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Study Physics at University of Goettingen

Tradition of Excellence

Our university is connected with the outstanding results of more than 40 Nobel Prize winners, all of them having changed our view of the world.

A long-standing tradition: kissing the “Gänseliesl” having passed the final PhD exam

From the Elementary Particle to the Universe - and everything in between

The Faculty of Physics is characterised by a broad and internationally renowned research spectrum in which students are involved at an early stage, covering the following modern topics:

• Astrophysics and Geophysics
• Biophysics and Physics of Complex Systems
• Solid State and Materials Physics
• Nuclear and Particle Physics

Become Part of One of More than Fifty Excellent Research Groups


   Take part in cutting edge research! Our research teams have played        important roles in the detection of an Earth-mass planet orbiting our      nearest stellar neighbour, the discovery of the Higgs particle and      
   development of ultrafast analysis tools.


STED: Nanoscopy with focused light — Film portrait of Stefan Hell, Nobel Prize Winner of 2014

A Student's Perspective

'I chose to come to Goettingen because they have a research oriented program where I could study particle physics. The great thing is that the program is in English, so you can experience Germany without worrying whether your German is good enough to understand your courses. This also applies to the city, which is very international. The city also has a nice size, it has everything you need, but it is still easy to get around and the city doesn’t feel too cramped.' 
R. Riksted, First Semester M.Sc. Physics

A Graduate’s Perspective

'With the support of the Faculty, for me starting my career was very easy. 
I found the offer for my current job on their Career Websites. Also, the team of the Dean of Studies' Office provides tips and advice on applying for a job, which is really great.'
R. Kanzler, employee at Hyperschall Technologie Goettingen

   'The special feature of Goettingen is the variety of physics subjects. When
   I started studying physics here, I was sure I would specialise in particle or        astrophysics. During my studies, I discovered my passion for solid-state          physics. And because of the excellent research group, I’m now doing my          PhD here in Goettingen.'

   K. Echternkamp, PhD student


Research and Teaching all Under One Roof

The Faculty of Physics is located in a modern, spacious building

The Faculty of Physics provides a state of the art infrastructure for study and research, located in close vicinity to the Faculties of Chemistry, Computer and Natural Sciences as well as several Max-Planck Institutes and the Laser-Laboratorium Goettingen.

Participate in One of our National or International Excursions

Profit from our worldwide collaborations with many other research institutes like CERN, DESY or international Telescopes.

Experience the Community Spirit in our Faculty

Particularly the willingness to assist each other. You will always find someone to discuss physics problems with or to explain how to run the experiments.

Save Your Money – We Don't have Tuition Fees

Instead, earn some money while increasing your subject understanding and teaching competencies - we always have students’ jobs on offer.

But Nevertheless Get Excellent Support

Our qualified and motivated team of advisors will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have

The Whole City is your Campus

   Almost a quarter of the 130.000  inhabitants are students. The
   picturesque medieval old town with pavement cafes and a lively bar
   scene invite you to linger. You can get everywhere quickly by bike or
   make use of the free regional rail services and Göttingen’s city buses.
   Enjoy the international flair and the variety of cultural, and sporting
   activities, Goettingen is NDR 2  Soundcheck City (new music festival)
   and also hosts the International Handel Festival.

Interested but need more information? Click here

Or become a part of our active student body and apply now!

Application Deadlines:

Non-EU applicants:     15 April for the following winter semester
                                                                     15 October for the following summer semester
EU applicants:              15 June for the following winter semester
                                                                         15 December for the following summer semester


Email: Master@physik.uni-goettingen.de
Phone: + 49 551 39-13306