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Physics (M.Sc./Joint Degree)

Experience excellent research!

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

The master's Program in physics at the Georg-August University Göttingen is a research-oriented course of study that qualifies for demanding tasks in research and development and prepares for a PhD in physics. Our Faculty is characterized by a broad and internationally renowned research spectrum, students are involved in at an early stage.

The main research areas of the faculty are also reflected in the major fields of study. Every masterstudent has to choose one of them:

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

Experience excellent research really close and become a part of our nearly 60 renowed research groups!

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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

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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 proof of their English skills:

  • A grade point average of at least 8 points in the subject of English throughout the two school years prior to acquiring university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Cambridge First Certificate English (FCE): B
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): C
  • IELTS Academic: 5;
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based): 61 Points;
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based): min. 500 Points;
  • UNIcert: II;
  • equivalent proof (CEF): B2;
  • one year spent studying or working abroad in a country in which English is the official language

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 skills:

  • DSH II;
  • TestDaF 4

Proof of German skills are not necessary for applicants whose native language is English or who provide excellent English skills:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): B
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C
  • IELTS Academic 6,5, each exam 5,5
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based): 94 Punkte;
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based): mindestens 577 Punkte;
  • UNIcert: III;
  • equivalent proof (CEF): C1;
  • Degree of an at least two-year study-program (teaching language only English)


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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



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

Tel. +49 551 39 5030
Fax. +49 551 39 5000

Office hours

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

During the semester break only by appointment

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