Master's College Physics

Prepare yourself in the most fitting way for studying the M.Sc. degree program in Physics at one of Germany’s most renowned Universities, by participating in the Master's College Physics!

Registration Deadlines:
March 30, 2022 (Summer Semester)
May 30, 2022 (Winter Semester)

Study format:
Master's College
Admission to M.Sc. Physics at RWTH Aachen University
Credit Points:
Course fees:
3,000 to 4,500 € (depending on selected module)

Your Benefits

  • Refresh and deepen your knowledge in our Bridging Courses
  • Fulfill academic requirements at the beginning of your studies
  • Get accustomed to RWTH Aachen University’s learning and teaching standard
  • Profit from academic support throughout your Master’s degree
  • Benefit from academic as well as social mentoring
  • Improve your German language skills in sponsored courses
  • Enjoy our fun events and build a strong social community
  • Get support in many related areas (e.g. housing)
  • Have us by your side for your whole Master’s degree

Bridging Courses

As a fundamental part of our Master's College Physics to support international students, we are offer the English-taught Bridging Courses Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics. You can clear academic requirements among a group of other international students with these course before your Master’s degree program in Physics starts. Enjoy a head start to your studies and benefit from all-round support.

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Physics

Online Preparation EdDiMaC

The bridging courses prepared me to be able to pass the exam of my admission requirements and also introduced me to the learning and studying process here at RWTH. It is an additional benefit for international students to get acquainted to the German education system.

Student feedback


Sponsoring and Funding

RWTH International Academy is happy to offer the High Potential Student Grant to participants with outstanding academic achievements and social commitment. Through this we hope to support more international students during the next step in their academic career. The scholarship covers up to 50 % of the Master's College Physics program fee.

In addition to this, we offer the German Language Merit Scholarship as we would like to encourage students to master a basic level of German. Although German Language proficiency is not a specific requirement for your English-taught study program, a certain level of knowledge is beneficial for your stay in Germany. The knowledge gained from the university’s German language courses will considerably ease day-to-day life. Beyond that it is crucial for having success on the German job market.

Academic and Social Mentoring

Students of the Master’s College continue to benefit from close support after having passed the bridging courses' exams. During the regular meetings, your academic mentor instructs you, monitors your progress throughout the M.Sc. Physics program and provides support as needed. In particular, you and your mentor together define an individualized course structure that, while ensuring top-class specialized education, also takes into consideration your specific talents and expectations. Additionally, you will be matched with a professor of the Physics Department, depending on your study track. Together, you can shape your studies and align them with the career path you seek.

The Fellow Student Mentoring program pairs you with a participant from the previous year to help you navigate your first days in Aachen and find your way around the new campus environment.

Social Events and Excursions

Regular fun events give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow students better in a relaxed atmosphere. These events include bowling, karaoke, and getting to know your surroundings on a hike to the three-border-triangle. Moreover, our city rally is a tradition, giving you the opportunity to get to know Aachen first hand.

In addition, we offer excursions related to physics. For example, we annually visit the radio telescope in Effelsberg and get a guided tour at the Jülich Research Center.

If events cannot take place in person due to the current Corona situation, they will be offered digitally.

Our support throughout your whole studies

We are happy to help you every step of your way in all administrative matters. It is our experience that students of the Master’s College greatly benefit from our intensive support leading to an enhanced performance at RWTH Aachen University. We will help you tackle various organizational problems that you may face prior and during your studies.

Joining the Master’s College may be considered a long-term investment. Alongside the organizational support, our academic support continues beyond passing the bridging course exams. It is important to us to ensure a wholesome and successful experience during your studies and to accompany you until graduation!

Application Information

Program Fee:

  • Module I - Complete package - 4,500 €
  • Module II - Quantum Mechanics only - 3,300 €
  • Module III - Statistical Physics only - 3,000 €

Application deadlines:

  • Summer Semester Intake: March 30
  • Winter Semester Intake: May 30

To take part in the Master's College Physics, an admission to the M.Sc. Physics program at RWTH Aachen University is required. Find more information about the academic content and structure of M.Sc. Physics at RWTH Aachen University below.

M.Sc. Physics at RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University’s highly renowned M.Sc. Physics degree program is ranked as 36th globally by QS World University Ranking. The two-year program is designed for international students and is conducted entirely in English. Students can choose from different tracks following their own interests. With a fundamental focus on research, students will be involved in a specific field of research ahead of the master's thesis. Get to know more details here.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer Semester: September 01 (Non-EU) | January 15 (EU)
  • Winter Semester: March 01 (Non-EU) | July 15 (EU)

The M.Sc.Physics program is a publicly funded education program and is therefore free of charge.


Get prepped!

Admission Requirements

Contact us!

Alina Kessler, Intake und Academy Offices, RWTH International Academy

Alina Keßler
Tel.: +49 241 80 96655


Please find information about the Master's College as well as the M.Sc. Physics program at RWTH Aachen University in the 2-page flyer below.