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Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate Program

Physics - The Program

Physics has shaped our view of the universe by studying the basic concepts of space, time and matter. Physics not only lays the foundation for other natural sciences and many engineering disciplines but is also a fundamental part of modern technology.

The Jacobs University physics major is a three-year BSc program. Its content is oriented along the guidelines of the Konferenz der Fachbereiche der Physik (KFP) in Germany, the Institute of Physics (Britain) for BSc in Physics, and the topics required for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) physics test.

The first year starts with a broad introduction to classical and modern physics and their mathematical foundations. The second year of studies features a thorough and advanced education in the foundations of physics (analytical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics), and in fields of recent interest such as computational physics or renewable energy. The third year finally features a varying selection of specialization courses such as condensed matter physics and particles, fields and quanta.

A Jacobs University BSc in Physics provides a solid and at the same time flexible foundation for careers in diverse fields, from basic research in academia to engineering in industry or in the educational sector.

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Key Facts

Program Start Date 2020:

last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)

Tuition:

€ 20,000 per academic year
+ € 8,650 living expenses

Scholarships:

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.

Application Deadlines 2020:

June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)

Duration:

3 years full-time
 

 

Financing Options:

Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why you should study Physics at Jacobs University

  1. Benefit from early research involvement and lab courses in our well-equipped labs and facilities
  2. Enjoy the personal mentoring by faculty and learn in small classes
  3. Benefit from a truly transdisciplinary teaching and research approach , e.g., Biophysics or Nanoscience.
  4. Profit from our track record in excellent placement of our BSc students, e.g., at worldwide top universities such as Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, ETH Zurich, or Uni Munich
  5. Study at a highly selective English-language, campus based university and enjoy a truly international environment with peers from 100 different nations

Program

The three-year undergraduate program involves six semesters of study with a total of 180 ECTS credit points (CP). The curricular structure follows an innovative and student-centered modularization scheme - the 3C-Model - that groups the disciplinary content of the three study years according to overarching themes:

 

Study program structure

Rankings

THE Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top-ranked # 26 of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years, #11 in “Teaching” among the young universities worldwide as well as #1 in “International Outlook” and “Teaching” in Germany

CHE Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves.

Students & Alumni

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