24 months
1016 EUR/year
1016 EUR/year
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The Master in Astrophysics programme of University of Geneva provides advanced training in astrophysics with an emphasis on exo-planetology, stellar and extra-galactic physics, ground- and space-based instrumentation, and concepts and tools of modern data science.


The Master in Astrophysics at University of Geneva includes common courses and a specialisation in one of the above domains. The programme and dissertation work take place in a renowned research institute (the Astronomy Department of the University, also known as the "Geneva Observatory"), offering direct contacts with the local research groups and with international collaborations which use and contribute to state-of-the-art facilities of the field (ESO, ESA, NASA, and others).

Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern astrophysics and expertise in their field of specialization. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops skills that are very valued for Data Sciencists.

Available orientations:

  • Exoplanetology
  • From stars to the Universe
  • Instrumentation and data analysis

Career paths

The Master in Astrophysics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Research
  • Data Science
  • International organisations (ESA, ESO)
  • Industry
  • Teaching
  • Communication and science outreach

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical processes in astrophysics (microscopic)
  • Physical processes in astrophysics (macroscopic)
  • Star and planets
  • Galaxies and cosmology 
  • Astronomical observables and observations
  • Astrophysics & Data Science

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.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should hold, or at least receive upon arrival, a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to your study programme, from an accredited university.* (A Bachelor in Physics, or an equivalent degree.)
  • Professional experience and extracurricular activities are not compulsory but can be an asset to your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1016 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 508 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1016 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 508 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 500 CHF / semester

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

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


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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