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Applied Physics

University of Twente

Master Postgraduate Enschede

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.
Course description Applied Physics is rooted in the fundamental truths and basic laws that describe the world around us. You will focus on using scientific principles in practical devices and systems, and on the application of physics in other fields. A great deal of the work done by physicists is not immediately visible. But without breakthroughs in physics, the mobile phone and the laptop would have been power-guzzling machines that weigh a ton and lab-on-a-chip technology would still be science fiction. At the University of Twente we focus on Fluid Physics, Materials Physics and Optics & Biophysics. The MSc programme in Applied Physics will expand your knowledge of physics, providing deeper insights into a specific field of research of your choice. You will have the opportunity to tailor your programme to suit your individual interests. The Physics faculty at our university is one of the best in the world: you will benefit from cutting-edge, high-tech lab facilities, for example at the renowned MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. As an applied physicist you will have many different career options. For example, you might pursue a career in research or a career in management or manufacturing.
Study subjects Courses and projects in the areas fluid physics; materials science; optics and biophysics. For more information, please visit:
Course objectives A graduate is able to conduct pure and applied scientific research in the broad field of physics; to design and realise measurement methods and instrumentation; to model physical systems and instrumentation for research and industrial applications.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 2 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes design project, individual assignment, internship, laboratory work, lecture, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, project, self study
Accreditation nvao

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Department Science and Technology
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. BSc with honours, or high marks in (applied) physics, electrical engineering, chemical engineering from an internationally acknowledged university.
  2. Not required, but extensive experience could reduce the duration of the programme.
  3. CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score
  4. Clear motivation of goals
  5. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics or Physics
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 year(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Jul 2019 1 May 2019
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 1 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Feb 2021 1 Dec 2020 1 Oct 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
1 Feb 2022 1 Dec 2021 1 Oct 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 15750€ 15750
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 16000€ 16000

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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