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 one of the subject areas physics, astrophysics or meteorology or in another mathematical-scientific subject area.

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 three 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 results of the aptitude procedure are usually sent to the applicants by letter 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.

Application MSc Astrophysics

The application for the MSc Astrophysics includes the following steps:

1. Participation in the aptitude procedure for the MSc Astrophysics (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 Astrophysics 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.

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 Astrophysics
Universitäts-Sternwarte München
Scheinerstr. 1
81679 München
Germany
e-mail: astromaster@usm.lmu.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 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. Questionaire Application MSc Astrophysics (PDF, 10 KB).

Further details, in particular on prerequisites and form of application, can be found on the Astrophysics pages.

The results of the aptitude procedure are usually sent to the applicants by letter 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.

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.

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 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. Questionaire Application MSc Meteorology (PDF, 10 KB).

The results of the aptitude procedure are usually sent to the applicants by letter 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.

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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