Admission Requirements, Application, Visa, Housing & Funding


Application Platform C@mpus

Applications for the Winter Semester 2021 are now open:
Submit your application on C@mpus until March 1st, 2021! 

Consult the "How to apply for PHYSICS" Manual to navigate through the application platform.


Admission Requirements

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)

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) or Cambridge Proficiency in English Certificate (CPE)

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.

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

Applicants from China, Mongolia or Vietnam have to provide an original APS certificate which is issued by the German embassy in your home country. Please check the homepage of the German embassy for details.

Fees and Funding


Joint Fellowship Program

The Joint Fellowship Program is offered by the International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science  and the Department of Physics University of Stuttgart.

DAAD Match-Funds

DAAD Match-Funds are offered by the Deutscher Akademischer Ausstauschdienst and the Christian Bürkert Stiftung.

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.

Campus Vaihingen Student Housing
Campus Vaihingen Student Housing


The main campus in Stuttgart-Vaihingen has on-site halls of residence. Apartments are equipped with shower and WC and have access to kitchen facilities, telephone and Internet. Nearby, there are sports facilities, a library, shops and restaurants. The city of Stuttgart and the central station can be reached by the suburban railway from the campus station within 10 minutes. Trains run every 5-10 minutes. Numerous cultural activities are offered in the city and in the southwest region. Social programmes and weekend trips are organized for foreign students.

The PHYSICS office will assist admitted students register for on campus housing.

Further information on housing:



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Mia Kumrić

Course Director PHYSICS

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