- B.Sc. in Physics
An internationally recognized Bachelor's degree in physics (or equivalent). The Bachelor's degree has to be equivalent to a B.Sc. degree in physics obtained at a German university with an above-average grade.
- B.Sc. in related fields
Applicants from related fields can only be considered if they passed sufficient courses in physics with excellent results. Mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics are mandatory requirements. The admission committee will evaluate the equivalency of your transcript.
Please contact us in advance, if you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply.
- English Proficiency Certificate
TOEFL (minimum scores: ibt 80; cbt 213; pbt 550)
IELTS (minimum band score 6.0)
All applicants have to provide an official English proficiency certificate. Exemptions are only possible for native speakers passing their whole studies in the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
If applicable, you can opt for the testing from home options offered i.e. by IELTS or TOEFL during restrictions due to the pandemic.
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification
A secondary education degree qualifying you to enter University, i.e. A-Levels, Abitur, High school diploma, Matura, Nationwide Placement Test (Concours) or similar.
- APS Certificate
Fees and Funding
The semester fee comprises the Administrative fee, the Student Services fee (including the fee for the basic funding of the VVS-StudiTicket) and the Student Council fee.
- Do you have sufficient financial resources or do you need a scholarship? Get answers to this and other important topics concerning cost of living in Stuttgart.
- Change of universities, leave of absence, double enrollment, parallel studies, re-registration: All the information you need to successfully organize your studies.
- Joint Fellowship Program
- DAAD Match-Funds
- Germany Scholarship
Germany Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium)
The Germany Scholarship is awarded for academic performance. Besides marks above average, the proof of at least one additional criterion is required.The scholarship amounts to 300 € per month, half of which is financed by a sponsor and the other half by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Student dormitories ar offered by two different providers on our Campus in Vaihingen close to both the department of Physics and the Max Planck Institutes.
Unfortunately, we can no longer offer a dormitory reservations for our admitted students, however, as soon as you are admitted to our program, we recommend you apply for a dormitory room at
indicating that you would prefer housing on Campus Vaihingen (either Allmandring or Pfaffenhof)
Further information on housing: