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Application Procedure

There is no minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement.

Candidates with a German Bachelor’s degree apply directly to the Freie Universität Berlin via the online portal.

Candidates with non-German degree apply via uni-assist portal. For documents and formal details please see Application with non-German Degree.

The application for the winter semester runs from April 15 to August 15.

The application period for the summer semester runs from December 2 of the preceding year to February 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.

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 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.

For instance, with a degree in engineering or chemistry?

No. You require a Bachelor's degree in Physics that is equivalent to the Bachelor degree in Physics from Freie Universität Berlin. You can check Study Regulations for bachelor students to see what modules are compulsory for physicsts at our university (in German: Pflicht).


  • your Bachelor degree with overall grade
  • a certified transcript of your Bachelor studies
  • proof of English language proficiency

Please upload these documents, as well as certified English or German translations if in another language, as color pdf files to Uni-Assist. 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.