Show as: Mobile

Master's College

RWTH International Academy
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Online / distance program

Program description

Be smart - Have a smooth study start!

The worldwide renowned department of Physics of RWTH Aachen University and the International Academy developed a program offering you an excellent start into the world of Physics.

The Physics Department of RWTH Aachen University offers a novel international Master's program in physics. Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to flexibly choose a desired course of study, falling either into the research direction of particle and astroparticle physics or condensed matter physics, with an experimental or a theoretical focus.

In addition to the study program, the International Academy, in close cooperation with the Department of Physics, offers the Master's College. The Master's College focuses on international students who want to perform their Master's program at RWTH Aachen, but who do not fulfill all requirements. Over the course of six weeks, these students will attend intensive bridging courses and training sessions which will ensure the efficiency of their studies.

Six Reasons to book the Master’s College

  1. Bridging courses equip you with the knowledge and skills for a successful start of your Master’s degree studies. These courses will also provide an intense preparation for examinations that might be condition for your admission to the Master's program.
  2. Exam Preparation in small groups with a scientific coordinator, the tutor, enhances your chance on success in your exams. An experienced student, the senior mentor, also advises you regarding examinations.
  3. Advising and Support regarding the Master’s College from day one clears all your queries and doubts.
  4. German language courses equip you with the ability to easily handle all daily matters. Also for a workplace envisaged in a German company, knowledge of German will be your advantage.
  5. A strong Network & Community make you feel home away from home. A close knit network provides you with the opportunities to make your career dreams come true.
  6. The Personal Mentoring program makes sure that your studies continuously focus on the research area you want to become expert in.

Admission requirements

Applicants need an undergraduate degree in Physics equivalent.

The application process is completely online and takes half an hour only. Please refer to our website and create an online application account. Application deadline is March 1st!

The following documents have to be uploaded as pdf attachments:

  •     Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  •     Letter of Motivation
  •     University Transcript of Records
  •     University Degree Certificate*
  •     Proof of Proficiency in english Language* (see below)
  •     One Letter of Recommendation*
  •     Digital Photograph*
  •     APS (only for Chinese Applicants)*

 All documents need to be submitted either in German or English, or need to be supplemented by an official translation into these languages.

 * Documents may be forwarded until enrolment

Language Requirements

The English-taught Master's programme requires proficiency in English (oral and written) in order to understand lectures, textbooks and manuals in English. English is also necessary for participation in laboratory projects, industrial internships and examinations.

The proficiency of English must be proofed by the following certificates:

  • IELTS certificate (score 6.0)
  • TOEFL score report (minimum internet-based score of 80)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Tuition fees

Contact the university for more information and pricing details.


Graduates receive a Master of Science in Physics awarded by the RWTH Aachen University of Excellence.

The Master's level aims at specialization of research and offers many choices which may include specific skills. The study focus is expected to form a coherent pattern in the choice of subjects. Students of the Master's College will additionally attend trainings and company visits.

Graduates will acquire the following abilities:

  • Solve open-ended problems using their own initiative to develop alternative approaches
  • Work independently with patience and persistence, pursuing the solution of a problem to its conclusion
  • Acquire knowledge independently in new areas and transfer knowledge from one context to another
  • Acquire communication skills to cooperate with others and to discuss research topics and results of research
  • Engage in interdisciplinary work, work in an international environment, supported by language and communication abilities, partly acquired through the experience of team work
  • Gain an increased insight into the role of science in society and its implications

 Graduates will also acquire the following domain-specific skills and competences:

  • Study fruitfully the research literature on a specific area of mathematics
  • Knowledge and maturity to transform real-life problems, which may or may not be structured, into a mathematical model in a realistic way, and to analyse this model with the available mathematical methods
  • Capability to adapt the available mathematical methods and techniques and to extend them for the appropriate area of application
  • Carry out extended investigative mathematical work, demonstrated by a Master's thesis

Continuing studies

The Master's College paves your way for a succesful career right from the start.

The Department of Physics aims to strengthen the position of young researchers in the University while offering laboratory courses, research positions with the Master’s College.The strong internatoinal research community of the institute connects excellent scientists round the world.

This strategy enhances the availability of PhD positions and doctoral studies after graduation.

Request info

Want to know more about this program, Master's College? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.


Join RWTH Aachen University, one of the largest and most renowned universities of technology in Germany which offers top level study and research opportunities.

About this institute

RWTH International Academy

RWTH Aachen University - One of Europe's Leading Universities in Engineering & Sciences

RWTH Aachen University is one of the largest and most renowned universities of technology in Germany which offers top level study and research opportunities. Numerous partnerships between RWTH Aachen University and international universities as well as industrial companies offer excellent...

Read more about this school

Contact info

RWTH International Academy

Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen

 Show phone number

Request information

Want to know more about Master's College? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!

A hand uses an iPad that sits on a map of America

Win an iPad!

Take our survey and be in to win a brand new iPad for your studies! Your response will help future students find their perfect study abroad opportunity.

I want an iPad 

Career test - find your perfect career

Take our free career test that will match you with programs and careers based on your interests and personality.

Take the test