Mathematical Physics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
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The core areas are mathematical relativity and mathematical quantum physics. The University of Tübingen has strong research groups both in the mathematics and physics departments. Within these areas, specialisations, e.g., in analysis, geometry, numerical analysis, theoretical physics, or computational physics, are possible.

Educational organisation

Students are required to attend several core lectures in mathematical physics and are otherwise rather flexible to choose suitable lectures from the Master's programmes in mathematics and theoretical physics.

Study abroad unit(s)

An international placement is optional.

Forms of assessment

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

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 German Abitur level)

Academic requirements

Bachelor's degree in mathematics or physics with a grade of at least 2.5 (German grading system)
English language proficiency: TOEFL 95, IELTS 6,0, native speaker, English-language Bachelor's degree, or English B2 (also possibly English as first language at German Abitur level)

Enrolment fees

Enrolment fees at the University of Tübingen are currently 142.10 EUR per semester. These fees entitle each student to a semester ticket for public transportation in the city of Tübingen and the surrounding area.

Costs of living

The cost of living and accommodation range from 500 EUR to 800 EUR per month, depending on lifestyle.
The biggest cost is rent; the cheapest student houses start at 180 EUR per month. Apply for student accommodation at the same time that you apply for admission to the Master's programme (i.e., before you have a confirmed study place).

Job opportunities

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

Arrival support

Welcome events are organised by the university (

Services and support for international students

During the orientation weeks, (, students will be escorted to public authorities for registration purposes and helped with opening bank accounts, registering with the university, and setting up their health insurance. In addition, a number of social events, in which class members can get to know each other, are organised (
The "Studierenden-Initiative Internationales Tübingen" ( is a group of students at the University of Tübingen that helps new international students settle down in Tübingen and ensures they have a good time during their semester or year abroad.


The university offers student accommodation starting at about 180 EUR per month. Many students opt for private accommodation ( Do apply early as there are few places. (In other words, apply for accomodation when you submit your application and before you know whether you will be admitted.)
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