24 months
11910 EUR/year
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The Physics programme of the University of Gothenburg offers a forward-thinking curriculum in theoretical, computational, and experimental physics. As a student of the programme, you will develop your critical evaluation and problem-solving abilities, advanced experimental techniques, collaboration and presentation skills, and engineering skills grounded in the fundamental principles of physics.



Understanding the basic laws of physics has been a fascinating problem since the birth of modern science, and physics forms the basis for technological and engineering sciences. New discoveries within physics often have direct applications and lead to the development of new products and technologies. While these forces present both exciting opportunities and unparalleled challenges, the demand for future scientific solutions and rapid technological innovation remains unchanged. If you choose to study physics you will find many new exciting things to investigate. History has shown that each new generation of physicists makes its own great discoveries.

The Physics programme of the University of Gothenburg emphasizes the interaction between experiment and theory, which characterizes the development of modern physics. In short, theory provides models and concepts that can explain and predict experimental observations. Computers allow for numerical computation of the fundamental laws of physics and advanced techniques, such as machine learning. Using advanced instrumentation, both in-house and at large facilities like Onsala Space Observatory, will provide you with in-depth knowledge of material and biological systems, and of distant stars and galaxies.

Our programme will develop your understanding of the fundamental laws of nature and how they are related to the smallest and most fundamental building blocks. Much of the physics and technology that we meet in everyday life falls into the category of condensed matter physics, and there are many exciting areas within physics where you can study the interaction between atoms or molecules and the consequences. There is also strong development in the areas bordering on chemistry and biology. A further concept is that of complex systems, which involves financial and societal systems in addition to physical, chemical, or biological systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning from Data
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Experimental Methods in Modern Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalence to 180 credits or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university, with a minimum of 90 credits in physics
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23820 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 242,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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