The Department of Physics welcomes international students who wish to study Physics or Materials Physics in Erlangen. Beginning with the summer term 2015 studies being awarded with the Master of Science (MSc) in Physics or Materials Physics are in English.
The courses leading to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics or Materials Physics are offered in German only.

Students wishing to take the Physics MSc course should hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Physics. Students wishing to take the MSc course in Materials Physics should hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science. Exceptions are possible, the admission board will carefully look at the supplied evidence of previous studies and decide on admission. The board of admission can issue an admission with additional requirements which will ensure that the Master level can be reached within the time allowed for the programmes.

Programme and Courses

Physics (MSc)

The programme offers a 120 credit points (ECTS) master course that can be accomplished within 2 years (4 terms). Students choose from lectures in Theoretical Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Optics (in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light) and Condensed Matter Physics.
The courses in the programme are offered in English consistently. Exams can be chosen to be held in English or German! Read more...

Materials Physics (MSc)

The programme offers a 120 credit points (ECTS) master course that can be accomplished within 2 years (4 terms). Students choose from lectures in Condensed Matter Physics, Optics (in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light), Theoretical Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.
Courses are offered in English consistently.
Exams can be chosen to be held in English or German!

Application and Admission

Applications are possible for study courses beginning with the winter term or summer term. Deadline for application is 15th January for the following summer term and 15th July for the next winter term. Application is requested online via the application website.

Please study the information provided by the central office of international affairs of the FAU prior to application. Questions concerning special visa requirements or proof of proficiency in English will be answered by the central office.

If you have specific questions concerning the programme in Physics or Materials Phyics or if you want to know whether your previous studies likely meet the admission requirements you may contact the following persons:

Physics (MSc) Prof. Dr. Michael Thoss
Materials Physics (MSc) Prof. Dr. M. Alexander Schneider

However, a definite admission can only be given after the application has been received and evaluated by the board of admission.