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Master of Science 


Start of studies: winter semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English

PHYSICS is a highly competitive, two-year international master's study program with a strong focus on research. The collaboration between the University of Stuttgart’s Department of Physics and the Max Planck Institutes for Solid State Research and Intelligent Systems ensures an excellent education in general physics.
We offer a vibrant learning environment for young physicists from all over the world who are striving to become well-equipped for a career in science.


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  • A qualified Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with excellent results
  • An official English proficiency certificate (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS or CPE)

We offer various electives e.g.:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Atom and Quantum Optics
  • Photonics
  • Soft Matter Physics
  • Strongly Correlated Many-Body Systems
  • Physical Modelling
  • Numerical Simulation

PHYSICS graduates mainly pursue academic careers at Universities and research laboratories, but some also choose professional paths in computer companies, management consultancies or in the field of telecommunications.

Studying abroad: what opportunities does the University of Stuttgart has to offer?

Are you interested in going on exchange for a semester or two? Or would you rather do some research or attend a language course? Have you ever thought of joining a Summer School or planned an internship abroad? Whatever you have in mind for your exchange, the International Office will help you make your stay abroad an unforgettable experience. The first step will be to sign up online for our information sessions at the International Office that are offered on a regular basis. We look forward to your registration!

Application and admission: how do I get a place at the University?

Admission Requirements

  • A qualified bachelor degree in Physics or an equivalent degree in Physics or in a related field of study
  • Restricted admission (limited number of places)

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language Requirements

  • Very good knowledge of English, non-Native speakers need a language certificate (TOEFL or equivalent test results) as proof.
  • Successful participation in the intensive German language course offered before the first semester. Students with very good knowledge of the German language can get exempted from the Intensive Course.
Admission regulation  – July 31, 2015

Application period for the winter semester: November 15 – March 1

The winter semester starts in October.

How is the program structured?

Curriculum. .

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module. The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is published in the Campus Management System C@MPUS [de] (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).

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Which institutes are involved in this study program?


The quality of this degree program has been certified.


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Mia Kumrić

Course Director PHYSICS

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