Admission Requirements, Application, Visa, Housing & Funding

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.

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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