University of Göttingen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics (120 ECTS). The Master Degree in AstroMundus is offered by University of Göttingen.


Why to study

The main objective of the AstroMundus programme at University of Göttingen is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, we promote cultural exchanges between non-European and European students and academics.

AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of these countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.

The official language of the course is English, but students are given the possibility to learn the languages of the host countries by attending language courses at the partner universities.

Successful students will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by all partner universities they have visited during the Master studies.

In addition they will obtain a Diploma Supplement to facilitate the recognition of their degree in other universities/countries.

At the end of each 2-years cycle of the Master Programme the best master thesis of the cycle will be awarded a prize.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar astrophysics and evolution, the interstellar medium)
  • Solar Astrophysics and Space Weather
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation)
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling)
  • Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe)
  • Particle Cosmology
  • Astroparticle Physics
  • Gravitational waves
  • Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space
  • Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations)

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.

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

  • Electronic copy of the Bachelor's Degree (with a certified English translation, if the original is not in English language) or a certification with the expected date of the degree. Bachelor's Degrees are accepted in either Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or Mathematics or recognized equivalent level of learning in the same field, quantified as 3 years of studies corresponding to 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Electronic copy of academic records 
  • Two letters of recommendation. 
  • Partner-Country candidates who wish to apply for an Erasmus+: EMJMD scholarship, need to present a valid proof of their place of residence

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


A limited number of scholarships is expected to be funded through the new Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree (JMD) programme of the European Commission. Applicants that wish to apply for a JMD scholarship will have to state so in the relevant part of the AstroMundus application form. Students that already received in the past an Erasmus Mundus or JMD scholarship are not allowed to receive a new one. A student can submit JMD scholarship applications for a maximum of 3 different JMD programmes in the same academic year. Students who apply for scholarships through more than 3 JMD programmes will be excluded from the selection for a JMD scholarship.

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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