The application for the winter semester runs from April 15 to May 31.
The application period for the summer semester runs from December 2 of the preceding year to January 15.
Candidates with a non-German Degree are recommended to prepare their documents well in advance and to apply as soon as the application period opens.
No. All courses in the Master's program of Physics are in English.
For instance, with a degree in engieering or chemistry?
No. You require a Bachelor's degree in Physics to apply for a Master's degree in Physics.
All documents need to be send as officially certified copies per postal mail. More details
Yes, you can apply if you have certifications for at least 2/3 of the credit points necessary for your Bachelor’s degree. In that case the current transcript of courses can be used for the application.
Note that all modules necessary to complete the Bachelor’s degree have to be finished before the start of the Master course, and certificates have to be submitted before the end of the first semester of the Master course.
There is no limited admission for the winter semester.
Admission for the summer semester could be limited if there are more applicants than places available. In this case, the overall bachelor grade is the strongest criterion for the applicants' admission.
The Freie Universität Berlin does not charge any tuition fees. An enrollment fee of approx. 300 EUR per semester entitles students to use all public transport in the Berlin area.
There are no fellowships awarded by the Freie Universität Berlin. For stipends and fellowships, please refer to funding agencies such as the DAAD.
A limited number of part-time job opportunities (40 or 60 hours per month) for students are available at the Department of Physics, but it cannot be guaranteed that a vacant part-time position will be available.
Yes, but only with the permission of the examination committee. The following courses are pre-approved: elective modules
Please note that courses in other departments and in the bachelor program will usually be taught in German and that you cannot take more than 15 credits in Bachelor courses in total.
You need to have completed the module “Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students” (10 CP), a module of theoretical physics from the compulsory elective area comprising 10 CP and further modules of the Master’s programme comprising at least 25 CP.
First of all, you have to be a student in the Master of Physics course at Freie Universität Berlin (see "Application procedure" above).
Applications to the Double-Degree Program have to be submitted online. In addition, you need to send paper documents (informal application letter, letter of motivation, certified copies of the Bachelor degree showing the overall grade and of the transcript of the first semester in the Master course, CV, a recommendation letter by a professor, and documents that show that you possess good German and basic French language knowledge) to the person responsible for the program (see http://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/studium/master/Doppelmaster_Info). Application deadline is April 30th.
Good German and basic (CEFR level A2) French language proficiency, enrollment to the Master of Physics of Freie Universität Berlin, good grades.
Language tests are not necessary if you have documents that show your language proficiency otherwise (for example school certificates).
The purpose of the early application to the Double-Degree Program shall help those candidates that are particularly interested in such a Double Degree to decide at which university they should enroll.
If someone applies before April 30th to the Double-Degree Program along with the regular application to the Master program in Physics at Freie Universität Berlin (deadline for the latter: May 31st), and is accepted to the Master program, he/she will know about the outcome of the application to the Double-Degree Program before he/she has to enroll to the regular Master program, and thus can decide at which university he/she would like to enroll.
Successful candidates of the early application will get a provisional admission to the Double-Degree Program, which means they are admitted if their average grade in the first semester of Master studies is 2.0 or better. (If the grade is worse, they have to apply again after the first semester of the Master studies.)
It is possible that you are admitted to the (regular) Master in Physics at Freie Universität Berlin, but do not get the provisional admission to the Double-Degree Program. In that case you can start your Master studies, and either try to apply again to the Double-Degree program one year later (after your first semester in the Master course), or just finish your complete Master studies in Berlin. The reverse case will not occur, it is impossible to get the provisional admission to the Double-Degree Program without admission to the Master in Physics at Freie Universität Berlin.
No problem. Just inform the person responsible for the Double-Degree Program (see http://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/studium/master/Doppelmaster_Info). You may continue with your studies in Berlin, and later receive your Master degree form here.
Yes, you can. However, you have to consider that then you will need five semesters to obtain the Master degree. The explanation: The French-German Double-Degree Program is designed for a start of the Master program in October. The program in France is offered only on a one-year cycle.
The last possibility to apply to the Double-Degree Program is after the first semester of the Master Program, before April 30th