Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy MSc and PhD Programs, Germany

Publish Date: Dec 24, 2015

Deadline: Jan 15, 2016

Application for the MSc program

Applicants with a German (Bachelor) degree may apply directly to the admission committee for the master course in Physics:

Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Petra Neubauer-Guenther
University of Cologne

All applicants with a foreign (Bachelor) degree apply through the portal of uni-assist e.V.These applications are collected through uni-assist e.V., are verified for formal accuracy, and finally passed on to the admission committee for the Physics Master course for final verification. uni-assist e.V. is an association founded by the German universities, which takes care of the technical processing of applications.

Application Deadlines:

for summer term: January 15
for winter term: July 15

Requested Documents for Application

The admission committee requires certified copies of the following documents in order to be able to verify your application:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • School leaving certificate (or an equivalent degree of qualification for access to
    German universities
  • Bachelor-degree (or an equivalent university degree).
  • A German Bachelor degree can be handed in later
  • Transcript of Records
  • Proof of English language skills: minimum score 80 (TOEFL Internet-based Test)
    or comparable proof

Formal degree certificates not yet available when you apply can be handed in later.

Applicants with a foreign school and university degree need to send also: Certified translation of degrees unless they exist in German or English. Please send certified translation of degree certificates that are not in English or German.

Details concerning the sequence of application via uni-assist can be found here.

Application for the PhD program

The first step towards the PhD is to find a PhD supervisor. Please follow the link Research to gather information about the professors and research groups in Cologne. Please indicate which research group you want to join in your statement of purpose. It is also possible to submit your application documents directly to the professor or research group leader of your choice.

Please note that only complete applications will be considered.

Candidates should send the following documents to

  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of all degrees/academic records (all certified)
  • Proof of English language skills: minimum score 80 (TOEFL Internet-based Test)
    or comparable proof

Furthermore, we require at least 2 letters of recommendation. Candidates should not send these letters themselves. We expect candidates to make sure that their referees provide these letters directly to us by email to provided that they use their corresponding university/institute email account.


In most of the cases, PhD candidates can apply throughout the year (even if no PhD positions are advertised).

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