M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Physics

University of Twente (UT)

24 months
16500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Applied Physics at the University of Twente (UT) is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. 


In the MSc in Applied Physics at the University of Twente (UT) we aim to achieve the ideal balance between 'hardcore' physics and engineering. Research is spread out over five clusters:

  • Physics of Fluids
  • Nanoelectronic Materials
  • Applied Nanophotonics
  • Soft Matter 
  • Energy Materials and Systems

The themes that are covered within the programme are in perfect alignment with these five research clusters.


Approximately half of our graduates work in Research & Development departments at a university, research institute or centre of expertise (e.g. TNO, ECN, CERN) or at a corporate Research & Development department (e.g. Philips Natlab, Shell, Océ), developing new materials, new technology, or new products, for example for space travel or medical science.

Many Applied Physics graduates pursue their scientific studies at doctorate level, conducting independent research for four years under the guidance of a professor, and writing and defending a PhD dissertation. You can pursue a PhD at the University of Twente or at any other university in The Netherlands or abroad.

Some graduates pursue a career in engineering or manufacturing. In engineering, you design new products or production processes, working for a major company or as an independent adviser. In manufacturing, the focus is on innovations in the production process.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

In the first year of this Master's programme you will take four general science courses related to physics theory, mathematical techniques, applied physics and experimental physics. Together these compulsory courses form the main thread of the programme. The four courses are divided over the four quartiles. As a result, you and your fellow students will get together on a regular basis throughout the first year. Another part of the year consists of specialisation courses closely linked to the research you are intersted in, the final third is completely elective.

  • Year 2 

The second year is the practical year. You can now for example choose to focus on fundamental science, e.g. by doing research in a research group and an internship at a research institute. On the other hand, you can also opt for a more engineering driven approach by doing research in a more engineering oriented research group, combined with an industry internship.

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

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Calculus and Analysis, Linear Algebra, Integration, Differential Equations 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 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 Enschede

650 - 920 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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