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Application for the Master of Science in Physics

The applications process to the Masters’ program is easy. The way you apply for the Master programme in Physics depends on whether you have acquired your first degree at a German university or at the foreign educational institution. Please feel free to contact us directly if you need any support or read our FAQ

Application with a non-German degree

1. Apply online via uni-assist

2. Send all required documents including officially certified copies to the uni-assist office by postal mail (no e-mail, no fax!).

3. Expect admission notice or rejection notice.

Why uni-assist?

The purpose of uni-assist service is to “translate” your non-German grades into the German system. Uni-assist charges a fee for application processing. Please apply six weeks before the official application dates in order to ensure uni-assist can process your application properly.

Application with a German Degree

1. Apply via FU online application portal.

2. Upload required documents in the FU application system. No e-mails, no fax, no postal mail!

3. Check if all the data and documents submitted are complete.

4. Expect the e-mail notification on the status of your application - in the application system you will find an admission or a rejection notice.

Required Documents

1. Degree proof

A proof of a German or equivalent non-German degree in Physics at the university level. That degree can be confirmed by either a Bachelors’ diploma or, if your studies are not over yet, by an official transcript. On the transcript, at least 2/3 of all the credit points required for a diploma should have been obtained.

Learn more about required documents: 

for applicants with German degree

for applicants with non-German degree

2. English proof

A proof of English mastery, in case your native language is not English or if you have not acquired your qualifying degree at an educational institution where English is the language of instruction. One of the internationally recognized tests such as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can be used. The minimum acceptable tests scores are B1 for CEF, 70 for TOEFL, 5.5 for IELTS.

Learn more about language requirements

Application periods

04.05.2020 - 15.08.2020 for winter semester 2020/2021

For international studentsApplicants who hold a Bachelor's degree from outside Germany should apply until June 30, 2020 to ensure that university application and visa application are processed by uni-assist and authorities in time. 

01.12.2020 - 15.01.2021 for summer semester 2021

After Application - What are the next steps?

After having received the admission notice, you need to enroll at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Get to know how to enroll