Fachbereich Physik

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International Students

Osnabrück is a lively yet peaceful city with a population of 155,000 located in the north western region of Germany. Osnabrück University founded in 1974 today has 11,000 students including more than 900 PhD candidates. The friendly and welcoming city together with the modern and highly developed university offer an ideal learning and research environment for inquiring young people.

The Department of Physics offers a broad range of research opportunities in experiment and theory like  nanophysics, surface physics and ultra-thin films, biophysics and membranes, electronic structure analysis, quantum spintronics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, quantum thermodynamics, statistical physics and transport and relaxation in many-body systems. The department provides high standards of research and well structured Master and PhD programs, both leading to internationally well recognised degrees.

Master course Advanced Physics

The Physics Master program is open to all graduates of Bachelor programs providing a solid foundation in physics. The teaching language is English. The Master program commences each semester, either in summer (starting in April) or in winter (starting in October). The application deadline is January 15th for the summer term and July 15th for the winter term.

For detailed information on the Master program Advanced Physics, download the flyer Advanced Physics.

 Applications and enrollment are handled by the Admissions Office (Studierendenservice)
International students find special support at the International Office. Do not hesitate to contact their friendly staff members regarding any question related to becoming a student of Osnabrück University.
Once you gained admission to Osnabrück University, the admission office provides hints for further steps to be taken before arriving in Osnabrück.

PhD program

All physics research groups offer research projects suitable for obtaining a PhD degree. Interested graduate students select their field of interest and inquire directly at the respective research group for an opening. Available research fields are:

Experimental Physics

    Thin films and interfaces (Wollschläger)
    Electronic structure (Küpper)
    Electronic transport (Meyer)
    Organometallic networks on insulators (Rahe)
    Makromolecular structure (Steinhoff)
    NanoScience (Reichling)
    Quantum spintronics (Harneit)
    Ultrafast laser spectroscopy (Imlau)

Theoretical Physics

    Quantum thermodynamics (Gemmer)
    Statistical physics (Maaß)
    Transport and relaxation in many body systems (Steinigeweg)