Applying to a Master's program at the Faculty of Physics

Application MSc Physics

The application for the MSc Physics includes the following steps:

1. Participation in the aptitude procedure for the MSc Physics (see below).

2. Depending on whether you belong to the group Germans and Bildungsinländer (students of foreign nationality who obtained a German higher education entrance qualification) or EU/EEA citizens or Non-EU citizens, further requirements for the application have to be considered. Please read the information on the LMU's website carefully.

The application for the MSc Physics requires a first professional university degree or an equivalent degree from Germany or abroad in physics, astrophysics or in another mathematical-scientific subject area.

Please consider:
- A successful application requires that you finish your Bachelor till September 30 (for the application for winter term) and March 31 (for summer term).
- You can only apply twice.

Application Deadlines:
Application for the winter semester: 15 July
Application for the summer semester: 15 January

Applicants must register for the MSc Physics via the online application portal and upload the following application documents and answer the questionnaire provided there. The portal usually opens approx. 2-3 months before the application deadline:

1. a tabular curriculum vitae.

2. a copy of the degree certificate from the first degree (first professional university degree); if not yet available, a current trancscript of records.

3. an essay of no more than 1,000 words in German or English explaining the interest and skills for studying the MSc Physics programme with a detailed description of the previous achievements in the first degree programme (useful: information on special lectures attended in the first degree programme, information on the topic and content of the Bachelor's thesis, special lectures attended during your first degree studies, and information on the areas you intend to focus on during the planned Master’s degree course).

4. a proof of subject knowledge in the form of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores in physics or mathematics (only for applicants whose first degree was not completed at a university in a country of the European Union).

5. a questionnaire (provided in the online application portal).

The applicants will be notified about the results of the aptitude assessment approx. 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. In this letter you will receive information for the further steps towards enrolment.

For questions please contact the program counseling for Master Physics

Application MSc Astrophysics

The application for the MSc Astrophysics includes the following steps:

1. Submit application materials to the MSc Astrophysics Selection Committee (see instructions that follow).

2. If you are neither a German citizen nor a "Bildungsinländer" (see this link for a definition of Bildungsinländer), then also submit an application to the International Office. This should be done in parallel to the selection process, i.e. BEFORE the deadlines mentioned below, in order to avoid delays. Please follow the steps outlined by the international office.

The application for the MSc Astrophysics requires a first professional university degree or an equivalent degree from Germany or abroad in physics, astrophysics or in another mathematical/scientific subject. In particular, previous training in theoretical mechanics, theoretical quantum mechanics, theoretical electrodynamics, theoretical thermodynamics and statistics as well as a solid education in mathematics are prerequisites for a successful application.

Please consider:
- A successful application requires that you finish your Bachelor before Octorber 01 (for the application for winter term) resp. before April 01 (for summer term).
- You can only apply twice.

Application Deadlines:
Application for the winter semester: 15 July
Application for the summer semester: 15 January

You will know the result of your application no later than one month after the application deadline. For outstanding applications the selection committee may initiate an early, rolling acceptance.

Please send the application documents described below by e-mail or by mail to the following address:

Subject: Master in Astrophysics
Universitäts-Sternwarte München
Scheinerstr. 1
81679 München
Germany
e-mail: AstroMaster@lists.physik.uni-muenchen.de

Please note that we wish to receive all documents in a SINGLE PDF-File.

1. A tabular curriculum vitae.

2. A copy of the degree certificate from the first degree (first professional university degree); if not yet available, a current transcript of records.

3. An essay of no more than 1,000 words in English explaining the motivation and the skills that will enable you to succeed in the MSc Astrophysics programme, with a detailed description of the previous achievements in the first degree programme (useful: information on special lectures attended in the first degree programme, information on the topic and content of the Bachelor's thesis, special lectures attended during your first degree studies, and information on the areas you intend to focus on during the planned Master’s degree course).

4. If available, a proof of subject knowledge in the form of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores in physics if your previous degree was not completed at a university in the European Union. This may help us gauge your previous experience, but we will review your application also without GRE scores.

5. If available and if you are a non-native English speaker, please provide proof of English language proficiency through the TOEFL, IELTS or a comparable standardized exam. Please note that if you are from a non-English speaking country and your Bachelor degree instruction was nevertheless carried out in English, no exam results are necessary. Please just provide a letter from your University confirming that the instruction was in English. Also, do not provide any language certification, if you have a German Abitur.

6. Questionnaire Application MSc Astrophysics (PDF, 10 KB).

For questions please contact the program counseling for Master Astrophysics.

Application MSc Meteorology

The application for the MSc Meteorology includes the following steps:

1. Participation in the aptitude procedure for the MSc Meteorology (see below).

2. Depending on whether you belong to the group Germans and Bildungsinländer (students of foreign nationality who obtained a German higher education entrance qualification) or EU/EEA citizens or Non-EU citizens, further requirements for the application have to be considered. Please read the information on the LMU's website carefully.

The application for the MSc Meteorology requires a first professional university degree or an equivalent degree from Germany or abroad in one of the subject areas physics, astrophysics or meteorology or in another mathematical-scientific subject area.

Please consider:
- A successful application requires that you finish your Bachelor till September 30 (for the application for winter term) and March 31 (for summer term).
- You can only apply twice.

Application Deadlines:
Application for the winter semester: 15 July
Application for the summer semester: 15 January

Please send the application documents below by post or by e-mail to the following address:

Subject: Master in Meteorology
Meteorologisches Institut der Universität München
Frau Barbara Baumann
Theresienstr. 37
80333 München
Germany
Email to: barbara.baumann@lmu.de

1. a tabular curriculum vitae.

2. a copy of the degree certificate from the first degree (first professional university degree); if not yet available, a current trancscript of records.

3. an essay of no more than 1,000 words in German or English explaining the interest and skills for studying the MSc Meteorology programme with a detailed description of the previous achievements in the first degree programme (useful: information on special lectures attended in the first degree programme, information on the topic and content of the Bachelor's thesis, special lectures attended during your first degree studies, and information on the areas you intend to focus on during the planned Master’s degree course).

4. a proof of subject knowledge in the form of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores in physics or mathematics (only for applicants whose first degree was not completed at a university in a country of the European Union).

5. Questionnaire Application MSc Meteorology (PDF, 10 KB).

The applicants will be notified about the results of the aptitude assessment approx. 2-3 weeks after the application deadline. In this letter you will receive information for the further steps towards enrolment.

For questions please contact the program counseling for Master Meteorology

Application Elite Master Course Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Detailed information on how to apply for the elite programme Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP) can be found on the programme webpage.

Application MSc Quantum Science & Technology

Detailed information on how to apply for the MSc Quantum Science & Technology (QST) can be found on the programme webpage.

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