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen 
  • BSc in Physics from another Danish university
  • BSc in Science and IT with specialisation in physics from the University of Copenhagen
Other bachelor’s degrees
  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester


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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