Bachelor IPSP

Bachelor International Physics Studies Program (IPSP)

Aim of the Bachelor of Science course is to acquire fundamental knowledge and methods in physics such that graduates gain a first overview of the scope of physical insight and physics research as well as the application potential. This is achieved in courses of experimental and theoretical physics, in mathematics and in the laboratory; all these courses aim both at fundamental and application relevant knowledge. The obligatory education is complemented by courses that might be chosen either from a topical physics research area or from a non-physics specialization, e.g. in chemistry, information technology or mathematics and might be further supplemented by a German language course. The study program is completed by a scientific project, the B.Sc. thesis.

An indispensable tool of physics is mathematics. Therefore the participation in a bridge course in mathematics is recommended, but is not compulsory. At the beginning of your studies the learning of essential mathematical techniques is supported in courses on mathematical methods by highlighting these techniques by the application to fundamental physics problems.

In graduating in the B.Sc. Physics you acquire fundamental competences in physics, measurement technology and applied mathematics. This guarantees a head start in the job market that presents rapidly changing challenges to graduates. The unemployment rate for physicists has been low for years. Moreover, the B.Sc. in Physics is the ideal starting point to embark on a M.Sc. program in physics.


Degree:  Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)

Regular duration:  6 Semester

Start:  each winter semester


Entrance requirements:

The general or subject oriented matriculation standard (12 year school) is necessary for the admission. Further certificates have to be acknowledged by the responsible and officially recognized administration.
Applicants whose native language is not English need to submit a B2 level certificate. Alternatively, a proof of a minimum of 500 hours of English can be provided in form of a transcript of the secondary school certificate or a letter of confirmation from the secondary school.

Admission capacity restrictions:  None

Deadline:  April, 1st – September, 1st  

(In case you are required to provide a visa, we recommend that for the winter semester you apply for a study program by 15.07. This will make sure you can acquire your visa in time.)


All foreign students with a secondary school leaving certificate from abroad must apply through the University Application Service for International Students – uni-assist e.V.

Create your application form, print it and send it electronically. The printed copy has to be signed and sent by ordinary post with the following documentation:

  • Passport Photo
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Grades awarded for the Secondary School Certificate
  • Certificate of European B2 Level in English Language or, 500 hours of English education
  • In addition, if you are from China, Vietnam or Mongolia please submit a certificate issued by the relevant Akademische Prüfstelle.

To the following address: 

Universität Leipzig
c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Finally you will be required to pay some administrative fees directly in the uni-assist.

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last modified: 11.01.2019

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Prof. Dr. Pablo Esquinazi
Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics
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04103 Leipzig


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Prof. Dr. Klaus Kroy
Institute for Theoretical Physics
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04103 Leipzig


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