Master of Science Astrophysics

Study Discipline: Science & Mathematics
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In the Master of Science in Astrophysics program, students embark on a transformative journey delving into the mysteries of the cosmos. Beyond traditional academia, this program is a gateway to the forefront of astrophysical exploration, where students learn to navigate the uncharted territories of space and time.

By blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on research, students transcend the boundaries of existing understanding, pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. Through interdisciplinary engagement, students not only solve astrophysical puzzles but also pioneer new pathways of inquiry, guided by a spirit of independence, responsibility, and self-critique.


Embark on a cosmic odyssey with our Master of Science in Astrophysics program, where you’ll explore the awe-inspiring wonders of the universe. Beyond textbook theories, our curriculum is a celestial playground, offering immersive courses in the (astro)physical properties of stars, galaxies, and the vast expanse of space. Dive into cutting-edge experiments, conducted in state-of-the-art labs, tackling modern physics conundrums head-on.

With a myriad of elective options aligned with research at the University of Bonn and Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, students unravel the mysteries of star formation, black holes, and the fabric of spacetime itself. From the birth of stars to the edge of the observable universe, every lesson is a journey into the unknown, guided by world-renowned experts and fueled by a passion for discovery.

Admission Requirements

  • Academic degree (German or foreign) in physics or a related discipline
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • 15 ECTS credits in atomic, molecular, solid-state, nuclear, and/or elementary particle physics
  • 15 ECTS credits in lab courses
  • 15 ECTS credits in quantum mechanics and statistical physics
  • Basic knowledge in astrophysics equivalent to the “Introduction to Astrophysics” course skill level (4 ECTS credits)
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Solid State Physics
  • Lab Courses
  • Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Elective Courses
  • Master’s Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Our alumni are trailblazers in the field, shaping the future of astrophysics and beyond. From leading research institutions to influential roles in the private sector, our graduates are at the forefront of innovation. With a strong foundation in critical thinking, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary collaboration, our students are equipped to thrive in a dynamic job market hungry for astrophysical expertise. Join a community of visionaries, where the sky is not the limit—it’s just the beginning.

Visa Requirements:

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