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Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

24 months
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Physics and mathematics are corner stones of our modern knowledge-based society. This has to do with the structural power of abstraction and mathematical algorithms as well as the far-reaching consequences of logical induction. You can learn more about this at the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics programme offered by Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.


Key facts

In connection with the processes of modelling and analyzing in natural sciences and technology, they account for the fact that mathematics and theoretical physics are important foundation pillars and central innovative factors of our civilization.

The elite Theoretical and Mathematical Physics programme offered by Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich offers students both an in-depth and broad education in theoretical and mathematical physics.

Two aspects are of particular importance:

  • The interdisciplinarity between modern theoretical physics and mathematics.
  • The basic goal here is to demonstrate that physics and mathematics share many common questions.
  • The transdisciplinarity, i.e. the transfer of knowledge from one discipline to a related one.

The focus for physics students, on the one hand, is on the use of mathematical methods, while, on the other hand, mathematicians are being guided in modern physics questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Differential Geometry
  • Mathematical Statistical Mechanics

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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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A one page statement of why you want to join the elite graduate program "Theoretical and Mathematical Physics"
  • You high-school diploma (Zeugnis der Hochschulreife), in translation if appropriate
  • Your bachelor certificate in physics or mathematics displaying your grades (alternatively: Vordiplomszeugnis and grades of subsequent courses or a recent "Transcript of records", if available)
  • Curriculum vitae containing your current mailing address as well as your date of birth and nationalities
  • A letter of recommendation (can be sent separately or by email to the same address. If your referee prefers to use encrypted email - this is optional -, the appropriate cryptographic keys can be found below)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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In practice, Ludwig-Maximilians-University charges a solidary fee of approx. Euro 150 per semester. 

Living costs for München

1078 - 1689 EUR /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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