24 months
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The areas of focus in the Physics programme of the University of Bonn are oriented towards Bonn’s main areas of research in particle physics, photonics and condensed matter physics.


In addition, by dealing with interdisciplinary questions students in the Physics programme of the University of Bonn learn to connect the dots across disciplines and put their insights into their proper scientific perspective. Students learn to apply research methods and outcomes independently, responsibly and self-critically.

They learn to tackle complex, purely physical interrelationships and problems, analyze them with scientific methods that extend even beyond the limits of the current state of knowledge, and solve them to the greatest extent possible. This requires deeper, more extensive knowledge in special areas. Moreover, students’ practical and strategic problem-solving competence, spawned of their ability to think fundamentally, is learned by working through highly complex research questions.  

Due to their finely honed and in-depth analytical-methodological competencies, and given their probing, research-oriented mathematical and natural scientific education, graduates of this degree program are prepared in a way that makes them flexible to meet the demands of a variety of professional fields. 

Possible lines of work:

Academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.), research and development (industrial sector), administration and management, patents, public authorities and ministries, financial and software services, consulting, monitoring/production and distribution control

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Laboratory Course
  • Advanced Quantum Theory
  • Group Theory
  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Computational Physics

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

  • Statement of purpose.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Certificates / academic records and transcripts. Please be aware that in case of acceptance you will need to provide the copies of all degrees/academic records and transcripts, all certified by the respective authorities.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Furthermore, we require 2 recommendation letters.

Tuition Fee

While public universities in Germany do not charge tuition, students must pay a social fee of 300 EUR per semester.

Living costs for Bonn

865 - 1281 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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