International Physics Studies Programme

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: May 1, 2025
StudyQA ranking:7465 Duration:3 years
This Bachelor's course constitutes a traditional university education in physics. This comprises lectures and exercises in experimental and theoretical physics and in mathematics, as well as laboratory courses that will provide a broad and applicable knowledge in physics and mathematics: Experimental Physics with included Laboratory Courses (Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Atomic Physics, Molecular Physics, Soft Matter and Solid State Physics); Advanced Physics Laboratory Course; Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Advanced Differential and Integral Calculus, Sequences and Series, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations); Theoretical Physics (Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Special Relativity, Thermodynamics, Introductory Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics); Numerical Mathematics; Bachelor's thesis.
Electives include a choice of a German course or Chemistry and Computational Software. Further specialisation is possible by choosing between Advanced Mathematics or specific Physics courses in preparation for the Bachelor's thesis (including Astrophysics, Introduction to Computational Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Photonics and Superconductivity). A compulsory, project-oriented internship concludes the curriculum.

Educational organisation

The core of the study programme comprises six subjects: Experimental Physics (semesters 1 to 5), Mathematics (semester 1 to 3), Theoretical Physics (semesters 1 to 5), Advanced Physics lab course (semester 6), Numerical Mathematics (semester 4), and the internship (semester 5). The remaining credit points are awarded for the electives (German courses or Chemistry/Computational Software), the specialisation courses in topical physics areas, and for the Bachelor's thesis.

Study abroad unit(s)



There are possibilities to do internships at:

Forms of assessment

Written and oral examinations

Course objectives

The Bachelor's programme provides basic knowledge, capabilities and scientific methods for independent business and research work in physics or related topics. Graduates are able to pursue further scientific education. Traditional fields of employment for physicists are in microelectronics, construction of scientific and medical devices, fine mechanics, engineering, optics, the chemical industry and communication technology. Thanks to the analytic research concepts and problem-solving strategies physicists have learned, they often find employment in fields seemingly unrelated to physics. Graduates of our programme are invited to continue their education in our Master's programme in Physics or in a related subject.

Language requirements

A minimum of 500 hours of English courses are required.

Academic requirements

The general or subject-oriented matriculation standard (12 years of school attendance) is necessary for admission. Further certificates have to be acknowledged by the responsible and officially recognised administration. Extended school courses in mathematics and/or physics are recommended, but not obligatory.

Enrolment fees

197.50 EUR per semester (including the use of the public transport system in the city of Leipzig)

Costs of living

Approx. 750 to 800 EUR per month

Job opportunities

Starting in the third semester, the department might employ students for exercise corrections, programming, specific laboratory work, and tutorials.
A typical wage is about 450 EUR per month.

Arrival support

Central Orientation Week organised by the International Centre


Student halls of residence run by the "Studentenwerk Leipzig", shared apartments, accommodation services and estate agencies
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