Admission requirements for the Master's program

General information

All those interested in the Master's program in Physics apply online to the Department of Physics. The basis for admission is the equivalence of the last degree with a relevant Bachelor's degree of Saarland University as well as the special aptitude. These criteria are checked by the department on the basis of the data provided in the online application. Details on this can be found in the respective valid examination regulations of the Master's program.

Please note that the courses of the Master's program are usually held in English. Therefore, a prerequisite for admission is proof of sufficient language skills - usually B2 level according to the European Framework of Reference - for the specialized studies.

If your application is accepted, you will be informed in advance by e-mail. An official certificate of acceptance will be sent to you by mail. This certificate serves as proof of acceptance of your application and is the prerequisite for enrollment in the degree program.

Application information

Before you complete and submit the online application form, please read the information under Documents for Application very carefully. They are intended to help you submit a complete application. Incomplete applications or applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.
The deadlines are:

  • 01 March to the following summer semester
  • 01 September for the following winter semester
Documents for the application

It is very important for us to know your specific reasons for choosing our Master's program. Furthermore, we are interested in information about your areas of interest in research and about any relevant projects you have already carried out. You can include this information in a separate letter of motivation ("Purpose of Study").

Mandatory for all applicants

  • a copy of your high school diploma or university entrance qualification
  • a certified list of all courses attended during the bachelor's or diploma studies, including grades
  • a brief description of the content of the individual courses (excerpt from module handbook or similar)
  • copies of all degrees obtained so far (Vordiplom, Diplom, Bachelor)
  • Since the courses of the program are usually held in English, we require proof of your language skills (usually B2 level according to the European Framework of Reference). If you have a degree from a German school and have taken English classes for at least 6 years, up to and including the senior classes (last two years), please upload your high school diploma under the item "Language certificate". In all other cases we need a proof of the required language skills. If this proof is not available, a provisional admission can be granted on the condition that the required language skills are acquired within one semester, e.g. by taking a language course that concludes with the B2 level.

The details of two reference persons (e.g. university lecturers or employers) who know you and your work well. We will ask these individuals (via email) to upload a letter of reference for you. To help you, we have put together some instructions (Pdf in English) on the form of reference letters.
Please use this online application form only.

Additional requirements for foreign applicants
  • Explanations of the grading system in the home country
  • Copies of all degrees obtained to date (certified translation if original language is not English).

Please use this online application form only.

You will not need the originals of your documents until you enroll at the University Registrar's Office.

The application and all related documents remain with the university. Personal data will only be stored to the extent required and in compliance with data protection laws. Applications of rejected candidates will be destroyed after one year.