Master's Programme in Physics

The Institute of Physics employs close to one hundred professors working in very diverse fields of physics. These professors are internationally renowned experts of their fields, and collaborate with several research institutes and universities both in Hungary and abroad. Thus, our students have the chance to select their research fields from a large variety of choices according to their interests, to pursue their research in the forefront of physics, and to become part of the international scientific community.

STUDY PROGRAMME

The program in physics offers both the development of a broad background in the major fields of physics (atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, statistical physics), and the specialization in selected areas (atomic and molecular physics, astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, environmental physics, particle physics, statistical physics and complex system).

The types of courses taken by the students include lectures, problem solving courses, student seminars, laboratory work, and a research project supervised by an expert in the field. The training description you may find in attachment below.

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Astrophysics

  • Biological Physics
  • Materials Physics

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Particle Physics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Solid State Physics

The list of courses with curriculum you may find here.

For more information about the programme visit the homepage of the Institute of Physics.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Due to the high level of skills and knowledge provided by the MSc program in physics, most students continue their studies in PhD programs. Others go to industry and pursue their career in research and development. The problem solving and computational skills gained through studying physics also allow our students to become successful in areas very different from physics, such as economy, informatics, or engineering.


OVERVIEW PHYSICS


Admission requirements

BSc degree in physics or in a related field.

Language proficiency requirements

A good working knowledge of English language is required. Transcript of test report of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent (e.g. TOFEL).

Required documents

Documents should be either originals or attested copies in English, or authorized English translations.

  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommondation
  • Application form
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Certificate of English language skills

Application procedure

Before submitting the application package contact the program coordinator.

Applicant has to apply by the deadline given. The official application starts by completion of the registration form (https://registration.elte.hu/) and by the payment of the application fee. The application is done by sending all the admission requirements to the coordinator of the chosen program.

After receiving all required forms and documents applicant will be notified about examination dates by E-mail. The entrance examination consists of a written part and an oral part. Both are held through Skype, except if the applicant stays in Budapest. In the latter case the entrance examination is held in the Institute of Physics.

The written part consists of problem solving. Four problems are to be solved within 120 minutes. The problems are in classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and statistical physics, all at BSc level.  Detailed topics are available here.

Following the evaluation, those who pass the written part will be interviewed through Skype.

The applicant will be notified about the result of the examination by E-mail (non-EU studenst: no later than end of July).

Further information about the application procedures and forms can be found at the website of the program.

Application deadline

31 MAY 2017 (for non-EU students)

31 JULY 2017 (for EU students)

Start date

01 September 2017

Application fee

 

EU/EEA students

non-EU/EEA students

Tuition fee/semester

4190 (EUR)*

4190 (EUR)*

Application fee

160 (EUR)

160 (EUR)

Registration fee

60 (EUR)

60 (EUR)

 * It is possible to apply for scholarship to reduce tuition fee.

Contacts

Program leader

Prof. István GROMA

Program coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Gyula BENE, bene[at]arpad.elte.hu

International program coordinator

Ms. Angelika ÚJVÁRY, inter [at] ttk.elte.hu