Application for Admission to a Master Program at the Faculty of Physics
The Faculty of Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München currently offers Master’s degree programs in the following fields:
The admission requirements and application procedure for the Elite Master Course "Theoretical and Mathematical Physics" are described on the TMP website.
Requirements for Admission to the Master of Science Degree Programs in Physics, Astrophysics, and Meteorology
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the university, applicants also need to meet the specific requirements for admission to the Master's of Science (MSc) degree programs in Physics, Astrophysics, and Meteorology:
- the successful completion of a first professionally qualifying university degree or an equivalent degree obtained in Germany or abroad either in Physics, Astrophysics, Meteorology or in another mathematical/scientific field, and
- the successful participation in an assessment procedure conducted by the Faculty of Physics for the purpose of determining whether the applicant is eligible for the Master's program to which he or she is applying. Applicants to the Master's programs in Physics and Astrophysics will find a detailed description of the procedures used for the assessment here. Candidates for the master's program in Meteorology can find details on the assessment procedure in the official document called “Satzung über das Eignungsverfahren für den Masterstudiengang Meteorologie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München”, which is published on the German website.
Application for Admission to the Assessment Procedures for the Master's programs in Physics, Astrophysics and Meteorology
In addition to applying at the International Office for admission to the university, applicants to the master's programs must apply for admission to an assessment procedure: Applications for admission to an assessment procedure must be received by July 15 if you want to start your studies in the winter semester following that date, or by February 15 for a start in the summer semester. Your application for admission to the assessment will be considered only if the complete application documents are received within the deadlines stated above (preclusion period).
Application for admission to the assessment procedure for the Master's program in Physics:
Applicants to the Master's program in Physics are asked to register at the online application portal at https://www.efv.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de/masterphys. Please answer the questions posed there and upload the required documents. Typically the online application portal opens one month, sometimes two month before the deadline.
Application for admission to the assessment procedure for the Master's program in Astrophysics:
Please send your application under the subject: "Master in Astrophysics" either by post or e-mail to:
or via e-mail to:
Application for admission to the assessment procedure for the Master's program in Meteorology
Please send your application under the subject: "Master in Meteorology" either by post or e-mail to:
Meteorologisches Institut der Universität München
attn. Barbara Baumann
or via e-mail to:
Your application for admission to the assessment procedure must include the following documents:
- a personal data sheet (cv);
- a copy of your first degree certificate (your first professionally qualifying university degree); if a first degree certificate is not yet available, please include your current transcript of records;
- an essay of maximally 1,000 words, in German or English, explaining your interest in and abilities pertinent to the planned Master studies, including a detailed description of your academic achievements during the first degree course. Useful information includes, for example, details on your bachelor’s thesis, such as topic and content, special lectures attended during your first degree studies, and information on the areas you intend to focus on during the planned Master’s degree course;
- applicants whose first degree course was not taken at a university in a country of the European Union are required to provide verification of their expertise in the form of „Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores“ in Physics or Mathematics;
- a completed questionnaire:
- applicants to the Master's program in Physics are required to answer the questions posed at the online application portal;
- questionnaire for applicants to the Master's program in Astrophysics
- questionnaire for applicants to the Master's program in Meteorology
Information for applicants to the Master's programs in Astrophysics and Meteorology who are still in the last term of their first degree studies at the time of their application
If you do not yet have a degree certificate or overall score, please add your current transcript of records; if your current transcript does not show all results achieved to date, you need to list the results that are not shown in the record, or supply copies of documents which show these results; please do not fill the "Overall score*" field in the questionnaire. If you have not yet taken your final examination at the time of your application, enter the prospective date into the "Date of final examination" field. If you have not yet received the result of your thesis, do not fill the field “Score of thesis”.
Please note that citizens of foreign countries who did not receive their university entrance qualification (Abitur) in Germany or at a German school outside of Germany must additionally apply for admission at the International Office and submit to them a completed application form together with other documentation. Please find more information about admission to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), relevant deadlines and required documentation here (or, in German, at Studienbewerbung).
The application deadlines for admission to the university are July 15 for admission to the winter semester, and January 15 for admission to the summer semester.
Please contact the International Office well in advance of these deadlines for information on general admission requirements, deadlines and documentation to be supplied.
Successful applicants to a master's program will receive a letter of acceptance from the Faculty of Physics, which they must submit to the International Office (Referat Internationale Angelegenheiten) immediately after receipt. External applicants can get their letter of acceptance at the examination office on presenting the originals of their application documents. In the case of a foreign applicant, a copy, certified by the german embassy, can be accepted.
Furthermore, you must supply the letter of acceptance from the Faculty of Physics when registering as a student, together with the other required documentation, in particular the first degree certificate.