24 months
14010 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The two-year track Physics and Astronomy - Advanced Matter and Energy Physics (AMEP) from the University of Amsterdam, is among the best experimental physics programmes in the world. It offers you challenging courses and research opportunities in hot topics in laboratories around the world and prepares you for an exciting career in research.

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Do you want to know what it's like to study the Advanced Matter and Energy Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam ? Students Auke and Vasco and and Prof. Mark Golden will tell you in this video what makes the programme unique.

The two-year Master's track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics covers topics in condensed matter physics ranging from soft matter to quantum materials and quantum gases. The Physics and Astronomy - Advanced Matter and Energy Physics (AMEP) programme consists of a mix of theoretical and experimental courses that bring you to the forefront of physics. 

Experimental physics in Amsterdam is among the best in the world. This two-year track offers challenging courses and research opportunities focused on current trends in the field. 

For example, you can participate in research projects on:

  • Next generation energy materials and processes (such as nanocrystals, nanowires and nanophotonic systems for tomorrow's solar energy conversion)
  • Complex condensed matter systems (with properties like unconventional superconductivity)
  • Complex liquids, granular, soft and biomatter (with properties like jamming and self-organisation)
  • New forms of ultracold atomic quantum matter (with properties like strong correlations and entanglement)
  • Precision measurements on (cold) atoms and molecules, to test fundamental physics theories
  • 2D metallic states at the surface of 3D topological insulators, and the phenomena these states can be used to explore (such as Majorana fermions and magnetic monopoles)

Programme Structure

Study paths

The AMEP programme is loosely organised into three study paths:

  • Emergent and energy materials
  • Soft matter
  • Atomic quantum physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold an academic Bachelor's degree in Astronomy and/or Physics.
You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least:
  • 3.0 (American system)
  • 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system)
  • C (ECTS-system)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14010 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14010 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /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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