How to apply for the Physics M. Sc.

Next application period

Please note that the application phase for the winter semester 22/23 is now closed.

The next application phase will open on 15th October 2022, please check this page regularly for any update.

The application to the "Physics" Master of Science programme consists of the stages reported below.

Please read carefully the information below regarding the online registration and the required documents.

How to Apply

Start of application period

1st April of each year for winter semester

15th October of each year for summer semester

End of application period

15th June of each year for winter semester

15th November of each year for summer semester

Start of the programme

1st October of each year for winter semester

1st April of each year for summer semester

Please follow the link to the Online Registration (available during the applicaiton phase only).

You will be asked to enter the following data: personal data, information on Bachelor degree and the university where you obtained it.

At the end of the online registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. 

Documents to be downloaded before closing the online registration:

  • Data View of your records showing the data you entered.
  • Cover Sheet for the application package, it carries your application number

After completing the online registration, please proceed to fill in the Application Form.xlsx .

Read me: "How to complete the application form"

The application form is provided by the “Physics” office and it is available for download here during application period.

It is very important that the application form is filled out correctly with information on the grading system at your university as well as information on the courses you attended. If the application form is not filled out properly, your application will be rejected.


Please enter all the required data:
  • Application number, received during the online registration.
  • Grading system at your university: Please enter both maximum and minimum passing grade at your university.
  • Final grade of your Bachelor degree or current grade point average (GPA) of all courses (if you have not yet finished the Bachelor programme).
  • Courses details: title, credit points/credit hours earned, grade (it has to be consistent with the max/min passing grade entered). Please copy the title exactly as it is stated on your transcript of records, all the information entered have to be retrievable in your transcript.

We are currently accepting application documents only in electronic form.

Please upload your application documens at the link provided in the confirmation e-mail, we do not accept documents sent per e-mail.

The application documents must be uploaded before the deadline!

1. Cover sheet Please sign it and fill in the date.
2. Application form Printout of the form that was already send by e-mail, please sign it and fill in the date.
3. Curriculum Vitae  
  • The CV has to be complete, i.e. there should be no gaps and it should cover the time period since you finished your Bachelor degree,
  • insert your name, application number and signature.
4. Transcripts of records

All semesters studied in the Bachelor programme and exams taken have to be reported. If the transcripts are not written in English or German you have to provide copies of the certified English translation.

Students from Pakistan must provide documents certified with a HEC (Higher Education Commission in Pakistan) Stamp.

5. Official information on Grading Unless already reported in the transcripts, please provide an official document from your university on the grading system adopted (maximum grade, minimal passing grade, conversion of letter grades to number grades).
6. Bachelor degree certificate

The final grade has to be reported (if not already reported in the transcript of records).  If the certificate is not in English or German you have to provide copies of the certified English translation.

Students from Pakistan must provide documents certified with a HEC (Higher Education Commission in Pakistan) Stamp.

7. English certificate 

TOEFL (ibT) test with minimum score: 88
IELTS test with minimum score: 6,5
any English Language Certificate corresponding to the same according to the CEFR (Common European Framework Reference for Languages)
evidence that the Bachelor was completed exclusively in English.

Applicants who are English native speakers don't have to submit any English test result.

Students are welcome to apply without an English certificate, however they should plan a test as soon as possible. A valid English certificate has to be presented the latest at the moment of enrollment.

8. APS-certificate (original!)

Required for students from PR China and Vietnam.

9.* Module Handbook All non-EU applicants must submit the Module Handbook containing the modules description, content, workload and teaching hours. Applications from non-EU applciants may be rejected if the Module Handbookis not provided.

You will obtain a confirmation e-mail once we received and checked your application documents.

Please note:
  • We do not accept documents attached to e-mails.
  • Application is not valid if documents are sent without prior online registration.
  • Do not send any certificates not related to your academic or professional qualifications.

Graduates of the Ulm University with a BSc degree in Physics or Wirtschaftsphysik, should use the application form "Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel / Umschreibung vom Bachelor in den Master" and bring it to the Studiensekretariat. For more information please read here.

Dr. Rachele Fermani

Coordinator M. Sc. "Advanced Materials" 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