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Physics (M.Sc./Joint Degree)

Features

The M.Sc. Physics is a research-oriented degree program that qualifies students for challenging activities in research and development and prepares them for a doctorate in physics. The Faculty of Physics is characterized by a broad and internationally renowned research spectrum in which students are involved at an early stage. Experience excellent research first-hand and become part of our almost 60 renowned research groups!

Name:
Physics
Degree:
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Teaching language:
German and English
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Start of studies:
Winter- and summer semester
Admission:
Restricted
(Application to the faculty)

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Programme structure

Research foci in Physics at Göttingen University

  • astrophysics and geophysics
  • biophysics and physics of complex systems
  • solid state and materials physics
  • nuclear and particle physics
  • theoretical physics
Details

Regulations and module directory


Admission Requirements

Previous education

Bachelor's degree in Physics or in related subject with at least three years of study and at least 180 Credits:

Language Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of English and/or German skills as outlined below.

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide English proficiency according to CEFR B.2.2
  • Applicants whose native language is not German and who neither meet a German university entrance qualification nor have acquired their bachelor degree at a German university, must provide proof of their German proficiency according to DSH Level 2
  • Proof of German skills are not necessary for applicants whose native language is English or who provide English proficiency according to CEFR B2 and German proficiency according to DSH Level 2

Application Deadline

Applicants from the EU

  • June, 15th for the following winter semester
  • December, 1st for the following summer

Applicants from outside of the EU

  • April, 15th for the following winter semester
  • October, 15th for the following summer

Required documents (mandatory upload in the application portal)

Applicants from the EU

  • CV (german or english)
  • Bachelor Degree Certificate including Transcript of Records (german or english) If you don't have finished your Bachelor yet but already received 150 Credits you have to upload only your Transcript of Records (including your Grade average).
  • If you do/did not graduate from a German university, you must upload a grading scheme of your university.
  • Language Certificate(s): English B2 and German: C1 OR English C1. The Language Certificate(s) could be handed in later (but at the latest at time of enrollment).
      If indicated:
    • confirmation of scholarship,
    • exchange semester abroad,
    • internship,
    • apprenticeship,
    • participation in a research project or
    • board-activity.

Applicants from outside of the EU

  • CV (german or english)
  • Bachelor Degree Certificate in a certified copy in english or german. If you don't have finished your Bachelor yet but already received 150 Credits you can hand in a Transcript of Records (including your Grade average).
  • If you do/did not graduate from a German university, you must upload a grading scheme of your university.
  • If your university do not use the credit point system, you must upload a programme pathway.
  • Verified result of the GRE Physics test, please use the DI Code 4056 and indicate our institution as a score recipient.
  • Language Certificate(s): English B2 and German: C1 OR English C1. The Language Certificate(s) could be handed in later (but at the latest at time of enrollment).

Testimonials

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“I chose to come to Göttingen because they have a research oriented program where I could study particle physics. A great part is that the program is in English, so you can experience Germany without worrying whether your German is good enough to understand your courses.
This also applies to the city, which is very international. The city also has a nice size, it has everything you need, but it is still easy to get around and the city doesn’t feel too crammed.”

R. Riksted, First Semester M.Sc. Physics

Katharina Priebe
“The special feature of Göttingen is the variety of physical subjects. When I started studying physics here, I was sure I would specialize in particle or astrophysics.
During my studies, I had the opportunity to realize that solid-state physics was much more fun. And because of the great research group in this area I’m also doing my PhD here in Göttingen.”

K. Priebe, Graduate Masterstudent in Physics


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Contact

Questions on programme

Dr. Richard L.C. Vink
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39 5030

rvink@ump.gwdg.de

Office hours

Tue 10-12 am
Dean of Studies' Office
Room No. B01.132

During the semester break only by appointment

Programme homepage

Student counceling

Dr. Yvonne Lips
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Phone +49 551 39 26833

yvonne.lips@phys.uni-goettingen.de

Sprechzeiten

Mon, Tue 15-16 pm
Wed - Fri 10-11.30 am
and by appointment
Dean of Studies' Office
Room No. B.01.133