Physics (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Single-subject Bachelor

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Master:

Physics (M.Sc.)

Homepage:

Department of Physics

Faculty:

08: Department of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Physics deals with the study of inorganic nature. It provides the fundamental science for other natural sciences and numerous engineering sciences. Two typical and complementary aspects characterize its access to the understanding of nature: On the one hand, natural phenomena are quantitatively analyzed in experiments; on the other hand, the observed laws are formulated in mathematical “language”. From these models (“theory”), further projections are made in a wider field of application and are re-examined in experiments. If the models are confirmed, “natural laws” are deduced. If phenomena are found that are not contained in the theory, more comprehensive models must be sought. This explains the division of physics into theoretical physics and experimental physics, which also applies to the main research areas of the Department of Physics at Mainz University: Atomic physics, physics of condensed matter, physics of the atmosphere (meteorology), nuclear physics, and particle physics. Mainz offers a particularly wide range of research opportunities, supported by large instruments on site and several research institutes, e.g. various Max-Planck Institutes. Accordingly, there is a broad spectrum of lectures that are directly associated with modern research.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).