International Programmes 2020/2021

Mathematical Physics (MSc) Mathematical Physics (MSc)

University of Tübingen • Tübingen

Degree
Master of Science in Mathematical Physics
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

The course language is English. Some of the elective courses are conducted in German.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 July (for non-EU students)

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Varied
Additional information on tuition fees

Approx. 1,500 EUR per semester for students from non-EU countries

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

In the University of Tübingen Master's programme in mathematical physics, students will learn advanced mathematical concepts and fundamental physical theories in a specific interdisciplinary study programme.
In contrast to several other programmes in mathematical physics, the Tübingen programme focuses on established physical theories with important applications in science and technology. The main areas are quantum theory, general relativity, and statistical physics, reflecting the main research areas present in Tübingen's Mathematics and Physics Departments.

Course organisation

Apart from the mandatory core modules - Geometry in Physics, Mathematical Quantum Theory, Mathematical Relativity, and Mathematical Statistical Physics - students can choose from a wide variety of advanced courses in mathematics, theoretical physics, and mathematical physics. Thereby they can specialise according to their personal preferences in certain areas of mathematics and/or physics. During the second year, we offer a mathematical physics colloquium in which students learn about recent developments in mathematical physics and also present the results of their own Master's thesis research.

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Types of assessment

Written and oral exams
Written work (protocols, essays, thesis)
Scientific presentations

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Specialist literature in other languages
Integrated internships

An international placement is optional.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
1,500
Additional information on tuition fees

Approx. 1,500 EUR per semester for students from non-EU countries

Semester contribution
Enrolment fees at the University of Tübingen are currently about 160 EUR per semester. This includes use of local public transport free of charge on Mondays to Fridays in the evening, at weekends and on public holidays. In addition, students may purchase a semester ticket for unlimited use of public transport in the city of Tübingen and the surrounding area (currently about 100 EUR).
Costs of living
Estimated basic student expenses are about 850 EUR per month according to the Tübingen Student Services organisation (“Studierendenwerk”), including rent for student accommodation. Rent for private accommodation will be more expensive.
Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

Academic admission requirements include a Bachelor's degree in mathematics or physics with a grade of at least 2.5 (German grading system) and a solid background in both mathematics and physics.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills.
English language proficiency: TOEFL 95, IELTS 6.0, native speaker or English-language Bachelor's degree, or English B2 (also possibly English as first language at the German "Abitur" level)

Application deadline

15 July (for non-EU students)

Submit application to

Online application: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/international/study-in-tuebingen/application-for-non-german-students/application-and-admission-of-international-students/

For questions regarding the application process, please contact the International Students Admissions Office by e-mail: study@uni-tuebingen.de.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Students may find jobs as graduate research assistants for projects of the Department of Mathematics or Physics.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available through the Student Services organisation (“Studierendenwerk“) or on the private market. Rooms in student accommodation cost approx. 200 to 400 EUR per month. As Tübingen is a very attractive place to live, private accommodation is more expensive and can take some effort to find. To make sure you find a suitable place to live, you should start looking as early as possible.

We recommend you apply for student accommodation through the “Studierendenwerk” at the same time that you apply for admission to the Master's programme (https://en.my-stuwe.de/housing/halls-of-residence-tuebingen/ and https://en.my-stuwe.de/housing/faqs/) and send in a copy of your notification of admission as soon as you have received it. (Your application won’t be finally processed before the “Studierendenwerk” has received proof of your admission.) For further information, check out the “Studierendenwerk” website on housing in Tübingen (https://en.my-stuwe.de/housing/).

Career advisory service

The University of Tübingen offers a number of different services that offer helpful advice to those planning on studying in Tübingen as well as to students who are already enrolled here – whether they are just beginning their studies, are well into their studies, or are finishing their studies and planning a career.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
Support programmes for international students
In the first two weeks of October before the lectures begin, the Department of Mathematics offers an orientation and preparation programme for all first-year students of the international Master's programme. Participation is optional.

The university offers an orientation week (www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/90790) for all newly arriving students in the week before the official start of the semester. For international students, this includes:
- a welcome and a "help desk" for international students
- the official welcome for international students
- the advisory programme “How to Study at the University of Tübingen”
- a wide range of social activities offered by student groups

German courses are available at the university’s "House of Languages" (www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/1056).

The “StudiT” student initiative offers a buddy programme and a wide range of social activities (www.studit-tuebingen.de/en/, www.facebook.com/studituebingen).

University of Tübingen

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Innovative, interdisciplinary, international: These three words summarise what makes the University of Tübingen special. Excellent research and teaching are Tübingen’s answer to the challenges of the future in a globalised world. We maintain exchanges with partners around the globe. Networks and cooperation across faculty and subject boundaries are the pillars of our successful strategy. This is reflected in our good position in international rankings. In addition, we are one of the eleven German universities distinguished with the title of “excellent.”

The University of Tübingen has been a place of top-level research and excellent teaching for more than 500 years. Some 27,200 students from Germany and around the world are enrolled here in our more than 200 study programmes, including numerous international programmes taught entirely in English.

27,200 Total number of students
14 Percentage of international students

University location

Tübingen

  • is located in southwestern Germany, about 40 kilometres south of Stuttgart.
  • has some 90,000 inhabitants. The town’s many students and its numerous young families make Tübingen Germany’s youngest city by average age.
  • is one of the most coveted places to study in Germany – both because of the excellent conditions for students and researchers, and the unique charm of the town.
  • boasts a renowned historic centre with many cafés, restaurants, and shops, and outstanding cultural activities.
  • is a very safe place to be, with excellent public transport.
  • is well known for its eco-friendly attitudes.
  • is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Black Forest and the Swabian Jura hills are not far away and provide excellent opportunities for climbing, canoeing, hiking, biking – and skiing in winter.