Master of Science in Physics

Next application phase

The next application period for the Physics master's degree programme will start on October 15th 2016. The link to the portal for the online registration will be available here on/after that date.
Please have a look at the updated Entry Requirements.


The main goals of Physics are to gain a deep understanding of the universe at its most fundamental levels and to extend such knowledge to more complicated systems ranging from the subatomic to the cosmological scale. Physics can then be considered the basis for all natural sciences and the bearing structure of any modern technological development.

This is well reflected in our master programme in Physics which prepares graduates for careers in research and teaching at the university level or research in industrial laboratories. Students enrolling in the two year Master's programme will broaden their previous background in general physics and will be supported in carrying on their first independent research project.


Students graduating in the Master degree programme in Physics:

  • have a deep knowledge of methods and techniques relevant for the chosen specialization area of physics;
  • are ready to work in a cutting-edge international research environment;
  • have learned to plan, set up and conduct a research project;
  • know how to model a physical system both numerically and analitically;
  • have developed key skills such as the ability to work in a team and communication skills.

We are looking for very motivated and above-average students, willing to go beyond the standard class experience and able to make the most of our flexible programme. If you are interested in our M. Sc. Physics, please have a look ot our research areas and application procedure.


Dr. Rachele Fermani

Coordinator M. Sc. "Physics" and M. Sc. "Biophysics"

Room N25/3101
Office hours: Mo-Thu 9 am - 12 am

Department of Physics 
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany

Tel.: ++49 (0) 731-50-22292

Quick Guide

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Application period:
    Winter semester: 15.03 - 15.06
    Summer semester: 15.10 - 15.01
  • Start: winter and summer semester 
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fees: None
  • Administrative fees:
    158,50 Euro each semester

Application and Admission

  • Application

  • Admission

  • Ulm Students

    Graduates of Ulm University with a BSc degree in Physics or Wirtschaftsphysik, should use the application form "Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel / Umschreibung vom Bachelor in den Master". For more information please follow this Link.

  • Fees and costs

    FeesNo tuition fees, only administrative fees each semester, ~ 160 Euro
    Living Expenses
    1. Administrative fee: ~ 160 € each semester
    2. Health insurance: ~ 80 € each month
    3. Rent: approximally 300 € each month
    4. Public transportation (semester ticket): ~ 120 € each semester
    5. General cost of living (depending on the lifestyle): 400 € each month
    Financial AssistanceUlm University does not provide scholarships for incoming students. Please check the DAAD Website.
    Proof of financial resourcesMany German embassies require students to prove that they dispose of a specific amount of money (approx. 8000 €) on a German bank account before a visa will be issued. Please inquire at the German embassy in your country for specific requirements.

Information on the Master Programme

  • Timetable

    Please find the timetable for the current semester at the link below:


  • Study plan

    Students have to complete 120 credits in order to obtain the degree M. Sc. Physics. Find out how the study plan is strctured a the following link:

    Study plan 

  • Courses

    An overview and a detailed description of the courses available can be found in the 

    Module Handbook

  • Specialization and reasearch areas

    For a complete list of the specialization and research areas available, please follow the link to the Physics Website: 

    Research and Institutes

General Information for incoming students