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What does it mean that I need a bachelor's degree equivalent to that of Freie Universität Berlin?

This means that you must have completed bachelor modules that provided you with thorough fundamentals in theoretical and experimental physics. The knowledge you bring must include the following basics:

  • Electrodynamics and Optics
  • Fundamentals of measurement and laboratory techniques
  • Structure of Matter (Solid State Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics)
  • Analytical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Theoretical Electrodynamics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Analysis

Besides, you must have worked in a laboratory and be able to set up devices. You also must know how to measure, interpret, document and report experimental data.

The admission committee checks the equivalency of the curriculum with respect to class content and credit hours. To see the compulsory and elective modules we teach in the bachelor's program at the Freie Universität please see the bachelor's website or better consult the Study Regulations (in German).

In case you are not sure if your degree is equivalent to ours please feel free to contact the program's coordinator who is responsible for the recognition issues.

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