Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
The bachelor’s program in Physics provides a wide-ranging general education in the discipline and enables students to pursue their first individual specialization.
TUM School of Natural Sciences
Please note: Applicants with international university entrance qualification for the winter semester must have applied for the preliminary documentation (VPD) via uni-assist by 15.07.
- Full Time
- 6 Semesters (Full Zeit)
Winter semester: 15.05. – 15.09.
- Winter Semester (October)
Information on Degree Program
Physics comprises experimental research, the gathering of quantitative data and the mathematical representation of natural processes. It is therefore of fundamental importance for the other natural sciences. The bachelor’s program in Physics provides a wide-ranging general education in the discipline. The program therefore provides the basis for a consecutive master's program. Students also pursue their first individual specialization in one of four advanced fields of study: Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics (KTA), Condensed Matter Physics (KM), Biophysics (BIO) or Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP). These specializations also correlate with the master's programs that the Physics Department offers, as well as the research strands at the Physics Campus Garching.
One of the Physics Department’s unique selling points is its mentoring program. Mentors from the department’s circle of professors are ready to advise each small group of students from the first semester onward, whether with regard to discipline-specific questions about the curriculum or any other general queries.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
- The first four semesters are devoted to an extensive academic training in mathematics, as well as the basic canon of experimental physics and theoretical physics.
- In the fifth and sixth semesters, there is an opportunity to specialize, such that course content centers on one of the following areas: Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics (KTA), Condensed Matter Physics (KM), Biophysics (BIO) or Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP).
- The degree concludes with the bachelor’s thesis.
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.
This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.
Language of instruction:
The language of instruction for this program is German.
As a graduate, you have at your disposal an extensive vocational education and training in mathematics and you are familiar with the fundamentals of the core subareas of physics. In terms of experimental physics, these include mechanics, technical electricity science, optics, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular physics as well as subareas of theoretical physics: mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.
In accordance with your chosen area of specialization, you possess additional knowledge of Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics (KTA), Condensed Matter Physics (KM), Biophysics (BIO) or Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP). In addition, you will have further developed your skills through solving complex problems in interdisciplinary groups, and gained your first research experience during the course of a laboratory internship.
Thanks to a broad academic training and low level of specialization, opportunities arise in many areas, should you decide to embark on a professional career upon successfully concluding the bachelor's program in physics. In addition to research, sectors range from consulting and development, through insurance, to public authorities, and software corporations.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
Welche Voraussetzungen Sie für die Zulassung erfüllen müssen, und wie die Bewerbung genau abläuft, hängt von Ihrer Hochschulzugangsberechtigung ab.
Allgemein gilt jedoch, dass Sie sich während der Bewerbungsfrist über das Bewerbungsportal TUMonline bewerben. Ihre Dokumente für die Zulassung laden Sie dabei direkt in TUMonline hoch.
Nur wenn Sie eine Zulassung erhalten, müssen Sie für eine Immatrikulation zusätzlich einige Dokumente als beglaubigte Kopien in Papierform einreichen.
Studieninteressierte mit internationaler Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (Bildungsausländer) müssen in der Regel vorab eine Vorprüfungsdokumentation bei uni-assist anfordern.
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification
- Proof of German Language Proficiency
- Complete and Current Résumé
- Preliminary Documentation (VPD) by uni-assist - for international applicants only
We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin. Complete the online application to receive a comprehensive list of the required documents
- Application for Enrollment (signed)
- Higher Education Entrance Qualification (certified copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.
Application period for the winter semester: 15.05. – 15.09.
Information about applying for a higher subject semester
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.
When applying with an international higher education entrance qualification, please be sure to complete the application for your VPD Certificate before 15.07. (winter semester) or 15.01. (summer semester) and submit proof of your German language proficiency before the application deadline.
We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.
We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.
You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.
This is a program with unrestricted access. There is no selection procedure. You will receive confirmation of your application
- after submission of the online application and all documents in a formally correct manner by the deadline
- and after your documents have been reviewed.
This degree program does not encompass a compulsory internship nor is an internship a requirement for admission. However, it is recommendable, as a rule, to gain practical experience as soon as possible.
What are my options after earning this degree?
After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program.
Questions about application and admission
Phone: +49 89 289 22245
In Person: Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Central Student Advising
Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Departmental Student Advising
Dr. Philipp Höffer v. Loewenfeld
James-Franck-Str. 1, Raum 2048
Tel. +49 89 289-12344