M.Sc. On Campus


RWTH Aachen University

24 months
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The international Master's program in Physics at RWTH Aachen University is a two years program. The first year consists of lectures, seminars and lab courses. The second year is dedicated to an individual research project. 


The curriculum from RWTH Aachen University is organized along seven different tracks: Experimental Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory and Gauge Theories, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoelectronics, Quantum Technology, and Condensed Matter Theory.

Key Features 

  • For each track, the first year of the Master’s studies has several mandatory courses as well as elective courses. 
  • The elective courses can be chosen from the many specialisation courses offered by Aachen physics faculty, researchers at the research center Jülich as well as elective courses from other related Master’s programs (Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Laser Technology, Material Science etc.). 

Programme Structure

Tracks of Study

  • Experimental Particle Physics
  • Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology
  • Quantum Field Theory and Gauge Theories
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nanoelectronics (flyer)
  • Quantum Technology
  • Condensed Matter Theory

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

  • Copy of your transcript of records or your diploma supplement. Please submit a transcript of records with all the semesters you have studied. When you apply you have to be able to provide grades all the semesters you have studied except your last two semesters of study.
  • A module catalog or course descriptions of all the courses you completed in your studies. If these are available on your university’s webpage, you can also upload a PDF that shows the link to this page. If you do not, or cannot upload a module catalog, the respective Examination Board will still review your application for your eligibility for your chosen course(s) of study. Your application may however have to be rejected due to your missing module catalog.
  • If you are applying to start a course of study in a higher core semester: a copy of your final academic transcript.
  • Tabular resume

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  • There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University - this applies for international students as well! 

Living costs for Aachen

813 - 1131 EUR /month
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